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Old 12-17-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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Iím looking for some new tires, size 275-80-22.5, a number of dealers in Northern AZ have offered BF Goodrich ST230s. I canít seem to find much information on this tire. Anyone out there have any feedback on this tire? Appreciate any comments,
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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That is a commercial truck tire. Should work on an RV if the load range is correct but my guess is that it is going to be real rough riding. Also they don't put anything in the rubber to prevent cracking from ozone in a truck tire.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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Some truck tires are designed for ultra high mileage and have stiff tread and sidewalls. This can lead to a harsher ride. Others work fine on RVs. I don't see anything in the ST230 description that indicates it would not be fine on a motorhome. It's a "regional" tire rather than for long haul trucking, so is probably not overly optimized for mileage at the expense of other qualities.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:05 PM   #4
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The Goodyear 670 RV tires are among the best.... no need to take a chance
on an unproven tire combination. Find another dealer, perhaps one
with some motorhome experience.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:16 PM   #5
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Hi KTMONE,
Go to
BFGoodrichģ Commercial Truck Tires ST230ô Page for information about this tire. Gut feel says it will work just fine on a motor coach.
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I would recommend Bridgestone if they have tires in your size.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:42 PM   #7
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Looks like a great tire.
Made by the same folks that make Michelins(French).

Goodyears (USA)
Bridgestones/Firestones(Japan)
Sumitomos(Japan)
Yokohamas(Japan)
Toyos(Japan)

The Chinese(Hankock, etc) would be kickin all their &??# if the USA didn't impose a 30% import tarrif on their tires.

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I had a full set of BF Goodrich on my previous motor home. They did a very good job. They rode fine. Goodrich is a long time tire co that I believe is owned by Michelin.
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I had a full set of BF Goodrich on my previous motor home. They did a very good job. They rode fine. Goodrich is a long time tire co that I believe is owned by Michelin.
I just had 6 BF Goodrich put on my rig. I have driven it about 100 miles and I am happy with the ride. They feel better than the Goodyears that they replaced. The tire shop owner told me the same thing about Michelin owning BF Goodrich. He said both companys have shared much of thier technology back and forth and the result is a premium products at good prices.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:37 PM   #10
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Follow-up, got scared of the BF Goodrich although Iím sure it is a good tire. Redburn Tire In AZ offered me Michelin 275/80/22.5 XZE2 tires for the same price, had to go with the Michelins. I have to say that Redburn tire was competitive and could handle the large RVís with ease. If youíre in the Southwest give them a shout. Thanks for all the replies.
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