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Old 04-19-2018, 04:59 PM   #1
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Tire selection - Buyer Bargaining Chip

When dickering on a 10 yr old Class A my first choice would be 6 new Michelins and then I guess Goodyear.

Is there a 3rd choice that might be more acceptable to the dealer but still be in my interests?
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When dickering on a 10 yr old Class A my first choice would be 6 new Michelins and then I guess Goodyear.

Is there a 3rd choice that might be more acceptable to the dealer but still be in my interests?

My coach has a set of Sumitomo 22.5s. I am very happy with the ride and overall performance.



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I am a big fan of Toyo. The don't crack like Michelin. Smooth ride and good lifespan. If you want a very aggressive tread than not the right one.
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I have Bridgestones and like them a lot. Honestly, Goodyear would not make my list at all. Michelin, Bridgestone, Toyo, Kumho are my brands and have personally used during my trucking years.
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Goodyear would not be in my candidate list. Michelin - expensive. Toyo, Continental, Yokahama, Firestone...
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When dickering on a 10 yr old Class A my first choice would be 6 new Michelins and then I guess Goodyear.

Is there a 3rd choice that might be more acceptable to the dealer but still be in my interests?
I've had Toyo's on my diesel pusher for over 5 years and 50,000 miles. They were recommended by the tire store manager instead of Michelins and Goodyears, which they also sold. 6 new tires, with current date codes, balancing, and disposal of old tires were under $3,000. I'm very pleased with the performance of the Toyo's.
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After a lot of research on our previous coach I bought Toyo.
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Toyo. I wouldn't want Goodyear tires on my coach after all the issues they've had with previous versions of their tires on RVs.
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I'd choose any number of brands over your first two choices. Bridgestone/Firestone, Continental, Toyo, Sumitomo, Yokahoma, Hankook and Kumho, to name a few. All top internationally recognized brands, not "China bombs" or private labels.
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I liked the Michelins that came with our 03 rig. Didn't realize it was a bad thing to do at the time but i ran those for about 13 years before changing them out. Wanted to go back with Michelins but the price was too overwhelming for me to handle.

Did a lot of research on the net and found that every tire had complaints. One tire that i didn't find as many complaints on was the Bridgestone. Price was about $150 cheaper per tire than the Michelins so i went with them. I feel like they give a little bit firmer ride but other than that, i'm pleased.

I have read a lot of threads on here and see that Toyos and Sumos are recommended quite often. Bridgestones, at times. Goodyears seem to get hated on the most and Michelins, seem to come in more negative because of the sidewall cracking they sometimes exhibit.

Lots of opinions to come in,, Good luck!
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i bought USA made General HS steer tires. and less money that most others,, and they pioneered many of truck tire innovations yrs back
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