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Old 08-08-2016, 05:06 PM   #1
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AH12 reviews after long use....

looking for feedback on the hankook AH12's after considerable use, on handling, ride, durability etc. On my previous class A gasser, I replaced the goodyear's w/ AH11's and was happy with them... but only logged about 4K miles before I sold it.

now I have a DP w/ the goodyears as well... wanting to replace due to age, and in the 275/70R22.5 size... its either the michelin XZA2 energy ($$$$$) or considering going with the AH12'S.

I definitely want my rig to handle as best as possible!! that is the #1 most important thing. Looking for people's experience with these same tires... GY, hankooks or Michelin
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:16 PM   #2
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My Diplomat came with the Goodyear G670's. After the second set went bad on the front end due to "rivering", I went with the AH12's. I think they're one of the best tires on the market and price out about half of the crap Goodyears and the Michellins.

They've got a nice tread pattern, ae quiet and handle as well or better than the Goodyears. I had 20K on mine when I sold the coach. They looked better at 20K than the Goodyears at 10K.

I like them so much, I've actually written to Hankook and suggested they offer them in more sizes. They would make a killing in the RV market.
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:47 PM   #3
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I have AH12s on the back of my 38 ft SAFARI DP. They have served me well over the past 30+ K miles. Have had no problems or complaints.
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Just got back from a 1500 mile trip and I just love them. They track nice, no road noise and ran very good in a driving rain storm. So far I am very happy with them
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I put a set of 275/70/22.5 AH-12's on my previous coach, a 36' Winnebago Journey. I replaced a set of GY G-670's. I ran the AH-12's for about 2 years before trading the coach and was very pleased with the Hankooks....ride and handling.

I would not hesitate to put them on my current rig when I need new tires if they have a size for me.
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I am liking the responses so far. Is there any reason to believe that the Michelins would make the coach handle better? less wandering / track straighter??

Also, would these 9yr old good years that look perfect w/14k miles catch any money on the used market? craigslist etc?
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The Michellins will not handle any better than the Hankooks. Your tires might be worth something to a local dump truck driver, but I doubt you'll get anything for them.
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Agree with Don. The Hankook's will give you ride and handling comparable with Michelin. I tried to sell my G670's to a local dump truck company and he said he had no need for them.

Some tire shops will give you a few bucks for your old tires. I got mine from a TCI dealer and he said the company did not allow him to do that. I just had no place to store six big tires while I tried to find a buyer so just left them at the tire shop.
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I have sold three sets of my old tires via Craigslist. Get $50-$100 per tire depending on age and condition.

I try to leave them in the back of my pickup truck till sold so I don't have to even handle them.
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I replaced my Goodyear G670 with the Hankooks one year ago. This was the second set of Goodyears to fail me. In the past year I have put more than 10,000 miles on the Hankooks and I can say they are smoother than the Goodyears and a bit quieter under way. They do have a fairly strong rubber smell when hot, but I can't smell that inside my coach. I would recommend them to anyone.
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JSW.....If you're getting a strong rubber smell, bump your air pressure about 5 psi. You're running them too low and they're getting hot.
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I have sold three sets of my old tires via Craigslist. Get $50-$100 per tire depending on age and condition.

I try to leave them in the back of my pickup truck till sold so I don't have to even handle them.
Same here. I sold (7) G670s for $400. They were ~8 years old and only 14k miles.
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Thanks Don. I'll check that out. Others who drive on Hankooks say that the rubber smell is a characteristic of these tires for the first few thousand miles. Mine are stinking less after my last 3,000 mile trip this summer.
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About to pull the trigger on these unless someone can talk me out of it

also, anyone have experience with the beads balancing? Pete's said they would just add beads to the front tires to balance them. not the weights style balancing.
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