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Old 07-24-2016, 01:42 PM   #1
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What 295/80R22.5 tire is recommended?

I am a new owner (1st coach), have a 2008 36' class A diesel pusher with 17,600 miles on the original Goodyear 670RV tires that look perfect, Date code says they are almost 10 yrs old. I AM going to replace them, but am not educated on what might work best...with ride, wear, traction, etc. Can you all give me some help as we begin to shop for 6 tires? I am a member of FMCA and have applied for a Michelin discount. I Googled it, but not a ton of help out there.

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I have Michelin and have been pleased with the ride I do have some sidewall checking but not bad. I believe it is sun related as there is none on the sidewall facing the center of the coach. I'm sure I will replace with the same. Even though they are a bit pricey.
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:39 PM   #3
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We just bought Bridgestone which are excellent tires, paid $446 per tire + taxes, husband mounted /balanced them himself... Costs about an extra $150 to mount each tire if you don't /can't do it yourself. Continental & Hankook are also good. Husband owns trucks & Heavy equipment as well as being an Operating Engineer so he has some knowledge of tires. Shop around for prices, replacing all your coach's tires is expensive and these Tire Dealers don't want to lose a big money purchase.
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:03 PM   #4
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I am a new owner (1st coach), have a 2008 36' class A diesel pusher with 17,600 miles on the original Goodyear 670RV tires that look perfect, Date code says they are almost 10 yrs old. I AM going to replace them, but am not educated on what might work best...with ride, wear, traction, etc. Can you all give me some help as we begin to shop for 6 tires? I am a member of FMCA and have applied for a Michelin discount. I Googled it, but not a ton of help out there.



Advice please?

Opinions about "best" tires cover lots of posts. In your size I'm guessing the big 3 are:
1. Goodyear G670. This is Goodyears RV tire but has a rep for uneven wear on the steer axle.
2. Michelin XZA2 Energy. Not specifically an RV tire but is a favorite with motorhome owners. All position, low rolling resistance.
3. Bridgestone R250. A regional design with extra sidewall protection built in. Has been replaced by a new Ecopia design.

Bridgestone has just started producing the Ecopia in your size. It completely with the Michelin Energy tires with a low rolling resistance design.

There are a number of other good choices of course. Toyo has a following in your size but distribution is somewhat limited.
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Toyo and Hankook have good reports here. The search feature will find hours of reading in tires and ones choices.
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I have Bridgestones and am very satisfied with them, and I didn't have to take out a mortgage to buy them.
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I bought the good years because they are made in USA. Only have about 2000 miles on them. They seem to be ok.
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Gary - if you got almost 10 years out of the original Goodyears, why switch? Just replace the old Goodyears with new Goodyears. There are a number of good tires for these coaches. I do try to pick ones made here as I figure they are more suited to American conditions and buying USA stuff keeps our people working.
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The coach came with Toyo tires. Then I replaced with the G670 and now have the Michelin XZA2.

It is hard to compare one with the other as the newer tire will always ride better than the old ones you took off. I can say that I would never have the G670 again because of the uneven wear they exhibited.

I bought the Michelins through the FMCA program and was happy with the deal. FMCA now has another tire that you can get. BF Goodrich is available with the same type of deal.
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Like Don, I went through the FMCA program and got a full set of Michelin XZA2 in 2013 then had a 4 corner wt done at the 2013 FMCA rally in Albany. Ordered the TST tire pressure monitor, works great.
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I'm also a fan of Michelin tires via the FMCA program. I do have Bridgestone tires on this coach and they're a strong contender for my next set.
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Ran Hankooks on my last rv. Still running 22inch Hankooks on my Sub.urban. My new to me coach came with Samson's. When the time comes for tires I will look at Hankooks and Samson's.
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Just did the same...got 6 Michelins coming from the FMCA program...save $600 from a quote from a local dealer.
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I've had good results with Bridgestones, Hankook AH-12's, and Michelin XZA2. The dealer put new Michelins on my current coach when we bought it in 2013. If I was buying tires myself, I would probably get the Hankook AH-12's again if they were available in the right size.

I also bought a set of Goodyear G670's but had a real issue with rivering on the steer axle. I finally replaced them at 7 years and decided not to go with G670's again since they seem to have a reputation for strange wear on the steer axle in spite of good alignment and proper inflation.
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