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Old 12-07-2015, 08:23 AM   #1
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New Tires for a Class B

Hello all! My name is Mike Gallagher and my wife Judy and I are new to the RV life style and have enjoyed reading all your helpful suggestions. We recently purchased a used class B with a Dodge 3500 chassis and are looking to fit it with new tires. Any suggestions as to what worked well for you? I'm looking at the BF GOODRICH All-Terrain T/ AKO2's. We'll be traveling quite extensively shortly and any comments or suggestions would be helpful!
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THe best price I found was at SimpleTire.com. I priced mount and ballance around my local area, calling or going into shops, and found Les Schwab had the best install deal. So, when I purchased my tires, I had them shipped to the installer, not to my home. Les Schwab called me when the tires arrived and we scheduled the install. They also used balance beads which I think are very cool; you never have to reballance your tires! Make sure you get fresh tires; I told the guys at SimpleTire our deal included tires less than 6 months old or we had no deal. I got tires that were 10 weeks old. Obviously make sure you get the correst size and load rating. We have a 40DP fitted with Hercules H902
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Why are you looking at such aggressive off-road tires? Are you planning on going to many off-road places? I would think the tread noise of those tires would wear on a person at the end of traveling to the next CG. Most MH'S use highway tread tires. You could go a bit more aggressive with an all season tread. You may get better suggestions if you state your intended use.
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Why are you looking at such aggressive off-road tires? Are you planning on going to many off-road places? I would think the tread noise of those tires would wear on a person at the end of traveling to the next CG. Most MH'S use highway tread tires. You could go a bit more aggressive with an all season tread. You may get better suggestions if you state your intended use.

Thanks for the reply..I did go and check them out and you're right they are not what I need. Now looking at the Cooper Discoverer H/T LT245/75R16 60K rated. Looks to make for a smoother ride. We're not intending to take it off road and the smoother the ride the better!
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THe best price I found was at SimpleTire.com. I priced mount and ballance around my local area, calling or going into shops, and found Les Schwab had the best install deal. So, when I purchased my tires, I had them shipped to the installer, not to my home. Les Schwab called me when the tires arrived and we scheduled the install. They also used balance beads which I think are very cool; you never have to reballance your tires! Make sure you get fresh tires; I told the guys at SimpleTire our deal included tires less than 6 months old or we had no deal. I got tires that were 10 weeks old. Obviously make sure you get the correst size and load rating. We have a 40DP fitted with Hercules H902

Thanks I'll look into that!
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Thanks I'll look into that!

Wow..what a price difference!
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The Firestone Transforce HT is a good value.
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The Firestone Transforce HT is a good value.
I had these tires on an older Class A (12K lbs). It rode and handled well.
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The Firestone Transforce HT is a good value.

Thanks! I'll check them out.
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