Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-16-2011, 05:25 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Wiggisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 23
Tire question

Hi all - I am sorta new to RVing & definitely new to this forum. Have learned sooo much reading all yer back&forths on a variety of subjects. time for a question: we just bought (in december - already made 6 small trips!) an 04 Winnebago Journey 34ft DP. Love love love it. But need to replace all tires cuz 7+yr old. Tires on RV are 255/80 R22.5 Radial Michelins. Called a couple places today and they're telling me there are no substitutes so must go with the michelins. At $557/tire. Ouch!! Is this the true story we're getting? If so fine. We'll have our heart attack - and then buy the tires. But is there any way to use different tires etc etc? Any advise for us newbies? We're 2 women so don't assume we know much. just enough to stay outta trouble!! Hopefully...
__________________

__________________
Sherri-n-Sue
2004 Winnebago Journey 34h DP
Wiggisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-16-2011, 05:38 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
HD4Mark's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Marathon, Florida
Posts: 2,894
After a quick search it does look like Michelin might be the only manufacturer of that size. However you may be able to substitute another size. I would check with some other dealers to see. Some may need spacing for the duals. Also here is a link to discounts for FMCA members. It might be worth the membership just for the tires. Michelin Tire Deal For FMCA Members
__________________

__________________
Mark & Nancy
2004 Winnebago Vectra 40KD
Shep dog, R.I.P. Kenzie dog Toad 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler
HD4Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 09:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Western WA
Posts: 1,051
Michelin uses tire sizes that are unique to Michelin. The 265/75/22.5 tire made by other tire compaines is almost identical in overall diameter, 38.2" vs. 38.5," and approximately .2" diameter wider. Rev per mile for the 255/80/22.5 is 541, for the 265/75/22.5 - 537 rpm. No speedometer/odometer change or adjustment required.
(These specs are from a Goodyear site but very close to Bridgestone and Continental/General.)
__________________
'07 Winnebago Journey 34H, ISB-02, MH2500
Toad - '08 Ford Taurus X
Blue Ox, Aventa
US Gear UBS
FleetMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 09:44 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Wiggisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 23
Thanks guys! I'll check into all that!!!
__________________
Sherri-n-Sue
2004 Winnebago Journey 34h DP
Wiggisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 04:15 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,085
There is no FMCA discount for Michelin Tires. FMCA and Michelin looked into it, but decided it was not feasible for some reason or another. See the official comment from FMCA National Office here:
Rumor Of A Michelin Tire Discount Program For FMCA Members - FMCA Motorhome Forums
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 07:45 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Wiggisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 23
Thanks. I called FMCA today and was told basically the same. But makes me feel better to read this link - cuz I always think "hmm maybe I just got a tired rep who didn't know or didn't wanna deal with it." I am however getting a little bit of a deal - I guess Michelin makes "duo?" or "dual?" tires that r the same quality but have some minor blemish so they can't be sold for front tires - but can get for the 4 duals - at about $150 less - per tire if I'm not mistaken. Am getting and having them installed Saturday. Same warranty.
__________________
Sherri-n-Sue
2004 Winnebago Journey 34h DP
Wiggisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,085
Sounds like a good deal on those Michelin "blems" (as they were called when I was much younger).
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2011, 09:54 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Wiggisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 23
still painful but it do help!
__________________

__________________
Sherri-n-Sue
2004 Winnebago Journey 34h DP
Wiggisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Michelin Tire Question Sacramento Bob MH-General Discussions & Problems 8 09-14-2010 09:09 AM
Tire Question teofff Monaco Owner's Forum 15 03-17-2010 10:13 PM
Spare Tire Age Question Jackm MH-General Discussions & Problems 13 06-04-2009 07:36 AM
Tire cover question Indy Itasca Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 05-13-2007 05:49 PM
G670/Journey Tire Pressure Question bellsharbor Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 8 05-12-2007 02:09 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.