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Old 07-06-2020, 07:58 AM   #1
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Hello All. I have a 97 American Eagle. Iím replacing my 5 year old sumitomo 295/75 R 22.5 with Goodyear endurance rsa 275/70R 22.5. Thought? Suggestions? FYI I live in an area where it is very hard to find a qualified RV anything. I currently use a truck shop for all of my chassis work and have been very happy. They donít do tires, so they recommended the tire shop across the street (Goodyear). I am a solo traveler and having the convenience of them taking it across the street is huge (not having to hook up tow dolly, car, unhooking, etc). Again, thoughts?
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On my 2013 Tradition I replaced all 8 of my tires with exactly what it came with, except brand (Toyo). You are replacing with a smaller tire. You don't want a surprise after all that time and money. The manufacture, or Freightliner, did allot of testing to fine what works best for your rig.
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Recommended size is 275/70R 22.5.
The dealer put a different size on. I’m going back to the recommended size
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Old 07-06-2020, 01:35 PM   #4
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Plug the numbers for the two different sized tires into the chart, it will tell you the exact differences:

https://tiresize.com/comparison/
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Hello All. I have a 97 American Eagle. Iím replacing my 5 year old sumitomo 295/75 R 22.5 with Goodyear endurance rsa 275/70R 22.5. Thought? Suggestions? FYI I live in an area where it is very hard to find a qualified RV anything. I currently use a truck shop for all of my chassis work and have been very happy. They donít do tires, so they recommended the tire shop across the street (Goodyear). I am a solo traveler and having the convenience of them taking it across the street is huge (not having to hook up tow dolly, car, unhooking, etc). Again, thoughts?

I own a '97 Eagle and have Goodyear 275/70R 22.5 G70's and am thinking of replacing with 295/75 R 22.5 not settled on the brand. Are you going back to the stock size because of a performance deficiency or because of the convenience of of the stock size Goodyears? Curious as to the ride and steering difference with the 295's. Mine seems to perform well with the old 275 Goodyears but they are just about aged out and I am loaded up weight wise so that is why I'm considering the change ... any opinions or thoughts are welcome!


Thanks, Mike


BTW, my old Goodyears look great without any cracking and approximately 50k miles on them.
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There was a recall of certain 1997 American Eagles due to tire overloading. That's probably the reason you have a larger size than original, so I would not go backward in size without checking recall records first.

I think this is the relevant info:

https://auto-recalls.justia.com/amer...997/99v277000/
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Thank you for all the information people. Keep it coming. Taking in consideration the size I have now which is 295s, the size recommended 275, and the recall, Iím considering Going back to 275s.

I received this from my Tire guy.

295/75/22.5 G
Load Rating 6175

275/70/22.5 J
Load Rating 6940

You can carry 1530 pounds more across the front axle and 4590 pounds more overall. I would recommend the 275/70R22.5 J for that reason.
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You got the higher load capacity as much by going to a Load Range J tire as by changing the size. I know you can get the 295/75 in LR H instead of G.




You do not have anywhere near enough front axle capacity (GAWR) to ever need/use tire inflated for 6940 lbs each. The front axle GAWR is 12,000 lbs and the rear 19,000.



But it's your coach, so go with the tire you like.
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Old 07-24-2020, 01:43 PM   #9
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Tire manufacturers and many dealers are scared of the legal liability they might incur if you later claim they sold you inappropriate tires. That is a fall-out of the Ford tire debacle with Firestone tire and a lawsuit that Toyo barely won against a bogus claim.


If you have the recall documentation, that officially supercedes the original manufacturer tire recommendation and he has to honor that. In fact, failure to do so would make him liable for any future problem. But if you want a size other than what the recall specifies as the proper tire, then you will have to find a different dealer, one who understands tire & axle ratings.


Unfortunately, the recall documents I can find just say that a larger tire will be installed but does not specify the size that Fleetwood ultimately authorized. Maybe a call to Fleetwood (now part of Rev Group) would get a copy? It's FLEETWOOD RECALL NO. 91015


Maybe some help in these previous topics: https://www.irv2.com/forums/f107/tir...on-279787.html
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