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Old 03-03-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
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TOYO Tires

Has anyone installed Toyo tires on their MH recently? They probably don't have the ride of the Michelins but the cost difference is considerable.

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Old 03-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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I got Sumitomo Last year and they are as smooth as the Michelins that were on there first. Large dif in price and on a trip from NJ to Cal then to Fla twice I have no complaints. Always check the production dates before you shell out four YEN.

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Old 03-03-2014, 03:18 PM   #3
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Les Schwab installed Toyo's on my RV August of 2012. They saved me $1300 over Michelin's and I am very happy so far. No difference in the ride as far as I can tell.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:43 PM   #4
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No I did not change to Toyo, I changed to Firestone FS560. I am happy with my decision and the money saved. It comes down to a personal decision and what you are willing to pay to have "RV" on the sidewall of the tire. I can't even imagine what the price would be if we had "Marine" tires (I have lived aboard also) as boating items are even more price inflated than RV stuff.
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:02 PM   #5
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I had Toyo on my p/u truck I had 80,000 on them I like them very much.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:08 PM   #6
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30,000 over 3 years and no problems. I'm happy with them. They stiill look new.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:11 PM   #7
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Where do you find the large motor home Toyo tires. I have not been able to locate anyone here in the Houston area that has or can get them. We do not have a Les Schwab location.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:39 PM   #8
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Curious--if these tires are such a "good deal," why dont more MH manufacturers offer them as std equip--I wonder?????? Buying tires is abit like buying insurance, you really dont know how good the deal was until after you fill out the accident report.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:00 PM   #9
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My neighbor just installed a set of Toyo M144's on his Country Coach. I need four for the rear and I think I will give them a try. This model is fairly new, as I understand:

M144 | Toyo Tires

I was quoted a price of $480 per tire, plus you add your taxes, installation, etc.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:34 PM   #10
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Toyo was an OEM supplier for Alpine and Country Coach. Currently, they are OEM for Toyota.

I've had Toyo M154 tires on two coaches (including my current Alpine). I highly recommend them.

I've posted before about my friend that managed a large fleet of heavy duty trucks, including OTR and logging trucks in Washington. He always specified Toyo tires for their durability and value.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:41 PM   #11
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I installed Michelin again last year. Considered Toyo as a good friend had installed them and has been pleased with the tires and the savings. However, in my area the price delta Michelin to Toyo was not very much, not enough to move me off Michelin.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:22 PM   #12
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We put Toyo on our rig when we bought it. The original 9 year old GY's rode very harshly. We're in Schwab territory and have used their stuff on our cars for at least 20 years. No contest, IMO.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:49 AM   #13
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This is a very interesting thread. My coach had Toyos when I bought it and there was some negative press going around about some Toyo failures. The Toyos rode and drove great. I replaced them with Goodyears and although I have had no failures, the ride and driveablity is poor. I have 2 friends with Bridgestones and they love them. They ride and drive excellent.

Tire failure is our worst nightmare with an RV. The effect of tire failure can range from inconvenience to significant body damage to catastrophic off road experiences. I have a friend who totaled an Alpine because of a front tire failure that lead to an off road situation.

Whatever tire you choose, proper inflation is critical. You cannot tell by looking at a tire whether it is inflated to a safe pressure. You need to either check all tire pressures before every trip or install a pressure sensor system.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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I've put 2 sets of Toyo M154's on two consecutive coaches. I'd do it again.

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