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Old 01-04-2011, 11:27 AM   #15
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They Wander

Albeit my well experienced Discovery has always wandered a bit going down the highway, I've never had the problem I currently have with these new Bridgestones. They are virtually impossible to hold straight and wander so much that I'm just waiting for the Man to pull me over and issue a Breathalyzer test.

I realize others have had good experiences and I appreciate that input. It's just that I now have a few thousand miles behind me on these Bridgestones and while they run smooth as silk, they just don't seem to want to go straight while a crosswind is blowing more than 5 MPH.

No doubt on another motor home, they would be just fine but I couldn't let this thread die without this final input. I'll experiment with various tire pressure levels to see if that helps and if it does, I'll come back with a report.
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I can't tell you how disappointed I am with the Goodyear G670s. Rivering galore front and back. I did contact a local truck tire center and he recommended the Bridgestone R280s which have a built in anti rivering. The R280s are available in 16 ply making them a good replacement tire for my needs.
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Albeit my well experienced Discovery has always wandered a bit going down the highway, I've never had the problem I currently have with these new Bridgestones. They are virtually impossible to hold straight and wander so much that I'm just waiting for the Man to pull me over and issue a Breathalyzer test.

I realize others have had good experiences and I appreciate that input. It's just that I now have a few thousand miles behind me on these Bridgestones and while they run smooth as silk, they just don't seem to want to go straight while a crosswind is blowing more than 5 MPH.

No doubt on another motor home, they would be just fine but I couldn't let this thread die without this final input. I'll experiment with various tire pressure levels to see if that helps and if it does, I'll come back with a report.
My guess would be tire pressure. When my Goodyears were first put on the coach, they inflated them to the max 125 psi. The coach wandered all the way home and I felt every little defect in the road. Using my actual wheel position weights, I lowered the pressure to 105 and all was well.
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Volunteer, Mine did the same thing when they were first mounted and I was very disappointed, but after a few miles they were fine. Thought it might have been the softness or something being new. Made an 1800 mile trip and they were fantastic. Very relieved after that. Not saying yours will do the same, but you might want to just wait and see.
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Many Thanks

All good input ... especially tire pressure. Glad I mentioned it. I am a little over on the front but as all of you know, it's easier to bleed these beasts than it is to fill them up.

The official Bridgestone January 2010 tire pressure chart calls for 85 psi at 4440 lbs. I'm carrying 4360 lbs on the heaviest corner with all tanks full and my lardass in the driver's seat. Based on that, I had Southern Tire Mart fill the new Bridgestones to 90 psi. I may bleed out 5 lbs psi if the wandering doesn't get any better.

Now ... if I can just find out why my King Cruise quit working. (Another thread in Fleetwood section)
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As many previous posters have said, Bridgestone is one of the better tire companies. I have only had car tires from them but have had exceptionally good service from the tires. IMHO Bridgestone is at a level of quality with Michelin.
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I changed to R250 after 3 blow out with mitchlin that `shoed bad steel and bad rubber .dykedelta1
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Bridgestone 250's all around

Bridgestone 22.5" on both axles. No sidewall cracking after three years, unlike my Michelins. Nice ride. Very satisfied.
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my stones are 7 yrs old no cracking and look great But i will be putting on new ones before next trip out this spring and i will purchase B/Stones again (see no reason to change)
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wher can i get bridgestones is`my problem now .dykedelta1
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Put the Bridgestone 250s one year ago , all around , like better than the mishies
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:40 AM   #26
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I canot find 255/80 /22.5 bridgestone .I need 5 ,as have one new Mitchlin last summer. Anyone`know if bridgestone mkes this size?John HR endeaver.honda`accord .Need in next 4 weeks,
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