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Old 03-11-2018, 03:52 PM   #29
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i bought USA made General steer tires for long haul...when looking at tires in 22.5' there are local delivery with thick sidewalls and regional and long haul... i pd $2680 for 6 tires installed fronts balanced, disposal ect. heres is site General HS | General Tire
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:07 PM   #30
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I use: Michelin 295/80R22.5 XZA2 Energy
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:20 PM   #31
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No one(!) can provide anything except scanty bits of anecdotal stories that Michelin or Goodyear (etc.) tires are any better or last longer or are safer than the Toyos on our rig, or even the Hercules mentioned previously. There is no reason to be proud of how much more money you spend.
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:14 PM   #32
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Years ago when tires transitioned to radial from bias ply Michelin was the the leader. They were far superior to anything on the market. Then alot of the Japanese tires started coming out in radial design and it didn't take long for all brands to adopt radial technology.
Michelin is only the best because they say so! Marketing at its best!
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:52 PM   #33
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now what company made the many and most advancements in early yrs??? General tire..
look at this site for there contribution to the industry.. About General Tire | General Tire ,
"An important boost for the company’s growing truck tire business came in 1934 when an agreement placed General Tire on International Harvester’s approved original equipment list. By 1937, General Tire was on the OE list of all major truck manufacturers, providing an entrée by General Tire dealers for replacement and retreading sales."
and then this..
Engineering and Technological Innovation
In many important ways, General Tire scientists enlarged the state of the art in the rubber industry. They solved a 40-year industry problem with the 1943 discovery of the carbon black latex-mixing masterbatch principle, and the 1949 invention of oil-extended rubber – a synthetic rubber ten-strike, which was patented in 1960. Their Gen-Tac adhesive was the answer for tire cord, and they were awarded patents for Nygen tire fabric, radial tire building machines, and a method (and machine) for improving performance characteristics of pneumatic tires. Along with its growth in the tire business, General Tire also branched into business areas beyond tires, including aerospace and defenses, entertainment and broadcasting, chemicals/plastics and industrial products.

and the list goes on
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:31 AM   #34
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I use: Michelin 295/80R22.5 XZA2 Energy
Just bought 8 of the same make/model/size to replace same that were on steers at 7yrs old and some no name Chinese tires I couldn't even find on google that were on drives and tandems at 10yrs old.
Got all with DOT date codes within 6 months as well so I am happy, but unhappy at $900 a piece out the door after taxes/mounting/balancing. But they keep us on the road and safe.
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My new to me DSDP need new tires. Ages out after 7 years.
Mr Tire says the brand isn't as important as the warranty and service after the sale.
What are your thoughts?
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The only thing important to me is quality and service of the tire. Warranty and service after the sale comes in, in last place. Air pressure is important. That is why I had all 4 corners of my coach weighed and use PressurePro to monitor the pressure.
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After talking to our local tire shop I went with the Sumitomo ST 718 14 ply rating tires. Their business is about 50% OTR trucks, 25% agricultural, and 25% passenger car/light truck. Since they've had great luck in the 19.5" Sumitomo tires, I decided to give them a try. I opted for six and they go on tomorrow. The six-year warranty seemed pretty good to me. They should be overkill for an 18k GVWR F-53 chassis on a 30 foot Winnebago.

These tires will replace a three year old Toyo M154 on the left front (will become my new spare), a four year old Bridgestone on the right front (spare unmounted tire) and four seven year old Michelin XRV's on the rear.

The only drawback I see to the Sumitomo's is their 81 m.p.h. speed rating. Not that I've ever gone that fast in a motor home, or towing any of our trailers, but what if I catch a tailwind when going down Eisenhower Tunnel?
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Thanks for all the comments. Decided on Goodyear as they were the only other choice in my size besides michelin. We don't full-time yet so we stay in the northwest for now. Les Schwab made us a great deal on them.
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I firmly believe that many long term RVers have been somewhat brainwashed into the belief that Michelins are superior to every other tire manufacture. So do some research and go with what you find your pocket book will most likely be happy and you will wind up on some good dependable good riding tires.
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Thanks for all the comments. Decided on Goodyear as they were the only other choice in my size besides michelin. We don't full-time yet so we stay in the northwest for now. Les Schwab made us a great deal on them.
Very curious as to what size this might be and your cost out the door for each?
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275/70r/22.5 around 400 each
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275/70r/22.5 around 400 each
Are you speaking of RV tires only, since with such a common size, there are so many brands to choose from between $250 - $300?
I for one, buy truck tires these days, as so many others do and consider the RV rating, just another marketing ploy.
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