Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-11-2015, 12:27 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 16
Need new tires

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

julesverne is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-11-2015, 12:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Keeseville ny
Posts: 382
The size of your tire would really help. 19.5 or maybe 22.5x whatever. We need more information.

cwit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Posts: 269
In my opinion, if you need new tires, you should buy some!
SilverBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 01:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
akadeadeye's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 1,395
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.

2009 Newmar 42 ft. Allstar 4188, Wheelchair Accessible, 400HP Cummins ISL, Allison 3000, Mastertow Dolly, '98 Riviera
akadeadeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 01:41 PM   #5
Senior Member
epj's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 267
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.
epj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
Senior Member
LarrytheBear's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,269
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!
Larry and Prissy Sharp
2006 Allegro Bay 37DB
2012 Toyota Yaris
LarrytheBear is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 03:29 PM   #7
Senior Member
gruelens's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,369
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.
George R. - Fulltiming since January '03
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 3991
2012 Chevy Malibu LT1
gruelens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 03:30 PM   #8
Senior Member
tropical36's Avatar
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 1,829
Click it.... Hercules H-902 Tire(s) 245/70R19.5
07 Revolution LE 40E_1 1/2 Baths_Spartan MM Chassis_06 400HP C9 CAT_ Allison 3000
Dinghy_2010 Jeep Wrangler JKU ISLANDER
1998 36ft. National Tropi-Cal Chevy Model 6350 (SOLD)
tropical36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 03:36 PM   #9
Senior Member
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Annapolis,MD
Posts: 1,272
Michelins thru FMCA program.
macandphyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2015, 09:06 PM   #10
Senior Member
IASM's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 484
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.
IASM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2015, 08:25 AM   #11
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 16
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?
julesverne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2015, 10:55 AM   #12
Senior Member
Smitty77's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Over the next hill, around the next curve...
Posts: 3,500
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!

Best of luck to you,
Roo II is our 04 Country Coach Allure 40'
OnDRoad for The JRNY! Enjoy life...
Smitty77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2015, 11:35 AM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Posts: 269
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!

SilverBob is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Tires Larry Young Class A Motorhome Discussions 1 07-17-2015 05:36 PM
19.5" Truck Wheels and Tires drfife Excel Owner's Forum 26 11-25-2014 03:09 PM
Trailer tires on a coach 2Bargos Class A Motorhome Discussions 20 08-19-2014 10:26 PM
Upgrading Axels, Wheels, Suspension & tires Big-Foot 5th Wheel Discussion 7 08-14-2014 05:04 AM
New Tires Beowulf2 MH-General Discussions & Problems 1 03-20-2014 06:35 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.