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Old 01-18-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Tires... Yes again!

OK, I spent over 3 hours reading threads on tires and sizes. Now not only am I confused, but looking for help.

My 2005 Pace Arrow is due because of tire age. Have the notorious michelin 235/80 r22.5

I do not need such an expensive tire as I don't go long distances, never overload, and the tire will break down before I ever put a dent in the wear.

That said I don't want the rears to rub, and I want clearance on turning in the front, and I can live with a minor speedometer difference.

I've been told 2 different sizes to try

255/75 r22.5

What's the difference, which one fits my bill, and anyone with a similar Pace Arrow please chime in!

Anyone with a referral to a tire center near Tampa, FL (Land O Lakes/Lutz) please provide! The prices have been all over the board, and one GCR dealer was 20% more than another GCR location.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-18-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Try a Sam's club, I got a Michelin 235/80 22.5 for $342 including tax. They don' carry that size but ordered it. Came in 2 weeks and was 1 month new. $30.00 for a truck/Rv shop to mount and balance. We were in the Ocala Sam's

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Old 01-18-2011, 05:44 PM   #3
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Hi MT,
I could not find the sizes mentioned in the OP. However, go to
Michelin North America RV Tires Page and you can see similar tire sizes. The charts provide wheel spacing requirements.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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Hi MT,
I could not find the sizes mentioned in the OP. However, go to
Michelin North America RV Tires Page and you can see similar tire sizes. The charts provide wheel spacing requirements.
Wow... am I reading this right? They want 10.3 inches between tires for old xrv and 10.7 for new series? I'll measure, but I doubt the Pace Arrow has anywhere near this amount of space.... and this is still stock from the factory. Tires aren't much wider than that! I'll be at the bulge I've got no more than 3-4 inches.

Bridgestone (GCR and Tires Plus) want to put on 245/75 22.5

Anyone got any experience when using this size to replace other size? can't see where there are any wider than what the new series requires.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:22 PM   #5
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Confirm what the dimension is

10 inches between tires seems to be a lot, but if it is "between centers" then not so much.

Yo need to determine what the measurement means and from what point it is taken, then determine your case.

You also can work directly with the manufacturer of the tire if you are in doubt, they can lookup data on your chassis and help you select a tire from theor catalog.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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Goodyear says their 245/75R22.5 is a substitute for a 235/80 R22.5

On The Wings of Goodyear | RV Tires - Related Info - Size Conversion
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I concur with Gary. My Newmar Kountry Star had Michelin 235/80-R22.5's and our Local truck tire shop found the Bridgestone 245/75-R22.5s were an exact replacement for the Michelin size.

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