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Old 10-14-2018, 09:08 PM   #1
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Tires on the road

I'm traveling through the south from Mn. ,am currently in the Nashville area and have noticed My driver side steer tire is worn un evenly , new to DP , looking for advise on where to look for tires (tire company ,truck repair ) And I'm assuming it would be best to replace both tires . they are dated 15 Micheillins . and some are saying truck tires cheaper is there a big difference between the two
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First thing I would do is correct whatever is causing them to wear unevenly.
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Should help you find a shop. Without a good alignment you will be doing it again.

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I'm traveling through the south from Mn. ,am currently in the Nashville area and have noticed My driver side steer tire is worn un evenly , new to DP , looking for advise on where to look for tires (tire company ,truck repair ) And I'm assuming it would be best to replace both tires . they are dated 15 Micheillins . and some are saying truck tires cheaper is there a big difference between the two
You don't say what year/make/model/chassis of coach. There's probably around a hundred threads on here about tires, makes, sizes and all that. Our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT, came with proprietary Michelin 255 80R 22.5 tires. Well, after about 6.5 years and only about 41,000 miles, they were looking pretty shoddy on both the tread part and the sidewall parts.

So, I too needed at least two fronts while on our 6,500 mile trip last year and we were far from home when I needed them. After sitting at a campground and doing some research, I found out that the Yokohama RY-103 265 75 225. LRG tire was almost identical in all dimensions. And, not only that but, they were SERIOUSLY cheaper than the Michelin junk proprietary ones.

So, I got two while on the road from, JAM Best One (truck tire center) in Toledo OH. They treated us just great. I'd have bought all 6 but, the two is all they had and they had DOT dates that were only a couple of months old. I couldn't have asked for a better deal.

But, anyways, I'd surely not be stuck on Michelins. You can find more choice and better deals on just about any other tire maker out there.
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You can use any brand of tire, and for most applications there is no substantive difference between a "truck tire" and an "RV tire". Yeah, there are truck tires designed for specific purposes that might not be a good choice, e.g. Off Road, but the general use truck tires, often referred to as the "regional delivery" application type, are fine. So are tires designed for the coach & bus application.

This description of commercial tire applications mayhelp:
https://www.bfgoodrichtrucktires.com...s/application/


For a motorhome, you are more concerned with traction and resistance to resistance to hitting curbs and potholes rather than high mileage.
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First thing I would do is correct whatever is causing them to wear unevenly.
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my coach is a 2006 Newmar Dutchstar 4023 , on the scales my front axle weighed in just over 12k #s. my tires are 305/70R22.5 Michelins , I'm at a Best one tires shop in Mursfreeboro Tn . they say I pretty much have to stay with These exact tire size which is a exclusive Rv tire size . So I'm kind of lost . and they do not have this size
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Definitely always run the steer tires in pairs, never mismatch. You may have a wheel bearing issue instead of alignment.
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When I checked Michelin for a dealer near me, they sent me to Love's. You might check with them. Regarding size, you need to go with what it says on the placard located in the coach somewhere around the driver's seat.
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When I checked Michelin for a dealer near me, they sent me to Love's. You might check with them. Regarding size, you need to go with what it says on the placard located in the coach somewhere around the driver's seat.
Well, not really.
I and many, many on here and other RV forums have deviated from the size stipulated on that wall mounted placard. Guess what, no one's died because of the deviation. As I stated earlier, we had the junk Michelin 255s when we bought the coach and, changed to the Yokohama 265s and the coach handles absolutely flawless and, according to the GPS in the coach, I'm almost dead on the speedometer in the coach too. So, yes, you can deviate from that placard, within reason.
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Well, not really.
I and many, many on here and other RV forums have deviated from the size stipulated on that wall mounted placard. Guess what, no one's died because of the deviation. As I stated earlier, we had the junk Michelin 255s when we bought the coach and, changed to the Yokohama 265s and the coach handles absolutely flawless and, according to the GPS in the coach, I'm almost dead on the speedometer in the coach too. So, yes, you can deviate from that placard, within reason.
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Good advice! I did an internet search and found you have a choice of at least 6 brands.

For example: Products

The key is insuring the tire can caring the rated load.

My Yokohama RY023 that came with the new to us MH. It is a slightly higher load rated tire than on the placard. With the placard size I limited choices but with the slightly different size I had over 20 different brands to choose from.

Also tires can be put on your MH just about anywhere, they will come to you.
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You don't say what year/make/model/chassis of coach. There's probably around a hundred threads on here about tires, makes, sizes and all that. Our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT, came with proprietary Michelin 255 80R 22.5 tires. Well, after about 6.5 years and only about 41,000 miles, they were looking pretty shoddy on both the tread part and the sidewall parts.

So, I too needed at least two fronts while on our 6,500 mile trip last year and we were far from home when I needed them. After sitting at a campground and doing some research, I found out that the Yokohama RY-103 265 75 225. LRG tire was almost identical in all dimensions. And, not only that but, they were SERIOUSLY cheaper than the Michelin junk proprietary ones.

So, I got two while on the road from, JAM Best One (truck tire center) in Toledo OH. They treated us just great. I'd have bought all 6 but, the two is all they had and they had DOT dates that were only a couple of months old. I couldn't have asked for a better deal.

But, anyways, I'd surely not be stuck on Michelins. You can find more choice and better deals on just about any other tire maker out there.
Scott

Scott, try multiple thousands.
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Uneven wear on tires indicates there is a problem, usually alignment or balance. The problem needs to be addressed or you will find a new set of tires showing uneven wear as well.
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Get a 4 wheel-well you know, alignment done. My tires were wearing a bit oddly before the alignment, which revealed the rear axle was 3/4" out of alignment, front was barely out of specs. Afterwards, my new replacement tires are still looking like new.
The alignment tech should check all steering components for out-of-spec wear first, if they are on the ball.
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