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Old 04-28-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a web address for comparing tire brands as well as prices for DP's. Always been a michelin guy with my auto's and have them currently on my coach but since they usually age out before the tread life goes out was wanting to checky options.
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With DPs, it is rare that tires are replaced due to worn out tread. Mostly, they are replaced due to aging and/or sidewall cracking.

As for an objective website with info on DP tires, I don't think there is one. There have been several threads in the past year or two discussing tires, but that's about the best I think you will find.

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With DPs, it is rare that tires are replaced due to worn out tread. Mostly, they are replaced due to aging and/or sidewall cracking.

As for an objective website with info on DP tires, I don't think there is one. There have been several threads in the past year or two discussing tires, but that's about the best I think you will find.

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Thanks. I'll do a little web surfing if I find something I'll post it.
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Thanks. I'll do a little web surfing if I find something I'll post it.


Do a little research on the new model Hankook AH 37 tires. Recently replaced our Michelin’s with them and am highly satisfied. Ride is smoother, handles the same and way less expensive. Ours are J rated 18ply. Saved about $1200. The truck tire shop who installed ours was very impressed with the tire. This is a new design (released June of 2017). Installer was so impressed after test drive of our coach, he’s going to stock them. He’s the main tire guy for a huge refrigerated produce transportation company across the street from him, so he knows tires.
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I've been arguing for a long time that Hankook needed to step up and provide more RV sizes in their 22.5 tire line up. Hankook made the size I need on my Diplomat in the AH12 model. They were about half the price of the Goodyears and Michellins. They're a good looking tire, have a soft ride and wear great.

I hope when I need tires for my current coach, Hankook will have a the size I need, they're a GREAT tire.
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Do a little research on the new model Hankook AH 37 tires. Recently replaced our Michelin’s with them and am highly satisfied. Ride is smoother, handles the same and way less expensive. Ours are J rated 18ply. Saved about $1200. The truck tire shop who installed ours was very impressed with the tire. This is a new design (released June of 2017). Installer was so impressed after test drive of our coach, he’s going to stock them. He’s the main tire guy for a huge refrigerated produce transportation company across the street from him, so he knows tires.
I will look into them. My wife has them. On her envoy and has been very impressed.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:01 PM   #7
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Do a little research on the new model Hankook AH 37 tires. Recently replaced our Michelin’s with them and am highly satisfied. Ride is smoother, handles the same and way less expensive. Ours are J rated 18ply. Saved about $1200. The truck tire shop who installed ours was very impressed with the tire. This is a new design (released June of 2017). Installer was so impressed after test drive of our coach, he’s going to stock them. He’s the main tire guy for a huge refrigerated produce transportation company across the street from him, so he knows tires.
Isn't the "J" rating just 60 mph? Not sure I would be comfortable within that.

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If you take care of your tires they will give you many years of good service. Answers can be found it the bottom of this link.
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Isn't the "J" rating just 60 mph? Not sure I would be comfortable within that.

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If they are only rated for 60 mph I'm definitely out.
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Isn't the "J" rating just 60 mph? Not sure I would be comfortable within that.



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J is the load rating, speed rating is 75mph. Wanted the J(18 ply), rating for Load carrying capacity at lower tire pressure. Rated at 6945# at 131psi. That allowed me to run 120# in front, and 95# rear for softer ride with a 5-7# safety factor.
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What is your tire size?
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J is the load rating, speed rating is 75mph. Wanted the J(18 ply), rating for Load carrying capacity at lower tire pressure. Rated at 6945# at 131psi. That allowed me to run 120# in front, and 95# rear for softer ride with a 5-7# safety factor.
Speed rating is still to low for me at 75. Here in Oklahoma you have to run 75 at least or get ran over, same in Texas.
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OK...a bit of additional research shows that both "speed rating" and "load range" use alphabetical designators. That's what confused me.

"Load range" J = 18-ply
"Speed rating" J = 62 MPH

So, in this thread the designator "J" was referring to 18-ply. Sorry for the confusion.

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Last spring I replaced my Bridgestone tires. I debated between Hankook, Toyo and Yokohama. I opted for the Yokohamas. Everything seemed equal to me and the tire shop had a factory rebate on the Yokohamas. That decided it for me.
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