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Old 02-14-2014, 09:44 AM   #15
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OK. OK. I'm convinced to replace the tires. I really am thankful for the various brand recommendations. My dream is to drive to Alaska sometime the next couple of years. Those of you who made the cheaper brand recommendations, would you still do so for that trip?

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OK. OK. I'm convinced to replace the tires. I really am thankful for the various brand recommendations. My dream is to drive to Alaska sometime the next couple of years. Those of you who made the cheaper brand recommendations, would you still do so for that trip?

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Dave,
More expensive does not equate to a better tire. I would not hesitate to go from Colorado to Alaska or anywhere on my Toyos.
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OK. Thanks for the advice.
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More expensive does not equate to a better tire. I would not hesitate to go from Colorado to Alaska or anywhere on my Toyos.
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That is interesting. I bought the two new continentals in Aug 2012 If I recall correctly and I am not sure my memory is that good. But they quoted the Michelins at somewhere around 950 each plus mounting.
Goodyear at 850.00 each plus mounting.
Continental 550.00 each plus mounting. I am pretty sure of the continental price because I bought those but that is what I think I was quoted for the good year and the Michelins.
my XZE michelins were $390 each out the door(FMCA).( four month old date codes) i don't remember the continental price now, but i think it was a couple hundred less for six tires. there were three different cont tires.
one traction and two steer tites. i think i priced the HSR2?
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the FMCA price makes a big difference.
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my XZE michelins were $390 each out the door(FMCA).( four month old date codes) i don't remember the continental price now, but i think it was a couple hundred less for six tires. there were three different cont tires.
one traction and two steer tites. i think i priced the HSR2?
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I am not a member of FMCA I was just quoting the price as I remember it for the local tire shop. The goodyears were from my tire shop and a good year truck tire shop locally. You are correct there are three different continental tires. I have the HSR2 tires. I do not believe the HSL1 tires were available when I bought mine or I did not pay attention to them because they were a bit larger.

OK you made me curious I looked at FMCA and the tire prices are very good. I like my continental tires but if you want to spend the money to join FMCA and it is really not that much to join the prices are comparative. The only issue might be whether or not there is a dealer that will support FMCA pricing in your area.
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OK. OK. I'm convinced to replace the tires. I really am thankful for the various brand recommendations. My dream is to drive to Alaska sometime the next couple of years. Those of you who made the cheaper brand recommendations, would you still do so for that trip?

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Cheaper gives a bad impression. Less expensive maybe. One of the reasons I went with continental is their history. I do not know about 2014 cars but in the past. BMW cars, BMW motorcycle, Mercedes all came stock with Continental tires. None of those brands are cheaper cars. or less expensive actually.

One of the reasons I tried continental tires on the RV is because I use them on my motorcycle. Of all the vehicles I own my life rides on my tires more on the motorcycle than anything. I don't use anything cheap on my motorcycle.
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Have a good hard look at Toyos...I used them on my 18 wheelers and now on my motorhome. Very good tires and a decent price.
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we inherited my father in law's 1998 Bounder. It only has 20,000 miles on it, thus I suspect the great looking Michelins are way past the manufacturer expiration date. I have a couple of questions.

For the rear dually's, could I get by replacing the outer tires now and wait a year to replace the inners? I'm buying a TPMS system and thinking that I'll get a warning before the inners might blow out because they are sharing the load. What do you think?

Are Michelins the gold standard for best tire value? What other MH brands have made you folks happy?

If I post my used tires on Craigslist and specify the manufacture date, is there someone out there that might find a purpose for them?

Finally, are there any Colorado Springs members that have a special recommendation for honest tire dealers that know what's needed for motor homes?

Thanks a bunch.

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What are the last 4 digits of the DOT number, firstly? As for brand name tires, I've quit paying for a name and tires like Hercules, works for me.... Hercules H-902 225/70R19.5 128L (59217) : Amazon.com : Automotive
Yep, genuine Chinese and what they all will be, before too long. Still, as always, there will be those that will continue with the big names, no matter.
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Dave, What size tires do you have?
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OK. OK. I'm convinced to replace the tires. I really am thankful for the various brand recommendations. My dream is to drive to Alaska sometime the next couple of years. Those of you who made the cheaper brand recommendations, would you still do so for that trip?

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I'd go with any brand for any trip and IMO, tires are pretty much made the same for meeting DOT requirements and the reason for the registration number on the tire. As for the cost, that's another story and some expect another 100% over the cost of the tire, just to have their name.
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1) Michelins were almost certainly NOT the oem tires, so check the date "brand" on the tires, they usually have 4 digits- 1st two are the week of the year, 2nd two are the year
2) I had a blow out on inner dual on way back from Quartzsite few weeks ago. 3 minutes later the TPMS started alarming. You can rely on TPMS for slow leak detection but will get no warning for a blowout. After the big BAM, I cycled around to all 6 tires for pressure & temp & all showed good. Pulled off at next ramp & that's when the alarm started.
3) you should have (IMHO) no less than 5 year old tires on the fronts; you never want to risk a blow out there. On the rears you should have tires you can afford. You will find that affordability of tires when you have a blowout is (understandably) less than if you shop & replace at your leisure
4) piece of mind- priceless.
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1) Michelins were almost certainly NOT the oem tires, so check the date "brand" on the tires, they usually have 4 digits- 1st two are the week of the year, 2nd two are the year
2) I had a blow out on inner dual on way back from Quartzsite few weeks ago. 3 minutes later the TPMS started alarming. You can rely on TPMS for slow leak detection but will get no warning for a blowout. After the big BAM, I cycled around to all 6 tires for pressure & temp & all showed good. Pulled off at next ramp & that's when the alarm started.
3) you should have (IMHO) no less than 5 year old tires on the fronts; you never want to risk a blow out there. On the rears you should have tires you can afford. You will find that affordability of tires when you have a blowout is (understandably) less than if you shop & replace at your leisure
4) piece of mind- priceless.
Many OEM's are Michelin, if not the majority and they obviously come with a good deal, not much profit and written off as an advertising expense. They for one, also claim a 10 yr life with a periodic professional inspection.
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Goodyear also makes a good tire. I would be uncomfortable selling my old tires to the general public for highway use.
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