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Old 01-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Needing new tires

Have 6 year old Goodyears on our 08 38V Bounder. Got it one year ago, so do not know tire service history, but one front tire is cupping badly and both fronts are losing air. Am considering Cooper/Hercules at $425 each out the door. Any Bounders out their with Hercules history on 275/70R22.5H?
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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No experience with them. Have '08 38F - my original Good Years 670's only have 17k on them and are still looking good but are about aged out. Been thinking Michelin but not sure how too go. My Jags have always run Good Years. Big expense for 6 for our Bounders - and can understand wanting to keep cost down. Just not sure tires are the place to do it. Will follow along. Let us know what you do. Thanks.

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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I installed Toyo tires on my 32 Ft fleetwood terra. Run good and less expensive. Please ensure that the tires are fresh and the dates on the tires are closely dated.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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Replaced the Michelin's on my RV with Toyo's from Les Schwab about 3000 miles ago. Very happy with the tires and the service so far. I saved about $1400 over the Michelin's.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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I also installed balancing beads inside the tires. It eliminates balancing the tire manually and each time it rolls the beads balance the tires dynamically.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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Still doing research. Thanks.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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Check the FMCA/Michelin discount program for your tires too. Might be comparative pricing to the Coopers. I spent almost a year grinding away on tires, prices, brands etc. I finally went with what I knew best, the Michelin XRV which is designed to combat inactivity and uv deterioration. Most truck tires are not designed for that.

Best wishes whatever you decide. Because what you decide is best for you and only you know what is best for you!

Take all the opinions here with a grain of salt, including mine, and go for it!

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #8
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Needing new tires for 08 38V

Thanks to all who responded. Believe we have settled on Cooper/Hercules in 275/70R22.5 H that are 16 ply and mph rating of M (80mph) at a great price out the door including balancing. They only get tires that are no older than 30 days. I'm happy.

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