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Old 05-14-2015, 04:58 AM   #1
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I am seriously considering buying a 2007 HR Admiral 33 foot gas BH model. Does anybody have experience with this model? Also, it has original Michelin 22.5 inch tires on it with approximately 11,500 miles and very good tread. It is located in the NE and has never been in hot weather for storage or extended time. Can I expect to change out tires in two years? I a weighing this option against a 2006 National Dolphin gas 36 foot, with 14,500 miles and original Michelin tires. Does anybody have feelings on preference for either model and which would you recommend? I a new to RV'ing and never owned one. Thank you for your feedback.

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Old 05-14-2015, 05:35 AM   #2
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As with 90% of all our coaches, tires will age out before you can wear them out. With that being said, if the tires on those coaches are original then they are due to be changed out. Consider the price of new tires into the price of whatever coach you buy.

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You'll get lots of "opinions" on the life of the tires. Michelin says their tires are good for 10 years, but need to be inspected. What ever MH you choose, check the tire date codes. My 06 MH is built on an 05 chassis with 05 tires. BTW, if the MH is built on a 22K Workhorse chassis, make sure the brake recall was done.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:37 AM   #4
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Go for the floor plan that you prefer, and storage inside and out for your needs. 3' does make a difference in livability. We love or 36' Dolphin 5355! Just my $.02...
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:39 AM   #5
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I would just plan on new tires for either of those coaches.
How many tire carcasses are laying next to the freeway with good tread? Lots.
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