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Old 09-17-2015, 10:01 AM   #1
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Milestar or Samson

I am a new motorhome owner and need new tires. I can't spend $3000 for Goodyear, so I am looking at a less expensive Chinese tire from Pepboys. Does anyone have experience with either Milestar or Samson, good or bad?

My wife and I are parttimer's only doing about 2000-3500 miles a year.

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Old 09-17-2015, 10:09 AM   #2
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What size tire and load rating do you have?

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Old 09-17-2015, 10:13 AM   #3
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sorry, 245/70 19.5
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If that's the two you have to choose from, go with Samson. I am running Cooper Roadmaster but many on the site run Samson with good results.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:27 PM   #5
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You can get Firestone FS560+ load range G in that size for about $260/tire, $1560 for a set of 6.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:59 PM   #6
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I've never heard of Milestar tires, but I'm very happy with the Samsons on my coach. Do some research on this and other RV forums, and you'll find a lot of satisfied customers.
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I just had Dunlops of the same size installed. Good reviews and excellent ride. $1950 for everything.
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We are running 22.5 Samson's. No problems. When the time comes to replace they will be on my list with Hankook
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I have been running Samson on the motor home for about eight months - Great ride no problems
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:06 AM   #10
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I bought 6 new Samson 19.5 tires this year for under $900 and put over 2,000 miles on them. They performed great, even after a valve stem extensions broke off and 3 of the 4 tires carried the full weight of the rear an unknown amount of time.

A tire pressure monitor is on the list for the next trip.

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