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Old 06-03-2014, 11:58 AM   #57
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We looked at a '08 Endeavor yesterday that had the original tires. When I mentioned that they were near the point of needing to be replaced, the fellow was almost indignant about it. He called it a sales ploy. He was not going to listen no matter what.
I agree that it almost seems sacrilegious to do away with what looks like perfect tires, but I would be a nervous wreck otherwise.

There was a thread here a few days ago about a couple who had a blowout. The tires were 8 years old. The wife had a broken back and the husband was injured less severely. If the coach was an '08 it was likely build in '07 and the tires could have been substantially older. Always look at the date codes.


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Old 06-03-2014, 12:03 PM   #58
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I just received a quote for Yokohama RY103's. They're a little different in size than the Michelins, but the price is good.



$2801.93 vs $3397.13.



Anyone have any bad/good experience with Yokohama tires?



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When you say "little different size" how different in load carrying capacity? You should never use a tire with lower carrying capacity than OEM. If you are getting a quote on Michelin, you should do that through the FMCA tire program.

Yokohama tires seem to have a good reputation but may be harder to find if a matching replacement is needed on the road.


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Old 06-03-2014, 11:36 PM   #59
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There was a thread here a few days ago about a couple who had a blowout. The tires were 8 years old. The wife had a broken back and the husband was injured less severely. If the coach was an '08 it was likely build in '07 and the tires could have been substantially older. Always look at the date codes.
I wonder about all of the stories about tire blow outs and how the age of the tire is inferred to be the cause of the accidents. None of the articles I have read started with "I checked my tire pressure in the morning prior to leaving and all of the tires were at the recommended pressure".

It is like my Dad used to say about car accidents. The news report would say "The car failed to negotiate the curve". Nothing about excessive speed, etc.

I worked for a number of years for the Highways Department. As the manager one of my tasks was to attend the scene of all fatal accidents to report on the condition of the highway and try to determine if there was an issue with the highway. In all of the accident scenes I reviewed there were no instances where the highway could be determined to be the cause of the accident.

I would like to see some objective reasoning that although the tire was old and properly inflated, driving at less than its rated speed, it still failed.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:42 AM   #60
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If 6 yr old tires with 10,000 miles is well taken care of (always properly inflated and protected from the sun) and the "rule of thumb" says they need replacement after 5yrs, as far as I'm concerned, this is a money grab for tire companies. This 5 yr scenario for replacing tires is based on the worst case conditions. I'd rather have a 7yr old tire with no cracks and even dread wear than a 2 yr old tire with cracks and uneven wear. Forget the myth of age and look at the condition.
My tires are from 2007 with 18,900 miles and are in mint condition. I'm heading for a long 2000 mile trip. Not worried one bit about the tires.
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I just received a quote for Yokohama RY103's. They're a little different in size than the Michelins, but the price is good.



$2801.93 vs $3397.13.



Anyone have any bad/good experience with Yokohama tires?



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I replaced my junk Michelins with Yokohamas and I like them very much ! They don't have the same issues that plague Michlelins such as sidewall checking and cracking. For me it had nothing to do about price, but everything to do with safety. Michelin has a chart showing how much sidewall checking is acceptable. For me , zero sidewall checking is acceptable .
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:30 AM   #62
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Steve,

Slightly wider and shorter. I will make sure there are no clearance issues.

Michelin 235/80R 22.5 load range G
Yokohama 245/70R 22.5 load range G

Chuck,

I would never sacrifice safety for price , but if I can get a comparable or better tire for less money, I'm all over it. I've not owned Yokahamas before - Michelins I have had on a pickup a while back, and they were crap.


In reading this and other forums, it seems like Yokohama is a good tire. Lot's of folks have them and like them. There are the ones who say "you get what you pay for" and the brand specific folks who swear by their favorite brand. I'm interested in someone telling me that they had Yokohamas on their MH before and would never purchase them again because...

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Old 06-10-2014, 10:08 AM   #63
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:28 PM   #64
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This tire shopping is worse that buying a gift for a mother-in-law.

We live in Michigan 5 months..and i have decided to get new tires here...the cheapest i could find...in an "RV" tire is 3900.00 or more...for 275-80R22.5. That is for Goodyear, and Michelin is more.

I read about 3,000 or less being a big hit!!! Really...where does one find a set for $3,000 or less? What State?

It seems driving to Ohio or Indiana will have to happen if i can save a grand..!!..
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Look for a TOYO or YOKAHAMA dealer. Two of the best tires out there and less money than Michelin or Goodyear. Many dealers sell them, look for a truck tire dealer.
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Yeah, this tire search thing gets into confusing corners. Just did about 45 minutes of Internet hunting for dealers of Yokohama truck tires who have 104ZR 12R22.5. That's the equivalent to my current Michelin XZE tires.

The Michelins are not sidewall cracked yet, but I'm afraid it won't be long. The reason I'm zeroing in on Yokohama is my recent experience with that brand for my toad tires. I'm impressed with the handling and ride improvement. Also less road noise than the factory equipped Goodyears.

The Yokohama web site touts their tires as having chemistry that greatly reduces premature checking/cracking.

Anyway, I found Yokohama 104ZR for $594.85 each delivered to my door (a commercial address in Ohio). This is easily $100 less than the best price on a Michelin.

Of course the next cost is to hire a road tire service to come out and install the tires.
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I just recieved a quote for 2 steering tires from Warehouse Tire in Athen, Ohio.
Size 255-70-22.5
Michelin $526.60
BF Goodrich $354.20 each.
Aeolus $224.50 each. (China)
I was advised the BFG tires are made by Michelin in the Michelin factory.
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I just got new Hankook 6 of them and driven 22 hours straight on them covering about 1200 miles.

No problem at all. Most of you are paying for mounting and balancing. My shop took my old tires and for them I got all the 6 tires mounted for free. Try to find a shop that will buy your old tires.

I have those 18 wheeler sized tires that they can resell old tires for the trailers.
Are the Hankooks smooth on the road? We are needing to replace ours and do not like the fact of spending high $$$ for michelins and am thinking either Hankooks, Hercules, or Sumitomo's. Any thoughts?

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Are the Hankooks smooth on the road? We are needing to replace ours and do not like the fact of spending high $$$ for michelins and am thinking either Hankooks, Hercules, or Sumitomo's. Any thoughts?

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If I didn't mention already, I put 6 Hancook AH12's on my coach. $2460 all in rolling down the road. Put 2200 miles on them already with no issue. I'd put Hancook's or Toyo's.
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