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Old 06-23-2010, 09:02 PM   #1
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Bridgestone 8R 19.5 R187 12p - are these right for us?

Help! As expected I need new tires on my 1994 29RQ Winnebago Brave. The shop came back with Bridgestone R187 8R 19.5 tires. Unfortunately the ones they had access to were date code 2008 and 2009 with only one being 2010 so I declined them. My husband went to order the same tires at Costco. When he brought the brochure home it says they are designed for urban driving, pick-up and delivery service.

This doesn't sound right for us since we will be driving on high ways and national forest dirt roads. Does anyone have any feedback on these tires and/or suggestions for alternatives?

Also we had signed up for an alignment with them. I asked him to hold off until we had the tires and he thought it didn't make a difference and would make sense with the old tires. Am I being scammed?

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I checked and noticed the R187's had a load rating of "F" which should be more than adequate for over the highway travels.

On our first coach we had Michelin 8Rx19.5' with a load rating of "D" and they worked just fine. As an alternative, if you have adequate spacing between your duals, you might consider going with 225/70R19.5's.

The diameter of the 225's is 32.2" compared to 33.6" on the 8R's; tread width of the 225's is 8.5" compared to 8.0" on the 8R's, and revolution per mile is 645 on the 225's and 618 on the 8R's.

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Thanks!

The more I read about these tires the less I like them. They are not intended to be driven on snow or on ice. I live in Denver. It snows here, especially up in the mountains. Sometimes when you go to a park it is nice but then it can snow out of the blue. Does anyone have suggestions for alternative tire models I should look at that have a wider range of use?

The dealer found Goodyear G647 8R 19.5s. They appear to be all season. Any one have info. good or bad on these tires? We haven't been particularly happy with Goodyear tires on other vehicles but if these are good tires we could go with them.

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Bridgestone M724

Another tire that is available and appears to fit is the Bridgestone M724. Any feedback on this tire?

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Can't provide any feedback on the M724 Bridgestones, however, the R250F Bridgestones on our coach have given excellent trouble free service over the years.
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Thanks everyone for your help

Thanks for all the responses. We ended up going with the Hankook AH11 all season tire.
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Thanks for the feed-back, and best of luck with your new tires
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