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Old 06-24-2015, 09:08 PM   #15
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Anything but Michelins will work just fine.

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Old 06-25-2015, 08:33 AM   #16
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I have the Sailum S637's made in 2013. The coach has 28,000 miles and seems to ride good with these tires. I run 85 PSI in all. I think the bilstiens shocks are OEM so not sure if ride would improve if I replace the OEM shocks with newer bilstien shocks. There was some discussion that the OEM shocks are not as good as the bilstien shocks you buy after the OEM shocks.

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Old 07-04-2015, 01:58 PM   #17
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I just put 6 Firestone S560's in my rv on Thursday. Got them for 274 each plus tax installed. 1845 out the door. Rides great and has made in USA stamped right on the sidewall.
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Old 02-20-2016, 06:54 AM   #18
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Looking to replace my cracked Michelins with Sumitomo. I have 275/70 22.5. Anyone have any problems with those or recommend something other than Michelins?
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:58 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by chuckie0204 View Post
Looking to replace my cracked Michelins with Sumitomo. I have 275/70 22.5. Anyone have any problems with those or recommend something other than Michelins?

Just replaced my 10 year old Michelins with new Michelins. Cracking could very well be environmental.
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Old 02-27-2016, 05:02 PM   #20
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Nothing but Michelins for us!
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:41 PM   #21
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With my 12R 22.5 tire size not having near the selection as many other sizes seem to have... I'm about to replace 6 of my tires with BF Goodrich ST230's via the FMCA program. (Have 8 total, but due to an impact with a pot hole, replaced two of them last year... with, ST230's. Riding well, and while not quite as robust as the Michelin XZE* as far as sidewall construction (but very few tires are), they are the people load range, and I feel are a good quality Tier 2 tire.

My XZE*'s just tuned 6 years of age. Always properly inflated, and protected, and are looking great condition wise. But, the cost of a tire blow out can be quite expensive, with $10K+ of damaged quite often reported. And, if you were to lose control during a blow out - what is a life of injury worth? So new tires at between 6-7 years due to age, is in my book - warranted insurance!

Sumitomo will for sure cost less then BF Goodrich ST230's - but it is more then just money riding on those tiny little contact points where the tire meets the pavement.... And not knocking Michelin XZE*'s - I always felt they served us well. I knew going in, that they would provide a stiffer ride, due the stiffer meat in the sidewalls. If I could get 12R 22.5 Michelin XZA3's - I would probably pay the higher price for them over the BF Goodrich ST230's... But, I can't!

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Old 02-28-2016, 07:59 PM   #22
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:40 PM   #23
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As I've been saying on other recent threads on tires, I too am not quite ready --but getting close-- to buy a tire from a Chinese manufacturer but am willing to buy one from a South Korean or Japanese manufacturer.

Here's a random sampling of prices from the three different tier tires in your size from a random online vendor (tires-easy.com) so you can get an idea of the difference in price pertaining to the three tiers (click here for my interpretation of the tire "tiers"):

Tier I:

Michelin XRV: $426.90 (click)

Michelin XZE: $436.10 (click)

Goodyear G670 RV ULT: $488.80 (click)

Bridgestone R250F: $498.60 (click)

Tier II:

Hankook AH11 -- South Korean manufacturer: $271.70 (click)

Kumho KRS03 -- South Korean manufacturer: $269.40 (click)

Toyo M143 -- Japanese manufacturer: $349.40 (click)

Sumitomo ST 718 -- Japanese manufacturer: $232.20 (click)

Yokohama RY023 -- Japanese manufacturer: $333.70 (click)

Tier III (Chinese manufacturers):

Gladiator QR55-ST: $143.40 (click)

Milestar BS623: $156.80 (click)

Durun YTH4: $174.00 (click)

Other Tier III tires by Chinese manufacturers at simpletire.com:

Sailun S637: $155.99 (click)

Double Coin RT600: $168.99 (click)

Samson GL283A: $159.99 (click)

As you can see, the Tier III tires from Chinese manufacturers are all priced substantially under $200. The tires listed are, again, just a sampling and are a mix of F, G, and H rating in both 14 and 16 ply-rating.

These are just prices from two vendors but you can shop around of course. At least it gives you a starting point.
That is great reference info . Thanks for taking the time to put that together. I have 4 saluns on the back of mt 28 T Bounder and they are due for replacement I will use this guide for sure

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Unhappy Advanta tire

Picked up my 07 Itasca Meridian and the dealer put new tires on as part of the deal.

They are China Advanta 255/70R 22.5, should I be concerned since the coach came with 255/80R 22.5. Both for safety and computer/speedo info.

They seemed to bounce some on the steering wheel. I asked him to swap them out because I read that 'china' tires were not safe, he said he would but I would have to make up the $1000 difference.

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Old 08-02-2016, 12:42 AM   #25
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Ford was advertising tires on the radio so I thought, what the heck, I'll check them out. They recommended a 245/70R19.5 Goodyear G647 RSS. Seemed reasonable to me and the total cost was around $2500.00 for six. I have had them since 10-2014 and no complaints so far.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:16 AM   #26
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I just replaced all my tires on my Monaco with Sumitomo 22.5 tires. All 6 including stems and balance and mounting cost me $2100. Japanese tires have a good rating and are made to American standards. I didn't go with Michilene because of cost (more than double) and sidewall blowouts. They seem to crack on the sidewalls sooner than other tires. I am not sure about the Chinese tires.But they werren't in my consideration along with Korean tires. Gotmine at Patton Tiresin Lake Wales Fl. Good luck.

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