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Old 07-28-2016, 10:01 AM   #1
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Tire size

I just bought a 2008 Alpine with old tires sized at 295X95X22.5. I've talked to a tire dealer about Michelins and he told me that Michelin's equivalent is sized at 275X80X22.5. Being unfamiliar with tire sizes I am reaching out to this forum seeking clarity in one, is this correct information and two is it correct and safe to replace the older tires with a size that is not exactly the same?
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:12 AM   #2
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If I were you I would check the owners manual and check for correct size tires
Thanks Don
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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Hi Don,
Unfortunately I do not take possession until tomorrow aND I AM researching this today. But THANKS
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:45 AM   #4
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Tire size

Hello Dwightpwebst, I can't comment on the Michelin size. I have a 2008 and it has Samson 295/80 R22.5 tires. I know this size is available as I bought a spare tire about a month ago. I found that the price for the brand name tires are about twice as much. I am not a tire expert so I am not telling which tire to buy. I talked with a tire retailer where I bought my spare and he said that the increased tire price was directly related to ride quality. It would pay for you to shop around and ask a tire retailer that is familiar with large truck and motor home tires. These tires are quite a bit different than automobile tires.






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I just bought a 2008 Alpine with old tires sized at 295X95X22.5. I've talked to a tire dealer about Michelins and he told me that Michelin's equivalent is sized at 275X80X22.5. Being unfamiliar with tire sizes I am reaching out to this forum seeking clarity in one, is this correct information and two is it correct and safe to replace the older tires with a size that is not exactly the same?
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:35 PM   #5
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Not aware of ANY 295/95R22.5

295/75R22.5 and 275/80R22.5 are VERY close. Be sure to get the H load range if that is what is called for (look on your GVWR sticker).

295/80R22.5 is a larger tire than either of those immediately above.

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Old 07-28-2016, 04:14 PM   #6
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Goodyear 295/80 is the tire that came on my 2008 Alpine coach when I bought it new.
I replaced them with 295/80 XZA2 Michelins.
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:31 PM   #7
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It's been 3 years since I bought tires for my 04.
I went with toyo's, that is what came on the mh when new. What I found was the toyo was a 16 ply. 6 tires mount and balance 3400. at les schwab.
The michelin were 14 ply and 4200. At the time.
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And I sold the old tires to a local trucker for 100. Ea.
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The size of tires is somewhat confusing to most of us...

295/95R22.5 tires are 295 mm wide, with the sidewall being 95% of the 295mm (280.25), so if you do the math, this tire, with the 22.5 inch rim, will stand about 44.5 inches tall, and about 11.6 inches wide.

275/80R22.5 tires are 275 mm wide, with a sidewall being 80% of the 275mm (220.25), so if you do the math, this tire, with the 22.5 inch rim, will stand about 41 inches tall, and about 10.8 inches wide.

That means the tires you said are replacements will be about 3.5 inches shorter and almost an inch narrower. The primary concern would be the load rating, but the camper will be 1.75 inches shorter than it was (because of the smaller side wall).

You need to decide if this means anything to you, or what it means. I am just talking of the sizes you offered. Newer technology may mean better tires regardless of small size so you have more thinking to do than just what has been offered here so far...

Good luck
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A couple of years ago I replaced my rear GYs with these Toyos:

https://www.toyotires.com/commercial/tire/pattern/m144

These are a significant cost savings over the GYs. I put them on after my neighbor put on six for this Country Coach.

When needed, I will replace my fronts with these also.
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Hi Don,
Unfortunately I do not take possession until tomorrow aND I AM researching this today. But THANKS
Dwight

Dwight, just a guess here but I think you have gotten the tire size wrong. 295/80R22.5 is pretty common on DPs with a steer axle GAWR over 14k pounds. In this size all the majors build tires. Most are primarily long haul or regional all position tires.
1. Goodyear G670. Issues with uneven wear on steer axle.
2. Michelin XZA2 Energy
3. Bridgestone R250. This tire has been superseded by a new design
4. Toyo
5. Hankook may or may not have this size.

There are a number of others but may not be widely distributed.
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Ref: 36 FT FDDS, 2002 Alpine...GVWR 31,000 lbs

1. Factory tires were Toyota 295/75R 22.5...load range? ? Ply......

2.Replaced with Michelin 275/80 R22.5 XZA3 load range 3, believe 16 ply

I prefer the Michelin ride, no wear...

180,000 miles

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[QUOTE=BernieS;3184193]Ref: 36 FT FDDS, 2002 Alpine...GVWR 31,000 lbs

1. Factory tires were Toyota 295/75R 22.5...load range? ? Ply......

2.Replaced with Michelin 275/80 R22.5 XZA3 load range G, believe 16 ply

I prefer the Michelin ride, no wear...

180,000 miles

Bernie
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Ref: 36 FT FDDS, 2002 Alpine...GVWR 31,000 lbs



1. Factory tires were Toyota 295/75R 22.5...load range? ? Ply......



2.Replaced with Michelin 275/80 R22.5 XZA3 load range G, believe 16 ply



I prefer the Michelin ride, no wear...



180,000 miles



Bernie

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You mean Toyo tires, correct?
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