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Old 04-15-2019, 01:32 PM   #1
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Class C Tire Question

Well I probably should have asked this before I spent the money, but I needed new tires anyways (bad sidewall cracking on 6 year old tires).

We have a E-350 24' RV, when I looked it up online to get the FMCA discount with places near me, I got the Michelin XPS RIB. The tire place said those are probably a bit of overkill and used for commercial vehicles but have the steel sidewall, the other option was the Defender (I think that is what was on their before).

I went with the overkill (my credit card says ouch), but seems like they are not rated great for snow/off road. I don't really plan on doing much rv'ing in the snow or off-road, but being in Chicago area it does get icy and I may be leaving or returning during the winter occasionally.

Am I just overthinking all this and will be fine? I do notice that these tires don't sag as much as the old ones did and the RV sits an inch or two higher which is nice.
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Personally I think that you hit the nail on the head. You're overthinking the situation.
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I agree with LJowdy, you are good to go. If they sit higher, they may have a different profile from original. This can affect a difference in your actual speed from your speedometer. You may be going faster than speedo indicates. Drive at 55 and 65 and have a car follow you and check out actual speed. My first MH had tires changed and at 55 I was actually doing 60.
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I agree with LJowdy, you are good to go. If they sit higher, they may have a different profile from original. This can affect a difference in your actual speed from your speedometer. You may be going faster than speedo indicates. Drive at 55 and 65 and have a car follow you and check out actual speed. My first MH had tires changed and at 55 I was actually doing 60.
Or just look at a GPS... just about every smartphone on the planet has at least one or you can add an app.

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