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Old 07-10-2017, 06:48 PM   #1
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Tires the final decision questions

295 80R 22.5 need 6 H rated

Our use: We will do local short trip weekends, day trips and for the next two to three years one possibly two round trips from upstate NY to NSB FL.

What we do not want: Good Year, really high priced tires or off brands.

What we do want: Mid priced name brands, good load rating H or higher, at least 16 ply and ones that are made for highway speeds.

Brands we are considering "so far" that make this size: Toyo, Yokohama.

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1) Recommendations on these or others that fit the criteria?
2) Who has the best online deals? (We have several tire shops in the are none can source this size tire other then Good Years and Michelins)
3) For balancing they all use the beads or powder up here. Recommendation? Also I read something about a mountable balancer, what are these?

Thanks for the help.
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1) Michelins are the best quality
2) Best deal is thru FMCA buying program
3) Good quality tires, properly speed balanced
do not need beads or powder.
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1) Michelins are the best quality
2) Best deal is thru FMCA buying program
3) Good quality tires, properly speed balanced
do not need beads or powder.
The Michelins are good but they will age out with very few miles on them. I am figuring this set does not need to be top of the line or price. I have nothing against Michelins but at twice the price I can change this set out several times and not have to worry about the age thing. On the balancing we have no shops anywhere close to us that has the equipment to speed balance a tire of this size.

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The Bridgestone R250F is an excellent tire and is readily available on the road. A number of people seem happy with Hankook AH 11/12s but I have no personal experience with them.
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Check these out - Falken RI151

http://www.falkentire.com/tires/medi...res/ri151-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.
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The Bridgestone R250F is an excellent tire and is readily available on the road. A number of people seem happy with Hankook AH 11/12s but I have no personal experience with them.
I looked at the Hankook's unfortunately they do not make the size I need. I also like the Bridgestone's but are in the same price range as the Michelins. Thanks for the reply.
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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.
The reviews look good but according to their web sight our size is not available. Thanks

EDIT: I take that back they do have the size I will look into these.
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I looked at the Hankook's unfortunately they do not make the size I need. I also like the Bridgestone's but are in the same price range as the Michelins. Thanks for the reply.
RV tires can be a challenge. I had a lot of history with both Michelin and Bridgestone on tractor / trailers where I could put on three sets of each and track them to see what gave me the lowest cost per mile. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) we end up taking our best guess and in five years or so we know how it turned out.
I found Bridgestone had the lowest cost on Class 8 trucks but my personal vehicles have two sets of Michelins and one set of Hankooks. The RV is still on it's original Goodyears. Basically we pay our money and take our chances.
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RV tires can be a challenge. I had a lot of history with both Michelin and Bridgestone on tractor / trailers where I could put on three sets of each and track them to see what gave me the lowest cost per mile. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) we end up taking our best guess and in five years or so we know how it turned out.
I found Bridgestone had the lowest cost on Class 8 trucks but my personal vehicles have two sets of Michelins and one set of Hankooks. The RV is still on it's original Goodyears. Basically we pay our money and take our chances.
Have to agree with you on all accounts.
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Tires the final decision questions

I've had two sets of Michelins crack badly prematurely. Never buy another one. I went with a set of Toyos last summer. No complaints yet.
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I've had two sets of Michelins crack badly prematurely. Never buy another one. I went with a set of Toyos last summer. No complaints yet.
I've heard good things about the Toyo's. One thing I have learned about the major advertisers in almost any business that spends a good portion of their budget on advertising telling us how great they are is usually anything but the truth.
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Take a look at the BF Goodrich ST230. This is a very good tire
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Take a look at the BF Goodrich ST230. This is a very good tire
I like Goodrich tires but only go up to 75R's
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I bought Bridgestone R250's from their main dealer. Excellent tire, rides great and the price for upgraded ply was reasonable. Mine are 19.5", the 22" are the same quality and tread pattern.
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