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Scott M

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Posted: 04/20/21 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not looking to replace our tires yet, but looking to add a spare. Rig came with Hankook Dynapro HT LT225/75R16, load rating of 115/112 (E) for single/dual and speed rating of S (112 mph). Have not run Hankook before and wondering about quality and longevity. I used to run Michelin, but based on the reviews, it looks like their quality may be slipping a little. What is everyone running on their Class C's? I'm looking for a spare now but would like to match the set when the time comes...Thanks!


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Posted: 04/20/21 12:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The more tires on the road, the more bad reports you will read. Doesn't mean their quality is slipping IMO.


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Posted: 04/20/21 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have General Tires-- Grabber, HTS, M+S tires on ours with no problems. They are made in U.S. and are owned by Continental Tire Co.


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Posted: 04/20/21 04:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I highly recommend the Firestone Transforce HT tire. On my 3rd set and never had a flat or blowout.


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Hankook Dynapro HT original tires on my class c. Same size as stated.
VG tire. Been running them 15,000. Quiet , they are wearing well . Great on dry or wet roads. I also drive them on hard-pack dirt roads that can sometimes be muddy. No problems. Would buy again.

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Spare?
I’d buy whatever I could find for $50 on Craigslist that isn’t too old.
New tire? Who cares, it’s a spare. It’s not like you’re trying to optimize ride, longevity, whatever. It’s meant to get you the rest of the way to point B when you had a flat halfway there.


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Since we never know what kind of weather conditions we're going to wind up in when traveling in our Class C, I use combination mud and snow tires on our RV all the time. I would NEVER have the smooth, highway tread type tires on our rig.

Also since tire brands are so competitive, I figure that the more expensive tires are probably "better made" .. . or they wouldn't be around long. So far we have only used a couple of different designs of Load Range E Michelin tires on our Class C - they've been quiet, had great traction in a wide variety of situations, and seem to wear forever (with 60K-70K mileage tread wear warranties).


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My 2019 class C came with the exact Hankook tires you mentioned. We are up to about 15k miles and don't have anything negative to say about them, If I had to replace them today and they were competitively priced I would probably buy them again. We camp a lot and will still probably age them out before 45k.

Something I want to share: I also wanted to add a spare as my C did not come with one, so I purchased an OEM Ford wheel as specified by Ford for my chassis by VIN (~$380,) which appeared identical to the factory installed wheels, and a Hankook tire identical to the OEM installed tires ($170.) The factory installed tires are made in Korea and the spare I purchased was made in USA but were otherwise identical. I purchased a steel valve stem from Napa and had it mounted and balanced at the local tire shop. My rig has an interior spare tire storage bin so I tossed it in and didn't give it another thought.

At the end of year 1 (spring 2020) I decided to rotate tires and put the spare on the rear. My FORD brand spare wheel with the identical part number to the chassis-cab wheels installed by factory RUBBED ON THE REAR BRAKES. It would NOT drive with the spare installed on the inner dual. I have to run the "spare" on the outer dual (I did not try it on the front, but the front brakes are even bigger than the rear.) So now I have one of the factory installed tires in the spare box and am running the "spare" I purchased on an outer dual. Reading online, I am not the first one with this problem. The FORD replacement wheels you purchase from FORD parts are different than the ones installed at the factory despite the identical part #.

My advice: If you choose to build a spare tire/wheel I recommend you either try it first or just go ahead and mount it on an outer dual position so a factory-installed wheel is your spare (assuming it will work anywhere.)


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Hi ScottM,

If your rig is 29 feet or longer with one or more slide outs, you might want to consider those extra-capacity E-rated tires. It's like 500 pounds more per tire which means 2000 more pounds for the rear axle and 1000 more pounds on the front. But there is such a thing as "too much". A shorter lighter rig with over-rated tires translates to a more harsh ride. Just about everyone would agree that the continuous earth-quaking when being driven is undesirable. You don't want to make it unnecessarily worse.

For our 24 foot (2007 E350-DRW chassis) rig with no slide out, I am buying new tires in the next few weeks. I decided on Michelin Agilis CrossClimate 115/112R. Discount tire gave me a price on 6 for $1316 out the door. Our rig is 14 years old with 38,000 miles and still has the original tires in-part because we garage our rig. I had such a good experience with the original Michelin LTX tires that made no sense to try a different brand. I also like that they are "Made In USA".

* This post was last edited 04/23/21 08:23am by ron.dittmer *   View edit history


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