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Old 10-02-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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Looking for 19.5" tires for my Winnie

Looking to replace 6-8 year old tires on my Adventurer. Currently G670's on the front and G647's on the rear, all in good shape.19.5" diameter limits the tire choices somewhat. Michelins are out due to sidewall cracking.

Here is what I have so far querying 3 local dealers:

Goodyear G670's at $554, my preferred tire, but just too expensive.

Goodyear G647rss at $418, marketed as a "superb choice or high scrub applications". Mine have served me well.

Toyo M143 at $387, "designed for demanding regional and urban delivery service".

Sumitomo ST718 at $369, "urban and metro fleet operations"

Aeolus HN828 at $310, "regional and pick up and delivery trucks"

Roadmaster RM170AT (by Cooper) at $258, "a pick-up and delivery
all-position tire"

Hercules H-902 at $226, " Regional all-position rib tire for both steer and trailer application". I had their mud tires on my Jeep with no complaints, but badmouthed by a different dealer.

Thoughts? Any other favorites I ought to be looking at?
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:36 AM   #2
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My experience with the Toyo were great on a previous RV and would be my first choice next time I have to replace the tires!
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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My coach came with a pair of Roadmaster RM170s on the front axle. The previous owner had a bad alignment issue during a cross country trip. He scalped the tread off his Michelins! When he realized what was happening, he stopped and had the front end problem fixed, but the only tires available in his size (225 70 R19.5) at that location were the Roadmasters. He put them on and finished his trip, then sold the coach to me.

Long story short, they're still on there. They're approaching 5 years old and have given me absolutely no problems at all. I replaced the rear tires with Samson GL283As because there was no Cooper dealer nearby at the time. I'm quite happy with them as well. Based solely upon personal experience, I'd recommend either of those two brands.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:10 PM   #4
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I just put the sumitomo tires on. I have taken one trip on them so far. No complaints. I went with the 14 ply version. Still rides nice.

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Old 10-02-2015, 01:52 PM   #5
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Hankooks are Korean but have a great reputation.
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I have the coopers on my MH the precious owner put on. He had 6k on them and I have about the same with no issues. My only complaint is he put 6 steer tires on to same money.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:28 PM   #7
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Wow. Did tire prices go up that much in 1 year.

I put Hankook AH11's on mine last year for $310 cdn each and they were just a bit cheaper than the Toyos.

I recommend the Hankooks whole heartedly, but if you are only going off your list then I would pick Toyo 1st Sumi 2nd.
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:15 AM   #8
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Those Hancook AH11's look like a great alternative, and come highly recommended. I see that some Hancooks are made in China others in South Korea. How do you find out where a certain tire is made?
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We put Toyos on our 32' Georgetown when we bought it, all 19.5 wheels. That was just over 5 years ago and the complete set of six with dynamic balancing and CRES valve stems was just over $2200 at our local Les Schwab store. The manager specifically searched the stock list for the newest set, and found some that were just 6 weeks after their manufacture date.

Still looked like new when we sold the rig after 4 years/6000 miles.
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My Hankooks were made in China but they are made BY Hankook to their specifications. I have had no issues at all with mine so far and would buy them again. I also have balance beads in all 6 of them.
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Just got a quote on HancookAH11's at $367per tire, so that puts cost below Toyo and Sumitomo, but above the rest of the cheaper alternatives. Might be a good middle ground. Think I will check that price with a few other dealers. I see I can get them delivered to an installer for $317 from Tire-Easy or $304 from Simple Tire. Any one with experience with either of those suppliers?
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Put a set of Toyos on my HR this summer. $2700 mounted in my driveway and old tires hauled off. Fronts only balanced.
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I put six Hankook AH11's on my Class A this past June. $259 each (plus $13.61 FET). Total package with labor, balance bags and sales tax was $2047 at Fletchers Tire, a local chain with multiple locations in AZ. These Hankooks replaced Cooper Roadmasters, two of which developed sidewall splits with under 20K miles and less than 4 years of use. 8K on the Hankooks so far with no signs of wear.

My neighbor has Samsons on his Class A, (another economy priced tire) and is very happy with them.

I took my six used tires back with me and sold them for $250 on Craigslist.
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Looking to replace 6-8 year old tires on my Adventurer. Currently G670's on the front and G647's on the rear, all in good shape.19.5" diameter limits the tire choices somewhat. Michelins are out due to sidewall cracking.

Here is what I have so far querying 3 local dealers:

Goodyear G670's at $554, my preferred tire, but just too expensive.

Goodyear G647rss at $418, marketed as a "superb choice or high scrub applications". Mine have served me well.

Toyo M143 at $387, "designed for demanding regional and urban delivery service".

Sumitomo ST718 at $369, "urban and metro fleet operations"

Aeolus HN828 at $310, "regional and pick up and delivery trucks"

Roadmaster RM170AT (by Cooper) at $258, "a pick-up and delivery
all-position tire"

Hercules H-902 at $226, " Regional all-position rib tire for both steer and trailer application". I had their mud tires on my Jeep with no complaints, but badmouthed by a different dealer.

Thoughts? Any other favorites I ought to be looking at?
I've been running 4 Hercules on the drive axle all over the country for awhile and so far, they have served us well. The other 4 are Hankook, which we haven't had all that long and did cost more money. Two were over priced and were bought near Cape Cod, while on the road last year. The other two were also bought while on the road last year, when a GY tag tire blew out on a NY state thruway. Did get a good deal on those, however and a cop said that they had a consumer protection plan in place on that road, so no rip offs, just cuz you might be in a vulnerable situation.
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