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Old 08-28-2014, 11:11 AM   #1
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Toyo tires and replacing with Ironman?

Need to replace my original equipment Toyo tires. 295/75R 22.5

Prices all over the place but most around around $350 to $400 not including taxes, mounting etc.

Just spoke with a dealer who was recommending a Ironman (made by Hercules) significantly cheaper than the rest. Anyone have any knowledge about Ironman tires?
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:28 AM   #2
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Did you Google "Ironman tire reviews" ????
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I don't know anything specifically about Hercules/Ironman tires, but a couple of things you might want to consider are:
  • RV tires generally get replaced due to AGE, not tread wear. So UV protection is an important consideration. Truck tires generally don't have the level of UV protection built into them that RV-specific models do... so they could begin cracking and need replacing (or, worse yet, cause a blow-out) significantly earlier.
  • RV-specific tires are generally designed with softer sidewalls than "truck" tires, so they provide a softer, smoother ride at the same tire pressures.

Of course, the RV-specific models sold by the likes of Goodyear and Michelin are significantly more expensive than more readily-available "truck" tires, so maybe you'd still make out if you had to replace them earlier. I don't know.

Just my $0.02... feel free to ignore!
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After 71 years, I have decided you really do get what you pay for. My next MH tires will be another set of Goodyear G670's.
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If the Toyos have been good, any reason not to continue with a new set? In the west, Les Schwab sells Toyo as their primary brand.
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I heard a rumor that tires with the same ply rating from different brands can have different load ratings. Be careful that your GVWR isn't affected by going to a cheaper tire.
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