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Old 05-26-2015, 03:02 AM   #1
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Tire Question two...

Do any of you change/replace the tires on your Class-As yourself? We did our own on the TTs. We had the shop in town do the Class-C for us. But that shop doesn't work on Class-As. Also, were is the best place to buy tires for these larger heavier coaches and how on earth do you get them all home? They're large heavy tires.
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You should have a good roadside service. They come out with a tire and replace yours.
Mine doesn't even have a spare tire, to big and heavy to lug around. I don't even have the equipment to change it.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:57 AM   #3
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I have changed tires all my life, including service station work, BUT I dont want to do mine on a class A,, Here in the north-west I like Less schwab tire stores for new tires, Price includes mounting. My Geico insurance includes road service.
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In an emergency situation I would, but, there are people that do that for a living. There are a few threads about breaking down & mounting their own tires. Most people have no idea how dangerous this can be.
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In an emergency situation I would, but, there are people that do that for a living. There are a few threads about breaking down & mounting their own tires. Most people have no idea how dangerous this can be, if done incorrectly.

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Thanks for all the replies. I'm not talking about after breaking down. We have Good Sam for that. I mean when it's time to replace them all. I can't see us doing this safely ourselves. So you all more or less recommend we find a Tire place that works on MHs to both buy the tires there and have them mount them.
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We are full timing and needed front tires. I stopped in a tire chain, near Lake Lanier, Ga.

They sent me to their truck tire shop. They had the machines and balancers for large tires.

Not as fancy as the car tire shop, but excellent service.
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Truck stops when on the road, local deisel/rv shop when home. To heavy/large for me to do myself.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:33 PM   #9
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There are two ways to get 'em home
1: Two at a time (Most pickup trucks can haul 2 easily)
2: Drive the RV to the shop and bring home all six at once.

I have done ONE tire,for a friend... and that was all I care to do.
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I don't have the tools nor the desire to change 295/80R 22.5 tires! Best place to purchase new tires, depending on the size tire you need, is probably a large truck tire shop or companies such as Les Schwab. Local tire companies aren't often equipped to do larger tires needed by large class a coaches.
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Why do you want to bring 6 tires home ? I just put on new "XXXXX" tires and ordered them from the place that mounted them. Whole lot easier to let them store them until you can get in to have them put on your bus.

As far as what tire to buy ..... just read all the threads about tires. It is not a pretty sight when 10 different people start talking brands. Read all the info and decide for yourself. Some tires are better under different conditions. Just don't drive yourself nuts by asking ... unless you are looking for a good laugh.
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i changed all six 235 80 22.5 . It is heavy work but not all that complicated. Used 2 aluminum tire irons from Harbour Freight and a couple of leather gloves to protect the aluminum rims. When inflating I put them to 35 psi and looked the bead over very carefully to make sure they were evenly seated and left them for a bit . They should be inflated from a distance . An exploding tire is very dangerous. Lot of videos on utube to show how to mount them and also a few on exploding tires. Watch both and see if you are up to it. I have run mine about 1000 miles or so and they are smooth as silk with no balance. There is a whole lot of discussion on balancing beads that can be poured in if required.I am told they work well.
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Fixed it for you.
Even if done correctly a tire can still explode when inflating it.
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When I had the Dutch Star done I went to Superior Tire in Portland OR. They are a large truck shop with multiple locations here. Easy for them to do and with the Magna there is no way I'm wrestling the 365/70 front and tag or the drive 315/80 tires!
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