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Old 05-26-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Tire Preferences?

I'm due to replace the tires on my 32' Fleetwood Southwind this year. Initially thought I'd go with Michelins again, but my tire guy (who sells both and is an rv-er himself) highly recommends Hankook. The Hankooks are somewhat cheaper. Anybody have any experience with or opinion about Hankook v. Michelin? Or other tire recommendations?
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I'm due to replace the tires on my 32' Fleetwood Southwind this year. Initially thought I'd go with Michelins again, but my tire guy (who sells both and is an rv-er himself) highly recommends Hankook. The Hankooks are somewhat cheaper. Anybody have any experience with or opinion about Hankook v. Michelin? Or other tire recommendations?
Buy what you want and but do the research, they make more margin on the Hankooks.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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Hankook is a quality brand - they are a worldwide tire manufacturer, headquartered in Korea. I would have no reservations at all about using them.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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Hankook is a quality brand - they are a worldwide tire manufacturer, headquartered in Korea. I would have no reservations at all about using them.
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Bridgestone and Toyo are pretty good too.
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My #1 preference is Bridgestones and #2 preference Continentals. We're presently running Bridgestones on our coach.
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What size tires does the Southwind have? If it's the typical 235/80R22.5, you are pretty much restricted to Michelin, since only they make that size. Some people use the 255/70R22.5 as a substitute size and Hankook makes one like that.
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Size matters; make sure the spacing of the duals will be correct.

Before you choose and if possible or convenient check Costco for the price on your Michelins. Factor in the price of installation because Costco does not install. Still I think you might be pleased with the Costco pricing. For that matter see if they sell Hankooks as well, they just may.
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I believe that the Hankooks are a good tire. I would have bought them last year, but when I needed new tires there were none available in the area I was in.

I ended up buying Michelins whic cost me over $ 3,200.
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We have Hankooks

We have Hankooks on our RV. Going on our 3rd year with them. We have been pleased with them.
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What size tires does the Southwind have? If it's the typical 235/80R22.5, you are pretty much restricted to Michelin, since only they make that size. Some people use the 255/70R22.5 as a substitute size and Hankook makes one like that.
For a 32'er, I'm thinking he has 19" tires--

I have Hankook's on my pickup truck, I love 'em. Been seeing a lot of Hankooks lately, on a lot of different vehicles...
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Size matters; make sure the spacing of the duals will be correct.
YES! A friend who was new to RVs had new tires put on his Midas C and I was admiring them. They were too wide and the rears were touching, I informed him of the danger but he insisted they were fine. Every long trip he took resulted in a rear failure while on the road, local trips were ok, no front failures but he still insisted on staying with the same size..Be my friend but don't be that friend
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