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Old 06-15-2021, 12:48 PM   #1
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Tires are getting hard to find, anyone had any experience with Toyo tires 245x75 22.5? For a class a replacing the original Michelinís?
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Old 06-15-2021, 01:49 PM   #2
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I bought two Toyo tires from Simple Tire, M154 but a slightly larger in 22.5, that transaction was fine. Simple is advertising your size for $330. As a veteran I got a discount.
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Hey folks, I too am looking for tires and finding the same thing, "We're out and there's a shortage". BUT my case is very different.

I'm not sure WHAT I'm looking for since I'm new to DP's and I'm in Spokane, WA and the newly purchased RV is in Asheville, NC. Every shop I call in NC doesn't have Toyo's and have maybe half or they're shy two of other types, except for Hercules.

So, here we go...I'm looking for suggestions on what to get. Here are the load ratings that I know of.

First off my new (to us) rig is a 2005 Newmar Essex 4502 and the size needed is 315/80R 22.5 and I need 8, and the front axle is rated at 16K pounds so I would need a minimum of a 9000+ carry capacity right?

All the tires below are all Load Range L and 20 ply: (All found on Motorhometires.com)

The 315/80R22.5 Hercules Strong Guard, Single Max Load: 10,196 @ 131 PSI - $ 5,110.00 Installed

The 315/80R22.5 Toyo M144, Single Max Load: 9,090 @ 125 PSI - $ 5,870.00 Installed

The 315/80R22.5 BF Goodrich ST230, Single Max Load: 9,090 @ 125 PSI - $ 5,960.00 Installed

The 315/80R22.5 Yokohama 104ZR, Single Max Load: 9,090 @ 125 PSI - $6,080.00 Installed

315/80R22.5 Michelin X Line Energy Z S,Single Max Load: 9,090 @ 125 PSI - $7,795.00 Installed (I'm not interested in these, just adding for info)

So far, the only ones that are in stock are the Hercules (which I use on my gas rig, but it's the H-901 tire and I like it) but I don't know anything about BIG RIG tires (as this is my 1st big rig).

Also, all the installers are using 'beads' for balancing, and I don't know how that will work with EEZ TMPS monitoring system.

Just need some help in deciding what to do.

A little more background. We're flying out there on the 26th to pickup the rig and I was hoping not to have to wait around to get the rig in for tires, so I was hoping this Motorhometires.com would work, which is sounds like it would, but I'm don't know about the balancing beads so need help in deciding.

The tires are physically okay, no cracking or dry rot but they have aged out, around 8 years now and I don't want to drive 2500 miles on those tires.

Am I being too paranoid? Remember this is my 1st BIG RIG (46K pounds) and I don't want to have to worry about the tires. BUT..if I could get it back to Spokane, then tires are no problem Les Schwab has them in stock.

Another option would be to just start heading west and when we come to a big city look for tires there (but in advance..meaning I would need suggestions from you folks as to what city/place would be a good one to call to get quotes and availability and perhaps setup a date now as to when I would be there for the install, so we wouldn't have to wait around too long.

Very much appreciate your help.
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The last 2 sets of tires I purchased have been Toyo, good tire, no complaints.
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I am on my 2nd set of Toyo's 265/75R 22.5. The 1st set was 9 years old, 8 years on the RV and still looked new. I highly recommend them. I have a few friends who are using Falken brand and they are happy. They don't make them in my size or I would have switched to them as they are cheaper than the Toyo's.
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I too am using Toyo but now cannot find them in my area so I am getting Yokohama replacements. I am buying online and am now returning one for being too old. Amazon gave me no problems on replacements - so far.
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I put the Hercules Strong Guard HRAs on my rig to replace my aged out Yokohamas and I'll tell you, after driving across 9 states, I love these tires. The Yokohamas had a hum and the Hercules are smooth and quiet. I'd buy them again in a heartbeat.
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No personal experience but this seems like a good way to go

https://www.fmca.com/rv-tires-discounts
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Give motorhometires.com a try. I ordered all six TOYO 245X75/R22.5 and they came to my house and installed them. $3299 total. A bunch of folks think the price is too high, but they delivered and the date codes were 9th and 11th week of 2021. Sellers with no tires in stock can price them as cheap as they like.
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When replacements are called for, I fully intend to buy Hercules. Theyve been around a long time, and American.
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The tire shortage is a mess. I just chatted with Jeff at motorhometires.com and he stated that there are NO tires in my size available in the market right now.
Iíve called around to local shops and theyíre unable to source them either.
Sites like Simple Tire look like they have them but they donít. Simple Tire states they sell tires up to 4 years after the production date so I doubt Iíd roll the dice with them anyway.
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When replacements are called for, I fully intend to buy Hercules. Theyve been around a long time, and American.
What's the size of you rig and tires? Just curious as I was thinking about their tire for my new rig, which is 46K pounds. For mine it's the 315/80R22.5 Hercules Strong Guard.
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Tires are getting hard to find, anyone had any experience with Toyo tires 245x75 22.5? For a class a replacing the original Michelinís?
Just a couple of quick points. I replaced my Goodyears with Toyo and like the Toyo a lot. I like the lower cost also. I recommend that your pay attention to tire size and load rating. Its ok to go a range higher, never go lower. I had H range (16 ply) on my rig. I also went to a local truck tire shop who was able to order tires with his commercial discount and passed it on to me for much less than i could buy them, so the lowest cost may be going to a local small business outfit and establish a relationship.
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We recently replaced our GoodYear's with the Hercules Strong Guard H-RA's. Great handling and riding tires. They also have a 84 month warranty against workmanship issues. If you buy Hercules tires be sure to have the shop get you the serial numbers for each tire by position on the coach so you can register them with Hercules.
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