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docsouce

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Posted: 12/14/19 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just stopped searching after going through around 50 pages on our search, and searching the internet using "Best tires for a Class C RV"
Yesterday I called 3 major tire dealers in my Providence RI area. Also 1 in Boston. Seems Michelin has discontinued my original LTX MS2 tires and the Defender tires in the size 225/75R/16 and are no longer available in my area. After all this search time it seems (like a lot of other things) that the tires offered by the major manufacturers, Michelin, Goodyear, Cooper,etc and some of the foreign companies are just about the same. I don't like the aggressive thread on the Michelin Agilis which that company says is the replacement for these 2 and the RIB line doesn't work for me either. Right now I'm leaning toward the Goodyear Wangler Fortitude HT all Season. What do you guys use? I will be replacing all 6. I put 42,000 on the factory installed Michelins. My rig is a 2016 Freedom Elite 22E on a ford E350 Super Duty Chassis. We do mostly long distance runs so quite in very important.


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Posted: 12/14/19 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you tried tirerack.com? Request the search by tire size. Lots of good tires out there.


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Posted: 12/14/19 05:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had very good results using Firestone Transforce HT2 tires on my 26' Class-C motorcoach. On my 3rd set now with 122,000 miles on coach and no flats or blow outs.


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Posted: 12/14/19 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When the time comes, I'm going with either the Michelin Agilis CrossClimate or the Traction all around. Where I live, you can never count on perfect road conditions coming or going, and I like their aggressive tread patterns. My AT2s on my Roadtrek were great in snow/mud/sand. Wish they made them in my size. Discount Tire when the time comes.


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2002 Roadtrek C190P (sold @ 315,000kms)

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Posted: 12/14/19 06:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I plan to try these new GY Kevlar tires. They are suppose to be very quiet.

https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/wrangler-all-terrain-adventure

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Posted: 12/14/19 08:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

docsouce wrote:

Just stopped searching after going through around 50 pages on our search, and searching the internet using "Best tires for a Class C RV"
Yesterday I called 3 major tire dealers in my Providence RI area. Also 1 in Boston. Seems Michelin has discontinued my original LTX MS2 tires and the Defender tires in the size 225/75R/16 and are no longer available in my area. After all this search time it seems (like a lot of other things) that the tires offered by the major manufacturers, Michelin, Goodyear, Cooper,etc and some of the foreign companies are just about the same. I don't like the aggressive thread on the Michelin Agilis which that company says is the replacement for these 2 and the RIB line doesn't work for me either. Right now I'm leaning toward the Goodyear Wangler Fortitude HT all Season. What do you guys use? I will be replacing all 6. I put 42,000 on the factory installed Michelins. My rig is a 2016 Freedom Elite 22E on a ford E350 Super Duty Chassis. We do mostly long distance runs so quite in very important.


Boy ... the Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tread and Michelin Defender LTX M/S tread sure "look" plenty close in design -> at least close enough such that I'll probably have the Agilis CrossClimate installed on our Class C when it's Defenders need to be replaced:

https://www.michelinman.com/tires/cross-climate/agilis-crossclimate.html

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Michelin-Defe........ay-Tire-LT265-75R16-E-123-120R/175741498


Phil, 2005 E450 Itasca Spirit 24V

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Posted: 12/15/19 06:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Pnochols your post gave me an idea. I'm going to go to call one of the local dealers and see if they have any Agilis tires in stock. Drive there and check them out. As I said the Michelin LTX M/S2's did a nice job, 42,000 miles worth. This is around a $1500 investment and I want to get it right. I'm going to keep an open mind and continue to check out other options. I'm not in a rush,yet.
What I'm really looking for is what tire you guys are riding around on, and are you satisfied, noise, ware,handling,and handling.

* This post was edited 12/15/19 07:03am by docsouce *

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Posted: 12/15/19 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just added 3 Michelin Agilis Cross Climates{$251 a piece OTD at Discount Tire} to my 2011 E-350 chassis {24' Class C} after a blow out {grenaded actually with $4,131 damage to the rig}. It was my bad as despite them looking fine and having 4/32's of tread and being properly inflated for the load it carried it was 5.5+ years old as were 2 others so I replaced all three. I should have replaced all 3 at 5 years... a mistake I will not repeat.

I now have 3 Michelin Defenders {replaced the LTX MS2's} that are one year old plus the 3 new CC's. The ride and handling has always been outstanding and nothing changed in that regard with the new CC's. I have my tires inspected and aired up for the load they will actually be carrying before every trip as my actual weights can carry by almost a thousand pounds depending on what I am towing or how I am loaded.

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wildtoad wrote:

Have you tried tirerack.com? Request the search by tire size. Lots of good tires out there.
That was going to be my reply.

For our 24 foot long E350 motor home, I will be changing tires before our next big trip. My plan is to buy 6 of THESE TIRES from Tire Rack. I have a means of mounting and balancing them myself. I also plan to mount 4 of the 6 on new Alcoa alloy wheels I will purchase HERE.

I am very happy with all the sets of Sumitomo tires I installed on a number of the sports cars I have owned from Corvettes to Solstices. This will be my first Sumitomo experience with our motor home.


2007 Phoenix Cruiser model 2350, with 2006 Jeep Liberty in-tow


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Posted: 12/16/19 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We installed the Michelin Agilis earlier this year on a 32' C. They replaced Generals of which two had tread separation. We've put about 5k Miles on the Agilis and are quite satisfied with the ride and handling. They are quite on most road surfaces but will generate a little noise on some. I was going to go with Cooper but, decided on Michelin after getting a quote based on my FMCA membership. I don't regret the decision.

Gary

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