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Old 05-13-2008, 08:58 AM   #1
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Can someone please help me with finding inexpensive front tires 225/70-19.5. I am in the Chino Hills, CA area and new to the forum.
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Can someone please help me with finding inexpensive front tires 225/70-19.5. I am in the Chino Hills, CA area and new to the forum.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:31 AM   #3
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I'm not in the CA area so can't help with a specific location to buy inexpensive tires, but will share some other important tire info with you. I presume you are replacing the fronts because they appear to be old/cracked/etc, and are not replacing the rears because of expense even though they may be the same age tires. Here is a bit of info that needs to be a part of that decision.

What is the mfg date on the tires? ...have the tires been sitting for a long time (not driven)? ...and if so how have they been stored? Are you going to drive the RV any distance at highway speeds? What is the weight of your RV, and the weight rating and air pressure of the tires? Not knowing, or ignoring that info, could lead to problems far more expensive than the cost of a few tires. I have some info on my website about tire care that might be helpful to you. It is at http://www.pjrider.com/TireCodes.htm

Good luck on the tires!
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Thank you so much for your input. I will definitely check my tires when I get home tonight.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:38 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ichu:
Can someone please help me with finding inexpensive front tires 225/70-19.5. I am in the Chino Hills, CA area and new to the forum.
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I have found, and others have confirmed. Costco and Sams Club are good places to buy RV tires.

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You can probably find a pair of chinese dynamarks...mounted and balanced for under $200. I'm guessing, since I got four in 2004 for about $160 ea. in florida.
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I think the key word is "inexpensive". Some of the Chinese brands are literally the cheapest.

Some inexpensive brands would be; Cooper, Kelly, Ohtsu, Toyo, and Hankook to name a few.

I'd try "Tire Pros" at 800-tire pro for the nearest location. Also Parkhouse Tire is a large commercial dealer in the LA area.
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I put six Coopers on my rig last year... good ride & good price.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:03 AM   #9
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Be Careful!

Your tires are the only part of your RV, car or other vehicle that touch and keep you on the road.

Tire failure can be attributed to a great percentage of RV crashes.

The "cheapest" tire may be the one that fails first!
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I want the best tire under me that I can get. For my money, that means it says "Michelin" on the sidewall. If they give no problem and last the maximum recommended number of years, they may well the least expensive tire you can buy.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:43 PM   #11
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I have a 2005 40'Phaeton QDH with GoodyearG670 275 80 22.5 rv tires. They are junk and out of round at 20000 miles. Goodyear refused to do anything about them. I replaced with Michelin. Do not accept Goodyear on your motor home!
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Can you describe your wear?

Were they flat spotting on the outside rib? Or was there a flat spot across the tread area that was propagating?
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J.D.,

Sorry you had such a bad experience. I've had Goodyears on my rear for 3 years without problem or incident. I have Michelins on the front because they were provided free 3 years ago due to a recall.

Out-of-round tires should be dealt with at purchase or shortly thereafter.

Have you contacted Tiffin in Red Bay? They have a reputaion for solving problems even out of warranty.
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ichu, try Bridgestones. I am happy with mine.

Ensure that they are balanced properly -- mine were spin balanced and I added DynaBeads AFTER they were balanced.

Also, make sure you have a proper FRont end alignment and good FRont shocks. Be a shame to wearout those new tires prematurely.

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