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Old 07-09-2015, 09:14 PM   #1
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Smile Installed new Samson Tires today.

After much research, Procrastination, advice, and other things I decided to try the Samson Gl283A 245/70R19.5 tires on my new to me 2006 Hurricane. Yes they are made in China, and so is most of the tires you can buy today. It says right on the tires the name of the factory that makes them in china. They cost me $1,209.00 Installed, Fed and sales tax, and the front wheels balanced. Did not balance the rear duals. If I find it necessary, then I will have it done or else use beads. I like the 5 rib tread design. It looks much like the design on a more expensive tire. I was worried that the ride might be a little harsh because of H (16 ply rated), But so far that has not proven to be true. The ride so far is smoother than the ride with the Goodyear G670's that came off. So far I am real pleased with the results. Only time will tell. I have a few mods that I want to make, but they may not be necessary as the steering has been great with no wander or bad steering I may do the CHF if roll and sway prove to be not to my liking. I discovered the Front has a track bar so I am sure that helps. Using the Load and inflation charts for this size tire and my axle weights, I am running 85 Lbs PSI in all tires. I will have to experiment a little to get it just right. I can't go lower than 80 Lbs Psi without damaging the tires. So far all is OK will keep the forum posted. So far I am a happy camper.
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Good luck with these! I've subscribed to this thread, as I want to monitor the Samsons. My Michelins are 3+ yrs old, so a couple of years and I have to start paying close attention.

Question: I've been told Samson does not provide inflation charts. Whose charts are you using, as referred to in your post?

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Good luck with these! I've subscribed to this thread, as I want to monitor the Samsons. My Michelins are 3+ yrs old, so a couple of years and I have to start paying close attention.

Question: I've been told Samson does not provide inflation charts. Whose charts are you using, as referred to in your post?

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I am using several charts from different tire companies with the same size tire and load range Hankook, Bridgestone, Michelin. The only thing you really have to be concerned with is not to get to low on inflation pressure. If nothing else use the placard in your motor home as a guide for the lowest pressure..
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I installed four GL283A Samsons on the drive axle of my 32' SeaBreeze last May. It's been over a year and approaching 6000 miles with no problems whatsoever.

Don't worry, if they do give me any problems, I'll post it here right away!
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I also just put Sampson 8rx19.5 tires on the front of our 88 Gulfstream. We don't have a lot of miles on them yet but like them so far. We have Double Coin tires on the rear with about 10k on them with no problems either.
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Samson 22.5s with 6,000 miles on them. 26,000 coach using 94psi on steers and 86 on the rears. TPMS temps are consistent from front to rear, and the ride is whole lot better than 120psi on all six.
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Question: I've been told Samson does not provide inflation charts. Whose charts are you using, as referred to in your post?

I've been corresponding with a guy who just put Samsons on his coach. The dealer he purchased them from gave him an inflation chart and told him it was Samson's recommended inflation. It appears to be a generic chart to me as it does not say "Samson" anywhere on the chart itself but, again, according to the dealer, it's the inflations that Samson recommends. He sent it to me and I'll attach it to this post.

BTW, he really likes them so far. He's telling me that for less than half the price of the Goodyear G670's being replaced (actually, almost a 1/3 the price), that he's getting a nicer ride, better fuel mileage, better specs, and no loss of air that he claimed the G670s were always inconsistently down a few pounds here and there.

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Has anyone tried the Samson's in winter and/or snow. We have had Continental HSR 225/70R19.5 on our 2012 Fleetwood Storm and with 38k miles the tread is a bit low. We use our motorhome to go to NM and CO for skiing. The Continentals have been pretty good in the snow. On simpletire.com, the Samson GL283A gets a 4 out of 5 rating in snow by reviewers - but I'm not sure if that's realistic. Thanks.
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I'm running Samson's on mine. They are 22.5's and four years old they were on the coach when I purchased look new and ride well. When time comes to replace it will be the same tire or maybe Hankooks that I also have had very good luck with.
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Our new to us coach had Samson tires that were installed new in the front when we picked it up, 275 70 22.5. That was just over a year ago. I am in the process of price shopping for four new ones for the rear, gl283 I think. I am happy with the ride so far and I don't think there are any issues that I know of. I want to say I thought I felt a flat spot from sitting all last winter but can't be sure. So when I get the rear tires installed I will let everyone know what I think, will be replacing the good years.
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I ran the same Sampson tires on a 2000 34ft coachman v10 for two years before moving to a pusher and they were very good tires. I went from Oregon to Yuma Az. over the snow and I was very surprised how nice we tracked through. I ran 90lb in front and back and had a fantastic ride.
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