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Old 06-02-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Bridgestone Tires

I'm needing to replace my tires since they were made back in 2004. I've been quoted a price for G rated Bridgestones that are 245/70/19.5. Just checking to see if they are a good brand for the RV? I currently have Goodyears installed.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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I had Bridgestone R250's on my previous motorhome with 19.5" wheels and was pleased with the tires.
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Same here, I had the same tires as smlranger on my Winnebago Brave. I was pleased with them, and will consider them when my current tires need to be replaced.
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Very common brand for the 18-wheeler crowd - our '88 Winnie has them on it - 12 years old and still in great condition - nearly 100% tread, and no sidewall cracks - but yeah, I know the paranoid crowd will tell us all that a tire in ANY visible condition over 5 years old has to be replaced...
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FYI I have inherited 2 different sets of Michilein XRVs on 2 different motorhomes I've owned. Both exibited the sidewall cracking we hear so much about. For this reason, I will never buy Michileins.

Comming soon is the post from the guy who will never buy anything BUT Michileins, but this is just my 2, no now I guess 4 cents.
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I used Bridgestones on my two former MH and I was well satisfied with them.
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Our first used coach came with Michelin 8Rx19.5's no problems but replaced them with Bridgestones. Our new 2000 coach came with GY G159 tires, no negative issues other than couldn't keep front ones balanced so replaced them with Bridgestones. When time came to replace the duals and tag, also replaced them with Bridgestones. Have had excellent service from Bridgestone tires.
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I'm needing to replace my tires since they were made back in 2004. I've been quoted a price for G rated Bridgestones that are 245/70/19.5. Just checking to see if they are a good brand for the RV? I currently have Goodyears installed.
Just replaced our Michelin XRV's with (6) Hankook 245/70/19.5 mounted and balanced for $1707.40. (6) Michelins would have been about $2365. Didn't even bother to get a quote on the Goodyear G670's.
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Looks like the Brigestones will be installed this Saturday. Out the door price after install is $2,097. Tires were made two months ago too. Thanks everyone.
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You made a good choice. Bridgestone is a very good brand. I also have five year old Michelin tires with sidewall cracking. I think my replacements for those tires will not be Michelin.
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Well I had my tires inspected and they all were good. They felt I would safely get at least another year out of them. Since I needed a new spare tire, I ended up buying two new Bridgestones 250's for the front and kept the Goodyear 670RV's on the rear. I was amazed at how deep the treads were on the Bridgestones compared to the Goodyears.
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"I was amazed at how deep the treads were on the Bridgestones compared to the Goodyears."

Yup, more rubber on the road 19/32" tread depth compared to 13/32" and 16/32" TD on other brands. We have the R250F load range "G"'s on ours. Hopefully you won't be disappointed with your choice.

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