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Old 10-21-2019, 11:57 AM   #1
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Continental VS Michelin Tires

Have any of you National DP owners switched from Michelins to Continentals? My Michelins are 235/80R 22.5 what size Continentals did you go to if you switched and are you happy with them?
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I don't run Michelins, but I did change to 255/70R 22.5 tires five years ago. In the next few weeks (when we return home from the current trip) I plan to take advantage of the FMCA discount and change to Continental HSR2 tires (255/70R). We'll hit the road with the new tires for November and December (TX, NM, AZ, CA and back).
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So there was no problem on spacing between the rear duels? Michelin FMCA dealer is out about 25 miles and is right next to Freightliner and the whole area is lined with 18 wheelers. The Continental dealer is just a few miles up the road and he even said he would put them on my rims to see how they would fit on my Tradewinds and then we would go from there. About $125 bucks cheaper too. I ran my current Michelins for 7 years and still look like new, will the Continentals do the same?
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Look at Toyo

Lots of people on here run Toyo. My next pair will be Toyo. I have Continental on my truck. They are a good tire. Consumer reports likes Continental tires.

I have had both Michelin and Toyo tires on my motorhomes. I can't tell the difference except for the price.
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I've always had good luck with Continental tires on my cars-- on my second set on my Focus-- but haven't run them on a motor home yet.

My Dolphin came to me with 22.5" Sumitomos on it and they've been fine.
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:21 AM   #6
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Still looking for tires for my MH. I joined FMCA to take advantage of the discounts on Michelins, Continentals, and Hankooks. My MH has always had Michelins on her, the ones on her now are 7 years old and still look like new. The new Michelins are $100+ more then the other two tires through FMCA discount.
Here's the problem, can not find Michelins in stock with the authorized dealers with the FMCA discount. On the other hand there are two dealers a lot closer with Continentals and Hankooks that honor the FMCA discount. Since Michelin is the only mfg that makes the 235/80R 22.5 I would have to choose the closest size available from the other two Tire companies. In checking out the tire size comparision site I find that their closest size is wider then the Michelins.

So, have any of you Tradewind owners switched over to Continental or Hankooks on your rear duels and was it done with no problem on spacing. If so what size did you go with and were you happy with the decision to do it??
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So, have any of you Tradewind owners switched over to Continental or Hankooks on your rear duels and was it done with no problem on spacing. If so what size did you go with and were you happy with the decision to do it??
I switched to Sailun S637 255/70R22.5 tires in 2015. The size selected was on the recommendation of two other 1999 Tradewinds owners. There has been no problem with the size change or dual tire spacing. I've been happy with them. The Sailuns were admittedly inexpensive tires and already a year old when mounted so it's time to change them out for new tires. This week I'm switching to the Continental HSR2 SA 255/70R22.5 tires and buying them with the FMCA pricing. I've got to drive a couple hours to get them, but we need to get them on the coach before we leave on a 5,000 mile trip next week. Like the Sailuns, we'll run the HSR2s on all six wheels.
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Thanks for the info David. That'll be about a $600 savings.
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