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Old 01-08-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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Monaco 2006 Diplomat tires - again....

I'm needing to replace the 2005 Goodyear tires on my 2006 PDQ Diplomat. I haven't been successful at finding much definitive info on the various forums. Finally, after speaking with Monaco support, I got a lead on Toyo 280/80's.

Does anyone have any info on this or any other comparable tires? I just refuse to pay twice the price for Goodyear's.

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Old 01-08-2014, 09:16 PM   #2
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I replaced the late 2005 goodyears on my 07 Neptune last summer. Mine are 255/70/22.5, a little smaller than yours. I chose to go with the Michelin tires. I was not completely satisfied with the Goodyear tires due to some riveting of them. I did price them, however they were more expensive than the michelins. I also priced some other brands including bf Goodrich and after some research and feedback from many great guys on here went with the Michelin. All the others were cheaper cost wise than Michelin but I just felt like the michelins were the best bang for the buck so I went with them. I have read on here others running other brands and are satisfied with them. Good luck with whatever you decide.


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Oh, sorry forgot to mention the main thing I wanted to tell you. If you are an FMCA member you can buy Michelin tires through them at a lower price than any dealer will give. Its a very simple process to do it. Let me know if you are interested and I will explain the process.

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Old 01-08-2014, 09:25 PM   #4
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Good choice Ken.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:55 PM   #5
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I just drove home with new Michelin XZA2s on my Camelot. I looked really hard at the Toyos as they were less expensive then the Michelins, but there were some comments about the rough ride and less than great handling with the Toyos.
The Michelins are a HUGE improvement in ride and handling over the stock Goodyears. Glad I spent the extra money.
Don't forget the Monaco International or FMCA discount with the Michelins. My tire guy said he could not come close to the deal I got.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:56 AM   #6
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I have a hard time leaving Michelin as steering tires because I want the best on the front of our rig and I have confidence in Michelins from long time use. However, I recently replaced our aging rear tires (255/70/22.5) with Sampsons on the recommendation of my long time tire guy. Sampsons were half the price of Michelins and my tire guy says he has had good luck with the Sampsons on semis. We'll see how they work out?
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:21 PM   #7
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2006 Diplomat tires

I own a 2004 Dip 38 PST w/ 3 slides, coach came with 275/75's and I replaced those with TOYO 295/75's no issues on clearance as long as the steer tires are straight when you "air down". The added tire capacity by going from 275's to 295's allows you to lower the air pressure if the ride is too harsh,I run 90 front 95 rear. Coach originally had goodyear, ride is softer with the toyo's
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I also have an 06 Dip 40pdq and replaced the Goodyear's with Yokohama 295/75 22.5 love them and priced right,
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:41 PM   #9
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I am running TOYO 295

When I bought my Monaco Dynasty, it has Toyo 295s on it. I have been impressed with them. The ride is good and the characteristics are good also. Cant complain.

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:06 PM   #10
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Here's a tool that I've found very useful.

295/75-R22.5 vs 280/80-R22.5 Tire Comparison - Tire Size Calculator

I just used it to compare the 280R80 tire to the 295R75 that I have on my coach. They are practically identical in size.

I put Dunlop tires on our coach 4 years ago, and we have enjoyed them very much. Last month, we had a road incident, and ended up putting new Bridgestone R280 tires on the front axle. I am impressed with them, very smooth running, and a good ride.

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I am on my third set of Michelin xrv tires. Never a problem so I stick with them. Last bought through the FMCA Michelin purchase program.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:33 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the good suggestions. I'm really leaning toward the Toyo's after checking out the Michelin program. Big Delta in price. Waiting until May or June when we get to Medford, OR to purchase to save a few more $'s.
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Head over to Les Schwab in Prineville to the store nearest the warehouse for Schwab and call ahead. I got the Toyo's there a couple years ago and the dates were new that month. And with no tax and great service. The Toyo's DO feel a bit squirrely for the first bit of settling in but as your get the air right they are good. Use the beads for balance on all 6.

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Put Hankooks on my Providence. Drive and ride great.

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