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Old 01-31-2016, 10:27 AM   #15
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Get a tpms as directed as well as an ir thermometer.

They are about 30 bucks and darn handy as they give good but not exact temp readings just by "looking" at things.

If you have the chance to take a decent length drive that includes some freeway time where you can cruise at speed and can get to a place to park quickly like a rest area or truck stop you can drive to warm up the tires then quickly scan them all for temperature.

Sidewalls near rim, middle and tread and for fronts turn wheel hard to a side so you can get both sides.

What should it read?

Nobody can answer that...but what you are looking for is something "different".

If you have a helper make a drawing showing all tires as well as lines for your numbers.

Scan same place for all tires on each axle and call out the readings.

Fronts will be different from rears but all tires on same axle should be close.

Do same for hubs and brakes if you can.

If something is warmer than the other it warrants attention .

For your trip if you do not have room for a spare but do have a trailer hitch they do have "hay carriers" at harbor freight.

They are a platform about the size of a hay bail that inserts into the hitch.

You could save old tire if you buy new or locate a suitable spare for the trip and store it there just for the trip.

Be sure to properly cover it to keep water out.

Another thought is pay attention when first moving for thumping as the tires may have flat spots from being parked.
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:04 PM   #16
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I just replaced all my tires this year, 30,000 miles on them and date code of 07...figured I pushed it far enough. I went with Michelin XZEs, stiffer sidewall, bigger weight rating and they throw a lot of water off the road.
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Here is a link to a 2007 Tuscany, don't know tire history,
accident happened in 2015.
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I am in the very midst of putting 8 new 295 80 R22.5 tires on my HR Navigator.

Mine are Michelins right at 7 years old and I do not know the complete history even though they are in very good shape, always parked inside, no cracks, etc.

I see it as cheap insurance and peace of mind when all is taken into consideration.

I am one of those guys who is very conservative and try to be as proactive as possible to avoid other, potentially more expensive and harmful, issues.

They will be replaced with Toyo M144s that are on order...Great tire and just less expensive than the Michelins...and I looked and checked everywhere on everything. Many good posts on IRV2.com as usual.

I say go for new ones and sleep better knowing what you have is in excellent condition and without any doubt.
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FWIW, we drove to Alaska in '12, as part of a 13 rig caravan. The only one who had tire trouble was an overloaded TT.
Inflate your tires per the tire placard in your MH and enjoy your Alaska trip!
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When you order your tires be date specific, tell whom ever you are ordering from, that the production date needs to be within the last 6 months at a maximum obviously sooner is better. If you do not request, they could be two years old/new on the shelf. Inspect the dates before you leave the shop yourself!! I've been burnt on this one. Toyo makes a great tire if they have your size. The speed rating letter is "L"
=75 MPH J= 65 MPH on any tire, any manufacturer, ask if they say there is not one leave!!


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Ask for fresh ones not 6 month.

If a common tire the warehouse should have new stock.

The mom and pop that quoted ours stated he would need to order and they would arrive on 2 days.

We asked for fresh stock and confirmation before purchase and the tires were dated same month...The week that we ordered.

So ask dealer if he is ordering to confirm fresh before buy and have them show you before start.
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A lot of good information here. That accident in the clip made me think I'll get at least two new front tires and have the backs inspected.

My tires are 255/80R 22.5 XRV Michelin. Anyone replace this tire with a Toyo? Is one better than the other?
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Hey Xitnet...I did a TON of research and after reviewing it all I am replacing my Michelin 29580R22.5s with Toyos.

Many a thread on this site that discusses this and just about any other tire.

I have heard nothing but good things about the Toyos and the research prooves it out...and I will save about $2200 or more on the overall cost.

Just my opinion!
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UAV,
Appreciate the insight. I'll look around here and see what I can find. Taking it in the morning for a full service and they will also inspect the tires. Being a newbie, I'm learning a lot in these forums. Great bunch of people here.
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Just now ordered the TST 507 to moniter the tires. Decided to have two new tires installed on the front and leave the rear tires on.

To everyone that helped me.......
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I do not run those Michelin tires on my motorhome, they have gone off like bombs many times!!!!
As far as needing tires, I always need 6 of them on my MH.
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Tires

Since you mentioned traveling extensively this spring and a trip to Alaska I would put on new tires at least before crossing the border and heading up the ALCAN highway. Carry one of the better takeoffs so if there is tire trouble with a new one you at least have something that will roll. New replacements are not always readily available as they cannot stock all the sizes out there.
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I do not run those Michelin tires on my motorhome, they have gone off like bombs many times!!!!
As far as needing tires, I always need 6 of them on my MH.
And I, on the other hand, have never had a problem with Michelins in over 50 years of driving. The ONLY blow out I've ever had was a rear on our '97 Jeep GC with a GoodYear.
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