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Old 07-12-2015, 04:55 AM   #15
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Check out Cooper RoadMaster 22.5 RM 234. We just put on 8 new tires 5,000 miles ago and love them. $315 each Spin balancing is best even on the drive axle. These tires are on most school buses and fire equipment.
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:42 AM   #16
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Does anyone run recaps on the drive axle? My son works at a recap shop (for 18 wheelers mostly) and he set me up with 4 tires (19.5s) for $300. At another shop, it cost $200 to get them mounted and balanced since they don't do that, but still a super deal. So, what's the story on recaps for drive?
Ever see the tire treads laying on the hiway? Those are retreads the have come apart on an 18 wheeler. Imagine the damage they could do to the rear of your coach or towed?
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There's a difference between hauling chickens and people. People are more important. While a recap may be just fine on a chicken truck, I don't want to put peoples lives on the line--betting on a recapped tire.


Give me new tires for any RV.
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We have Toyo's on the truck, M143 on the steer and ?? on the drives. They are aged out at this point, but there is no weathering, cracking or other issues. An interesting note, according to the previous owner that purchased these, when spin balanced they took very little weight, less than 6oz per tire. 7yrs later they are still smooth rolling down the highway and have great tread left.
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Thanks for the input, hadn't thought about those 'road gators' until they
were mentioned. one of them would tear my toad up! Thanks
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I have the Continental HSR's on my coach, 28,000 miles in 4 years with no problems, would buy again.
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Thanks for the input, hadn't thought about those 'road gators' until they
were mentioned. one of them would tear my toad up! Thanks
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And probably your coach before it could get to your toad!
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.......Cooper RoadMaster.....We just put on 8 new.......love them. ........These tires are on most school buses and fire equipment.

School buses and fire trucks live mostly at low speed but get beat to hell on curbs, potholes, etc. so they're tough tires. How are they at highway speed day after day? Smooth ride? Quiet?


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We've used Toyos as the first replacement for OEM tires on all our vehicles for the last 30 years or more. Never had a problem with them.
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:06 AM   #24
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We drive about 350 miles a day when traveling to RV Shows & Rallies and they are very smooth. I like the highway tread design. We keep 115psi in all tires. We feel very safe going down the highway. Out the door (mounting / balancing / taxes) $358 ea.
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I had 7 year old tires, 11,000 miles on my tiffin 2000 allergo, blew out right inside at 65 mph around vecksburg ms. No dry rot on the side walls but,, after looking at the threads on the other ones, they were all bad!! road side service for one tire,, $890. Get GOOD TIRES.. this happened last month.
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We used he FMCA discount and saved $200 a tire on a set of Michelins. When replacing all tires on a tag-axle, that equated to MAJOR money! Here's the information on their program:

https://www.fmca.com/benefits/michelin-advantage.html

If you have a motorhome, the membership price pays for itself with your first tire purchase, and you know you're getting a quality product with Michelin tires!
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We will be departing on the 25th from hot hot texas to the cooler north of CO/WY/MT/ID/WA for a 5000 mile trip. Will return to TX Oct 1st via Iowa. We will report our Cooper Roadmaster tire performance on this very long cool trip.
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