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Old 07-17-2011, 12:59 PM   #15
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Lonestarace: Sorry for getting in on this late. I wonder what size tires you had originally. That Sumitomo in an 11R size is not enough tire for a 45 ft. tag axle mh. Did you check your weights?? What pressures are you running?
These Sumitomos are rated for up to 6600 lbs ea.

The Empress tag axle GWR is 10K lbs, and we carry around 7-8K lbs on it.
The drive axle GWR is 23K lbs, and we carry 20-21K on it.

Like Gary said, the Sumitomos are more than adequate.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:14 AM   #16
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Continental makes an excellent tire, but I doubt if it is any softer ride than GY or Michelin. The best way to soften the ride is to get a tire with a larger load capacity, so it can be run with lower air pressure. That lets the tire flex more and absorb the bumps better.
RV Roamer-So if I have a load range G I should look for load range H,I, or J?
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:12 AM   #17
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I just got a quote to replace my original 235/80R 22.5 Michelin XRV's of $3695.00. Sounds like I could do better.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #18
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XRV's Discontinued in April

I've called around 1/2 dozen shops needing 6 235/80R22.5 XRV and some people quote, but pin them down and they say on back order.

Ask them to check on back order, and come to find out that Michland has discontinued the whole XRV line.

And, I just bought one 3 months ago. I don't want to mix brands, so I'll be looking at this site for opinions & I know everybody has one - on what to go with.

I'll need to look up my axle weights first off, before I start calling around for other brands. Michland has a XZE tire which they say will replace the XRV, but it is bigger in diameter. Don't want to run as a part of a dual, and I don't know if I really want two different sizes on my steering pair up front, so now I guess I have to do a whole lot more research.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:29 AM   #19
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That would be Michelin! You do not need to look up anything. What you need to do is take your unit to scale and get the axle weights. Individual wheel weights are better but hard to find the right scale. Michelin is still showing the XRV so I would call their hotline and ask if they are discontinued. If you do a search of this site and a few others you will find the substitute size for those XRV's. Michelin is the only mfr. that makes those oddball sizes.
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I just replaced 6 mich XRV 255 80 22.5 from Les Schwab Tires. 650 each or 3900 out the door with siping. Only other tire this size seemed to be continental. No word of discontinuing, though there was indication of a recent price increase.

Good luck with your selection.
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I just replaced 6 mich XRV 255 80 22.5 from Les Schwab Tires. 650 each or 3900 out the door with siping. Only other tire this size seemed to be continental. No word of discontinuing, though there was indication of a recent price increase.

Good luck with your selection.
WOW, that's a high price!
In Sept of 2010 I bought 4 275/70 22.5's and 2 305/70 22.5's. Out the door with fronts balanced was just over $3,200.
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Tires have gone up twice this year. The last increase was 8%. Guess which Asian country is responsible for this increase
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