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Old 05-22-2019, 09:37 AM   #1
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Toyo tires

I have a 2002 Freightliner with Michelin 255/80R22.5 tires that need replacing. I am leaning towards Toyo's. I've heard they are sound and are around $100 cheaper per tire than Michelin's. I'm told that I would have to use a Toyo model M154 265/75R22.5 as a replacement. Has anyone used these? Happy with them? Other options?

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I put on some Toyo M144's two years ago. So far, I'm very happy with them. I've read a lot of good reviews and not any bad ones. I think they make a good tire. Good Luck with what ever you decide, but I don't think you can go wrong with Toyo's.
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We have that size 154's 20,000 mi so far no complaints
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So our coach is new enough that we haven’t had to replace tires. That being said I have ran Toyo’s on my trucks for the 20 years and have always had the best of luck. I have never had a flat or tire failure so I am a true believer in their quality.
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Old 05-23-2019, 02:47 AM   #5
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We run Toyo's on all our vehicles.
A great ride.
Lots of trouble free miles.
The first set on this f150 went 80 thousand miles plus.
Just replaced with the same 22 inch Toyo last week.
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I have a 2002 Freightliner with Michelin 255/80R22.5 tires that need replacing. I am leaning towards Toyo's. I've heard they are sound and are around $100 cheaper per tire than Michelin's. I'm told that I would have to use a Toyo model M154 265/75R22.5 as a replacement. Has anyone used these? Happy with them? Other options?

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Make sure you get the right load range on the Toyo's G or H depends on the weight load of your RV.
https://www.toyotires.com/media/2155...ion_tables.pdf
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See this Post.

Good Steer Tires #3

Toyo's web site no longer shows RV Tires.
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Thanks to all who replied. I appreciate it. I will go with the Toyo's. I believe I have load G's on now and will make sure that I replace with at least that.
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:09 PM   #9
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Hi everyone,

On my last two coaches I always ran Toyo M154 tires and liked them a lot. I now have a 2003 Newmar Kountry Star KSDP-3702 and riding on Yokohama RY103 tires all round. These tires were put on the coach by the previous owner in 2015 and currently have about 8,000 miles on them. I purchased the coach in Dec. 2018.

Been having a lot of wandering/steering issues with the coach at highway speeds - to the point that on my last trip I had to bring the speed down to 50 and below just to keep it between the lines.

Before the trip I had taken the coach to Freightliner and had them check out the suspension/steering systems and such. They put on new shocks, new suspension/stabilizer bushings, new brakes, front end alignment and the like. Should have all been good for the trip. Not so, still all over the road.

When I took it back I was told that perhaps the front tires were the problem and I should consider changing them out for a better "steer" tire.


Now the reason for this post. Naturally, I first considered changing them out for Toyo tires and contacted their main office for advise on which tire would be best for my bus. I was totally amazed when the gal at Toyo told me that Toyo no longer recommended their tires for use on RVs. She mentioned something about a law suite and that Toyo no longer supported the RV market with their tires.

I then contacted my local Les Schaube dealer and inquired about a new set of tires for my coach. They gave me three recommendations and none of them were Toyos. I asked about that as I had always bought my Toyo tires from Les Schaube. The guy there told me that if I still wanted to put Toyo tires on the bus they could special order them for me, but that they no longer carried that brand and didn't recommend them for use on RVs.
Looks like I am going to go with the Michelin X-Multi-Z tires this time.
Much more expensive than the Toyos, but if Toyo and Les Schaube aren't going to support their use on my bus I think I'd be foolish to push the issue.
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I think I'd call around to another Les Schwab get a second opinion. It seems very odd to me.
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I think I'd call around to another Les Schwab get a second opinion. It seems very odd to me.
Not a bad idea. Think I'll call the one in Gig Harbor. I called the one in Port Orchard, since I live in Olalla. Actually, I did call the one in Gig Harbor and pretty much got the same information, just worded a little different.

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As an alternative idea, I went with Hankooks! They started making a new model last year called AH37's. The 275 70R22.5's were very close to the Michy's (I had the same size as you). The price online was $200 cheaper than Michy's and they were 18ply, load range J! They ride much better and I feel more confident with the increased capacity. The shop I had install them was impressed. They were going to add them to their inventory.
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Interesting! I had my Toyos installed by Les Schwab in Gig Harbor. They told me it's a great Tire. Other than that, there has been a lot of positives about Toyo Tires on this forum. No doubt in my mind there a great Tire for a fraction of the price. I don't understand why Les Schwab would suddenly change their mind about the tire. Did they tell you why?
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Interesting! I had my Toyos installed by Les Schwab in Gig Harbor. They told me it's a great Tire. Other than that, there has been a lot of positives about Toyo Tires on this forum. No doubt in my mind there a great Tire for a fraction of the price. I don't understand why Les Schwab would suddenly change their mind about the tire. Did they tell you why?
Hi Wolfy,

Sent you an e-mail since we are local.

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