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Old 06-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Need tires

What alternative tires are available for MH? size 275 80R 22.5 Need 6 tires and looking for alternative to goodYear 670.
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Here is a tire size calculator that may help. http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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all kinds in that size.

www.tire-easy.com


Our selection of 275/80 R22.5 - tires-easy.com
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I went through this two years ago.

See my notes on tire selection.

http://home.roadrunner.com/~kwildman...cing tires.doc

Disclaimer: It's my opinion based on a lot of research.

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Should of asked for What other brands of tires are available for MH? 275 80R 22.5
seems all I can find around tampa area is michelins & Goodyears (from CW). even with FMCA advantage program the Michelins are 585.00 each, that is 3600 bucks plus 30 for install and 30 for balancing. Another 360 bucks for a total of 4200 DOLLARS. Is there, are there good tires from another mfg that will give good service and cost less. NO Retreads. Appreciate the replies. Ed
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......seems all I can find around tampa area is michelins & Goodyears (from CW). even with FMCA advantage program the Michelins are 585.00 each, ........ Ed
As you have discoverd, tires have gotten way more expensive lately. My good friend just bought 6 Michelin XRV 235/80 R 22.5 thru the Michelin Advantage Program and he paid just over $3,200.00 spin-balanced out the door. Your larger size tires are expected to cost more than the smaller tires used on gassers-welcome to the reality of DP motor homes !

FWIW, I don't think you save "enough" by using brands other than Michelin and GY, to spend the time figuring it out and shopping around. There are many brand choices out there if you want Chinese rubber under your expensive coach.
Happy hunting ! Ed
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FWIW, I don't think you save "enough" by using brands other than Michelin and GY
I'm starting to look around and that is what I'm finding. Not sure if that is true everywhere or just in rural areas that don't have as many places to choose from.

Hi ED, hope all is well with you!
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$60 to mount & balance? The shop gonna pay for their equipment on 1 sale??

No harder to mount or balance a 22 than a 20 or 15.
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Hi Ed,

I replaced Michelin 275-80-22.5's with Toyo M147 - 295-75-22.5's about 2 years ago. Love the Toyo's.

I am in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. I purchased my tires from Community Tire in Bradenton - 941-747-5569. Ask for Monty, he is the owner.
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Hi Ed,

I replaced Michelin 275-80-22.5's with Toyo M147 - 295-75-22.5's about 2 years ago. Love the Toyo's.

I am in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. I purchased my tires from Community Tire in Bradenton - 941-747-5569. Ask for Monty, he is the owner.
A big second on the Toyos!
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HI ED:
your choices are many ! just a few are continental,bridgestone,goodyear,Michelin. cost wise I think the best buy would be CONTINENTAL RIDES GREAT , HANDLES GREAT , AND DON'T THINK YOU WILL WEAR THEM OUT IN 6YRS. OR EVEN 10YRS. ON A MOTORHOME. WE BOUGHT CONTINENTALS LAST YEAR AND HAVE NO REGRETS , BY THE WAY MILEAGE MIGHT HAVE INCREASED EVEN. PS; WE HAD GOODYEARS BEFORE ,ROAD ROUGH !!!!!!
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AS Knight12 says, there are many major tire rands that carry that size. Continental and BFGoodrich (a Michlelin brand) and Bridgestone come readily to mind - all top notch tires. I'm running Continental 11R22.5's right now and they were $150 less than GY or Michelin. Check out Hankook and Kumho for even more savings.

You can also probably find a substitute size that has similar weight carrying capacity and revolutions per mile, but it takes a lot of research in the tire spec tables and some measuring to make sure the alternate fits your rigs wheel wells and wheels. With so many brands of 275/80 available, it's probably not worth the effort to try another size.
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I just installed 6 275/70/22.5 Hankook AH-12 on my 2005 Ambassador yesterday. I researched for months and found the prices on these better than anyother. Next best was Firestone FS-560. Only $10 per tire difference (Firestone were higher) but I have found good reviews on the Hankook. Seems GM, Ford, and Chrysler are installing them as OE on some new vehicles. Time will tell.
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Going from a tire size of 275-80-22.5 to 295-75-22.5 has a very minor change. The 295 will be .787" or about 25/32" wider than the 275's. For the rear duals the distance between tires would be .787/2= .3935 * 2 tires = .787" or 25/32". On the front tires the inner and outer tire face of the mounted tire would be .3935" or about 25/64" closer to fender well and the fender well cutout.

As for the height, the diameter of the 275 should be around 39.82" while the height of the 295 will be 39.92" or about 1/10" difference. This tiny difference means the 275 will revolve 506.7 times per mile and the 295 will rotate 505.45 times per mile. So over 5,280' the 275 will rotate 1.249 more turns than the 295.

If you can get a good deal on the 295's go for it.
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