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Old 06-30-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up I did install the Cooper/Hercules Tires

Some time back I had a thread going here on these tires and several people reccomended that that were using them.
I traveled up to Oregon, Eugene to Auto Pro tires on W 11th (Jim or Mike) and saved a ton of bucks and got some real old fashioned good service compared to Home shops in San Jose, also saved 8.25% sales tax.
Camper World at home had best price on Goodyear at 465.00 each for one size smaller then my G670 245/70r/19.5. I don't remember how much higher my size was. I bought this size in the Hercules tire LR G @ 4500 single and they are steer axle. I only have a 140 miles on them up to POrtland, OR so far but they are way quieter, and no longer pull to right side, especially on crowned roads. My old Goodyears were 10 years old with 15,000 miles just rolled over. these tires have a date of 11/12 so only a couple of months old.
I did a lot of research on these tires here and google etc and found a lot of people running them on W22 chassis and a couple people on their entire fleet of shop pickups 3/4 and 1 ton HD. A lot of truckers are using them too.
They Cost me 1492.00 for a set of 6, out the door and no tax. We are traveling on up to BC and then back the coast to San Jose so will soon know how we like them and will report here . I think that is all on this subject. I did note some RV's this size I looked at were running Sumitomo tires and those guys liked them really well and about the same price. Bebop
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Hope they work well for you. I recently bought my coach and it has the same tires just a few months old.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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Cool.. Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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I bought two hercules tires off Ebay for 435.00 no tax free shipping. Work great. Put 2,000 miles on them this month
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:07 AM   #5
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Is this what u had installed ??

Hercules H-902 245/70R19.5 133L LRG BSW
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #6
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Thanks Ivan and Racefn for your replies. Those are exactly the tires I bought Racefn and they were 1492.00 for a set of 6 out the door, no tax in Oregon, just under 250.00 each. Less then half the price of goodyears, I replaced with 15,000 miles and 9 to 10 years on those originals. I only have driven on them for 100 miles from Eugene, to Portland, Oregon and I note a substantial improvement over the Goodyears, handling and tracking. they are regrooveable too so they have a lot of rubber on them. B
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Just about any new tire will feel better than 10 year old ones...
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Thanks, if you would be so kind as to let me know if you thoughts change on the tires it would be most appreciated, I will looking to replace mine in the fall.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:45 PM   #9
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Cooper Herc tires and thetford pot

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Thanks, if you would be so kind as to let me know if you thoughts change on the tires it would be most appreciated, I will looking to replace mine in the fall.
I will report on them periodically pro and con. I will check them tomorrow to see if they stlll have air in all of them and no leak down.
will be back traveling again starting on Thursdaly,
Today I bought e new 'thetford bravura toilet to install tomorrow. It was on sale for 189.00, reg price of 249.00. Saved 60 plus another 20 Calif sales tax, at camping world here in Portland Oregon.
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Thank u, all the best on you upgrades
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I now have 1000 miles on these tires as I returned home. My only complaint is that they put something called Equal or equalizer in them for balancing. NO GOOD!!. the rear tires at 80 PSI cold are all running smooth but the steering axle at 95PSI cold wants to bounce at my max legal driving speed of 55 and tends to do it until I make a stop like a rest stop and then start out again. Other wise they want to hop all day. the dealer responded to me and advised to take that junk out of the steer axle tires and use wheel weights on them. I haven't done that yet cause I got home and went right into the hospital for surgery. Will let you know later, Bebop
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Or maybe the tires are out of round? I've never been a fan of the powder balancing stuff. I prefer weights, and I don't bother balancing the rears either, just the fronts.
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I had mixed luck with inside the tire balancing material. It felt like it would clump and it would be as you described. Sometimes, if I drove over a rumble strip or bot dots, it would balance out. I think the problem is the material tends to clump, or they just don't use enough of it.

Good luck with the surgery and recovery, btw.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #14
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I am recovering from the surgery now after two weeks and starting to think about those bouncing wheels on the front axle. The Tire people I bought from up in Oregon tell me to have them balanced with wheel weights. I keep asking about getting that junk out of the tires but they keep evading me.
My question then is: Do the tires have to be dismounted and cleaned out and then remounted and cone balanced. I wonder if the stuff will just come out through the valve if you just bleed the air out to flat. Help somebody for an answer and thanks. It is getting time to do this soon. Bebop
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