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Old 08-12-2013, 12:03 AM   #15
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The correct tire size that I have is 275/80 R225. Thanks for the correction.
I haven't decided what brand to buy yet so keep your inputs coming.
If I bought Michelins should I join FMCA to get that discount?


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Old 08-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #16
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During my Trucking days, the relatively small firm I worked with did a test on tires by purchasing lots of different brands, many of which I had never heard of before.

After the years of the tests, and millions of miles, the conclusion was that there was virtually no difference, at least in the durability and longevity departments.

Because of those tests, I have saved many thousands of dollars over the years by buying off brands that others just do no even consider, and have some unkindly words for those of us that do.

Right now I have on Double Coin tires, but put on the steering tire (R150's if I remember right) all around, and my coach is 26000 lbs and doing just fine.

And yes, I got them at a major west coast chain.

Just my way!


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Old 08-12-2013, 09:05 AM   #17
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Your life and anyone riding in your MH life is at risk. Have you seen the effects of a BLOWN tire on a MH. it isn't pretty. Think of the tires as a piece of SAFETY Equipment. Insure you get everyone to your desired destination. Replace those tires! Safe Travels.. ed
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:32 AM   #18
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Ordered new XRV's through FMCA plan, saved about $50 over the Costco price. My XRV's are about 10 years old and have over 70,000 miles on them. They have been inside a barn with a cement floor when we were not enjoying our MH on a trip. They have about 1/2 of the tread left and very little, if any, checkering. I also remove the wheels and scrub the tires with soap and water every two years. Afterwards the tires are given 2 coats of 303 protectant. I check the tire pressure every morning, before starting out on the road, when we are traveling.
You might walk around the semi's when you are at the next rest stop. Most of them have Michelin's on their steer tires. I think it is for a good reason- safety.
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