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Old 08-13-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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I will be replacing the tires on our 38 foot, 2000 Alpine coach. Current tires are Goodyear 314 which came new on the coach. Goodyear indicates these are trailer tires and would not install on a motor home. I have had good service with the Goodyear tires. Any reason to change brands? I am looking at the Toyo tires that have given good service on our pickup which pulls an Alpenlite Augusta. I am not looking for the least expensive and feel good tires are a inexpensive insurance against road problems.
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I will be replacing the tires on our 38 foot, 2000 Alpine coach. Current tires are Goodyear 314 which came new on the coach. Goodyear indicates these are trailer tires and would not install on a motor home. I have had good service with the Goodyear tires. Any reason to change brands? I am looking at the Toyo tires that have given good service on our pickup which pulls an Alpenlite Augusta. I am not looking for the least expensive and feel good tires are a inexpensive insurance against road problems.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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Rod,

I like the Goodyear's that came on our '07 better than the Toyo's that we had on our ,02
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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My '03 came with Toyo tires and I thought they were great - until I switched to the Goodyear tire made specially for motor homes. It runs a lot smoother; 'sorry I don't recal the model #, but it's the same one on all of the later Alpine rigs.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:39 PM   #5
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I too like the Goodyear G670-RV tires on my 08 better than the Toyo's that were on our 06. They are quieter, which is worth a coupla bucks to me. They are 295/80R22.5 size, and supposably are made with UV resistive compounds in the sidewalls for the longevity motorhomes typically have for our tires (to last longer since MH tires are frequently replaced for age rather than mileage).
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:43 PM   #6
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I just got a quote from Pucell Tire in N. Las Vegas on the Goodyear RV670'S 6 tires, new stems mounted and spin ballanced for $3552.00. this may be less depending on the casings of the old Toyos for retreading. FYI
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Yup, if your tires are still serviceable and not too old, remember to ask for a casing allowance. Depending on the need for sizes you should get $50 to $75.

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OK. I quit being lazy and looked up my receipt. I paid Les Schwab as follows:

six goodyear G670 @ 295/80
spin balance
tubeless metal valves
trade in @ $600
siping
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install labor for Koni shocks

Total with tax + $2315.52

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Thanks for all the information. I will stay with the Goodyear brand and series as noted in your responses. Current tires will be 7 years old in December. Dealers say no value because of age.
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Then keep one of the old ones for a spare. Heard from another MH owner, that if you have a spare tire (not wheel and tire-just the tire) the company who comes out can just change the tire and get you on your way. If they have to tow you in, or bring out a tire with them, you get to pay what ever they want. Since the tires don't have any trade in value, put one in your toad to have as a spare. you would just limp in to the brand of store you purchased from or a company store if Goodyear, to get the adjustment. Nice Insurance.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by J R Sprague:
Thanks for all the information. I will stay with the Goodyear brand and series as noted in your responses. Current tires will be 7 years old in December. Dealers say no value because of age.
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Have you considered Craigslist? They can be used as semi trailer tires and the value would be dependent on tread left. I asked $75. each for 6 year old tires. They were to old for the dealer to take.
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Aged tires with tread left are also of value to local use vehicles, like trash trucks.
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If you are in the NorCal area, I can use a coupla tires for a pal w/a water truck in Mexico. Tires last forever there, so age is no issue
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Here are a couple of additional thoughts--just having had the experience of a blow-out: 1) most road side tire services will gladly sell/install a no-name tire on the side of the road to get you on your way--less than $275. Chances are you can get 50-75% back on trade if you immediately switch out to what you want at first opportunity. {never get towed except as a final option] So, I wont carry a stinky old spare around for $150. 2) Prices are on the rise but some folks have gotten decent deals on Michelins recently--I went with GY G670s and am satisfied. 3) Tires like the G670 and others are coming in an R80 profile, most trucks use R75s--so little or no opportunity the next time around for trade-in on a carcass.
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