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Old 09-15-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Wind Power tires ?

We picked up our (new to us) used Georgie Boy today. The seller agreed to replace all 6 tires because they were 10 plus years old. I did not specify any brand. They installed Wind Power tires. Has anyone had any experience with these tires? I drove it 130 miles home and it seems to ride good and handled fine.
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Are the tires rated ok for the weight of the coach? Anything on the net?
Have you had the wheel nuts re-torqued?
If they're rated OK for the weight you could run them , BUT I wouldn't go the 7 to 10 years I go with a major brand.
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What size tires?
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Let us know how they work out for you over time.
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They are 245x70 19.5 16ply
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Did you check the DOT date on them?
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Almost surely a Chinese-made tire with that name. Never heard of them, which means you are probably out of luck if you ever have a problem and need warranty service through a dealer.

The Chinese factories are pumping out tires under a plethora of private brand names. Quality control leaves a lot to be desired, so you may get great service from them, or maybe one (or more) will fail tomorrow. Let us know what your experience is.
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I checked the date on the tires. Two are the 13th week and the other 4 are the 16th week of 2012. I have not checked the torque yet. I am stiil trying to find what the torque should be.
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I checked the date on the tires. Two are the 13th week and the other 4 are the 16th week of 2012. I have not checked the torque yet. I am stiil trying to find what the torque should be.
450-500ft-lbs..

If the tires are 19.5's and 16ply, I wouldnt worry too much about them. They are rated for more load than you will ever actually carry. I have 'G' (16 ply) rated tires too even though the coach only requires 'F' (12 ply). I would, however, make sure I had at least 10psi more air than needed. Like 80psi front/rear instead of 70psi.
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They are 16ply. Thanks for the torque specs. The front tires call for 80psi they have 90psi
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They are 16ply. Thanks for the torque specs. The front tires call for 80psi they have 90psi
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I checked the date on the tires. Two are the 13th week and the other 4 are the 16th week of 2012. I have not checked the torque yet. I am stiil trying to find what the torque should be.

Double check the 450 - 500 lb/ft torque spec. I have 19.5s on a Ford F-53 Winne and they are 150 lb/ft.
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Congrats on getting the coach man! Keep us posted on your travels!

I have the Samson/advance Chinese tires on mine. Two years old. They seem to ride OK.

Sucks that more and more Chinese crap gets over here.

I have a Firestone account. I hope Firestone or Bridgestone makes a tire that fits this beast...
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