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Old 12-16-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
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we are looking to replace 4 rear tires on our 2007 Phaeton, have new Michelins on front, but looking for less expensive alternatives for the rear. 275/80R/22.5 any suggestions? need I add, not Chinese made. we have already spent time on the side of the road over those bombs.
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I have a friend who is a retired Bridgestone tire engineer. He steered (no pun intended) me towards Firestone. This years Firestone is last years Bridgestone. Michelin uses metric sizing. Firestone uses USA sizing. I bought from Parkhouse, in and out in under 2 hours for 6 tires
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we are looking to replace 4 rear tires on our 2007 Phaeton, have new Michelins on front, but looking for less expensive alternatives for the rear. 275/80R/22.5 any suggestions? need I add, not Chinese made. we have already spent time on the side of the road over those bombs.

What tires will you share?


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we are looking to replace 4 rear tires on our 2007 Phaeton, have new Michelins on front, but looking for less expensive alternatives for the rear. 275/80R/22.5 any suggestions? need I add, not Chinese made. we have already spent time on the side of the road over those bombs.
hundreds if not thousands of Motorhome Rvers out there with chinese tires and zero problems


I went with continental they were 250$ per tire cheaper and are as good or better than Michelin toyo are also very good and also 250-300PT cheaper


295 80R 22.5
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:45 PM   #5
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currently, have wind power on rear, they are only about 18 months ols, but d/t our previous experience with Chinese made are reluctant to chance travel of any length on them. so far, we have only found goodyear (unknown land of manufacture) michelin and firestone in our size. btw, our michelins say made in Canada
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I hear many more complaints about Michelins on here than any China made tires? Actually I don't think I've heard any complaints of China made tires.


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Looking for a more economical tire made in the USA I found Hercules which are made in America by Cooper. I like the ride and the price. Might put them on your search list.
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FMCA is supposed to have continental tires in their discount program after the first if the year. Might a way to go.

I have been a Michelin buyer for years, but will be looking at Toyo and Hankook this next year. This based on feedback from friends and here on the forum.
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To my knowledge, it is Michelin tires in the FMCA program.
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I was somewhat dismayed when I had to take tires off of the Journey that had better thread on them then the tires I had on my wife's SUV. Well anyway a friend of mine who also worked at an RV dealership, like I did, suggested Sumitomo tires, and said a few of his customers were using them and were satisfied!!! and satisfied even more with the price. I contacted the shop in Phily and got a great price compaired to the Michelin's that I had priced. Then came the big question, Manufacture Date. He said he understood and would make sure they were late models. Well I showed up there, first thing he did was to show me the production date and they were only an few months old. The rest is history, the tires are great they run quiet and great in any kind of weather. They even got us cross country with out a whimper. So check them out.
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When my Goodyears need replacing I checked out Michelin and Goodyear. I have been told that the big Brown trucks run Hercules so I checked them out and was told they are made in the USA but after purchase I found out they are made in China. I have been running the Hercules for 2 years and will say that they ride as good or better than Michelin and Goodyear at about 1/2 the price. After 2 years they look new with over 10 grand on them. I know too many people that have had side wall cracking with Michelin and the dealer and Michelin would not stand behind their tires. One person had them on for 7 months and Michelin said the cracking was because of the hot Texas sun. My friend kept the coach in a climate controlled shop when she was not using it and even the inside duals were cracked! I highly recommend the Hercules.
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To my knowledge, it is Michelin tires in the FMCA program.
As was posted earlier Continental is supposed to be added to the FMCA Advantage program. Michelin and, I think, Goodrich are in it now. I had to go with Michelins since they are the only one that makes the 365/70 size that my front and tag axles take. I saved somewhere around $1600 on my eight tires.
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I hear many more complaints about Michelins on here than any China made tires? Actually I don't think I've heard any complaints of China made tires.
Well, you won't hear complaints about them if no one uses them. On the other hand Michelin is the dominant tire brand used so you will see more complaints.
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When my Goodyears need replacing I checked out Michelin and Goodyear. I have been told that the big Brown trucks run Hercules so I checked them out and was told they are made in the USA but after purchase I found out they are made in China. I have been running the Hercules for 2 years and will say that they ride as good or better than Michelin and Goodyear at about 1/2 the price. After 2 years they look new with over 10 grand on them. I know too many people that have had side wall cracking with Michelin and the dealer and Michelin would not stand behind their tires. One person had them on for 7 months and Michelin said the cracking was because of the hot Texas sun. My friend kept the coach in a climate controlled shop when she was not using it and even the inside duals were cracked! I highly recommend the Hercules.


Here is an out take from the Cooper Tire Web Site reference Hercules Tires

About Hercules Tire & Rubber Company
"The Hercules Tire & Rubber Company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, is a leading tire marketer of replacement tires in the USA, Canada and globally in more than 90 countries. Hercules offers an extensive selection in passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, trailer, off-the-road, industrial and specialty tires manufactured by its worldwide supplier network. Hercules has developed a strong reputation among its customers for its broad range of quality products, making the Hercules brand and its associate brands some of the most sought-after proprietary brands in the industry. In addition, Hercules distributes over 20 leading national branded tire programs, and collectively offers over 10,000 skus. Hercules operates regional wholesale warehouses in California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Oregon, Ontario, and New Brunswick, under the name TDW (Tire Dealer’s Warehouse) or Hercules Tire Canada. Hercules operates on an international basis from warehouses in the USA, Canada and China under the name Hercules Tire International."
Talking to a representative in their Marketing Department I learned that some of their tires are made in the USA and some are made 'Over Seas'. Call
419 425 6400 with a specifice tire Model # to find out where that tire is made.
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