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Old 02-02-2013, 01:27 AM   #1
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Winnebago Journey Tire Question

I have a 2002 winnebago journey that came with 255/80-22.5 tires.

The only manufacturer I have found in that size is Michelin.
I am interested in my options for other tire manufacturers but need to know what sizes are compatible.

I have been told a 265/75-22.5 will work, but have to make sure the additional 1/2 inch width will work with the rear dual application.

Also, will a 10r 22.5 work?

Any feedback from people with better knowledge will be appreciated.

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:39 AM   #2
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We just googled 255/80/22.5 and found 1/2 a days worth of reading on the subject.
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I went from the Michelin to the Goodyear on the Journey that I had. I don't remember what the sizes were but what you have posted sounds about right. No rubbing, drove fine, and we had no problems going to the slightly bigger tire.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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I did that size change on my 2003 Bounder Diesel. Went with Toyo tires and ran them for about 30,000 miles with no problems.
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we have Goodyear 245/75r 22.5's on our Journey
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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I have a 2002 winnebago journey that came with 255/80-22.5 tires.

The only manufacturer I have found in that size is Michelin.
I am interested in my options for other tire manufacturers but need to know what sizes are compatible.

I have been told a 265/75-22.5 will work, but have to make sure the additional 1/2 inch width will work with the rear dual application.

Also, will a 10r 22.5 work?

Any feedback from people with better knowledge will be appreciated.

Thanks


Mike G.
I did exactly what you are asking. Works great and the tires are about 1" larger in diameter. No problems with the G670s since install in 2007.

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doesn't sit too low?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #8
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doesn't sit too low?
I stand corrected. My tires are 275/70/22.5 and they are approx 1" smaller in diameter and approx 1/2" smaller in width. No problems at all with tires or fit. Speedo is approx 1 mph off at 60 tho. Closest tire size would be a 275/75 if you can find em. Hope this helps
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I replaced my xrv 255x80x22.5's with 275/70R22.5's. . All the specs fit my rims and dual spacing. Tire is slightly wider, and the new tires make 549 revs/mile where the old tires made 541 revs/mile, so the speedometer error is very small.

If you decide to change tire sizes, you will have to research your rim width vs your new tire manufacturer's required rim width. You'll also have to get the tire manufacturer's minimum dual spacing measurement and check this on your coach.

If the new tires have a pressure difference, be sure to check max pressure that your rims can handle.

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I recently changed my 255 michelins to Toyo M154 in 265/75 and they fit fine on my Journey. Spacing is great for the duals, ride is fine and all is good. And I saved about $800! There is only a few rpm difference from the Mich. so no change in speedometer is necessary.
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I have a 2002 winnebago journey that came with 255/80-22.5 tires.

The only manufacturer I have found in that size is Michelin.
I am interested in my options for other tire manufacturers but need to know what sizes are compatible.

I have been told a 265/75-22.5 will work, but have to make sure the additional 1/2 inch width will work with the rear dual application.

Also, will a 10r 22.5 work?

Any feedback from people with better knowledge will be appreciated.

Thanks

Mike G.
Agreed this would be your best choice. 265/75, 38.5 in dia. 10.1 in X Section. 537 rev/mile
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I went from Michelin 255 80 22.5s to Sumitomo 275 70 22.5s. Far better ride, handling, less noise and up a load range. Oh, about $2100.00 for six versus about $3600 for Michelins.

I have a 2005 Itasca Meridian 36G, your Journey's young brother. Clearance is fine on duals and wheel wells.
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