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Old 09-12-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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TOYO 275 R22.5 Load Range H

Starting to look for new tires. 275 70R22.5. Has anyone purchased this size tire recently? What tire did you choose and why? What was your out the door OTD price?

Is it necessary to have an RV rated tire or can Tractor Trailer tires work just as well?
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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My '03 still had the original Toyo 295/75R22.5 as depicted in my manual. I from had new Toyo 11R22.5 tires installed at Pete's Road Service in Fontana, CA (many CA locations). The 11R22.5 are a direct replacement from Toyo since the 295/75 are no longer available (per Pete's). I paid $2,300 including old tire trade-in, a front wheel alignment, and a brake flush.

I'm sure you'll get plenty of opinions on new tires (brand) within this thread. I would have loved to purchased Michelins (my preferred brand) but the cost would have been significantly more. Maybe next time!?
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If you are putting that size (275/70 22.5) on an Alpine it is at least 3 inches too small in diameter.

IIRC most Alpines have 29575225 or the tall rubber 11225 as OE.
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Tom- when you say "tall" for the 11R, what does that signify?
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In the tire industry we have low profile ( LP)22.5 which is the 295/75r22.5 or the tall (standard) 11r22.5. The 11r being usually a little more than an inch taller than the 295.
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Do a search of this forum--there is a night or two of good reading on new tire selection--lots of opinions and some facts too [tee-hee]. Early Alpines came with 295 75R Toyos, then Toyo 120s and eventually Goodyear 295 80Rs. There are alot of good tire size and load charts out on the various tire manufacturer websites--so do yr homework then go shopping. Here are some highlights. 1) you need a minimum load range H to carry the weight on the front axles[13k max]; and 2) best as I can tell -- 295 80Rs are slightly larger dia that 295 75Rs and the 11R22.5s are slightly larger dia than the 80Rs. I am told the 275 80R is a close replacement [may vary by brand] for the old 295 75R. Again, the key is load range H but width and dia matter too, especially true if you ever try to mix/match duals. As for truck/comm tires--with proper size and load rating it probably doesnt matter--age-out not wear-out is the issue for Rvs--question is how important is a blow out on a truck vs on an RV??????
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Do a search of this forum--there is a night or two of good reading on new tire selection--lots of opinions and some facts too [tee-hee]. Early Alpines came with 295 75R Toyos, then Toyo 120s and eventually Goodyear 295 80Rs. There are alot of good tire size and load charts out on the various tire manufacturer websites--so do yr homework then go shopping. Here are some highlights. 1) you need a minimum load range H to carry the weight on the front axles[13k max]
The early Alpines like our 36' only had a 10,500 pound front axle so a G rated tire is plenty for us.
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Replaced Toyo M120Z 11R22.5 load range H steer tires with Kelly Armorsteel KRH 11R22.5 load range H a couple of years ago for $271 + tax, balance, mounting.
Dealer is now quoting $404 ea + tax, etc.
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If you are putting that size (275/70 22.5) on an Alpine it is at least 3 inches too small in diameter.

IIRC most Alpines have 29575225 or the tall rubber 11225 as OE.
I should change that to 2 to 3 inches.
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If you want to go the Michelin route, take a look at the new offer FMCA has. I saved almost $100 a tire using their program over lowest quoted price. Still expensive as you are paying for the Michelin name.
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WOW--10500 front axle--I never knew....guess the early models had a reduced CCC or did they shift the balance point. I was always impressed by the large CCC of the shorter length Alpines. Curious, have you ever weighed your front axle? With full fuel and water, and not much else, our 03 [40'] is nearly 12,000. Still think I'd go with load range H and maintain a margin of safety--blow-outs are not fun!!!!!
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Alpine Tires

I do have a 2004 Alpine Avalanche.
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Great information, I'm in the market for new tires and really like the way the Toyo's wear.
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