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Old 04-10-2007, 05:30 PM   #15
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Donna & Chuck,

Why would you even consider replacement Toyo tires, when Toyo no longer will sell tires to motorhome manufacturers for new coaches? See this IRV2 link about Toyo tires: Toyo tire issues
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IMO I see no harm in putting on the Toyo, and a regional haul tire would be better than a long haul tire. Unless of course you plan on sticking to the interstates. Firestone doesn't sell tires on new coaches, nor does BFG, Bridgestone, Continental, or Yokohama. Though there are differences in these tires you could find one application from these manufacturers that would work on a motorhome.

SacsTC is correct on the 124 being a regional haul tire, and probably a more correct tire than a long haul tire.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:32 PM   #17
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Dave - I double checked the ToyoTire.com site, the way I read the bulletin is that Toyo won't make tires for National RV's including Country Coach. apparently they were having trouble with weight loads.

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Old 04-10-2007, 09:48 PM   #18
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Chuck & Donna - You know we had a blow out with Toyo Tires on our '03 after only 30K miles and went to larger Michelin Tires and really liked the better ride. I agree with Dale - I would NEVER use Toyo again!

Our Apex has Goodyear 295 80R 22.5 high performance tires and we are quite pleased with them - altho we only have 10K miles on them.

The ride height can get out of adjustment just bouncing along. It's a good idea to check it. If you put on bigger tires you would need to add an inch to the specifications.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:06 PM   #19
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Besides RV'ing, this is my favorite subject

It was National (CC) that had trouble with the loading of the front axle. National recommended lower PSI's than the true load on the front axle, or had a disproportionate load left to right. Kind of like the Ford Explorer recommended 26 psi.

Michelin had bad pr on this forum for the 235/80R22.5 failing too, but it wouldn't stop me from running Michelins.

I know some of us had problems with Toyo, but then all of our coaches had those tires. Now that we are wearing them out, there are more diverse brands on our coaches. It will be harder for us to say that we had 10 coaches with Bridgestones blow the front tire

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Chuck,I sure wouldn't buy the tire's that were 6 years old.That is about the max life of the tire.
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Thanks To All !! Got so much info I'm snowed under. Called WRV and was told the air ride specs are the same for all year and models. Now I have to find the air ride suspoension manual to download.
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I'm not an expert on the subject of ride height adjustment but the critical distance is between the axle and the chassis. I wouldn't think that a change to the tire size would change the ride height setting. Changing the ride hight setting will change the drive shaft angle and, from what I had on my Alpine, mess with the front end alignment. I'd call WRV before using a setting different than what they specify.
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