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Old 04-19-2014, 12:15 AM   #1
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Tire Brands for Class A

Which brand is on the low price end of the scale that you all might recommend when one's choice is to keep driving on 10 yr old tired or settle for a not so long lasting yet safe inexpensive brand alternative?

Is there low priced brands that one should avoid no matter what?

Let's face it, most of us don't need tires to last 60,000 to 80,000 miles since we don't drive our coaches enough. 7 yrs time will get here long before the mileage limit. A good 30-40,000 miles tire would be fine with me if they were safe and saved one money when purchased.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:31 AM   #2
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Toyo's are cheaper than Michelin's and just as good (in my opinion).
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:20 AM   #3
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I am pleased with my Firestone FS560 tires that replaced aged out Michelins.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:33 AM   #4
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I have Toyos also,, no complaints
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:42 AM   #5
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I put Yokohamas on about 2000 miles ago. Way better than the 21 year old Kelly's that were on it when I bought it and less $ than Goodyear and Michelin.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:11 AM   #6
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I was given a very good quote on 6 Dunlop tires...they are made by Goodyear but much cheaper--around 2000 compared to around 3000. The difference is in the rubber composite of the tire--more engineering in resistance to breakdown in the GR. Local tire dealer, local warranty/roadside coverage for the most part.
Les Slobs quoted me 2500 for 6 Toyo tires which has a great nation wide warranty and they have a drive to "win" you over as the tire of choice.
Ultimately, I based my decision on the warranty coverage and the fact I now have Toyo LT tires on my two SUVs. Put Hankook snow tires on daughter's little Chevy--really impressed with the rubber composite, but 14" tires impossible to relate to a RV tire.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:30 AM   #7
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I replaced my Mich's with Sumitomos.
Do some research and you'll find that Sumitomo does some manufacturing for both Goodyear and Dunlop.
Mine were purchased through a family owned truck business...$300/ea mounted and Equal balancing beads.

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I replaced my OEM Goodyears with new Hankooks. I've put about 5,500 miles on the new ones and have no complaints.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:38 PM   #9
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Toyos Again

I'm a fan of Toyos for my 22.5 inchers. Last time I bought them, I had to sign a document stating that I realize they may not ride as smooth as made for RV tires (Michelins). I have not noticed that or maybe my ride standards are lower than most. At any rate, they are good tires and half the price of Michelins.
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What size are you talking about SissyBob?
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Has anyone put on coopers? I got a really good quote on 6 new tires installed for less then 2k.
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Check with Costco, they can get the tire for your rig and cost is usually pretty good.
My though is it is not the milage, it is what rides on the tires, I my case it is all the things I love, wife, Kid, pets= Best tires I can get.


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What size are you talking about SissyBob?
I don't know yet. I just know I have 10 tires total and that it is going to cost half the price of what I paid for the MH to replace all of them. My 'new' '85 Vogue is presently at my mechanics getting the once over. So far he couldn't find anything to service or fix on it except one clamp that was missing somewhere. And by the time Camping World puts on a new rear A/C, new bigger toilet, new digital antenna, air vent fan rain covers, and a couple other modern things, I will probably have in it twice what I paid for it. But I planned on that from the beginning. But once I get it modernized, hi-teched up with XM satellite radio and new TVs, and get the outside detailed, it will be like new as far as I am concerned and I will own it outright, be able to keep the $$ I get from selling my home, and be free to go where I want and live in it for as long as I want worry free.
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When I was in the market for new tires I was going to get Hankook tires, because of price and had heard good things about them, but could not find any in the time frame I needed. Ended up getting good year at a Wing Foot shop not far from home. Met a guy at my rv storage the same week and he just had Cooper tires put on pretty cheap. Good Luck.
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