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Old 07-11-2017, 05:13 PM   #29
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good tires so far COOPER

Although I have never ran Michelins, I have just replaced 6 good years with COOPER ROADMASTERS. Mine are 19.5 instead of the 22.5 you need but they probably come in all sizes. I researched here and other rv sites before installing them after my trusted mechanic recommended them. last year I replaced the 2 fronts with coopers and was happy so this year I replaced the 4 rears also. Beads were added for balancing. I immediately was impressed with the ride quality. so far so good. and the price was a lot cheaper than good year and Michelin.
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The "mountable balancers" are manufactured by Centramatic in Alvarado, Texas. Their telephone sales guy is friendly and helpful. Centramatics are made in various sizes and you will need to determine if you have disk or drum brakes, how many lugs per wheel and the spacing, in inches, between lugs. At their facility in Alvarado, installation is free or they can be shipped.
I plan to use Centramatics instead of spin balancing when I replace my Michelins with Toyo M144, load L, in November.
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The "mountable balancers" are manufactured by Centramatic in Alvarado, Texas. Their telephone sales guy is friendly and helpful. Centramatics are made in various sizes and you will need to determine if you have disk or drum brakes, how many lugs per wheel and the spacing, in inches, between lugs. At their facility in Alvarado, installation is free or they can be shipped.
I plan to use Centramatics instead of spin balancing when I replace my Michelins with Toyo M144, load L, in November.
That's what I was looking for. Thank you

For the size of these tires there are few options for load range or anything else. Not sure how true it is but one of the local places I was looking at tires said their rep told them Good Year made this size just for RV's then others followed. there are not a lot of uses for these in any other segment of the market.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:57 AM   #32
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Check these out - Falken RI151

RI151 TIRE | Falken Tire

I don't know if they'd be considered an off name brand, but they have good reviews and are made in Japan. They also have the size/specs you stated.
I am very close to pulling the trigger on these Falken RI151 based on my tire guy's glowing reviews and the great price he can get me. But, he IS the only local distributor, so is motivated to move these over others. Does anyone have any experience w/ these? My size is 225 70R19.5,BTW.
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I am very close to pulling the trigger on these Falken RI151 based on my tire guy's glowing reviews and the great price he can get me. But, he IS the only local distributor, so is motivated to move these over others. Does anyone have any experience w/ these? My size is 225 70R19.5,BTW.
Check the price against the FMCA prices. They now offer Michelin, Continental, and a few others.
https://www.fmca.com/fmca-tire-program.html
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:49 PM   #34
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FMCA group has now included BFGoodrich along with Miches . the two I have seen are st 230... st 244 . using the FMCA dis count saves about 60 per tire ....
Another question I have is changing from a 275/70R 22.5 to an 80R version seems to upset the dealers / manufactures... What could be their reasoning.
Right now the good year G70 have well over 34000 and are 10 plus years without any,,,, any trouble,,, shoulda coulda use without hesitation .
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I put on General HS same size as yours. and cost was $2600 installed. I priced others but didn't want off brand either..Generals are US made and have been in business before many, and have had major innovations in tire technology. the HS model is all position or steer tires, most put on all wheels....no mine are 16 ply rated.. make sure you ask ratings.
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I have have had both Mich, and GY both had blow outs. Put these on the drive tires https://simpletire.com/hercules-295-...ires?reviews=1

Put on Yoko or Contientals or Toyo on the steer axle.
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I was glad to get the FMCA discount approved and CC registered ,,, then the tires came almost over nite to the shop in Grand Forks ND.... I went over and looked at them and to my surprise the DOT codes were all the same 32 17 . How nice ,,,, no muss no fuss. Went in on Monday 0730 and by 1100 we were back at the park . Today I received my email invoice from Mich.... Not to often you get something to work like clockwork...

My tires were 275/70r 22.5 G70....new ones are 275/80r 22.5 BFG ST244

Just hope long term goes well.
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And the tire debate goes on and on and on and on and on and on again.
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FMCA group has now included BFGoodrich along with Miches . the two I have seen are st 230... st 244 . using the FMCA dis count saves about 60 per tire ....
Another question I have is changing from a 275/70R 22.5 to an 80R version seems to upset the dealers / manufactures... What could be their reasoning.
Right now the good year G70 have well over 34000 and are 10 plus years without any,,,, any trouble,,, shoulda coulda use without hesitation .
Changing tire sizing from chassis manufacturers sizing can open up a legal can of worms , if an accident occurs due to a tire failure . That's why tire stores are reluctant to do the swap.
G/Y says 7 years for their RV tires , so at 10 years .
JMHO : and I've run tires past the manufacturer's age limit myself , you're pushing the safety limits.
Yesterday morning my coach got a full set of Yokohamas ( date 3017 ) the Michelins being replaced , steer axle were 10 , drive axle were teenagers.
I went with an aggressive all position tread pattern ; because it seems every year in my travels to my snowbird destination I find snow on the roads . Michelin didn't offer tread pattern options in our size.

EDIT: Note to self ... read all the posts before responding . I see now you've already replaced tires. Safe travels.
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When I needed new tires it took over two months for them to come in due to production dates. Goot point was that they were only 3 weeks old. Seems not many MH's use the 365/70 tires I need for the front and tag axle. Could have saved a few $ by going with Toyo' on the drive axle 315/80's but decided to stick with Michelins.
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And the tire debate goes on and on and on and on and on and on again.
As does the " Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge " and " Gas vs Diesel ", only thing missing here is the campfire to sit around, and at this time of day , the cold beer.
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As does the " Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge " and " Gas vs Diesel ", only thing missing here is the campfire to sit around, and at this time of day , the cold beer.
Take the ever recurring debates of tire psi, tire brand, Gas vs Diesel & tag vs no tag and this would be a fairly quiet forum.
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