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Old 06-06-2015, 09:42 PM   #1
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Is there a difference between RV specific and truck tires?

I'm looking to replace my current Samson Tires. Load rating H very hard and do not steer well. I've heard RV specific tires have softer sidewall for better ride. Is this hype or what? I'm looking for a fair priced tire. Suggestions?
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If they ride hard and steer badly, they are probably just over-inflated. Before you replace them, get your coach weighed and then look up the proper inflation pressure for the weight they are carrying.


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Old 06-06-2015, 10:32 PM   #3
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I agree with Rich.. do not automatically assume it's the tires. There are a lot of other things that can cause the harsh ride.. to automatically assume it's tires isn't the most prudent of ideas.
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GO Michelin tires for a RV ! The ride wil be smoother and they last for ever.
BTW , make sure that they were produced in 2015
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:12 PM   #5
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First off take it to a trusted tire shop. I have used Les Schwab in my hometown for years and they've never misled me. They can check the age and condition of your tires and set the proper inflation for you.

My coach runs a Toyo light truck 10 ply with a hard tread at 85psi. They give me a smooth ride steer well and shed water and mud with no problem. I also have them check the brakes, sway bars and shocks as well as lube whatever has a zerk fitting while they're at it.
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Michelin XRV tires have 16 ply and inflated at 90 PSI which gives an excellent confortable ride and they last for ever.
BTW... I'm on 22,5" and you are probably on 16" or maybee 19" !
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If the only reason you are looking at changing tires is the ride quality, I agree with checking the weight and correct tire pressure first. Like Shaky, I had new tires installed at Les Schwab. Unfortunately, they did not listen to what I told them and they inflated my Toyo tires to the sidewall pressure instead of the load table. It road terrible. The pressure was set to 120 psi which was about 30 psi high.
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Who is "Les Schwab" ? A local tire dealer in your State ?
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Les Schwab is mainly in the western 1/3 of the US. The can put on many different brands.
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Les Schwab is mainly in the western 1/3 of the US. The can put on many different brands.
Maybee you should detail your profile...
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:17 AM   #11
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I've read that truck tires are intended for primary use being in motion whereas RV tires are designed to accommodate being under weight in a stationary position for extended periods without compromising the tire.

Michelin XRVs do have a truck-centric cousin that my RV shop tried to get me into when stock was an issue. I refused based on that little bit of research and think I made the right call sticking with XRVs.

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That would mean snow plow, trucks should have RV tires and full time RV travelers, should have truck tires.

I wonder where you read that.
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I'm of the general belief that if they are truly made for a specific service why would you switch it up with some consumers theory of what might work better or as well?


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There are only two tire lines marketed as RV specific, the Michelin XRV and the Goodyear G670. Both have had long histories of specific issues. The XRV had many reports of "Zipper" sidewall failures and the G670 has a history of "River wear" when installed on the steer axle.

All tires in these large sizes,even these two, have basic designs that were engineered for commercial trucks. The RV market is just to small. When shopping for tires, deal with commercial tire dealers and look for tires marketed as "all position" and either line haul or regional service. This will give you many more choices. If you prefer Michelin, join FMCA and use their national account pricing.


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