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Old 03-23-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Cooper Tires-About to buy..any concerns?

Looking forward to your comments on Cooper tires. We have a 2009 38' Newmar Grand Star front engine diesel that has Goodyears molded in the 35'th week of 2007 with 28,000 miles so before we head out for an extended trip this summer I'm thinking it's time to replace tires. They are 255 70R 22.5 and am looking at Cooper Roadmasters. The tire dealer I'm going to does a lot of tire work on RVs and big trucks and likes the Coopers for RVs but I'd like any opinions fro the great members of IRV2. Total price for all 6 Coopers mounted, balanced, taxed, with nitrogen is $2,400.

They quoted me another $1,000 for Toyo's and yet another $1,000 for Michelins.

Your thoughts?

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Cooper tires are good tires. I have bought 2 sets of them and they are a quality product..
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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I have Coopers on my F-250 and they are great. Little harder than Michelins, but lasting longer also.
Why don't you make sure the manufacturing dates are OK and you are buying NEW tires instead of something that has been in the warehouse for a few years.
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What does Cooper state as the life of their tires as compared to Goodyear or Michelins?

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #5
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I had Coppers on a boat trailer. They came apart within the first 2000 miles. I understand they have fixed the problem and are now good tires. One of the problems was replacement of the damaged tire required them to ship the tires using UPS. They had no dealer network and replacement meant I needed to wait for a couple of weeks to get the replacement. That resulted in me buying another brand to continue my trip. No more Copper tires for me!
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #6
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Hmm..mixed reviews.

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yes, they are pulling the newest tires from the warehouse, but you raise a good point. I think I'll call them Monday morning and find out what date stamp the ended up pulling.

wimberleyman,
Good thought on life expectations compared to Michelins or Goodyears. How would I find that out?

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Old 03-23-2013, 03:15 PM   #7
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I just had all 6 tires (235/80R22.5) replaced with Michelins this week - out the door price for 6 tires mounted, balanced, taxed, and disposed came to a hair over $3000 through the FMCA program.
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that sounds like a good deal...we are FMCA members, how do I go about checking on that program?

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Had a set of Coopers on one dually and no problems.

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The MH we just bought has the 22.5 cooper Roadmasters on it--Dot 2011. I'm also interested in the comments on the Coopers. I hope the boat trailer tires weren't the 22.5 inch ones so maybe it wouldn't be a real negative mark against the big Coopers.
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Alan,
that sounds like a good deal...we are FMCA members, how do I go about checking on that program?

Thanks much
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Here's the link from their site that explains: click here

As I posted in another recent thread, if you can come out west, you might also contact tire dealers in Oregon or Montana because they do not charge sales tax to save another few hundred dollars.

The Les Schawab store in Junction City Oregon is a RV tire specialist and is a commercial member of FMCA. They sell Michelin too. Bob Dickman Tires -click-

I'm not sure about Cooper. I don't know anybody who has them on their motorhome.

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #12
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I have zero input on Cooper RV tires. However, years and years ago, when companies other than Michelin began to introduce radial tires for cars. I bought a set of 4 for my car. The dealer gave a 40,000 mile guarantee. Which thankfully, he stood behind that! It took13 tires to get us to the 40,000 mile guarantee. No out of pocket cost to me. But that was 13 times I had to change a flat and put on a spare. Rain, midnight, you name it and I was changing a tire. Cooper - free- No thanks.
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