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dodge guy

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Ok. So I’m looking at class A’s. Between 2013 and 2015, maybe a bit older if it’s immacualte. I’ve been pricing tires and found that the 22.5’s are pricey, around $500 ea on average. 19.5’s are about half that price. So if I find one that I like it’s probably going to need tires, at least the 2 steer tires! Anyone found a place that offered good prices for a quality tire! And do these tires fall under the same category for replacement! Every 5 or so years?

I’m sure I’ll have a lot more questions!


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Michelin XRVs are indeed pricy. As I recall with FMCA discount about 3500 for six of 'em and you still have to put 'em on... page 2

So I got TOYO's which are within 1/2 of one percent when it comes to size (Fit the rim exactly overall outside diameter or circumference is less than 1/2 of one percent smaller. makes about 1/2 MPH difference at 50 MPH or less)

2300 out the drive.. (Installed with balance beads) Belle Tire. Burton MI.

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Last time around I went with Bridgestones, $2600 out the door with mounting and balancing (beads). I have found if properly maintained (cleaned with no petroleum based products, inflated to spec, frequent checks for road damage & covered when not in use), tires will last well beyond 5 years. I have always gone 10 years and other than some small sidewall cracking (only seen this on the Michelins), I've never had an issue. I usually check out the interior of the old tires when I replace them and so far, they always look like new (no visible internal cracking). Good luck.

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FMCA has discount programs for Continental, Hankook, BF Goodrich, and Michelin.

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Get the 22.5s. Ride better and better ground clearance

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Yes, 22,5 tires are pricey. Most companies recommend replacement every 5-7 years OR have them dismounted and interior casings checked for integrity every year thereafter. Can you run them longer? Of course. Should you? Is it wise? Depends on how lucky you feel and whether you are willing to risk your safety and/or those who share the road with you. Anyway, cost is also dependent on the size of the tire. 315s will cost more than 270s etc. FMCA has a discount program which I've used for my last two sets of Michelins. I won't skimp on tires as I feel they are probably the most important aspect of safety. Also it's no fun sitting on the side of the road waiting for the tow truck to change your tire, to say nothing of the damage done to your coach if the tire blows at 60 mph.

That said, it's IMPORTANT that you know/learn how to read the date codes on the tires. The date code will be molded into the tire casing and is usually mounted on the INSIDE so it takes a bit to locate it. Knowing this will give you info on the tire life left. Obviously, on a used coach you'll have zero knowledge as to what kind of life they've had so check them carefully. Also, don't assume because a tire is NEW that it's really new. Check date codes on those also. When buying tires, I insist on tires less than 6 months old. Finally, use the search box at the top of the page to see previous posts and obtain a lot of good information that has been previously discussed. Tons and tons of great info available, especially about tires.....Dennis


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Ya, I won’t by Michelin. They show signs of dry rot after 3 years. So those are out. Just part of owning a class A I guess. I was set on 22.5’s. But now I would consider 19.5’s over 22.5’s!

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dodge guy wrote:

Ya, I won’t by Michelin. They show signs of dry rot after 3 years. So those are out. Just part of owning a class A I guess. I was set on 22.5’s. But now I would consider 19.5’s over 22.5’s!


You won't find any class A coaches with 19.5 tires built after 2009.


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Put Toyos on the previous Safari DP
About $400 per tire


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While on this subject. Where may one get a valid true nonsales orientated inspection of tires?





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