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Old 04-21-2016, 07:02 AM   #1
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I have noticed a broad range of prices of 1100 22.5 tires. If any one has information on various brands please advise.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:38 AM   #2
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I have always gone by the rule, you get what you pay for. As with all things it's not always the case. Mostly depends on your needs, fulltime I'd want good tires$$ But if it was just seasonal Rving, week ends for time to time the cost could be a factor, although a brand name would always be there. Some will give you a better ride, some ware better than others and some both.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:48 PM   #3
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Informal assessment:

Higher Costing = Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear

Medium Cost = Toyo, Yokohama, Firestone, BF Goodrich

Lower Cost = Hankook, Sailun,

Not intended to be a complete list, especially in the lower and medium cost range. And, the Hight to Medium ranges can crossover within a Manufacture as they have different price pointed models.

I've heard many good things about the Hankooks being a good value for good quality. So if looking for a tradeoff between quality and costs, I'd consider this. I also feel the FMCA price on the BF Goodrich ST230 is fair for I feel a just below the top quality tire.

I just ended up putting Michelin XZA2 Energy 295/80 22.5 on our coach, dropping the size down a bit from the coaches OEM 12R size. I did this because again Michelin and BF Goodrich have a tire shortage for my 12R size. So it was between leaving my one year old 12R BF Goodrich the Steers and going with 6 Hankook AH12's for the Drive/Tag. Or changing the size and moving the ST230's to the Tag, and 6 XZA2's to the Steer/Drive. I elected to do the latter, and now trying to decide if I will have my speedometer/odometer adjusted for the new size, or just facto it in the mileage and drive with my GPS's MPH.

Tires are like coaches, the ones your driving with/on - are usually the ones you recommend!

Check our size, be sure the Load Range is accurate, and then also shop for your DoT's. (Our XZA2's are on DoT of 0416, so pretty dang young. They could get me the tires I needed in ST230's or XZE's - but they were 0915 DoT for both. I avoid over 6 months of age tires when buying.)

Best of luck to you,
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:02 PM   #4
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I put 8 315/80R22.5 Hankooks on our coach last year. Replacing Michelins. The Hankooks of this size are a Load range L and 20 ply tire.

They are a great product. Very quiet, smooth and run cool. Very competitive price.

I will say that I have run GoodYear and Michelin in the past and would not rush to put them back on my coach. I was so disappointed in the 8 Goodyears I had put on another unit.....I had 2 bad tires before 200 miles of use - 1 just after being installed. The Michelin is a nice tire BUT I look at tires as a 5-7 year expense so that comes into play as well when you compare them to the pricing of the Hankook.

Weigh your coach, and inflate accordingly.

So for whatever its worth I would move the Hankook up a notch or 2 in Smitty77 list.


Let us know what you decide to go with.

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I just paid $463.29 per tire for Michelin XRV 235/80-22.5 (4/9/16)..


My total bill including; de-mounting, mounting and a "road force" balance was $3495.35 (6 tires)
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I put 8 315/80R22.5 Hankooks on our coach last year. Replacing Michelins. The Hankooks of this size are a Load range L and 20 ply tire.

They are a great product. Very quiet, smooth and run cool. Very competitive price.

I will say that I have run GoodYear and Michelin in the past and would not rush to put them back on my coach. I was so disappointed in the 8 Goodyears I had put on another unit.....I had 2 bad tires before 200 miles of use - 1 just after being installed. The Michelin is a nice tire BUT I look at tires as a 5-7 year expense so that comes into play as well when you compare them to the pricing of the Hankook.

Weigh your coach, and inflate accordingly.

So for whatever its worth I would move the Hankook up a notch or 2 in Smitty77 list.

Let us know what you decide to go with.

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I agree with Adam. Though I've never had the Hankooks personally, I value the opinions of those that have had good results with them. I was trying to separate the tires brands more by price, then any perceived order of preference. And as I understand it, the Hankooks provide good quality at lower price - a great combo.

