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Old 05-14-2021, 07:56 PM   #1
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Thank you to those who responded to "Something going thump in the night..."....lots of great input and I think I got a bead on a resolution thanks to all the thoughtful feedback! If you'll indulge me, I am going to the well again re new tires for the "Monacoach": the 7 y/o Michelins are showing some weather wear and cracking (although lots of tread left) sufficiently to cause concern for getting on the road with them, I'm cautiously thinking. From your knowledge and experience, any thoughts on Michelin vs. other brands, cost vs quality, World of Tires mobile tire change-out vs. local brick and mortar tire replacement, or any other tips or suggestions re this matter of one of the greater recurring expenses, for FT RVing, it would seem. Thanking The Wizards in advance!!

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Old 05-14-2021, 08:11 PM   #2
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I just had my 2nd set of Toyo's installed Wednesday. The ones they replaced were 9 years old (date codes) and on the RV 8 years. They still looked brand new and I never had any problems with them. I am sold on Toyo's for Motorhomes.
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There are a number of great alternatives to over-priced big name brand tires. My last set are Sailun truck tires @ $1,380 including taxes for all six.
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When we bought our ‘02 DutchStar in 2012 I put on a new set of Michelins ($4200). I cared for them and they served me well for eight years.
Last summer (2020) it was time to replace, and I had learned that there are several excellent quality tires available without the elite name-brand pricing. In my size ( 225/70R22.5) I looked at Toyo, Hercules (Cooper), and Sumitomo. I settled on Sumitomo and bought a set of six ST719.
I took my business to a small, local independent in a small Texas town near the park in which we were volunteering. Great service, great job, great price— just about at $2200 mounted and installed (w/ balance beads).
Since then (8+ months), we’ve driven over 4K miles. The tires ride very comfortably and quietly, and I would happily recommend them.
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I just had my 2nd set of Toyo's installed Wednesday. The ones they replaced were 9 years old (date codes) and on the RV 8 years. They still looked brand new and I never had any problems with them. I am sold on Toyo's for Motorhomes.
Who did you use in Sonoma county? I am here in Windsor and sent GCR an email yesterday looking for a quote on our Beaver. Also considering motorhometires.com but would rather buy from local.
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Almost any brand on the market will have satisfied customers. It seems that the cheapest Chinese tire gets the same reviews as Michelin. I replaced our Michelins with Toyo's on the recommendation of two friends who had good results. I have to agree that after 27,000 miles in three years, they are every bit as good as the "M's" were. My wife thinks they actually ride a little better, but I can't tell. They were $2500 less than eight M's would have cost. That savings invested will buy me eight more Toyo's in a few years. What's not to like about that??
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Who did you use in Sonoma county? I am here in Windsor and sent GCR an email yesterday looking for a quote on our Beaver. Also considering motorhometires.com but would rather buy from local.
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Les Schwab in Rohnert Park. They are on back order but Travis was able to find 4 for me.
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