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Old 07-05-2015, 09:10 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Steve Ownby View Post
There are only 2 tires that are marketed as RV specific. The Goodyear G670 and the Michelin XRV. All large size tires are engineered and developed for the commercial market. These two specific tires may have characteristics that RVers like but their basic design is for trucks. The RV market is just too small to justify the engineering costs.

Long story short, RV tires are largely marketing and not design. Look for all position, long haul or regional tires and you will have more choices.

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Perfectly stated! I just purchased Firestone s as well. Very happy!

No reason to limit choices, even though that is what the marketing is designed to do.


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Old 07-06-2015, 05:57 AM   #16
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A couple of years ago when I bought our Winnebago Motor Home in Florida we were aware that the tires were way past date code safety.
So, with the help of a veteran RV'r, I had 6 new Cooper Roadmaster "truck" tires put on. Needed to do this for the trip back to Pa.

The reason: Better tire characteristics, and certainly cheaper.
Result: I don't have much to compare the ride too, but when I'm on a reasonably smooth road, the ride is smooth. When I hit a bump or hole, I know I hit a bump or hole. The tires are very stable and I detect NO side sway or 'mush' in the tires. Passing trucks just give me a very gentle push to remind me that they're there.

I run the fronts at 105psi and the rears at 100psi.
I am very satisfied with these tires. I realize that I'm driving a big brick down the road and I expect some trade-offs.
Overall, my unit rides smooth, very comfortable in the coach over the long haul and we're quite satisfied. I have not replaced the original shocks...they seem to be working fine. I did replace the rear stabilizer bushings with the new poly bushings soon after I bought the unit.

I expect that when I reach the 6 - 8 year mark, I may consider the same as replacements.

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