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Old 12-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Tires

Does anyone have Geostar tires? I have never heard of them & I'm wondering how their quality & performance is on a DP motor home.

Thanks for any info
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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We had a fifth wheel prior to the MH and had horrible luck with the Chinese tires that came on it...as did many others. I don't know if MH tires made in China are any better, but I found this during an internet search:

Q: Who makes geostar tires?
A: Geostar is the brand name of a tire distributed by Tireco Inc; The Geostar tire is made by NanKang Rubber Tire Company, a chinese company.

Based on previous experience, I'd be hesitant to use them.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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I have Hercules on my motor home Love them great price to.These are not cheap tires long haulers use them.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:30 PM   #4
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X2 on the cheap Chinese/Tiwanese tires. My life and that of
my family is not going to rest on cheap tires. amen.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #5
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Chinabombs. No way. If their willing to poison their own baby formula do you really think they worry about killing a few of us in traffic accidents from crap tires? I bought Firestones.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:16 AM   #6
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Check out Sumitomo Tires. Very reputable company, one of the larger rubber companies in the world. Japanese, not Chinese.
I switched to them on the advice of a local, family owned truck tire business. They've been in business for 45yrs, and their name is everything, so they can't recommend a loser. They put Sumis on our mh for $300ea, out the door. They've been running them as steer and load tires on almost all of their local truck customers for quite a long time with no issues.

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Old 12-13-2013, 01:42 PM   #7
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Check out Sumitomo Tires. Very reputable company, one of the larger rubber companies in the world. Japanese, not Chinese.
I switched to them on the advice of a local, family owned truck tire business. They've been in business for 45yrs, and their name is everything, so they can't recommend a loser. They put Sumis on our mh for $300ea, out the door. They've been running them as steer and load tires on almost all of their local truck customers for quite a long time with no issues.

Jim
What size tires, Jim? Sounds like a good price. I'll be looking for new tires in the spring.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:35 AM   #8
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I'll read the size when it gets light outside...forget the exact size as it's been awhile. They were a slightly different profile than the Michelins. Circumfrance was within 1/2", I think.
My skeptical mind says that Michelin came up with that specific size to force people to continue to buy their brand because few manufacturers make them in that size.

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Old 12-14-2013, 03:27 PM   #9
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They are ST 727s...size is 255/70 R22.5


Product Specs:
Part #: 5530587
TIRE SIZE: 255/70R22.5
SPEED RATING: H
LOAD RANGE: H
TREAD DEPTH: 16/32 in.
RIM SIZE: 22.5 in.
TIRE HEIGHT: 70
TIRE WIDTH: 255 mm
SECTION WIDTH: 9.9 in.
MAX LOAD (SINGLE): 5510 lb.
OVERALL DIAMETER: 36.3 in.
CONSTRUCTION: Radial
REVs PER MILE: 569
RIM WIDTH (MIN): 6.75 in.
RIM WIDTH (STANDARD): 7.5 in.
PLY: 16
STATIC LOADED RADIUS: 17.1
MAX LOAD (DUAL): 5070 lb.
MAX PRESSURE (DUAL): 120 psi
MAX PRESSURE (SINGLE): 120 psi
MAX SPEED: 75 mph
MIN DUAL SPACING: 11.3


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