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Old 07-04-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
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Need new tires- please help

I have to replace the tires on my class A. I now have the Michelin 255 series 22.5 high. Is there any replacement tires other than Michelin?
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:45 AM   #2
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I needed to replace my tires a year or so ago and chose Bridgestone. Am very happy with them. During my search I found these and Toyos were the most highly recommended by people in the business. I chose Bridgestone because they matched my tire size the best. The difference on my speedometer is less then .5 mph. If I remember correctly the Toyos were close to 1 mph difference and Goodyears are more than 2 mph. You can check the tires you are considering by doing a search for tire size comparision.
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Does it handles good going down the road. Cause if you change brands you may change the way it handles. I feels Michelin is #1
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I just priced Bridgestone and Toyo and found that be using the Michelin Advantage program, the Michelin's was actually cheaper. Me new Michelins should be in the end of this week.

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If you are a member of Family Motor Coach , you may want to check out the Michelin Tire Advantage Program. The savings were impressive. The only problem with our old Michelins was age.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
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Does it handles good going down the road. Cause if you change brands you may change the way it handles. I feels Michelin is #1
I like the Bridgestones better than the Michelins. I paid about $2400 for 6 tires in Iowa. I told them I wanted current date codes and they told me they would get new ones from a warehouse right in Iowa. The tire date code was only 2 weeks before I bought them. Good service too.
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I like the Bridgestones better than the Michelins. I paid about $2400 for 6 tires in Iowa. I told them I wanted current date codes and they told me they would get new ones from a warehouse right in Iowa. The tire date code was only 2 weeks before I bought them. Good service too.

Had the same experience at Costco with Michelins. They do not install the 22.5's but it is easy to find someone who will.

I'm not suggesting one tire brand over the other just doing some shopping for you.

But I am a Michelin guy because I have never had a problem (full disclosure). Good luck on your purchase, what ever you decide.
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I put Firestone FS 560's on our MH last year. One of the main reasons was that I was looking for a tread desing the was NOT a highway tread. With some of the roads that we travel here in Alaska and when the weather gets a little 'snowy' I wanted a tire that would hold tha road a little better. If all of my driving was on good paved roads then I might have gone a different route.
The main thing to keep in mind in the 'load' rating for the tires you are going to buy.
While the date 'code' is important, I would have no issues with buying tires that are a year old, as most major ventors tend to store the tires in proper conditions.
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Yes there are other tire brands that you can use. I put Goodyear 670R's on mine and am satisfied.
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Was quoted $667. + $43 (install) + tax per tire for Michelin XRV 305/70/22.5 by a tire shop. Have been trying to reach Cosco to see what their price is... Can anyone tell me what the Michelin program would do?? I think I plan on doing 4 this year and the other 4 next year, or the year after...
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I put Continental HSL's on my coach several years ago ...they ride and handle great, and were $100 less per tire than the Michelin XZA2's that were not available.
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