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Old 03-02-2016, 11:14 AM   #1
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Do I change wheels and tires? Ford V10 class A

Looking at my tires, I am in need of replacing all six as the rears are 10yrs old and the front two are 6 years old this season. My local truck mechanic says my tires are an odd size, but he's able to get six for me. It made me wonder if there is a wheel size I should change my class A to that would have more selection of tires?

245 70R19.5 currently on the 2001 Ford V10 chassis of my Fleetwood Pace Arrow 36R. Anyone else change wheels and tires? What is a common size now? I notice a lot of newer RVs have larger wheels.

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Old 03-02-2016, 11:32 AM   #2
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19.5 is the standard size for RVs of about 20,000 lbs or less. There are many thousands of them out there. I think your tire guy needs a refresher course on tires. As you go to heavier coaches the wheels are 22.5, but if your coach came with 19.5 they are good to go.


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Keep the wheels, the tire size is fine - but consider a differing guy for tire purchase and advice. (-:
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The applicable pages from the Ford Body Builders Layout Book for 2001 has this to say:

WHEELS AND TIRES

1. The 245/70Rx19.5F (18,000 lb, 20,500 lb and

22,000 lb GVWR) and the 225/70Rx19.5F (15,700 lb GVWR)

are the only tires approved for the
F-Super Duty Class A
Motor Home Chassis (F53)

If you have a chassis manual, it probably says the same thing.
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Our '02 F53 was the 20K chassis (I think) with 19.5 wheels. We had no trouble getting Toyo tires for it when we bought it used in 2010. It was on the OEM Goodyears when we got it, so they must've been 9 years old. The ride quality was awful.

We sold it after four seasons and the original GY spare was still in its hidey-hole. The Toyos were excellent tires.
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I'm in agreement with all the posters here. Keeping the wheels and changing tire guys. Part of my questioning them was that they were wanting to put Hankook G rates tires on the rear and I finally asked what the age stamp was on them and they said "It's 0813 but we've had them in storage, so they are fine." I asked if they could guarantee 6 month or newer date stamps from their wholesaler and they could not even if ordered tomorrow for me. Maybe there's an online source that is a better option for me and then I can just find a tire fitter.


Are these the toyos you mentioned?
http://www.tires-easy.com/toyo-m-143...YO07019524570H
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Keep the wheels, the tire size is fine - but consider a differing guy for tire purchase and advice. (-:
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You really need to reconsider your local truck mechanic.

The 245 70R19.5 tires are very common, normal, and used on brand new coaches, (22,000 GVWR lbs. or less).
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Found a new tire shop through my auto mechanic who has a tow business. He put me on the local commercial/farming tire place and they have a few quotes. One was for Firestone FS560 for the front and Firestone FD690 for the four rear tires. In my research, I haven't run into this brand very much for RVs. Does anyone have any experience in those? The other alternative was Dayton tires, again, no idea what those are.


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Whatever tire you decide on is probably cheaper at simpletire.com. I was watching their prices daily and in November of last year, I bought 6 Samsons 245/70R19.5 $1009.90 delivered to my house. Four tires were the current month and two were the previous month. By the way, I have Dynabeads installed for balance and am very happy with beads and tires.
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Wow Grey, That's an Awesome Price!!
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Join FMCA and take a look at the Michelin buying program. 245/70R X 19.5 is a standard RV tire size. Slightly smaller would be the 225/70RX19.5.

Lots of benefits to FMCA beside the tires (FMCAssist, trip routing, discounts, etc.). It helps to be part of a larger community of shared interests.
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I had issues with my 2003 F53 chassis after I took it on the first long trip from Tucson, AZ to Costa Mesa, CA. I went to have my tires balanced, to find out the wheels were actually out of round. A lot of people said a lot of different ideas, I chose the new tire and wheel option.


I bought new Alcoa 19.5 aluminum wheels, and new tires. The whole price when I was done was right at $3000. I know I could've gotten a little better price, but I was tired of searching, and wanted to get back on the road, so it was worth it to me.


I also added some Centramatic wheel balancers too. Those are worth their weight in gold to me. I caught myself, not towing anything, going 80MPH on the freeway with nobody else around me on I-8 after I got it done.


Just a hint, from my troubles, I put air bags on the front, a new huge sway bar, and I put a panhard bar in the back. I have VERY little wandering now, it tracks pretty straight and true. I'm very happy with the overall package now. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.


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Just a hint, from my troubles, I put air bags on the front, a new huge sway bar, and I put a panhard bar in the back. I have VERY little wandering now, it tracks pretty straight and true. I'm very happy with the overall package now. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.


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Thanks! I happen to have both front and rear bars and air bags all around on my F53 Chassis. Once I forgot to check the air in the front bags and they were low. The ride was awful, so I sure am glad I have them.

Going with Firestone FS560's all around I think. I checked simpletire and my local shop is right around that price. Thanks all!
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