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Old 08-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Question More tires 225/70R19.5

Well, I searched the threads and couldn't find anything on this tire size that would answer my questions. Sorry to add more tire talk, but...

We have a 1988 Holiday Rambler - 30 ft, Chevy 454 and need to replace the tires. The tires on it now are : Michelin 225/70R19.5
We have a limited budget and I have found the following tires, all in the size above:

Michelin XDE @ $260 ea (Costco)
Cooper Road Masters @ $215 ea (Cross-Midwest)
Hercules H-902 @ 200 ea (Cross-Midwest)
Hercules H-702 @ $225 ea (Cross-Midwest)

These are tire only costs, not mounting, balancing, etc...
I know these are on the cheap side, but I need help making this expensive decision. Does anyone have these on their coach? Does one ride better than the other? Do you love them, hate them...?

Also!! Is a different sized tire better for our rig - and why?

Any input at all is very much appreciated.
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Just before I traded in my class C I'd just installed a set of Firestone Transforce tires. They rode much better than the tires I replaced due to side wall cracking. They were only 16 ", but you might try checking with Firestone to get a price for your size. Good luck.
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I know these are on the cheap side, but I need help making this expensive decision.
Be glad (very, very glad) you aren't replacing 22.5's. Our fronts were over $600 each!

That said I don't trust my life and my wife's to anything but Michelins.
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We just bought our 2000 Winnebago Adventurer 32V with the Chevy 454 in April of this year & I put Hancook AH 11's all around for $1850 installed for 6 of them in Mass. Sold the old Coopers on Craigslist for $600 that were in pretty good shape still with the caveat that they were just to be used locally to someone local going to football games & concerts. Been very happy with them so far after 6K miles.
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We have a 1988 Holiday Rambler Alumalite 35' with EIGHT tires.

Ours are 8R19.5. I have heard that you can switch them (to 225/70R19.5 ???) except for maybe the duals where spacing might be a problem.

A LOT of people believe that Michelin are the best. And maybe they are. But on our budget it ain't gonna happen. We are looking at Samson or Hankook. I heard some good things about Double Coin but they seem hard to find.

BTW we are looking for info on our wiper motor which appears to be a Sprague E-008-010. Can't really tell because the label is damaged. Would you have any info?
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I would "suspect"... and have no direct knowledge, that your rig MAY have started off with 8R19.5s

Here is a Goodyear conversion web page:

Size Conversions - Goodyear RV
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #7
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We have a 1988 Holiday Rambler Alumalite 35' with EIGHT tires.

Ours are 8R19.5. I have heard that you can switch them (to 225/70R19.5 ???) except for maybe the duals where spacing might be a problem.

A LOT of people believe that Michelin are the best. And maybe they are. But on our budget it ain't gonna happen. We are looking at Samson or Hankook. I heard some good things about Double Coin but they seem hard to find.

BTW we are looking for info on our wiper motor which appears to be a Sprague E-008-010. Can't really tell because the label is damaged. Would you have any info?
Yes, that's what we were told about the tires it had from the factory, and it has the 225/70r19.5's on it right now. The duals fit fine, with no spacing problems. Feeling a little better about my tire situation and thankful that I don't have to buy 8!
As for the wiper motor -
Our RV is at Cummins for the next week getting the genny worked on. We actually have the original owner's manual and the Chevy manual as well. Both books are in the glove-compartment of the RV. I know it doesn't help you now, but I'll look it up when we get the RV back and get back with you on that info.
I'd love to see pictures of yours and how it differs from ours. We have the Alumalite as well, but it's also called the Presidential model. How long have you owned your '88? We just bought ours last month from the original owner and are super excited to go on our first trip next month...after we get everything in good working order. It had sat for the last 10 years...
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I bought the Road Masters for my 2000 Allegro Bay. Only time will tell on them lasting but I love the ride. Lots of negative thoughts on here but to each his own. I have TPMS and am religious about MH maintenance.
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Be glad (very, very glad) you aren't replacing 22.5's. Our fronts were over $600 each!

That said I don't trust my life and my wife's to anything but Michelins.
We just bought a set of 6 Michelins - 235/80R22.5 - for our RV. Total cost out the door was $3000 through the Tire Connection - Michelin Advantage Program program.
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