Originally Posted by Longweekends
I'm curious to know if anyone has used truck steer tires instead of RV Tires on their rig. I have a friend who did this after having a blowout and not being able to find the same RV Tires to match. Is there a big difference between these tires. Truck tires were also cheaper than the RV tires. Thanks for any feedback.
I quit using the few RV tire brands, long ago have used truck tires for quite a while now. Don't plan on going back either.
Except for flexible sidewalls, softer rubber, and less thread maybe, I don't see the advantage and if it's in the ride, I've never had any complaints in that dept., so.....
Our present coach had 5yr old GY 670's and blew one on it's maiden voyage. also the second GY, by the way, with the other being on our gas coach and raised by me from new. Both incidents, were in NY state, so again, who knows. Anyway, replaced them all with Hercules for quite a savings and they immediately felt better as well. Naturally all new tires seem to feel better.
Story short, there's only so many ways to manufacture a tire that meets DOT approval and I've decided to quit paying for a name only.
I think if you research blowouts, you'll find that there isn't any one particular brand that stands out, either way.