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Old 12-10-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Need 2 new tires for front of the MH, they are 295-80-22.5, they are Goodyear RV type, could not believe $1900 total price out the door, move the front to back. The dealer also has a China tire, Doublestar for half the price, $850 for 2, on ground. Has anyone heard of these tires, the dealer said all the major cariers (trucks) are going to these tires with great sucess. Have any of you guys heard or used these tire. Thanks
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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That sounds pretty pricey! Have you checked other tire dealers? Personally I would stick to a known brand, especially on the steering axle. I would try a large truck tire dealer, or another if you already have. Good luck.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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what about Michelin no chinese for me
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Join FMCA and use their national accounts program with Michelin.
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X2: there are some members that swear by Chinese tires. I swear at them as they are the only tires that failed me with blowouts in the past 30 plus years.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #6
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Only tire I've eve had blowout was a GoodYear. I always buy Michelins.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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Check Toyo, or Hankook tires. Both brands are very good quality and reasonably priced.
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Before I down sized to the Winnebago, I ran Toyos on the Tiffin and they were great tires.
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Before I down sized to the Winnebago, I ran Toyos on the Tiffin and they were great tires.
I replaced my Michelins with TOYOs last year, for quite a savings over the same Michelins. I can't tell any difference in ride or handling. But..., when these go, it's back to the Michelins because of the inflation safety margin. My weight and the Toyo chart requires the TOYOs to be inflated nearly to their sidewall stated maximum. Had 20 lbs margin on the Michelins. Just something for the OP to think about.
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$1900 for two tires is just past funny... I would have laughed as I walked out the door... Shop around..... I like my Coopers, but they are smaller than yours.... (Made in USA) ...
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You might be surprised where alot of Michelin tires are made,but then again maybe not.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #12
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You might be surprised where alot of Michelin tires are made, but then again maybe not.
And some are made right here in the US, which might also surprise most folks. Our OEM set, that went over 8 years with no trouble, were made in Spain.
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Need 2 new tires for front of the MH, they are 295-80-22.5, they are Goodyear RV type, could not believe $1900 total price out the door, move the front to back. The dealer also has a China tire, Doublestar for half the price, $850 for 2, on ground. Has anyone heard of these tires, the dealer said all the major cariers (trucks) are going to these tires with great sucess. Have any of you guys heard or used these tire. Thanks
Ask him who some of these major carriers are. Your dealer is trying to make Doublestar tires (never heard of them) sound reliable by trying to get you to believe that "all the major carriers" are using them. Speaking as someone who worked for major carriers for 40 years I can say with some amount of confidence that is not true.

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Join FMCA and use their national accounts program with Michelin.
I agree. Tire Connection - Michelin Advantage Program

I just put 6 Michelin 295/80 x 22.5 Michelin XZA2 Energy tires on our coach mounted, balanced and out the door using FMCA/Michelin Advantage Plan. The cost was considerably less than what the OP's dealer quoted him . One dealer quoted me $850 per tire out the door without the plan and thought he was doing me a favor. Granted, they are not a cheap tire, even at discount.

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Only tire I've eve had blowout was a GoodYear. I always buy Michelins.
The only one I ever blew out was an Armstrong Super Hi-Way, but that was 39 years ago. I spent the last 22 years putting nearly 2 million miles mainly on Goodyears. Never had a problem, but I can understand what you'e saying. If Armstrongs were still being manufactured I'd stay far away from them too.

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You might be surprised where alot of Michelin tires are made,but then again maybe not.
I would never be surprised at where anything is made anymore. However, I would be surprised if any tire that said Michelin on the sidewall was not manufactured to Michelin specifications. In other words, Michelin isn't about to allow their name and trademark to be used on any tire that might be substandard.

Just my 2 cents, as the saying goes. It's worth what you paid for it.
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Try Discount tire for 22.5 tires. They don't mount them but they beat the price on any source I could find for 275.70R22.5 XZA2. $488 plus FET and sales tax.

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