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Old 09-20-2018, 09:37 AM   #1
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Bridgstone tires

Dose anyone have any experience with Bridgstone
tires on a 40 ft. Moterhome
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:57 AM   #2
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I have a friend who was a Bridgestone/Firestone tire engineer and is now retired. Back when he was working, I put Bridgestone tires on my coach and loved them. Not long ago and on my previous DP, I put Firestone tires on the coach at my friends recommendation. Firestone's truck tires are made right along with Bridgestone however Firestone's premium truck tires is last years Premium Bridgestone tire. BTW, Firestone tires are usually less expensive than Bridgestone.
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Dose anyone have any experience with Bridgstone
tires on a 40 ft. Moterhome
I'm used them for 10 years (2 sets) as steer tires and like them better than Michelins. Present coach had Michelins when we got it, which I replaced with Bridgestones because of excessive side wall cracking of the Michelins.
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I replaced the Michelin tires on the drivers with 295/80/22.5 Bridgstone tires two years ago and I'm completely happy with the performance to date. The Michelins were showing sidewall cracks after 7 years although the dismounted tires passed the tire inspection by a certified Michelin dealer. Peace of mind deal I spose.
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I put bridgestones on steer and then I put four new two on steer and two new on driver duals and the old steers 1 yr on pass side. Ride difference was something else
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This spring I put 6 new Firestone FS 591 on my Coach......Love them!
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Ran FS400s on the front of my Dynasty for 45K miles...started to put them on the front of my new ride but found a better deal using Continental to replace the cracking Michelin.
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Thanks

Thank you all for your. Input.
It was a great help
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I've never used Bridgestones on the MH.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I put on a set of Bridgestone tires on my 30 foot 19.5 wheels. My coach was difficult to drive for about 4,000 miles until the crown wore off the steer tires. After the crown wore off all was fine.
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I put on a set of Bridgestone tires on my 30 foot 19.5 wheels. My coach was difficult to drive for about 4,000 miles until the crown wore off the steer tires. After the crown wore off all was fine.
What do you mean by "the crown wore off" ? New tires have always been the best when new for me.
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I had Bridgestones on my 43' MH for 8 years and they were in nice condition when I traded. Dealer gave me $125 per tire in the trade. So he must have been satisfied they had more miles left on them. The Michelin's my MH came with developed bad cracks after 4 yrs. I liked the Bridgestones. Nice ride and quiet.
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I'm on my second set of Bridgestones and am very happy with them. They cost more than some import brands, but I still prefer american made.
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What do you mean by "the crown wore off" ? New tires have always been the best when new for me.

When I put on new Bridgestone tires my motor home became very squirrely to drive. After about 4,000 miles everything settled down and it drove fine. After questioning a lot of people I came to the conclusion that my tires were rounded or crowned. When my steer tires finally wore flat my coach no longer darted left or right without warning or followed every track in the road.
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