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Old 03-25-2015, 08:58 AM   #1
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Tire recommendation

i have a class a 40' country coach--i need new tires---are hercules a good tire ? help

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Old 03-25-2015, 09:10 AM   #2
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i have a class a 40' country coach--i need new tires---are hercules a good tire ? help
It depends who you talk to. You'll hear from some folks who have actually used those tires, and they seem to be very satisfied with them.

You'll also hear from folks who won't use anything but Michelins. They'll tell you that you're putting your life in jeopardy, as well as those of your family and the bus load of school kids that you're bound to run into when one or more of those "China Bombs" go off and hurl your motorhome into opposing traffic!

For what it's worth, I have Samsons and Coopers on my motorhome, and I'm happy with them so far. Buy what you're comfortable with and enjoy your coach!

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Lots of threads regarding tires and preferences. I am on my third set of purchased Michelin XRV, having had zero problems with them. Last purchased via the FMCA Michelin program, which was the best price in my area and installed by a very capable authorized Michelin truck tire dealer.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:57 AM   #7
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The 2006 Endeavor we bought had Hercules 802's on it when we bought it. To be honest I was concerned but,we have put 2000 miles on it since August and I have been very happy. Looking at all the forums/searches on Hercules I have not come across any issues with their Med Truck tires other than being made in China. Just my 2 cents.
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What Silver Bob said x2.
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I went with a set of Michelin 295/80R22.5 XZA2 through FMCA
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Putting on 6 Michelin's this week. Through FMCA was the best price I could find.
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See what I mean?
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I've used nothing but Michelins for over 50 years. Can't see any reason to change now.
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Am a Goodyear man, but for the D.P. it's Michelins. Love them. Go through FMCA.
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In 2009, my Goodyear dealer advised me not to use the RV specific tire. He advised that we use the truck tire, and use Dunlop because they were less money, and in his opinion based on his experience, a better tire.

So, we bought Dunlop tires. They provided excellent service for us.

Last year, because of a road incident, we replaced the steer tires in CA. The tire dealer didn't have Dunlop tires. He had Michelin and Bridgestone. The Bridgestone were a little more money, but I decided to give them a try.

Based on our personal experience, we can highly recommend the Dunlop and Bridgestone tires.

No Goodyear rivering, and no Michelin sidewall cracking. The five year old Dunlop tires that we removed from our front axle looked as good as the brand new Bridgestones that replaced them.


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