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Old 09-15-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
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Did all the searching and looks to me like the Double Coin tires are a good deal..Coach had them on the front when we purchased it and now I want to put them on the rear,,245-70r-19.5.. Good years are $298 per and I see some post that say they got the DC tires for $150..Just need to know where to get them ?
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:17 AM   #2
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Did all the searching and looks to me like the Double Coin tires are a good deal..Coach had them on the front when we purchased it and now I want to put them on the rear,,245-70r-19.5.. Good years are $298 per and I see some post that say they got the DC tires for $150..Just need to know where to get them ?
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:08 PM   #3
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Did a "google" search for Double Coin tires.
I got 518,000 hits.
Check it out.
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If there is a Les Schwab dealer in your area, they would be a good bet.

Make sure you are comparing apples to apples when you compare prices - some of the Double Coin tires have less tread depth than more expensive brands. That doesn't make them a bad deal for your application, as long as you understand what you are getting. Also compare temperature ranges, load ranges, etc.
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Old 09-16-2005, 09:23 AM   #5
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The front tires are DC RT5oo's..any one have these or which ones should I look for,,
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Houndog,

You have a nice MH. Remember you pay for what you get. 4th tier tires (which is what Double Coin is) lose air pressure faster than higher quality tires. Sometimes up to 4-5 psi/month. Bridgestone/Mich/Firestone/Goodyear and other major and 2nd tier brands lose about 1 psi/month. IMHO I would spend a bit more money. Those are pretty Bloodhounds! Check Toyo, Cooper, Dayton, even Kumho or Hankook before DC. again my opinion. And "I" would not have DC on the front.
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Thanks, Tom. I called a truck center and am going with Hankook, I'm putting the DC on the tag axle..
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3rd year on double coins

Was heading to Alaska in 2014 and wanted new tires for my 34' Winnebago class A. Got a lot of bids on 235/80/22.5's. cheapest was right at $500.00 per tire. ($3,000.00 for my rig!!!)

A friend told me about double coin's and told me he had been running them on his semi trucks for 3 years with no problem.

Called the tire shop he was dealing with and the shop owner told me that the closest double coin made was metric 9R/22.5. He quoted $ 200.00 per tire, mounted and balanced.

Did the research and the difference is only a 1/4 inch wider and 1/2 taller than the 235's. (Since your axle is in the middle of the tire, you only need 1/4" additional clearance). The load and speed rating actually favored the Double Coin's by just a little bit. Size is so close that no issues with speedometer or odometer. Having never dealt with double coin I was very skeptical, and took a long time to build up the nerve to try them. But, saving $2,000.00 on a set of tires was just too tempting to pass up.

Boy, am I glad I went ahead and bought... 2 years and 22,000 miles and no problems at all. I actually think the ride and noise is improved... No noticeable tread wear and still holding air like new.. might not work for everyone, but I'm sold... will definitely use double coin again when the time comes.
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You have a nice MH. Remember you pay for what you get. 4th tier tires (which is what Double Coin is) lose air pressure faster than higher quality tires. Sometimes up to 4-5 psi/month. Bridgestone/Mich/Firestone/Goodyear and other major and 2nd tier brands lose about 1 psi/month. IMHO I would spend a bit more money. Those are pretty Bloodhounds! Check Toyo, Cooper, Dayton, even Kumho or Hankook before DC. again my opinion. And "I" would not have DC on the front.
...4-5 psi/month... was this your hands on experience, or hearsay?
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I buy Double Coins for our larger cranes that don't do a lot of driving but I would never put them on any of the ones that drive from job to job on a daily basis.
Cheap Chinese tires.
These are also 525/80R25 tires.
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I would be curious on the comparison of tire leakage myself. Where is there a list of tiers of tires that is not someones personal opinion.
I have seen them on steering axles on big trucks and they seem to be alright.
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Have had double coins on my Monaco Camelot for 5 years. They have worked out super. No cracking like the high cost tires no big air loss problems. I will buy again. My semi driver friends speak highly of them.
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I ran Double Coin on my Class A for about 6-7 years and never had any problems
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