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Old 08-11-2015, 12:27 PM   #1
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Need new tires

We need new tires for our 2008 HR Rambler 37' with 4 slides rv. What are the your opinions?

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Old 08-11-2015, 12:32 PM   #2
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The size of your tire would really help. 19.5 or maybe 22.5x whatever. We need more information.

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Old 08-11-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
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In my opinion, if you need new tires, you should buy some!
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:36 PM   #4
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Join FMCA and take advantage of their discount deal with Michelin. A friend recently replaced all 6 of his and he said he saved over $800.

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Old 08-11-2015, 01:41 PM   #5
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I just put a set of Toyos on my HR 36' gas model. 19.5. Cost about $2700 installed in my driveway and the old tires hauled off. Pleased with them so far.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
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Just bought 4 Toyos (22.5") for rear for $1500 (including disposal).
Michelin and Goodyear were about $1000 more.
Mostly good reviews for Toyo.
I'll let you know what I think in a few years.
Good luck!
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:29 PM   #7
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I personally replaced aged out 22.5" Michelin tires with Firestone FS560s. I am still pleased with my decision 22 months later. Each forum page has a search window at the top. There are reams of posts on this topic for your viewing pleasure.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:30 PM   #8
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Click it.... Hercules H-902 Tire(s) 245/70R19.5
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:36 PM   #9
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Michelins thru FMCA program.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:06 PM   #10
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Michelins using the advantage program. I work at a trucking company and we have the advantage program and Michelin dealers say the prices are less then there cost. FMCA set up a good deal for its members and they should take advantage of it. This is a regular program for trucking company's that buy a lot tires qualify for. The pricing is on the FMCA website so there is no mystery as to cost.
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:25 AM   #11
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New tires

Tire size 225/70R 22.5
Not seeing a search window on forum sites.
How does one take advantage of FMCA tire discount?
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:55 AM   #12
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Call FMCA. You'll need to join them to use the program, but buying tires thru the program could save you more then enough to cover this.

And it's not just Michelins. Because of the large backorder on Michelins right now, suppliers will not be seeing them flowing to if lucky the 1st to 2nd week of September, also consider BG Goodrich. They're owned by Michelin, and qualify for the Advantage Program. I just chose 2 BF Goodrich ST230 to replace some damaged tires (I can't wait for Michelin.). It's a good Tier 1 tire, and it was a much lower price the the XZY3 tire that the shop could still find 2 of in my size (But this is more of a regional tire, and was not something I would have considered anyways.).

In your size, probably the XZA3 would be the appropriate Michelin for your coach. One other way to go, is 2 XZA3 on the steers, and BF Goodrich ST230's on the rear. But, only if you can wait for the Michelins to start flowing again.

And be warned, at least in the Denver area where I'm passing thru and needing to do all of this 'now' (pot hole damage two tires), the shortage of Michelins has rippled over to a shortage on other Tier 1 tire suppliers. I had several days of calling around, and were given options time in again for regional or heavy duty trucking tires. The few tires that were appropriate, IMO, for RV and highway usage - had born on dates going back to 2014. Don't one to spend this kind of money, and get too old of tires to start with (one gent wanted to sell me tires with a week code of 12, from 2014 (1214) That is March or fist of April of 2014. Said it was the install date that mattered, not the born on date. Not to me and my wallet!

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Old 08-13-2015, 11:35 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by julesverne View Post
Tire size 225/70R 22.5
Are you sure you don't mean 255/70R 22.5?

225/70 is not shown in a 22.5" on any tire sites I found.

If you do need a 255, check www.Simpletire.com
They stock a dozen or so brands of tires in that size. They can even sometimes beat the FMCA pricing, if you're determined to buy Michelins.

It's much easier than joining some club just to get the "secret handshake" to buy tires!

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