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Old 10-20-2019, 03:32 PM   #1
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Tire time. Any words of wisdom?

I'm timed out the end of the year. My 2013 FW Storm 28 has the original Goodyear G670 245/70R-19.5. I know a lot of you hate the Goodyears, But I've had good luck, good ride and handling with them! I had a toe-in problem that wore off the outside corners of the fronts, decided to put them on the back, and sqeaked out an extra 4 years! The guy at the truck tire store told me about the FMCA deal, so now I'm shopping. Here's what they offer:
BFG ( Michelin) $290. ea (BFG T/A was my go-to tire I used on my F-250 work trucks for years. Excellent tire in my mind)
Michelin XZE $360. ea.
Hankook ave about $275. ea.
Continental ave about $325. ea.
I was always going to replace them with Michelins, but notice some of you have had problems with those also.
Again, I like the ride I've got, the money is only secondary.

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Old 10-20-2019, 03:44 PM   #2
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Hankook...in 15 years Ive never heard a complaint about them on a RV. Put 6 of them on the back of my Dynasty 5 years and 35K miles ago...did not balance them.

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Old 10-21-2019, 12:01 AM   #3
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I just had 6 installed last week. I had BS R-250's and they wore perfect. In 9 yrs and 45000 miles , they still had 14/32 left.
Went with Cooper Roadmaster RM170 245-70-19.5. Haven't put many miles on but they were waay smoother on the ride home! 2284.00 all in Cdn dollars or 1762.00 US.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:14 PM   #4
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Any of those are solid choices, but I'd go with the Hankook or BFG. Toyo and Sumitomo also offer excellent tires in that size. Why spend more when you can get quality at a good price?
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Just stay with H ratings and pick the best deal for your area
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Sumotomo has done me well going on 6 years.
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:35 PM   #7
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If it were my mh, I’d get the tires inspected to validate they need replacing. Swapping at 6-7 years is not a requirement but a timeframe to start keeping a good eye on them. I believe that Goodyear and Michelin state a 10 year max unless there are extenuating circumstances. (Poor maintenance). I’ve just over three years in mine and assuming I still have it long enough to need new tires, I’d be happy to go back with Goodyears..
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Words of wisdom on tires for your motor home.......TOYO.
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Words of wisdom on tires for your motor home.......TOYO.

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