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Old 04-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #15
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The 295/75 almost surely has a lower weight carrying capacity than a 295/80. Don't change to the smaller size unless you are sure the tire can handle your axle GVWR.

You will also see a change in speedometer accuracy with eh 295/75. Probably off a couple mph at 60.
Yes,.....and the tire charts will show you that, once you weigh your rig. Most likely there's room to spare, just as long as you don't have to air up to the point of a harsh ride. There may be other sizes out there as well, so this needs looking into. I like common everything if possible, as it's bad enough the way it is with some parts when needed and would at least like a wide choice when it comes to tires.
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All things being equal I would think that that the 295/75R22.5 should work. The 295/80R22.5 size is 41.0" tall, while the 295/75R22.5 is 39.9" tall. Look at the weight rating on each and compare it to what your MH could weigh in at.
Just because one dealer can not get the size your MH call for is not a reason to go with a different size. I had to do quite of bit of looking before I found the right size for our MH. Have you done a 'online' search for the correct size?
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All things being equal I would think that that the 295/75R22.5 should work. The 295/80R22.5 size is 41.0" tall, while the 295/75R22.5 is 39.9" tall. Look at the weight rating on each and compare it to what your MH could weigh in at.
Just because one dealer can not get the size your MH call for is not a reason to go with a different size. I had to do quite of bit of looking before I found the right size for our MH. Have you done a 'online' search for the correct size?
One of my points earlier with having to search, so let me ask, do you carry a spare that can be installed by your road service or other, while you're doing an online search for a replacement?
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Try another supplier, I got Michelins in that size in 24 hours, had to ship them in from another city.

I actually went up to 315's on the front (check to make sure you have the clearance) to go up to 21 plies. I like the ride better with the Michelins, and I like the higher capacity on the fronts. Couldn't do 315s all the way around because the rims didn't have the required offset.
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Plenty of palaces have them. Have them order the correct size and load range tires.

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I carry a spare tire (tire only, no rim). If you have a problem on the rear, you usually can make it to the next exit, but if it's the front you are out of luck.

Good Sam Roadside Assist will change the tire, but you need to have one to change to. It's not easy to find a 22.5" tire in some of these out of the way places.
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I carry a spare tire (tire only, no rim). If you have a problem on the rear, you usually can make it to the next exit, but if it's the front you are out of luck.

Good Sam Roadside Assist will change the tire, but you need to have one to change to. It's not easy to find a 22.5" tire in some of these out of the way places.
Yeah, but the next thing you know, you either really ruin it completely (especially if it's still under warranty) or do some damage to the other one that is now grossly overloaded.
Carrying a spare is a no brainer IMO, opposed to waking up bright and early in Death Valley with a flat. So, now road service asks about a spare (not) and then finally calls back and says that it's an odd size but they can get you one out of Reno or Sacramento in a few days, but not the same brand as yours. Not only that, but it's going to cost you more than up the ying yang, along with getting it to you. So now you say that your tires are still under warranty. Great, so take the damaged tire to the next dealer in your travels and take it up with him. Got to find an unplanned place for it now.
Great news, they'll put a new one on for you without cost and match what you have....and now you have that spare that you didn't want in the first place, except it cost you big time.
What you see here, is an original 1997 Michelin in good condition and it's better than nothing
for getting underway pretty quick and going slow until you find a proper replacement. Even have a place to carry the bad one, like I said.
I realize that not all rigs have a designated place as I do, but I'm sure most can find one, even if they have to build a rack down under the belly somewhere. I did that too, but it's for a just in case and whatever thing. Very light angle iron, so not much weight.
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