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Old 08-19-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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What tires should we buy for a class A

Hello, I'm to this site and would like to know if anyone might have any suggestions on what brand tire we should buy for our 33' class A motorhome. We would like to stay middle of the road, not the cheapest and not the most expensive brands as currently we only travel around 1500 miles per year. Thanks
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What do you have on your rig now? Go either online or to your favorite tire shop and get some tire pricing. Anyone will tell how they feel about tires and brands, but its like Ford or Chevy. Depends on the person.

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What size tires do you need? Kumho and Hankook make some excellent tires in many sizes and the price is more reasonable than Michlin or Goodyear RV tires. No, they aren't cheap Chinese tires, despite the oriental-sounding names.
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What size tires do you need? Kumho and Hankook make some excellent tires in many sizes and the price is more reasonable than Michlin or Goodyear RV tires. No, they aren't cheap Chinese tires, despite the oriental-sounding names.

However they are Korean Mfg. Both have headquarters in America, but the tires are all imported. I am sure some come from China under contract as do some goodyear and firestone tires.
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Generally speaking, Korean products can not be put in the same category as Chinese. The Chinese are adept at copying products with an eye to appearance but lag in engineering knowhow and quality of construction. Give a project to the Koreans and you will be in a room full of engineers and they will analyze and understand every aspect of it. Their manufacturing capabilities are state of the art. In many ways they have supplanted the Japanese who have become overpriced. The Koreans have come a long ways and are at the top of their game right now.
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Take a look at Toyos --I've seen lots of people in the threads that are happy with them and they seem to fit the bill you ordered. I'm not in any way connected with Toyo---I have just read a lot of threads on tires.

I have Michelins which I am happy with and will replace with the same----however Toyo (based on comments in the threads and price) would be/is my second choice.
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Generally speaking, Korean products can not be put in the same category as Chinese. The Chinese are adept at copying products with an eye to appearance but lag in engineering knowhow and quality of construction. Give a project to the Koreans and you will be in a room full of engineers and they will analyze and understand every aspect of it. Their manufacturing capabilities are state of the art. In many ways they have supplanted the Japanese who have become overpriced. The Koreans have come a long ways and are at the top of their game right now.
Couldn't have said it better myself. They may not have the frills down flat yet, but they are produce, solid, honest products at a great price.

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We replaced our tires last year. After doing on-line research I came down to Bridgestone and Hankook. We put on Hankook due to availability in our local area. So far were very happy with them. Count me as one who thinks Korean engineers are pretty darn good. I worked in leading edge technology as an electrical engineer and some countries are better than others. Korea, Israel and Japan were all very impressive so when I discovered Hankook was a Korean company I had no reservations about them. There are probably some good American companies too but I had to choose from the best available in my tire size.

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also Sumitomo. made in japan. tires will last longer if you run them more. very large dealer told me 30 mi per mo.
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Hello, I'm to this site and would like to know if anyone might have any suggestions on what brand tire we should buy for our 33' class A motorhome. We would like to stay middle of the road, not the cheapest and not the most expensive brands as currently we only travel around 1500 miles per year. Thanks
I have had good luck with Hankook (19.5 inch) - My oldest Hankook tires are 2006 (2 each) about 15,000 miles. I drive once or twice a month and store on pavement or gravel.
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I put toyos (19.5") on a pace arrow, was very happy with them.
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I,also, purchased summitumo tires for my 2003 national rv, dolphin 6342, the price was right and with excellent marks from my friend who sells tires.

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Don't know if you can find your size, but the FMCA Michelin deal is excellent.
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'Nother vote for Toyo tires.

Keep in mind that many of the tire makers have now set up factories in China so just because you buy a certain known brand doesn't mean it won't come with "Made in China" stamped on the side.
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