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Old 08-02-2018, 09:41 PM   #1
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Best bang for the buck tires

Probably been covered before. I bought a 1993 American Eagle in October. PO says tires were replaced within the last two years. Probably were. As I crawl around under it today I am finding out that some of the tires are almost as old as me. Well not really but you catch my drift. So what is a good brand and model of tire to put on that will not break me? I can change them my self. I will throw in the balance beads in the steering. Tire size is 265/75R22.5 load range G. Might see 10,000 a year I hope. The Michelinís on the steering are starting to show weather checking. But hey, 14 years old. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:18 PM   #2
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You'll get flack from some regarding my tire choices...but I have put 20K miles in 3 years on my Samson and 1 DoubleCoin tires. My local tire shops use them all the time. Rides just fine and cost me half of other brands.

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If you want a truly high quality tire at a reasonable price, check out a set of Yokohama RY023 tires. They are used extensively in the trucking industry with no problems and will last 10 years on a motorhome.
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Best Bang for the Buck - hope the pun was unintentional.

I think most tires are absolutely fine as long as you have the proper load range. Some may be better than others but to me the important thing is maintenance. IE keeping them properly inflated, out of the sun to the extent possible and running within the speed range.
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If you want a truly high quality tire at a reasonable price, check out a set of Yokohama RY023 tires. They are used extensively in the trucking industry with no problems and will last 10 years on a motorhome.
I almost agree here. I say almost because, I just recently purchased and had installed, a set of Yokohama RY103, 265 75 22.5" tires on our '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT. The coach rides really nice, straight down the road, no wandering no rough riding, nothing, a perfect ride. And, that set of tires was right about $2,000 cheaper than the proprietary Michelin 255 80R 22.5's that came on the coach. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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Just remember, you only get what you pay for.

Cheap price cheap tires low mileage

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I am not promoting FMCA, but I got a great discount on some Michelinís through their Advantage program.
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BS, not if you're paying for the name and nothing else. I used to use Michelin but I checked with the trucking industry locally and they all said right now that Yokohama was the best brand for the price. I put them on three years ago and have not had a problem, and I saved a LOT of money.
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Thanks for the tips! The future Mrs. goreds2 will need to get some tires for her RV next year.
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Check price on Chicago Tire for their prices.
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I am not promoting FMCA, but I got a great discount on some Michelinís through their Advantage program.
Local shop beat FMCA price!
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I talked to my tire guy today and I can get Toyo tires for $300 each OTD delivered to my house. I can mount them myself. Kinda leaning in that direction. Anybody run these?
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BS, not if you're paying for the name and nothing else. I used to use Michelin but I checked with the trucking industry locally and they all said right now that Yokohama was the best brand for the price. I put them on three years ago and have not had a problem, and I saved a LOT of money.
I tend to agree with cooperhawk. sometimes you are paying for a name.

The last time I bought rear tires for the U-RV I bought Roadmaster RM120 tires in a 255/70/R22.5 size. They were $220 each If I recall correctly.
(They were all that I could afford at the time)
It states Right on the side wall "Designed By Cooper/ Made in china".
They have 29K on them and they have more than 75% of the tread left.
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:50 PM   #14
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Mekanic the problem I have with China tires is some are so stiff I can not change them. Not saying that they are bad but if I canít change them myself I do not want them.
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