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Old 07-24-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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New member about to purchase first coach and I have a few questions

Hi folks. The wife and I are looking at a 2005 Allure 470 Cummings 400 ISL with 50k miles, one owner in like new condition. I've been lurking here for a while and read about the more common problems. It has the original aluminum radiator and dry PTO so I know those are issues I'll have to deal with. It will need new tires, still has the originals on it. What tires do you folks recommend and are there any other things I should be looking for on this coach?

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My preference is Michelins. We have XZA3s on our coach. Does it have floor heat? Does it have dark-color on the outside? The fiberglass used for Allures in 2005 was prone to microcracking-predominantly under black or dark paint. Otherwise, just get it thoroughly checked out--try out everything that is supposed to work!
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It does have the radiant floor heating and has dark brown paint with gold. There no checking that I've seen.
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As far as tires, I've always been a Michelin guy. Those of you who are running them, which is the best one for this coach?
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As far as tires, I've always been a Michelin guy. Those of you who are running them, which is the best one for this coach?
If you are a Michelin guy then join the FMAC and them at a discount. I got 6 (295/80R22.5) for $4000.00 and paid $240 for dismount, install and balance the 2 front tires.
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If you are a Michelin guy then join the FMAC and them at a discount. I got 6 (295/80R22.5) for $4000.00 and paid $240 for dismount, install and balance the 2 front tires.
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I did this afternoon, now I'm just trying to figure out which tire. They have seven different ones on their website.
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Glad you're aboard.

The coach will have a Federal Certification Tag located near the drivers seat or in a closet that will give you information on the minimum tire size required to safely carry the weight of your coach. Deciding on which "model" of that size tire in the Michelin line may come down to which ones meet the specs for your coach. I'm sure the tire shop will have a recommendation(s) for you also.

I'd urge you to watch this video to help you in your decision.
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Do you know the size, should be Good Year tires. Another thing to think about is to ditch the Not-So-Cold frig and think about a Samsung 197. I can sleep at night now.
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I did this afternoon, now I'm just trying to figure out which tire. They have seven different ones on their website.

The Michelin XZA2 Energy has a Huge following among coach owners using your size which I believe is 295/80R22.5. It's an all position, rib type, long haul design.


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Thanks for all of the input. We made a deal on the coach and are tickled to death.
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Thanks for all of the input. We made a deal on the coach and are tickled to death.
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The coach will have a Federal Certification Tag located near the drivers seat or in a closet that will give you information on the minimum tire size required to safely carry the weight of your coach. Deciding on which "model" of that size tire in the Michelin line may come down to which ones meet the specs for your coach. I'm sure the tire shop will have a recommendation(s) for you also.

I'd urge you to watch this video to help you in your decision.
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Congrats on the coach, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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