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Old 08-22-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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6 new tires for the motorhome

I am about to replace the 6 tires 245/70 19.5 tires on my 36 ft. Motorhome.
The tire dealer recommended Falken 128. Does anyone know about this brand? Good or Bad.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by trikeleader View Post
I am about to replace the 6 tires 245/70 19.5 tires on my 36 ft. Motorhome.
The tire dealer recommended Falken 128. Does anyone know about this brand? Good or Bad.
I know of the brand but have no personal experience whatsoever with them.

Try googling falken tire ratings.

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Falken used to be a very respected brand in the racing industry ...and I think still is. Years ago it was a premium name in tires when first brought over from Japan in the mid or late 80s (it's part of the Sumitomo group). You don't hear too much about them being used on trucks and motorhomes but I don't see why they wouldn't be a good tire for a motorhome.

Here's another thread from last year:
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:20 PM   #4
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Where are they made?
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:05 PM   #5
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Where are they made?
As of a few years ago, I believe all Falken tires, including their commercial truck tires, were made in Japan (again, they are part of Sumitomo as is Dunlop --Sumitomo is Japan's second largest tire company behind Bridgestone). However, nowadays, who knows where a tire is actually "made" anymore.

We know that Falken is a Japanese-engineered tire but they could (and I don't know any of this for sure) be actually manufactured anywhere in the world ...just as a Goodyear or Michelin tire.

We'd probably have to have somebody who has purchased one to look on the sidewall to see and report here ...and even that doesn't assure that the ones being sold in the future will be "made" at the same factory.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:22 PM   #6
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I've put two Falken's on my big Acadia SUV back in early May. They seem fine, but it's only been 3.5 months and maybe 3500 miles. Owner reviews I've seen have all been positive.

I could check the country of manufacture on mine, but that's no guarantee that a different model or size might not come from an entirely different factory elsewhere. The main Sumitomo plants are in Jap[an and Thailand, though. And they are acquiring one in the USA, a former Goodyear plant in Buffalo, NY

Did you know that Sumitomo's other major brand is Dunlop? They are not a "no-name" tire manufacturer.
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I have the Falken 128's on the rear of our coach, and the 109's on the steers. They used to be called Ohtsu which is a respected commercial truck tire. Falken phased out the Ohtsu name a couple years back. They are made in Japan and have been an excellent tire. Sidewalls still look new, no rivering, virtually no tread wear. They are nearly 7 years old now and will replace with the same when ready to do so.
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I've got about 10k miles on two year old SAILUN S637 225/70R19.5

They were on the MH when I bought it used.
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