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Old 04-20-2016, 05:13 PM   #1
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New 19.5 Tires?

I'm getting ready to put new tires on our RV. They're 245/R70/19.5s and I'm looking at Cooper RM170s. I stopped at the tire shop today after finding out they got the shipment in and checked the manufactured date and they are 2515 which means they are around 10 months old already. I checked the tires currently on our RV and they were also about the same age when we purchased the RV. We never had any problems with the current tires- Michelins - so I'm not real concerned but I am curious, is this common for the tires for RVs to be almost a year old before purchase, or is this something I should be more concerned about. Purchase price is $205 per tire balanced and mounted.
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The same thing happened to me. After the tired we mounted on my class c..I looked and they were two years old.. I had told the salesman how important it is to have 6 yr old tires no older ( I've since heard other ideas)... He couldn't do anything they were on a rack someplace for two years. New but will the next owner believe the story even with a receipt.. . when I get my next set of tires it will not be at tire track and I will insist on setting the tires prior to installation.. Live and learn
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Look around at other tire suppliers and brands, you might find a different mfrg that just completed a run, and a high volume dealer will have newer ones in stockmore so then some local tire supplier. Myself, I'm waiting for 2 months to get new 22.5's for our coach from Michelin, they'r just now making a production run on their new line of X Line Energy Z tires.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:09 PM   #4
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New 245/70R19.5 Tires

Had two blow outs on my original Goodyear G670, all 2004 made, over the past two summers. Both cases, a sidewall blowout about the size of a quarter. One time on the road, the second one in the driveway an hour after getting home from short trip. Had purchased one replacement G670 in 2014 for $660.09. Been looking around for replacements and finally settled on Sailun S637 14ply/load range G. Paid just over $1300.00, mounted, balanced, new metal stems for all six. Only had a chance to check the dates on three so far: 3215, 1216, 0816. Only drove a few miles, but felt good so far
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:27 AM   #5
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How do you like the Sailun Tires? I have a chance to get those also, but I am leaning towards the Coopers because I couldn't find any info on the Sailuns.
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I put on a set of Toyo 19.5's last summer. Very pleased so far.
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I'm getting ready to put new tires on our RV. They're 245/R70/19.5s and I'm looking at Cooper RM170s.
Make sure you get correct load range for your motorhome. The Coopers come in both G and H load range.
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I have the Cooper RM170 225/70R19.5 load range G. I have about 1000 miles on them and they have been good so far. Around $1400 if I remember correctly.
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Yep. Energy Z is 22.5 only, no 19.5 size.

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... Myself, I'm waiting for 2 months to get new 22.5's for our coach from Michelin, they'r just now making a production run on their new line of X Line Energy Z tires.
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Make sure you get correct load range for your motorhome. The Coopers come in both G and H load range.
I ordered G load range, which I believe would be the better range for our motorhome?
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put 6 Hankooks on ours last summer with the beads, nice quiet good riding tires, around 1600 installed
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I put 6 new sailun on my flair 245-70-19.5 I think they are great so far. Really like the price. They ride good. Only have 6 thousand miles so far so no idea of life.
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I put 6 new sailun on my flair 245-70-19.5 I think they are great so far. Really like the price. They ride good. Only have 6 thousand miles so far so no idea of life.
The tires we have on our coach are 2013 if I remember right. They are all agressive tread driving tires. The alignment shop suggested that some of the vibration I am getting could be coming from the front tires not being steer type design. I am having a pair of SAILUN S637 HWY 225/70R19.5/G mounted and balanced tomorrow on the front. Glad to hear some good reviews from those who are running them as there is not much information about them available.
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After blowout of g670 Goodyear's and finding out they were over 10 yrs old we replaced all 6 with firestones. learned about date code from this website and made sure ahead of time that tire place had 7 (replaced the spare also) were no more than 2 months old. Seemed pricey at $2700 but I'll pay for a name I know and peace of mind.
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