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Old 02-09-2016, 09:44 AM   #1
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RV Tires

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This could open a can of worms!
I have Michelin 275/80 R22.5 Tires all around on my 2002 Travel Supreme 38DS0.
The fronts are 6 yrs old appear to be in good condition (no checking, etc.)
However I would like to go ahead and replace the fronts. We will be on the road a lot this year and I am a preventative maintenance and "avoid issues" freak!
Thinking about staying with the Michelins or changing to Goodyear G670's.
Would having Goodyears on the front and Michelins on the back cause any issues?
What brand do most folks out there think is the best, I know there is a lot of opinions out there.


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Old 02-09-2016, 09:59 AM   #2
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I stayed with Michelin because of the FMCA discount and I had 80K miles in 8 years.
Safety and the peace of mind. Driving and the mind is thinking blow out - not fun.
I replaced all 8, same time at Precision Tire in Eugene, OR.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:07 AM   #3
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:21 AM   #4
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Have run Michelins in the past and was happy with everything except the early onset checking/cracking exhibited by Michelins in general. We currently have Dunlops on the front and not really happy with the slight 'wandering' tendency I am seeing. Didn't have that with the Michelins.
Had Goodyears on our '85 Pace Arrow and was happy with them.
Don't think you could go wrong with Michelin or Goodyear. My guess is you will find it's like the Ford/Chevy debate. We all have our opinions and bottom line both build good products.

I'm not aware of any problem that could arise from running Michelin on the rear and Goodyear on the front.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:30 AM   #5
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Shouldn't have a problem with mixed manufacturers front and rear. There generally won't be a problem with them mixed anywhere except in heavy rain or snow where their traction properties are going to be different. That could cause an issue in a panic stop or skid situation. As for the Goodyears, check if they have the "rivering" (or "scalloping" problem when used on the fronts on your coach. It was pretty bad on the front location on our coach when we got it (used). I replaced them with Hankooks on the front and they seem excellent. It comes down to how comfortable you are with less expensive tires versus the "brand names" like Michelin and Goodyear.
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I replace my original Michelins last year with Bridgestone Ecopia R283 (295/75R22.5 LRH - 16 ply). The cost was $2,835 out the door. I do not have many miles on them yet, but so far so good.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:54 AM   #7
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Having different tires on different axles is just fine. I know you know that neither manufacturer you have or are considering thinks that 6 year old tires have to be replaced. Inspected yes, replaced - not until 10. But if it helps you sleep better at night then swap them.
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I just replaced Goodyear G670's with Toyo M144's. I didn't believe the improvement in ride and handling. Over 6 months I have added air twice, less than 5# each time, and only to a couple of tires. I used to add air to the Goodyears every two weeks or so, often to every tire. I would not recommend Goodyears, period.


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