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Old 01-15-2015, 11:57 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by JSW View Post
Anyone have experience with Hankooks on the front? My G670 are rivering and I need to change.
I put all 6 new hankooks on last year to replace rivering goodyears. So far I am very happy with them.

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Old 01-15-2015, 11:58 AM   #16
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I would go with Hankooks

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Old 01-15-2015, 12:23 PM   #17
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YES, you are correct!

TIRE threads, which there are probably millions of them by now, get beat to death here way too often.

Additionally, there have been documented problems with just about every RV tire manufacture in the world.

Plus everyone has their own opinions. My advice is to get whatever you want and that you can afford. If you're not happy then change until you find a brand that you like.

Chances are whatever you decide on you could have one problem or another. Different models, different sizes, different inflation tables, different weight loads, different applications for each tire so what works for one person may not work for another.

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Old 01-15-2015, 01:00 PM   #18
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I've not had any experience with Michellin. In 38 years or RVing and 42 years of driving, I think I've only had one set of Michellin tires on a car, but I now have the XRV's on my new coach. I'll see how they hold up.

I had Goodyears on my previous DP and they'll NEVER see another dollar of my money. As steer tires I had nothing but issues with "rivering". I finally went with the Hankooks and loved them. They were softer riding than the Goodyears, balanced up better and had over 20K on them before I sold the coach. Two sets of Goodyear front tires went bad under 20K and showed the "rivering" at 10K - 15K.
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:17 AM   #19
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I have just over 14,000 on my Michelin XRV's and they are still looking and driving good. Just got back from a month long adventure to the west coast with not a bit of trouble. 19.5" 225 on my Hurricane 30Q running 85PSI in all 6 of them. They replaced 9 year old Goodyears that had 37,000 miles on them. The Goodyears were getting very bad cracking on the sides and in the tread.

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Old 01-16-2015, 07:03 AM   #20
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I read somewhere recently that Goodyear "requires" use of Dyna Beads in newly installed 670 RV tires, not sure if true. But, if you do use Dyna Beads should they be spin balanced or is that not appropriate?

Leaning toward the 670rv's up front, just because of how well the old ones did. Reading too much about sidewall cracking on Mich, and looked at my buddies MH with XRV's and see they are sidewall cracking after about 3 years and he stores inside, climate controlled.

Someone below mentioned G647 GY, which I have on drive axle on mine, but not sure if they are appropriate for steer tire, and I do not see them on the Goodyear RV tire website, not sure if they still make them.

When you get your new tires just have the Dyna Beads put in and your done.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:10 AM   #21
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As a tire engineer w/40 years in industry I have never heard of any tire manufacturer "requiring" the addition of internal balance powder/beads/sand.
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My 6 Goodyear G670's are all showing uneven wear on both edges. I am assuming this is what people are referring to as rivering or cupping. Otherwise, they look perfect after 9 years.

In my research for new tires, I discovered that more than 1000 Fleetwood coaches were recalled to have the steer 275/70/22.5's replaced with 275/80's due to weight issues. They also approved 80's all around. The original 7.5 inch wide rims were not replaced.

Looking at the G670 specs, the 70's are specified for 7.5" rims, but the 80's are specified for 8.25" rims. Could the installation of larger tires on smaller rims lead to this uneven wear?
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Because my 6 Goodyear tires lasted 8+ years with no sidewall cracks years and my 6 Michelin XZEs only 3 1/2.... IMO $150 more for 2 Goodyear tires that will last twice as long are a no-brainer.
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Just because you don't see any side wall cracks doesn't mean they are safe. My goodyears had (0) zero side wall cracks and it still went boom.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:25 AM   #24
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My G670's that were replaced after 10 years 3 months never did have a boom with any of them.
I did have 2 boom's with XRV's before they were 6 years old.

OH!! The G670's were replaced with another set of G670's.
When they need replaced the MH will be almost 27 years old.

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