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Old 07-01-2014, 05:14 PM   #1
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SAMSON TIRES...who has them?

My caretakers on this forum have me thinking that I should get tires sooner rather than later, so I'm starting to look and figure.

My first thought is to get a set of steering tires, then get the back 4 after awhile. I just Today got a TPMS (thanks to all responses and suggestion) so comfort level will increase, knowing what those guys are doing.

Anyhow, the Samson brand is made in Isreal and is pretty cheap..........oh, shoot me, I had to say it

Not a lot of reviews about them, but the ones I read were positive. Does anybody have first-hand experience with them? Getting a set of 6 for less than $2000 trips my trigger. Oy vey!

Considering that we don't put a lot of miles on tires, and that we tend to not keep vehicles more than a few years, I don't see a downside to our situation, but would like to know from others about Samson tires.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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Here we go.....
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:30 PM   #3
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And by that I mean that you're going to get replies all over the map. They're great tires, they're horrible tires. Michelins are the best. Michelins are the worst. And everything in between. I'm in the same boat as you-need to replace tires and trying to decide which ones to get. I've read probably hundreds of posts about which tires are good and not good, and I haven't gotten a clear answer. Different people have different experiences.
What it finally boiled down to for me was that I had to get what made me the the most comfortable when it came to safety, ride quality, and affordability. I decided to go with Michelins. They have a reputation for quality, I've had them on several of my vehicles and liked them, and I got a discount through FMCA. Are they the best tire for me? As far as I can know, yes. Are they the best for you? Only you can decide that.
Ask me in a couple of years, and then I'll be able to tell you if I made the best decision or not.
Just my 2 cents.
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I just go with my gut. Just put tires on mine. One person I trust said don't put brand X they are bad tires. Go to the guy that has sold me tires for twenty years , without a single failure, sure enough he recommends brand X and proceeds to show me his motorhome with brand X on it


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brand X is ?
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IMO, care and feeding trumps pedigree, for the most part. Taking care of pressure, reducing sunlight exposure, and not traveling at the speed of light over rough roads all increase satisfaction with what we're riding on.

It's a tough call to justify spending twice+ as much on an item that is going to sit next to the house most of the time....and brand names can be more the result of advertising than production QC...IMO.

I guess I'm looking for anything positive or negative about Samsons.
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I replaced my Michelin's with Toyo's 2 years ago. I haven't seen any negatives posted about Toyo but that may be beacuse there aren't as many on RV's as Michelin or Goodyear?
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Not sure I did that right, but here are two threads about Samsons. If it doesn't work, just type Samson in the Google box in the upper right and read away.
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...70138588,d.aWw

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Put 2 steer tires from Samson on RV, and they ride fine, less than $500 for 2 (balanced & stems). Many truckers use them. Mine were made in China by same outfit that makes brand name tires sold in US.
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Do some research & buy the best tires you can afford.
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Do some research & buy the best tires you can afford.
Respectfully, that's like telling somebody to buy the best diamond he can afford for his sweetiepie. When is it enough to snag her (do what it's supposed to do), and when is it just overkill in order to impress her and you?

Is how much we spend an indicator of how long a marriage will last?
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There are two items on all my vehicles I never get cheap with, Tires and Brakes. Anthing else fails, and I am simple stranded somewhere waiting for help. Tires or brakes fail and I put a lot of people in harms way. Just saying!
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