Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-13-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Daveinet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Chicago Area
Posts: 360
Tires 2004 Allegro Bay

I am acquiring my dad's 2004 Allegro Bay. Because it has not been driven much, the tires are original. Before I pick it up, I'm going to at least replace the front tires. (my dad is trying to tell me not to bother, but I can't bring myself to driving a vehicle with 14 year old tires on the front)
Anyway, I took it out for a test drive last week, the front end seems loose. We didn't check tire pressure, as we didn't plan to drive it more that 25 mph. Ended up on a main drag where the speed limit was 60. I'm planing on throwing a track bar on the front, but the big question is regarding tires. Handling stability is more important than ride comfort. I've generally been a big fan of Firestone - have put Firestone on every vehicle I've owned for the last 25 years. Any comments about what tires are good. What tires provide the best steering response?

(chassis is a Workhorse W22)
__________________

__________________
'83 Revcon Prince 31' FWD FMCA F298817
502 w/Howell/GM ECM/Edelbrock MPFI,Thorley's & Magnaflows, 4L85E 4 spd, KoniFSD
Daveinet is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-13-2017, 09:19 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 17,846
Yikes! 14 years old! Replace all of them immediately! No tire manufacturer claims more than a 10 year useful life, even if zero miles on them.

Not exactly what you mean by "steering response", but the way the tire acts against the pavement is largely a matter of tread design and the rubber compound used. The Tire & Rubber Association has strict standards, so I think any brand that is rated for use as a "steer tire' or "all-position tire" should be fine.

Nothing at all wrong with choosing Firestone brand, which is now part of Bridgestone. You may have to use an equivalent size, though, cause the Workhorse probably came with 235/80R22.5 Michelins and that size is pretty much unique to Michelin. Most of the other manufacturers make a 245/75R22.5 instead and it delivers the same performance and fits the same vehicles.
__________________

__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2017, 04:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
windsorbill's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Posts: 1,092
as mentioned, you definitely need new tires. If you're a member of FMCA, they are offering good deals on Michelins. I think they just started offering deals on continentals as well.
__________________
Bill & Brigitte
06 Windsor PRQ, Cummins 400 ISL
2014 Honda CRV
windsorbill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2017, 04:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 27,513
Quote:
Originally Posted by windsorbill View Post
as mentioned, you definitely need new tires. If you're a member of FMCA, they are offering good deals on Michelins. I think they just started offering deals on continentals as well.
Yes, Continentals are now part of the program.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2017, 06:23 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
FatChance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 571
Replace all of them. A blowout on the rear, while not as dire as on the front, can still cause substantial damage to the coach. You are on borrowed time.
__________________
'04 Newmar Mountain Aire 4016
400ISL/Freightliner
FatChance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2017, 08:52 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
CJ7365's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 1,483
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daveinet View Post
I am acquiring my dad's 2004 Allegro Bay. Because it has not been driven much, the tires are original. Before I pick it up, I'm going to at least replace the front tires. (my dad is trying to tell me not to bother, but I can't bring myself to driving a vehicle with 14 year old tires on the front)
Anyway, I took it out for a test drive last week, the front end seems loose. We didn't check tire pressure, as we didn't plan to drive it more that 25 mph. Ended up on a main drag where the speed limit was 60. I'm planing on throwing a track bar on the front, but the big question is regarding tires. Handling stability is more important than ride comfort. I've generally been a big fan of Firestone - have put Firestone on every vehicle I've owned for the last 25 years. Any comments about what tires are good. What tires provide the best steering response?

(chassis is a Workhorse W22)
As the others have said, replace all, why waste you time in the shop to get 2 new tires, if you have a blow out it will cause a lot of damage.

You don't say how many miles are on it....

I am running Toyos M154 245/75R22.5 for over a year, and they ride great.

So far as your loose front end, get a grease gun and grease the tie rods and king pins, that might help.
__________________
2005 Tiffin Allegro Bay 37DB
W22 Workhorse Chassis 8.1 Flat Towing a 82 Jeep CJ7
CJ7365 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2017, 11:24 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Shiloh, IL
Posts: 27
I'll vote on the Toyo's
__________________

__________________
jerryduffman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
allegro, tires



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tiffin Allegro Bay 2004 Domestic Duc Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 3 03-10-2015 11:36 AM
2004 Allegro Bay on W22 - A/C question deputydog Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 8 06-04-2013 02:23 PM
2004 Allegro Bay front tv troubleshooting/replacement tealstar Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 4 01-15-2012 04:12 PM
Allegro & Allegro Bay FRED Craig H Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 8 01-23-2009 10:53 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.