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Old 04-27-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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I have a 97 Intruder with original tires, 225/70/19.5 I think that they need to be replaced although they look not to bad very few cracks and small ones at that. What would be the tires to change to Goodyear, Michilins, or other brands , also should I still keep the spare that has never hit the road. Has anyone got any advice for me
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:56 PM   #2
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I have a 97 Intruder with original tires, 225/70/19.5 I think that they need to be replaced although they look not to bad very few cracks and small ones at that. What would be the tires to change to Goodyear, Michilins, or other brands , also should I still keep the spare that has never hit the road. Has anyone got any advice for me
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:13 PM   #3
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edggy ,

You are in need of new tires, including the spare.

Two things that help get a bit of longer tire life are exercise (rolling while the rv is driven) and cleaning. The small cracks are a sign towards failure, and I am sure you are familiar with "Murphy's Law".

Michilin and Goodyear make good tires.

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Old 04-27-2005, 06:58 PM   #4
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Hi Eddgy if you can see small cracks they are much bigger than you think. I changed mine on our 98 Gulf Stream last year, I was amazed how big the cracks were when the tire tech. showed me I thought they were just little ones when the tire was on the MH. Those tires take a tremendous pounding out on the roads and I sure felt safer with the new ones on.
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I agree you need to replace them including the spare. Now you will get different opinions on which brand to go to. I like the Goodyear G670's.
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Ditto, my vote would be to go with the Goodyears.
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I'll vote with the others. At 8 years of age, all your tires are a disaster just waiting for an inconvenient time and place to happen - even the spare. The fact that it has never been on the ground is meaningless - it is just dead rubber and will likely fail within 10-20 miles if it ever hits the road.

Any decent brand of tire will give you another 6-7 years of service if the proper size and load range and properly inflated. Besides Michelin & Goodyear, consider Toyo.
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The Goodyear G670RV tires are definitely on my radar scope when it's time to replace. There's been some very favorable comments on them on the forums by satisfied owners.
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Here's another vote for the Goodyear tires. I have 27000 mile on the set on my motorhome and they still look and ride very well. Have your rig weighed and adjust your tire pressure to the weight of the rig.

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RV tires should be replaced at least when they are 7 years old from the date of manufacture(look at the code on the tires). For a Motorhome.look for all steel(including Sidewalls). The tires you have are blowouts looking to happen!
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:00 AM   #11
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Thanks to all who offered thier advice on the replacement of my tires, I will be going to get quotes for replacement tires to-day and have them on before we do any serious traveling.
Happy camping and drive safe
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