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Old 07-21-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Toyo tires? Yes or No. Why?

Tried asking this in other tire threads, but never did get any real responses.

Would like to know your experiences and/or feelings about Toyo tires. My Michelins have been great, but Les Schwab quotes a good price and talks a good story about Toyos. Then I read where someone has replaced them, got a better ride, or some other benefit. How do you like them, and why?

Appreciate any good info you can provide.
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I run Toyo tires on all my vehicles except the MH. I have been very satisfied with the Toyo's and Schwabby. I will have to think long and hard about dumping the Michelins on the MH when it becomes time. Don't know if I am ready to make that move in that size tire.
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In doing the research for replacement tires for my MH, I learned several things;

50% of the people responding love Michelin's and would not have anything else.
50% of the people responding hate Michelin's and would never have another one.
50% of the people say they have softer rubber and ride better.
50% of the people say they have softer rubber and wear out faster
50% of the people say they are great for steer tires
50% of the people say they are horrible for rears
50% of the people say they have a irregular wear pattern
50% of the people say they have never had an irregular wear pattern


50% of the people responding love Goodyear G670RVs and would not have anything else.
50% of the people responding hate Goodyear G670Rvs and and would never have another one.
50% of the people say they have harder rubber and ride harsh.
50% of the people say they have harder rubber and wear longer
50% of the people say they are horrible for steer tires
50% of the people say they are great for rears
50% of the people say they have a irregular wear pattern (rivering)
50% of the people say they have never had an irregular wear pattern

50% of the people responding love TOYOs and would not have anything else.
50% of the people responding hate TOYOs and and would never have another one.
50% of the people say they have a low weight rating.
50% of the people say they just go larger for a better weight rating
50% of the people say they are horrible for steer or rear tires
50% of the people say they are great for rears or steer tires
50% of the people say they have a irregular wear pattern

100% of the people responding have had a problem with one or more brands and hate them and think you will have the exact same problem because is is characteristic of the brand

100% of the people responding have had no problem with one or more brands and love them and think you will not have any problems either because that is characteristic of the brand.

What I have learned is that there are so many variables to performance such as MH weight, over/under inflation, tread pattern, tire weight rating, balance, wheels, heat and the phases of the Moon that you can't trust what anybody else tells you about their experience as being gospel.

Then again, I have just told about what I have learned and you can not take that as Gospel!

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I have Toyo's on my '98 38ft Safari Serengeti, and like them just fine. No problems, they run smooth and quiet.
They are due to be replaced next year and I plan to again purchase Toyo's.
Current set of six, 9R x 22.5 purchased in '04 in Idaho at Les Schwab for less than $2000 total, out the door. My experience is all positive and therefore, recommend Toyo's.
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I run Toyo tires on all my vehicles except the MH. I have been very satisfied with the Toyo's and Schwabby. I will have to think long and hard about dumping the Michelins on the MH when it becomes time. Don't know if I am ready to make that move in that size tire.
I agree with everything you say; exactly my dilemma.

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I have Toyo's on my '98 38ft Safari Serengeti, and like them just fine. No problems, they run smooth and quiet.
They are due to be replaced next year and I plan to again purchase Toyo's.
Current set of six, 9R x 22.5 purchased in '04 in Idaho at Les Schwab for less than $2000 total, out the door. My experience is all positive and therefore, recommend Toyo's.
Great response, good info, thanks for taking the time.

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In doing the research for replacement tires for my MH, I learned several things;
50% of the people responding love Michelin's and would not have anything else.
50% of the people responding hate Michelin's and would never have another one.
50% of the people say they have softer rubber and ride better.
50% of the people say they have softer rubber and wear out faster
50% of the people say they are great for steer tires
50% of the people say they are horrible for rears . . . ,etc.

Jim
Wow, Jim, you really went all out. Not sure how helpful it is, but I do take your point, and appreciate your taking the time to post it.
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Blcak Tie,

Sometimes I make a point with a sledge hammer when a tack hammer would do!

Sorry, next time a tack hammer!
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After looking at the TOYO site and some of their dealer sites, can't see where they recommend their tires for MH use.
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Blcak Tie,

Sometimes I make a point with a sledge hammer when a tack hammer would do!

Sorry, next time a tack hammer!

Thought you were getting back at me about your original avatar, the one with the ears! I see you've changed it again, it looks like it might be a funny one, but I don't know how to enlarge it to see it better. Dang!


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Thought you were getting back at me about your original avatar, the one with the ears! I see you've changed it again, it looks like it might be a funny one, but I don't know how to enlarge it to see it better. Dang!

See the new one, I just dug up one of my old baby pictures, I was into the Biker Scene at a young age!
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I run Kuhmo KRS02's there round ,black and hold air. oh they ride go.
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I run Kuhmo KRS02's there round ,black and hold air. oh they ride go.
Thanks for the input. Love the description. I assume you meant they ride good, which sounds good to me, but must confess, never heard of them. Two questions:
  • Where are they available?
  • Reasonably priced? (I assume that has something to do with why you're running them.)
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What kind of (ballpark figures) price difference are we talking here?
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This all reminds me of my favorite saying: "Opinions are like --------, everbody's got one" (you can fill in the blanks)
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This all reminds me of my favorite saying: "Opinions are like --------, everbody's got one" (you can fill in the blanks)
Yes, I sure can, and it's too bad. Out of this whole thread, I got two serious answers to my question. Sorry, everyone, I didn't realize I was being frivolous. Whey don't we all just close this thread? Thanks.
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