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Old 01-14-2014, 11:54 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by hes4all View Post
That is a very common thing. When the tire guy was talking to me about the options? I asked how much air I would need to run for the weight and he said the max amount of air for the rating of the tire? It was like 125.

I showed him the Michelin chart and where I would run my 305's at. It was another learner experience for him.

I run mine the same as you with the tag at 85.

Sure nice ride!
And here again, the pressure on the side of most truck size tires is not the maximum the tire should ever have it is the MINIMUM to support the MAXIMUM weight the tire can support. This is in the RV tire guides that Michelin and GoodYear publish, plus an article in Motorhome magazine.

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Old 01-15-2014, 04:14 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by jimbo2013 View Post
Can someone explain the difference drive Vs steer tires

I have new Hercules H 902 255/70 22.5s

I was in steady rain and the front didn't feel like it should so I think I may change to steer tires.

Any thoughts on that.

By the way I have Toyo on my pickup love them.
The terms come from the large truck tire industry. It signifies where a mounted tire will be placed. Some heavy trucks, like a cement mixer, will have two front axles in tandem. Both axles are attached to the steering wheel. There are also, steerable axles on the rear of some multi axled dump trucks/cement mixers.
A drive tire is usually on the rear and is in a dual situation in most cases. There are exceptions, I'm not getting into those.
The terms just distinguish where the tires will be mounted on a motorhome or truck.
I use the term due to the ease of ordering tires for my commercial trucks.

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Old 01-15-2014, 05:16 AM   #45
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Another tire you might want to consider is Hankooks. I just put on 6 AH 11's in 19.5" on my 2000 Adventurer for $1800 installed. Very happy with them so far after 6000 miles.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:12 PM   #46
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I put a set of Toyo M154's on last October - super smooth and quiet.

Running a 36ft cat diesel on a 30K pound chassis.

The extra 5MPH sustained top cruise speed over the goodyears and most everything in the class is nice "headroom" when running on long desert hauls and up and down the I5 where posted limits are 70-75.

Paid 2800 for a set of 6 with beads in all.

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Uncle Dave, where did you get your tires at that price? I am a 38ft Dutch Star, with Cat also. I would guess we are not to much different in weight. It would be great to have the ability to let it breath on those long straight highways.
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Uncle Dave, where did you get your tires at that price? I am a 38ft Dutch Star, with Cat also. I would guess we are not to much different in weight. It would be great to have the ability to let it breath on those long straight highways.
I got them from a place called Colton Truck Terminal.
I get all my RV chassis and engine service done at Colton.
I dont trust anywhere else.

I called Petes Tires and got a terrible deal on the phone, so I called Colton and they gave me the deal above.

Oddly Colton gets its tires from Petes.
When I was at colton getting the service Petes showed up with the Tires and did the work.

My guy at Colton (Ed) guaranteed me the dates codes would be no more than x months old, and he delivered.

I would have been happy with Sumi's if they were in my size.
Deliriously happy with my Toyos.
Im more than comfortable with Japanese tire manufacturers.

Give the guys at Colton a call they've all been there like 20+ years and the place is filled with kenworths and petes on one side and large class A's on the other. They'll take good care of you.

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Just checked - 2866.00 labor 6 bags and tires.

I had a 400 dollar service as well that trip- oil,change filters etc. gen check, coolant ph test etc...new serpentine belt..

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I have 4 Sumitomo tires on the rear. They ride smooth and quiet. There were Sumitomo on the front when I bought it but they were not rated for the weight of the front end. I replaced them with Toyo load range H.
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To end my story, I ended up with TOYO 265/75 R 154 series with balancing beads, they were as close to the original Michelin 280 diameter. They ride nicely and to my surprise, they give me an added bonus. The coach speedo now reads 3mph under actual at all speeds, meaning better mileage!!!

One major factor in this selection is research, and availability. I purchased these from Les Schwab $2990 out the door, all DOT stamps are within three months of mounting. They maintain a stock of these tires in our sizes and there is a drought of available tires for RV's nation wide. If I encounter any issues I will post. If I don't, all is well.

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