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Old 02-08-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Tire Help??

Just bought a '97 Gulfstream Conquest, 21 foot. Having some trouble deciding on tires. The current tires have few miles on them, but are six years old and cracking around the treads and tread to sidewall area. So prior to our first run at the RV world, felt is best to get a new set. Looking at Michelin light truck tires (LXT's) that exceed recommended load rating, but have no experience with duallys to determine if they are the right tire or not. The next Michelin step up is 30% more in cost (XPS?) and really do not know why. Any feedback on the tire issue would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 02-08-2011, 05:49 PM   #2
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We went with BF Goodrich T/A Commercial tires for our 26' Winnebago Aspect. I think Michelin's are overpriced and not worth the money. Our Aspect had 50,000 on it when we bought it, the unit had been used regularly, yet at 6 years old the tires had cracking sidewalls. Unacceptable in my opinion.
The BFGs were cheaper, time will tell how well they hold up.
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We switched from Michelin to Toyo Open Country H/T - took some of the saved money and upgraded the shocks.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #4
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tires

bought kumo road ventures spent many hours comparing
tires and prices and load ratings bought 235-85 16's these went on my 1985 26 ft midas freeport i have these same brand on my 3/4 four wheel drive only in an eight ply
they have been on there five years wearing very good handles good and i load they heck out of them all the time with no ill affects

best wishes frank,cricket and harley the dog
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Yep.. dump the Michelins. They will only crack again..

The Toyos or BF Goodriches are good recommendations..
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Believe the Michelin XPS has a side wall rib espically for MH
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I agree with baraff, I too have the BF Goodrich Commercial T/A tire's, Load Range E. They are a great tire. I would definately get rid of the 6 byear old weather checking tire. Your safety is what is most important.
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Just bought a '97 Gulfstream Conquest, 21 foot. Having some trouble deciding on tires. The current tires have few miles on them, but are six years old and cracking around the treads and tread to sidewall area. So prior to our first run at the RV world, felt is best to get a new set. Looking at Michelin light truck tires (LXT's) that exceed recommended load rating, but have no experience with duallys to determine if they are the right tire or not. The next Michelin step up is 30% more in cost (XPS?) and really do not know why. Any feedback on the tire issue would be greatly appreciated!!

Greg in AZ
I think you are thinking in the right direction when you want increase you load cap. of the tires. What I have seen is most RVs are running at max on the tires. Heat is the killer of tires and where you are, you have lots of that. When the roads, air etc is very hot and your tires are generating lots of heat they aren’t going to last long. More load cap. less flexing.
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