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Chum lee

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4x4van wrote:

One thing that I haven't seen mentioned is tire cost. There is a significant cost difference between 19.5"s and 22.5"s when the time comes (every 5 years). Yes, the 22.5"s carry more weight and typically will ride a bit better, but if the rig's GVWR can accommodate 19.5"s, I don't see a huge downside. I can also change a 19.5" flat on my own (although I certainly won't "enjoy" it); not sure I could do the same with 22"s.


Yes. The OP seems to be oblivious to that. IMO, they are comparing the purchase price of one used vehicle to another. (not the long term operating costs of either) Surprise, surprise, surprise . . . .


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4x4van wrote:

One thing that I haven't seen mentioned is tire cost. There is a significant cost difference between 19.5"s and 22"s when the time comes (every 5 years). Yes, the 22"s carry more weight and typically will ride a bit better, but if the rig's GVWR can accommodate 19.5"s, I don't see a huge downside. I can also change a 19.5" flat on my own (although I certainly won't "enjoy" it); not sure I could do the same with 22"s.

more like 7-yrs for us. we estimate the cost of a new set of 6-tires adjusted for inflation in 7-years and the divide that amount by 84 and set aside the result in dollars out of our monthly budget. if we want $5000 for new tires we would set aside $60 each month. painless.


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Hi Chum lee, I'm not sure where you got the idea I was talking about a used coach? I'm looking for new.

My question was is there a reason to specifically look at a coach with 22.5 tires over a coach having 19.5 tires? T

he answer is NO... If you don't need the additional weight, then the tried and true 19'5's work just fine. The 22.5 tires/chassis may give a little better ride, but not to the point to make a selection on it?

Have I gone off the rails on what you good folks have said?

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Mondooker wrote:

Hi Chum lee, I'm not sure where you got the idea I was talking about a used coach? I'm looking for new.

My question was is there a reason to specifically look at a coach with 22.5 tires over a coach having 19.5 tires? T

he answer is NO... If you don't need the additional weight, then the tried and true 19'5's work just fine. The 22.5 tires/chassis may give a little better ride, but not to the point to make a selection on it?

Have I gone off the rails on what you good folks have said?

Are the two coaches about the same price wise?
Just wondering why the one is equipped with larger wheels.


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Mondooker wrote:

Hi Chum lee, I'm not sure where you got the idea I was talking about a used coach? I'm looking for new.

My question was is there a reason to specifically look at a coach with 22.5 tires over a coach having 19.5 tires? T

he answer is NO... If you don't need the additional weight, then the tried and true 19'5's work just fine. The 22.5 tires/chassis may give a little better ride, but not to the point to make a selection on it?

Have I gone off the rails on what you good folks have said?


Thanks for the reply. In NO WAY am I suggesting that you buy a used coach. If you can afford a new one, that's fantastic. My goal in this post is that you buy the best vehicle for you. I am a (really good) sales person, (well. . . .now retired) and I'm trying to help you through the process. (of buying)

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Get the coach you want, the appropriate tires will be on it. If you want 22.5s that means you'll get a larger coach than one with 19.5s.


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Mondooker wrote:

Hi Chum lee, I'm not sure where you got the idea I was talking about a used coach? I'm looking for new.

My question was is there a reason to specifically look at a coach with 22.5 tires over a coach having 19.5 tires? T

he answer is NO... If you don't need the additional weight, then the tried and true 19'5's work just fine. The 22.5 tires/chassis may give a little better ride, but not to the point to make a selection on it?

Have I gone off the rails on what you good folks have said?
You have not gone off the rails your conclusion is correct. One would be hard pressed to tell the difference in ride quality between the two tire sizes on the exact same vehicle. There are a lot of other factors that contribute to ride quality. Get the MH you like the best.

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