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Old 01-07-2014, 09:30 PM   #1
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Michelin vs. Goodyear

I currently have original Michelin's 235x80x22.5 on my motorhome. According to the salesperson, Michelin is the only one who makes this size.

I was told by a commercial tire shop that they could get me the Michelin's, but for $300 less on a complete set, recommended Goodyear's G661 (245x75x22.5)

Sales person stated it's the same diameter, and also claimed a more robust tire used on many buses. I didn't inquire on speed rating or weight capability just yet.

Is there anything this sales persons not telling me? Are these two sizes interchangeable?

Any advice or recommendations is appreciated!

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Old 01-07-2014, 09:36 PM   #2
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I am curious as well since mine are currently the same size and they are a bit pricey... Since my fronts are new I need a comparable set of rears.

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Old 01-07-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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I had the same issue a few months ago. In October I changed to Firestone FS560 size 255/70/22.5. The conversion worked out well for me and eliminated the problematic and expensive 235/80 size. A forum search will reveal lots of discussion on this.
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