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Old 03-12-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Tire replcement help

I am looking at getting into new tires. The tires on there when I got it were the Michelin LTX 225 75 r16 M/S. Now these are a tad pricey. And well I need 6. I have a Class C 29'. just trying to find out what others use...
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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By law you can't go to a lower rated (weight wise) tire, but there are certainly more than one brand out there to choose from. I've used Michelins on almost everything I've ever owned and been very satisfied over the years. Pricy? YES, but they're the only thing between you and your family and the road.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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Michelin on the 16s....they have always been great for me
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Hi bassoneman,

Are you a FMCA member? If so, go to their web site and see what the price is via the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program. I just got new steer tires for my coach and the savings was about $125/tire.
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You might try Costco, they handle a lot of michelins. Their prices are very competitive with all retailers.
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Running firestone transforce load range E on our rv. same size. no issues, about 155 each.
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Go to an LT 235 and you will not notice any difference, except maybe the speedo will be about .5MPH different
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Have a quick look at tirerack.com as well
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Ok here is the scoop. I just bought this RV. ANd maybe should have someone check it out for me. Well In the long run it didn't matter.. I went to get it inspected and it failed inspection because of the Tires and ball Joints. The tires had dry rot> I didn't know what dry rot was. Ah just saw a few cracks in the tires. Well dealer I bought this from as soon as I told him, he said no problem get it fix we will pay for it.. Well it is kind of a Law in Mass that a motor vehicle has to pass inspection or you can give it back for a full refund.. But he didn't even hesitate. And I don't know what it is I just trust this guy. Anyway I could ahve got the Michelins and some may say you silly guy. But I called around as if I was going to pay for them myself.. ( I want the dealer to make money to stay in business) I talked to Town Fair Tires and the had 4 close out Master Craft ( Cooper) HTR's They have a 60k warranty. Close outs are when someone gets the tires or are on demo and they bring them back for what ever reason. Some poeple will do this to get there car inspected. and yes bring the tires back cause the couldn't afford them yup pretty dumb but they do it. Since they were a Closeout they were $100.00 each they didn't have Six so they sold me new ones for the other two. I happen to like cooper tires. I have put them on every single one of my cars over the last 20 years. So basiclly for a little over 850.00 plus tax stems and the rest of the little stuff they add on I got 6 really good tires...On Thursday the ball joints are being done.. ( So yes I am a happy camper that it is all being paid for) Thanks for your responses...
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Hi bassoneman,
It is great you were able to close this and feel good about it. Congratulations.
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It is great you were able to close this and feel good about it. Congratulations.

Ahhh.. Bummer couldn't close it.. They went to put the tires on and can't get the rear inside tires off.. I said the heck with all this trying to get it done my self and helping out the dealer who sold it to me. And took it back to them for them to deal with it..
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Couldn't get the inner duals off? Boggles my mind! What kind of tire shop can't get a tire off a rim? Probably just as well you did not have them complete the job...
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Couldn't get the inner duals off? Boggles my mind! What kind of tire shop can't get a tire off a rim? Probably just as well you did not have them complete the job...
Sounds more like the inside duals have become too attached (rusted) to the hub and drum assembly. Removal may require some extra tools and effort and lots of penetrating oil.
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