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Old 11-15-2010, 08:34 AM   #15
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If they'll fit, you might consider going with 275-80x22.5 or 11Rx22.5. They'll ride smoother and are abundant in every brand and 14 and 16 ply.
This is what I mean when I say that I know very little about tires. I saw the 11R22.5 tires listed on Bridgestone's web site, but have no idea what size tire they are, since they are not listed in the same manner as the one's I own. How does one decipher this?

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Tires

Other things to consider besides clearance are: 1) load carrying capability, 2) your rim width.

Our 98 DSDP came with J rated 275/70/22.5s on the steer axle. Newmar did it for clearance reasons only. The steer axle only carries 10,500 Lbs max, so a G rated tire is more than enough. We installed H rated 275/80/22.5 with minor clearance modification to the frt hyd jack pads. Our rim width is 7.5".

Here's a lot of info on Bridgestone Commercial Truck Tires

http://www.trucktires.com/bridgeston...ckDataBook.pdf

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Here is a link to a tire size calculator. They don't have 22.5" but they do have 22", what your looking for is the size difference so it's close enough.
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

I checked the 275/70R/22 against a 265/75R/22 and here are the results.
Toyo has a 265/75R/22.5 I put on my 99 Tradewinds and they work fine. It's the M154 series.
http://toyotires.com/tire/pattern/m154

I ask my delear to insure the date code was current and none of the six tires were older than 4 months.
The cost was almost $1500 lower than Michelin Brand.

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Craig, I know several people that have put Toyos on their rig. They both claim that the ride isn't as soft as the Michelin's but they said they track well. Also, they were considerable less expensive.
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craig- I also had the rivering problem on my 04 holiday rambler. So i installed 2 michelin xza-2 energy tires on the front, the rears seem to be ok at this point[ 40k miles] the goodyears were junk compaired to the michelins. I paid 566 ea installed.- too much, but they are the best tires I have ever had on any coach I have owned. Found out later that sam's club sells them $422 ea not including mount & balance as they don't have the equipment for large tires, so that would be additional, but the tires are great. bob
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Here is a website comparing tire brands and prices for your rig.

One thing of note there is a place just south of Newport AR, Burgess Tires, who will make some good deals on all brands including Michelins.
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Bridgestones do make a tire to fit your motorhome. They are 295x75x22.5 and have 16 ply tires available. I have done a lot of research on which brand to replace my GY's with and I have decided on either the Bridgestone R280 or Continental. Both have received very good reviews. I can't wait to feel the difference going down the road. The GY's bounce around because of their rivering issues.

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Bridgestones do make a tire to fit your motorhome. They are 295x75x22.5
My tires are 275/75/22.5.

Thanks everyone for your helpful replies. I've decided that I am probably going to go with a set of Hankook AH12 Tires. Hankook makes a exact fit tire in my size and they have been getting some good reviews in another forum. I called a local truck tire repair shop and was told that they are widely available for the trucking industry, so obtaining an emergency replacement tire while on the road shouldn't be a problem. They will run me about $1000 less than a set of Michelin XZA2's

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I don't want to hijack this thread but there is a posting on both the FMCA and Escapees website that Michelin is offering up to 55% discount off MSRP to FMCA members. As usual, a call to FMCA gets you directed to Michelin because FMCA doesn't have a clue.
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I don't want to hijack this thread but there is a posting on both the FMCA and Escapees website that Michelin is offering up to 55% discount off MSRP to FMCA members. As usual, a call to FMCA gets you directed to Michelin because FMCA doesn't have a clue.
Thanks for the info. Here is a link to the discussion going on in the Escapees Forum.
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The 295x75x22.5 and the 275x80x22.5 are the same diameter and CC. I did not see 70 in your discription.
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I did not see 70 in your discription.
That's alright, even I can't keep it straight. In my reply I stated they were 75's, when in fact they are 70's per my OP as you just pointed out.
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Craig P -

There are several tire discussions on this site alone. I was a part of two others that are a little bit dated, but I had the same problem as you.

Here is what I found out for my tires which are a 275/70 R22.5 (including best price found online):

Firestone, FS560 Plus - $396ea
Continental HSR1 - $419
Goodyear, Unisteel G169RSA - $426
Michelin, XZU2 - $473
Goodyear, Unisteel G670RV - $518

The above are based on my specific tire size, which I was very reluctant to change due to concerns provided earlier in this string. They all also have same load rating (H), and similar specs ("any location" tires, etc.).

All of that research and guess what? I ended up with a Yokohama tire in the same size (not even on my original list). I had them installed last week - 6 tires, mounted, balanced, and an alignment (which was off according to specs) and I was out the door for only $2600!!

I have been told that any "good" name brand will be dependable and perform similarly. I've also heard not to mix (i.e. - Firestone on the drive rims, Goodyear on the steer rims).

I drove my coach about 70 miles over the weekend and LOVE the Yoko's! Great ride, nice looking all-weather type of tread (important here in CO), excellent handling. I'll keep everyone up to spedd with their performance as I put on more miles, but I thought you might find this helpful.

Good Luck!!

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