One easy source for price comparison is Simple Tire, just realize the prices for the Michelin and BF Goodrich will be lower via the FMCA program. Still higher then many, including Hankook, but make it a bit less painful if going that direction.

Adam - Thanks for pointing out how my listing could be perceived as a pecking order of preference. Another example where it was no intended to be so, is the Goodyear is up in the top roll, though I would probably consider them down towards the bottom of my choices. (I had the 670's on my Bounder. They did OK, but did not have enough miles on them to know if riveting would be a problem or not.)

Anyways, good luck OP!
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I'm running Continental HSR2's on the rear in the 11R22.5 size. I get discount pricing on them because my local truck tire dealer buys them by the truckload for one of his big fleet accounts. Have 3 years of use on them and am very pleased.

Just this week I put Toyo M144 295/80R22.5's on the steer axle (I need the extra weight capacity vs 11R22.5). I believe them to be an excellent tire and the price was $510/tire "out the door", including sales tax.
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We purchased a new-to-us 2004 Newmar 3 weeks ago; the existing tires were from 2007 - 2008, so I knew I had to replace them. MH takes 235/80R22.5. I called a few dealers, and was told Michelin was the only one to make that size.
One dealer participated in the FMCA program, and called Michelin for availability. He was told there was a national backorder i.e. none available with an unknown time before they would be available. SInce it'd be a few weeks before we hit the road, he suggested we call back in May. If they were still unavailable, he thought we could go with a truck (XZE) tire rather than an RV (XRV) tire. But the truck tires would not be in the FMCA program.
I tried another dealer in a nearby town, and he was able to scrounge up 6 tires for me (1016 -- maybe a month old), and gave me a good deal, but not the FMCA price. Mounted, balanced, installed, old tires disposed of, sales tax etc: out-the-door price of $3,270.21. A few bucks more, but I've got 'em.
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A 315" XZA Energy tire in Canada is over $900 each.

No FMCA discount for Canadian members........(I digress)

$900 each plus a road spare ($900 X 9). Well you do the math, versus $540 each for Hankook.

Again regardless of what you choose, do a accurate corner weigh of your coach and inflate according to inflation load tables from the manufacturer - not the sidewall. Keep your tires clean and inspect them on a regular basis and you will be ok.

(Smitty77 - Its all good, your list was based on cost not quality)
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I put 19.5 Hankooks on my old PaceArrow replacing Goodyears that $ucked. They wer still I great shape after four years when I sold th rv. I have been running 22 inch Hankooks on my Suburban for seven years. My new to me coach came with 22.5 Samon tires so far so good. When it comes time to replace I will be looking at Hankook and these Samson's.
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I have always gone by the rule, you get what you pay for. As with all things it's not always the case. Mostly depends on your needs, fulltime I'd want good tires$$ But if it was just seasonal Rving, week ends for time to time the cost could be a factor, although a brand name would always be there. Some will give you a better ride, some ware better than others and some both.
Thanks much ! Appreciate your opinion.
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We were just informed our tires were made somewhere between 2001 and 2005, so we're also in the market for cheap 19.5 tires. Some of the price breakdowns among brands will prove helpful, as we're not necessarily brand loyal to any tire. However, we are fulltimers, so we need to not short ourselves. We also want to ride our old tires as long as possible so the replacement tires are still new-ish if/when we sell the RV.
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MH takes 235/80R22.5. I called a few dealers, and was told Michelin was the only one to make that size.
You could have substituted 245/75R22.5 for the 235/80's.
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We were just informed our tires were made somewhere between 2001 and 2005, so we're also in the market for cheap 19.5 tires. Some of the price breakdowns among brands will prove helpful, as we're not necessarily brand loyal to any tire. However, we are fulltimers, so we need to not short ourselves. We also want to ride our old tires as long as possible so the replacement tires are still new-ish if/when we sell the RV.
If they can't tell you the exact week and year I would run from whoever you are using. It is stamped right on the sidewall it may be facing the inside.

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