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Old 01-21-2021, 03:33 PM   #1
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Tire time

Iíve got a Country Coach 32í. Ready for tires - currently running Michelin XZE 12R 22.5. These are timed out - and then some, with 2011 date codes. They are still in exceptional condition, with zero cracking, but I donít want to keep pushing luck.

Iíd like recommendations on new tires. New Michelinís will be $5,100 installed. Toyos are $3,500 installed.

All recommendations appreciated

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Old 01-21-2021, 05:15 PM   #3
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Tire time?

I just put Sailun's on my 2004 Pace Arrow 37c.
Put balance beads in all 6 and no more "dash shake", and they are very quiet @ 60-68 where we cruise.
Disclaimer = I did put "Killmat" all under the dog house and engine bay.

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After many years of using Michelins I switched to Toyo, much cheaper and a quality tire. My last Michelins were a big disappointment ..
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I am no authority, but have been running Toyo, except for 7 years of Bridgestone, since 2002.

My tires have always traveled fine and stayed round except I did get a set of 4 rear Toyo tires that could not be balanced. The dealer replaced them.

I use equal powder in the steer tires and no balancing on the rears.

I have to start shopping next year, myself.
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I run Sumitomo tires. Great quality and much cheaper than Michelin.
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I use equal powder in the steer tires and no balancing on the rears.
Dean, I'm curious about using powder in the front axle. Can ya please 'splain dat for this RV newbie?
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When first into the Motorhome thing, I learned about Equal balancing powder.

A bag of powder is left inside the tire and it breaks and spreads in the first 100 miles or so. (this is not a knowledgeable explanation. )

The powder then provides balancing of the tire.

Some folks use balancing beads because they do not plug up the tire valve like the powder might.

Here in the Southwest we have not experienced any tire valve problems with the powder.

There are many other forms of tire balancing available. But I do know that except for a bad batch of rear tires which could not be balanced, we have never needed to balance our CC rear duals.

We have a great rattle free rig that is 26 years old this month with 108,000 miles on the odometer.
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Thanks. That makes sense. Sort of.

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Just replaced my Michelins with Toyos from Worldoftires.com it was surprising easy with installation at the house. Bead balancing. Looking forward to the next road trip.
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