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Old 04-16-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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Which tires should I buy

My RV takes 235/85/R16 tires. It is a 34’ class A Fleetwood Bounder 34J.
I am in the market for 6 new tires, wondering your opinions for which ones are best. Run at about 20,000 pounds loaded.
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RV tires don’t ware out they age out. Michelin tires are used by most RV manufactures because they have a slightly softer sidewall which gives a smoother ride. However because of that softer sidewall they crack sooner. Many RV owners switch to Toyo, Yokohama and other brands. I just got 6 Yokohama’s and saved about $1,200 over the similar Michelin brand. Heading out in a few days and will see how smooth the ride is.
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Most folks will comment on what they have, and there are plenty of good tires available. As I've only owned a MH for 10 months, I can only say that the Toyo 154 tires I had installed last summer have been great and we've logged about 4K miles on them.
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I run Hercules 901s, same size as yours. My rig is lighter, 17K but the 901s should do great. Had mine for 5 years, no cracks, no issues, look brand new. About ready to replace the front ones later this year.

Update: Found this older thread, but a good write on them. (Wish I could find my post as it had the load ratings)

Ahhh that new tire feeling

BTW, Cooper makes these Hercules tires.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:49 PM   #5
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Ford installed Michelin XPS all steel cord tires when new for a reason.
The only manufactures that makes an all steel cord tires for your RV are Michelin and Bridgestone.
Those 85 series tires, with tall side walls, are subject to a lot of side wall flex with fabric cord side walls. I made the mistake on my old Bounder and could feel the flex.
I do suggest you purchase either Michelin XPS or Bridgestone Duravis R250.
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