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Old 04-06-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Toyo or Big o tires?

I am trying to decide between a Big o tire and a Toyo. Anyone have any experience with these brands? My tire size is only 16" which I guess is smaller than most. We just bought a 1997 pace arrow last saturday and we knew it needed new tires. Tires looked great but were 9 years old. Tires will come to $1498 for the Big O and $ 1540 for the Toyos. That is otd for 8.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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Anothe tire question

We will have 10 people riding in this mh. How do I know if I am getting the right tire for the weight of my mh. Will Les shwab know if they are putting the right tire on for the weight of the mh before they put them on? Ahhh I am so clueless.

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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you have a load rating on the door ..that the tire guy's should check and that is the minimum for your M-H .. generally a E rated tire is the best you can get ..and you learn by asking ..your doing fine !
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:02 AM   #4
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Weight rating

Just a thought. 10 adults @ 150# each is 1500# 10 people @ 100#each is 1000#. Will that be a safe carrying weight, and do you have safe seating for all of them? i.e. seat belts. I put the brakes on one time when my wife was 3/4 of the way down the motorhome and she ended up right between the two front seats, nicest involuntary forward roll I ever saw.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:12 AM   #5
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I put on Big O tires - like the fact that they have stores everywhere. Six new put on in Denver, and extension valves on one side in the rear. Checked tires in Grand Junction, all was fine. Got to Mesquite, Nevada, one of the extensions they had put on was hanging in the wheel well, the inner tire completely flat. The extension they had put on came undone and tore the valve out of the rim. Have no idea how far back it had happened, but coming down through the canyons between St. George and Mesquite missing one rear tire could have been bad. Next morning the Big O replaced with a non -matching tire. Back in Denver I had them replace again with a matching tire. Never a charge, and made our tee time no problem. So, service-wise I like Big O, but no longer have non-factory extensions!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:43 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by newrvlady View Post
We will have 10 people riding in this mh............. Ahhh I am so clueless.
With 10 people in a MH, I tend to agree with your statement. Do you have 10 seat belts?
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #7
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Just for curiosity how many people are allow in a MH, because even we never carry more that my wife and I ,is good to know if anyone knows, waoooo,ten people on the road in a MH.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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Depending on the state, as many as you have seat belts for.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #9
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i have toyo's and love them. in the west les schwab is the" tire king"iwith outstanding customer service. you will not find many Big Os in the northwest hope you enjoy your new rig. you might consider taking fewer people till you are comfortable driving a bigger
rig as it will take full concentration to just heard it down the road at first
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #10
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I am on my second set of Toyo tires, and am very pleased with them. Good ride, quite and good price. Purchased from an independent tire shop. Will replace with Toyo when it's time to re-tire.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:54 PM   #11
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We purchased Toyo's from Les Schwab last year and have been happy so far. You probably should get it weighed and make sure your not over loaded with 10 people in there. Got mine weighed at the locale dump for free.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:09 PM   #12
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Had the extended valve stems before also same thing happen to me on the inside dual throw them as far as I could on the side of the road while I waited for road side assistance have had the Michelins xrv now I have the toyos and can't tell the difference other then the price And when they are ready to be replace going back with the toyos . .
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Years ago when in San Diego Big O put tires on my RV - I did not know these were "special order" and when I had a problem only the Big O shop where I purchased the tires could resolve a blowout I had on one of the tires. So I'd go for the Toyo's but if you go to Big O make sure the tires are Big O and not "special order".
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #14
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Thanks We went with Toyos and got 8 for $1540. We talked them down $600 wahoo!

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