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Old 09-30-2015, 04:51 PM   #29
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Just replaced my rear good year tires 22.5 with 4 Sumitomo (4K miles 65/67) and it really improved the ride also have 2 Samsons on the front 3yrs/12K-65/67mph no issues. I think Mich. & GY are over hyped and overpriced
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:52 PM   #30
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Went with Toyo Tires

Boyle908 is correct on the GY's IMHO. Not sure about Michelin's for the coach but I have used them for all of my passenger cars and pick up truck. Being Newbies we bought our coach, 2003 Bounder, last February and looked at the tires which were GY's. They had great tread and no signs of sidewall issues. But my experience with GY's on other vehicles including airplanes should have told me to replace them at first opportunity. Boy was I in error but was also watched over. We lit out for Florida, spring training, and on the way down, BOOM, blew the RH inside rear. No problem as the truck stop tire store had a used same size and make. We put her on and 200 miles later, BOOM, there she blows. Called emergency tire man and he brings a new tire. He looks at the old tire and nods, tells me I should expect the others to blow anytime soon because of the DOT Date Code. I had no idea. He had no other tires to fit. What to do? Drive no more than 55 and pray you make it to your planned campground, he says. Then get the rest replaced ASAP. OK, we take it easy - no more than 50 - but there she blows! LH Rear inside. Time to shut down, get new tires, be safe, and not sorry. We were blessed that there was no damage to the coach after the 3 blowouts. Bought 6 new Toyo's that are made in USA (couldn't get Michelin's), put the emergency tire in the spare rack, traveled 500 miles back home from Fla, and put 6000 miles on our summer trip with no more tire issues. Don't know if the Toyo's are the best but they will do for now. I do swear by the Michelin tire brand for my other vehicles including the airplanes.

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Old 09-30-2015, 10:26 PM   #31
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c92vette....Dang! If it wasn't for bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all.

I'll bet you were starting to get a little paranoid at any loud sounds.
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Hi Jack. I have a 2007 Cayman 38'. Replaced my 255.70.22 with Firestone 561's but upsized to 270.70.22. Allows me to drop my psi from 115 to 100 much better ride don't feel every bump in road.

Thanks Jim I appreciate the info
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:53 PM   #33
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Sitting on side of road waiting for tire service to show up. 2 year old michilien blow out no more michiliens
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:13 PM   #34
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My Hankook AH12's (275/70/22.5) have been rolling for 3 years.

Just had them inspected at Speedco, minimal tread wear, no cracking....look as new.

Very happy with their smooth quiet ride!

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