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Old 09-08-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Tires 295/75/22.5

I just bought a 2000 monaco dynasty 40 foot. It has 295/75/22.5 tires and needs new ones. Being that is a size with limited makers is everyone staying with that size or switching to close sizes?
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I just bought a 2000 monaco dynasty 40 foot. It has 295/75/22.5 tires and needs new ones. Being that is a size with limited makers is everyone staying with that size or switching to close sizes?
You will have to check critical diminution's to made sure you don't have clearance issues. The 11R in load range H size is pretty close & available more widely. If you have room in your wheel well then the 295/80 size is more widely available and in LR H you can drop inflation pressure quite a bit.
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Look into Toyo M154's. They are a 295/75R/22.5 tire. I put them on my last 2000 Monaco. They are an H load rated tire. I had them put on in Phoenix, AZ. $3250 out the door. I was really impressed with them. I spent about 3 months looking at every tire on the market and decided on these. I'll put them on my coach again when needed.
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FMCA has a great program for Michelin tires. Might even join FMCA if you want a excellent tire like Michelin. Another suggestion would be to up grade to 315/80'22.5 which have a higher weight caring then the smaller 295. Numerous info. on switching to larger tire on irv2 plus they are about 50$ less on the FMCA program. That what we will be doing soon. The rear spacing seems to be the only concern and many are doing the switch with no problems.
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FMCA has a great program for Michelin tires. Might even join FMCA if you want a excellent tire like Michelin. Another suggestion would be to up grade to 315/80'22.5 which have a higher weight caring then the smaller 295. Numerous info. on switching to larger tire on irv2 plus they are about 50$ less on the FMCA program. That what we will be doing soon. The rear spacing seems to be the only concern and many are doing the switch with no problems.
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Not trying to talk you out of 315s but if you mount them on 8.25" wheel then Michelin down rates the load capacity so that at a given psi the 315s only carry around 350 lbs more per tire than the 295s.
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What's your loaded axles weights on your dynasty and do you have a tag axle? Stay with the 295's unless you are real close to the gross axle weights. The 315's will fit some dynastys and won't fit others. You have to check the clearance closely on the fronts if you go to the 315's. Some have minimal clearance from the air bag plates when in a turn.

I bought new michelins for my 42' dynasty (with tag axle) about 3 years ago and I have been extremely pleased with them. With the tag axle, I can adjust the pressure on the tag which changes the weight on the steer axle. I run 115psi in the fronts, 85-90 in the drive and 80-85 in the tag based on my axle weights.

I just put new Toyos on my F450 truck and ended up having to have them trued as they were out of round and causing some real bad vibration. After truing, they are now excellent.

Did not have to do anything to the Michelins other than a normal balance and all eight tires took very little weight to balance. I have heard some good things from other members about Hankooks, Toyos and Bridgestones, so continue to check around.
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I used to use continental tires on my Motorcycle and was extremely pleased with them. They come in the size you mentioned and were quite a bit cheaper than the michelin or good years. I have had them on a year and put about 7 or 8000 miles on them and have not had any problems.
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Yesterday I changed up to Toyo 295/75R22.5 from the 275/80R22.5's that were on my '04 Horizon 40AD. The Toyo's were .7 inches wider and .3 inches shorter (height). Virtually the same weight carrying capacity. I had come clearance concerns, but after the bags were inflated to ride height, those concerns went away. Turned the wheel lock to lock; no clearance problems there either. So far so good.

I ran Toyo's on my local delivery truck for many years with no problems. We'll see how they perform on the MH.

Good luck with your choice. IMHO Toyo's can't be beat.
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I put 295/75/22.5 Firestones on mine 3/2012...drive great
I went with these due to not many different brands available in my area

I had read about the 11r being close in size...at a rest area...I checked a semi with 11r and they were almost 2" taller than the 295s...which might have cause issues if I had the wheels turned a bit and deflated the air bags...Mine is pretty close with the stock sized 295s when bags are deflated
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Yesterday I changed up to Toyo 295/75R22.5 from the 275/80R22.5's that were on my '04 Horizon 40AD. The Toyo's were .7 inches wider and .3 inches shorter (height). Virtually the same weight carrying capacity. I had come clearance concerns, but after the bags were inflated to ride height, those concerns went away. Turned the wheel lock to lock; no clearance problems there either. So far so good.

I ran Toyo's on my local delivery truck for many years with no problems. We'll see how they perform on the MH.

Good luck with your choice. IMHO Toyo's can't be beat.
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I can not find toyos any closer than 300 miles but I can get yokohamas locally. The 103ZR seems like a nice steer tire or the RY617.Both are close in price. Any comments would be good.
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I can not find toyos any closer than 300 miles but I can get yokohamas locally. The 103ZR seems like a nice steer tire or the RY617.Both are close in price. Any comments would be good.
Have Toyo M154's - love em.

The Yokes are great- can't go wrong.

Sumitomos - are worth a look as well.

Pretty much any of the Japanese brands are safe bets. Even if they aren't made in Japan -you can bet there is a Japanese plant manager on site insuring quality.

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I just replace my two front tires with the Toyo 295/75/22.5 load range H. It was 950.00 out the door. I had just bought this rv a couple of months ago and the previous owner had put the Sumitomo load range G on it. They were two years old. They were not rated for the weight of my front end. I did leavev the Sumitomo tires on the back as they will carry the load rating. Tires ride smooth and quiet.
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Last Spring reshod the coach with Bridgestone R280 in the 295/75 size, Very pleased after the first 8K miles.
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