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Old 06-03-2019, 08:47 AM   #1
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I am working hard to find evidently a hard to find size of tires. I currently have 245/75R 22.5 Bridgestone 14 ply G load. Thus far most places don't carry them. Those that do can't install because their shops are too small or don't want to bother with ordering this size. Whew! what a *&^%.
One of my concerns is that this is so rare that if I have a problem on the road this could be a long wait for such a rare tire.

According to Bridgestone they stop making them, Toyo does but hard to find for install in SC, Continental Don'e carry them, Goodyear is "unsure still trying to get an answer.

My weight is 25000 lbs/length is 33' and I tow a jeep.

I'm in SC and finding good service here is always difficult.

I would like to go up in load and ply to be better protected. Any ideas? Thanks
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a 235/80/22.5 is only 1/4 of an inch taller and it's available from Michelin
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What exactly is your motorhome?

2007 Allegro FRED? 32BA perhaps?

The Brochure says it had 235/80R22.5 tires. Maybe your tires aren't the original size? Maybe not the right brochure/model? What's on your weight/tire info sticker?

(And I thought the 235/80 was the hard size to find, isn't Michelin the only one who makes it?)
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:40 PM   #4
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Cool

Thanks for the replies thus far.
LJowdy - I will definitely check out the new tire size you mentioned for compatability as I do have a little clearance.

I did find a dealer that will order them as no one keeps them on hand due to rarety. Goodyear wanted $1298 for 2 (right!) Toyo is about $900 for 2.

For the other questions reference weight - We are sticker shown weight of 24000. We went on a 4500 mile trip last winter and did ok with no tire issues and we do use a TST tire monitor. My tires are now 5 years old and I don't like taking chances and I do 303 spray them at least twice a year.

I will update the forum when I get the info needed to decide. I have learned a valuable lesson with this hunt and will look at tire size when I decide on another rig!

The rig is a tiffin 2007 FRED with a screaming 5.9. I can't complain about the rig as she runs good just dislike the hard to find tires. Hey, tires are tires oh-hum.
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Just a lame brain thought....
If these tires are that rare you may wanna check the date codes. They may have been sitting a long time.
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Hard to find tires

These tires are in their 5th year (see post 1). We are replacing them with more 245s and the replacements are on order. The 245/75R 22.5's are actually the comparable replacements for the rig's originals and even harder to find 235's.
Thnking about ordering extra for spares.
Wanted to move to the 255's but most tire people are afraid they might rub on the duallys. Oh well, lesson learned.
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Maybe this would be helpful in finding a close match which is more common.



https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc....5-255-70r22.5


https://tiresize.com/calculator/
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Just because you go up in tire load range does NOT mean you can carry more weight, just putting this out, as that is what it seems like you want to do.

These guys will get the tires to your local shop or your house

https://simpletire.com/catalog?width...ory=AUTOMOBILE


Here you go, with free shipping $315 a piece

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...+22.5&_sacat=0


I run the Toyo Tire and have been please with there "performance"

I also tow a Jeep


Just to let you know, this is a pretty common tire size for truck etc.... they are not RARE or hard to find at all.
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