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Old 07-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Would like to know if any one has put Samson tires on there rig I know they are a cheaper tire but all the reviews are good I drive 3 to 4 hundred miles a month

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Old 07-28-2013, 05:46 AM   #2
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Be careful. There are some places you can cut corner, but tires aren't one. Through the years, I've had several blow outs because I wasn't paying close enough attention. Some lessons are hard learned. Only buy the best tires for your RV. Tires are expensive, but broken down on the side of the road is the Pitts. Age of the tire, tire pressure, tire temp, I use N2in the tires.

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Old 07-28-2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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I thought about Samson tires because I was on a budget. I opted out after speaking with the manager at Discount Tire and went with Cooper tires for my duals. Good tire and fair price. Spent about $200 more for the 4 but was worth it.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:49 AM   #4
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For what it's worth, I just spent a month pricing various tires and comparing prices until I stumbled across the FMCA Michelin Advantage program. My rig uses 245/70r19.5. Ultimately joined FMCA for $50 and saved well over $100 per tire (bought all 6). Price per tire was $352 for XRV's. I considered going with some chinese brands for lots less but saw a lot of write ups of balancing problems, reliabilty, etc. So stuck with the ones I knew. Good Luck in your search, it can make you a bit crazy!
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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On our first RV, a 30ft. '94 Flair, we replaced all six w/ Samson's (8rx19.5 I believe). We immediately took a 2 month, 13,500 mile cross country trip (incl. Alaska) and they performed flawlessly, rode fine, and took one hell of a beating. They even survived 3 of my giant hubcaps flying off at 80+ while going down the Grapevine! BTW... I am a former manager of a Bridgestone/Firestone Corporate store and know tires. I bought these solely for cost reasons and they did much better than I would have expected. I didn't treat them very nice, and they didn't seem to mind.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #6
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I've had Samson (19.5) and they are fine. The fact that you drive 3-400 miles a month makes them a good choice.
If you were not moving a lot then I would suggest an 'RV specific' tire as they are compounds in the rubber to help with UV and Ozone damage so that they stand up better to being stuck in one place for long periods.
However as you are constantly exercising them you will be good!
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:03 PM   #7
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I replaced my 255/70 R22.5 Goodyears with like sized Samsons earlier this year. I have only made one trip, about 1,500 miles, but they ride smooth and quiet. Frankly, I was surprised after reading several threads regarding "truck tires." Since I cover them, both when in camp and in storage, I decided not to pay extra for anti-UV additives.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:03 AM   #8
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My prior coach was a Fleetwood/American Revolution, that the dealer had put Samsons on the steers. I planned to change them due to prejudice against Chinese products, but never got around to it. Over 10k miles they were quiet, trouble free, and never lost a pound of air.

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