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Old 09-29-2014, 10:39 PM   #141
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You do NOT want to use recaps on an RV. The amount of damage it will inflict upon your RV when they go will make you wish you'd spent a little extra.

One thing to keep in mind when buying a used coach is, you don't know the history. You don't know how many curbs the previous owner has jumped, if it's been overloaded or not run at proper inflation. Assume the worst and replace at the lower end of the recommended age replacement, IMO.
Good advice.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:48 PM   #142
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We went 8+ years on our OEM Michelins (made in Spain). They were starting to show some small cracks around the lettering. Took them to Les Schwabe to have them looked at by a "professional". All he said was "yep, they're cracked".
Bought my tires from Superior tire before the FMCA got their Michelin deal going. Had to wait about a month for the two 305/70's to come in, they were only about 3 weeks old. Rears were 275/70's and were about two months old. I couldn't complain about the age at all.
Mr. D, were the 305/70's on the front your choice or an upgrade with you heavier front axle?
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:53 AM   #143
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The Goodyear 245 70R19.5 G159 on my 2000 GBM Class A are the original tires. The coach has lived its entire life outdoors and parked on dirt or gravel. It makes only two 120 mile roundtrips to Talladega Super Speedway each year. It's current value is less than $15k. After reading this thread from end to end it appears that my 15 year old tires have been severely abused and should be replaced before my next trip to the races. But spending $3k on a set of tires for a $12k Motorhome is a hard pill to swallow.

TBF my 23 year old tires were looking decidedly dodgy when I replaced them, bulges and splits appearing everywhere.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:21 AM   #144
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Here are the only things on the rear tires:
Goodyear G670RV Unisteel (brand)
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275/80R22.5 Load range H and section with the air pressures and loads

No DOT CODES?
same tires as mone look on the other side of thetire, four digit code

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Old 09-30-2014, 06:30 AM   #145
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Agreed. Unfortunately, some people on these forums lose sight of the fact that what usually gets posted are problems. Rarely do people post to say that they've had no problems at all this year. As a result, fears get multiplied in people's minds because all they read about are people having problems and they begin to assume that such problems are the norm.

I will double buck the system, not only are my tire in excellent shape at almost 8 years, they will be there for several more and, get ready for this.............................................. ..................................................
they are goodyears g670's and I love them, no rivering, no problems at all and they ride like cushions of air.

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Old 09-30-2014, 05:49 PM   #146
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I just took off 11 year old 670's with 39,000 miles in perfect shape. Just bought motor home with tires on it . Replaced with Salem tires in 245/75/19.5. Hope they last as long.
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I just replaced my 15 year old Goodyear G159 with a set of Toyo M143 245x70R19.5. The tire dealer said the Goodyear's looked fine and had plenty of tread but they were very dry and hard as a rock. My 35' class A rides very smooth with the new Toyo's. $2445 for 6 mounted, balanced, new stems, and nitrogen filled. They were manufactured in July 2014.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:21 PM   #148
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Goodyear G159 Tire Failures on RVs Finally Dragged Into the Public Eye | Safety Research & Strategies, Inc.

anyone had any problem with these?
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Sounds like "Ambulance chasers advertisement to me"
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:47 AM   #150
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There are 4 reasons to replace a tire (Well technically 5)

1: Age
2: Miles
3: Condition (Visual inspection scares you)
4: Failure (Either due to road hazard, vandals, defect or poor maintenance)
5: Partner failed (Tires should normally be replaced axle at a time, and duals... Well the two tires represent one wheel and never replace half a wheel).
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I just purchased a 2001 Coachman Santara. I live in Boston but purchased it in FLA to save $$$…The dealer told me the tires were new and they looked new…I did not even make it past South Carolina before I blew a tire…Thank GOD it was a rear tire and I had signed up for roadside assist. The tech that cam out told me that tires were from 2006 and that although that is not super old the tires were dry and cracking…oh…and the spare was original to RV (2001) and practically disintegrated when he took it down from the hold. I got 2 New cheapo tires to get me back to Boston…now I am getting ready to hit the road again…and want to get all new tires…what are the best brands? Are there tires made specifically for RVs?
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There are 4 reasons to replace a tire (Well technically 5)

5: Partner failed (Tires should normally be replaced axle at a time, and duals... Well the two tires represent one wheel and never replace half a wheel).
Could you discuss this a bit more, I need a little bit more convincing.

My two dual wheels on the back are showing a few hairline cracks. It is a shade over 10 years old with about 95% tread left. To me, this is NEW tires, it hold pressure, no leak or anything (other than age with a few hairline crack). I feel bad throwing out 4 perfectly good tire and the $$$$ goes with it.

I agreed with you- two new tires are better, but for economic reason, I am thinking of replacing one new tire on each side; pair it with one old tire until the tread wear out (say 50%). Am I thinking ok or is old age getting to me? Front tire will be new.
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I just purchased a 2001 Coachman Santara. I live in Boston but purchased it in FLA to save $$$…The dealer told me the tires were new and they looked new…I did not even make it past South Carolina before I blew a tire…Thank GOD it was a rear tire and I had signed up for roadside assist. The tech that cam out told me that tires were from 2006 and that although that is not super old the tires were dry and cracking…oh…and the spare was original to RV (2001) and practically disintegrated when he took it down from the hold. I got 2 New cheapo tires to get me back to Boston…now I am getting ready to hit the road again…and want to get all new tires…what are the best brands? Are there tires made specifically for RVs?
Your EL Cheapo's are probably as good as any and I've quit paying for big names on purpose. I have 4 genuine Hercules on the drive axle that have been performing well all around the country and back again. On this last trip, I knew I was pushing it a little with my four 7 yr old Goodyear's that were left on the rig and due for replacement. Well, I first found a flaw on the left front up on Cape Cod and the guy down the street was able to put on two very expensive Hankooks. These are genuine Korean and have a very good reputation, so it's kinda paying for a name somewhat. Next I blow one of the GY's on the tag axle in NY and have both of the tag's replaced with Hankooks while still on the highway. Surprisingly, these same A11's were at a very good price and especially considering that they weren't installed in their shop. Naturally, COACHNET did their part and I would have been crazy to have just put on the spare and then went to find another shop to do the necessary replacements.
Anyway, you can't go wrong with Hankooks and least ways, you'll only be paying a little bit for a name. Hercules, along with others on Amazon still makes many of the RV sizes and ordering from them like I did the one time, is the best bang for the buck, but you'll have to find a local shop to install them, which I have close by.
They're a few manufactures that make RV tires and the GY 670's are one example, but I'm all for truck tires these days and hopefully they're more durable. Just so you know, the last 4 digits of the DOT number will give you the week and year of manufacture. You also need to check this, so as to not purchase old tires brand new, as well.
By way, where in FL, did you buy your Motorhome?
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Sounds like "Ambulance chasers advertisement to me"
How would we know?
TRUST Who? Government/Big Corporations/lawyers

Was just looking for opinion's from consumers
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