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Old 10-08-2007, 03:23 AM   #1
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I feel this has already been discussed to death somewhere but I was thinking that Newmar had put a smaller tire (smaller than the 05 size) on the Essex, maybe even the Mt.Aire for that matter on the '06' model year, and was wondering why? Didn't they go back to the bigger size the next model year '07'?? For those '06' owners, is there a problem with ride, clearance, overall performance?

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I feel this has already been discussed to death somewhere but I was thinking that Newmar had put a smaller tire (smaller than the 05 size) on the Essex, maybe even the Mt.Aire for that matter on the '06' model year, and was wondering why? Didn't they go back to the bigger size the next model year '07'?? For those '06' owners, is there a problem with ride, clearance, overall performance?

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Old 10-08-2007, 03:38 AM   #3
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My 2006 EXDP came with Michelin 315/80R/22.5 XZA1 and the ride has always been spectacular from day one!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Robert M:
I feel this has already been discussed to death somewhere but I was thinking that Newmar had put a smaller tire (smaller than the 05 size) on the Essex, maybe even the Mt.Aire for that matter on the '06' model year, and was wondering why? Didn't they go back to the bigger size the next model year '07'?? For those '06' owners, is there a problem with ride, clearance, overall performance?

Hi Robert,
I had a 2006 MA and was surprised by the 305/80's that it came with and when I asked why I was told that the height of the coaches was becoming an issue for some owners with 12ft garages. I don't know if I believe that but that is what I was told. I changed the tires to 295/80's the first few thousand miles and was glad I did.
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Why would you go from 305s to the thinner 295s?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MBnKen:
Why would you go from 305s to the thinner 295s? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The 305's were 70's and were shorter by 2 1/2 inches I think. The coach ride was smoother with the 295/80's and ran 200 rpms at speed.
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Thanks for the clarification. You had a typo in your prior post saying you went from 305/80s to 295/80s. That did not make any sense.

I can understand getting the extra tire height for the reasons mentioned.

I also agree with you on not believing the Newmar or dealer claim as to why they cheapened the tires. The only reason they would use the smaller tire is to cut costs...they must think we are crazy to believe the story about 12 foot garages.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MBnKen:
Thanks for the clarification. You had a typo in your prior post saying you went from 305/80s to 295/80s. That did not make any sense.

I can understand getting the extra tire height for the reasons mentioned.

I also agree with you on not believing the Newmar or dealer claim as to why they cheapened the tires. The only reason they would use the smaller tire is to cut costs...they must think we are crazy to believe the story about 12 foot garages. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes I was mistaken in the previous post. The 305/70 22.5 XRV was the tire they went to in 2006 and I think the coach rode pretty rough with those tires.
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Robert M check your weight sticker near your drivers seat should give you your axel sizes and tire sizes. I wouldn't think the DEALER would swap your tires on some other coach but funny things do happen.
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