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PCronin68 wrote:

Looking for class A tires for my 2014 Fleetwood Bounder 34B. Unfortunately my RV with 25k miles already needs tires. It is at Ford dealership for a general checkup. Dealership says it needs tie rods and king pins for front end along with 6 new tires ($2,900 w/out cost of tires). I have noticed that the tires are wearing on the outsides edges so I wasn't surprised. However, I am surprised all this work for a 2014 already. Dealership says the Goodyears that are on there now are $668 a piece. I am a FMCA member and they have Hancock, Continental and Michelin ranging from $305 to $430. Any thoughts?


1. Most vehicle dealers aren't that good at dealing with issues on Motor homes. I'd only use them for warranty issues with the chassis. Beyond an oil change or lube service, I'd have an independent do the work. You'll want to find a local shop that specializes in large vehicle service. You may want to check with your nearby independent RV service shop for a recommendation. The independent RV mechanic, the ones that deal with the house, will be able to direct you to a service shop that they trust when the issue they are trying to fix isn't related to the house. You'll know you've found the right shop when they have decent online reviews and when you notice that they have a number of motor homes in the lot that are scheduled for service. Plus, an independent shop that services motor homes will always be properly equipped to do so; the large, heavy duty lifts, large service bays, etc.

2. Any major brand of tires which are specifically for motor homes should be just fine. There are lots of decent brands. For my cars I lean toward Michelin, but the tires for your motor home are going to be more commercial or heavy duty in nature. Other brands could be very acceptable. Hankook tires are good, Korean brand. They tend to be very aggressive in terms of price, but the quality is high for the price point. Given the option, I'd probably go with Michelin, but that aligns with my biases for passenger car tires. I'm currently running tires from Les Schwab on my RV because they often times are the easiest and quickest to get into and their shops all handle large vehicles pretty easily. The tires they sell are decent, but Schwab is known for their warrant and after sale service, so, a lot of people go there for the after sale support vs. the great tire performance.

I hope you had a good outcome on the mechanical issues.

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