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jeepersrus 11-12-2012 11:40 AM

Hankook Tires
 
I'm going to be putting two Hankook 275/70/22.5 AH12 tires on the front of my coach. Any opinions out there as to how well they do on the steering axle? I have 4 on the rear and are doing fine.

450Donn 11-12-2012 11:51 AM

Your question on the other forum has generated about 8 responses so far. All positive.

lonestarace 11-12-2012 01:14 PM

Hankooks are good tires. The AH12 is for regional haul which may mean a stiffer sidewall( more plys in the sidewall) which will give a firmer ride.

hanko 11-12-2012 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepersrus (Post 1368240)
I'm going to be putting two Hankook 275/70/22.5 AH12 tires on the front of my coach. Any opinions out there as to how well they do on the steering axle? I have 4 on the rear and are doing fine.

Chinese Garbage. I wouldnt run them on my lawnmower. Michelins man

Chuck&Pam 11-12-2012 07:05 PM

I have Hankook's all around. They make a big difference in tracking over the Goodyears I had. Mine are the AH11s on the lighter Ford chassis than your CC. I am very happy with them.

balzac 11-12-2012 07:13 PM

By the way hanko Hankook tires is a South Korean company not Chinese.Some michelin are made in China. lol

Dutch Star Don 11-12-2012 08:58 PM

hanko.....That was a really helpful post!

I got tired of the GoodYears separating on my coach. I replaced the fronts a few months ago with the AH12's. One of the best tires I've had. I can afford to buy any tire I want, but I'm tired of giving my money to companies, just because of their name, who continue to build junk and won't repsond to issues......yes, that would be GoodYear and Michellin.

hanko 11-12-2012 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by balzac (Post 1368684)
By the way hanko Hankook tires is a South Korean company not Chinese.Some michelin are made in China. lol


The tires you buy for your motorhome come from China, Google search hankook and get the whole story Sir. They are building factories in Indonisia as well as China and South africa. Im doing my best to support american companies.

bmcfaror 11-12-2012 11:29 PM

I have Hankook tires on our DP. They have been great, although the AH12 is a firmer ride for sure. No problems whatsoever. Hankook is a Korean company that manufactures in several countries....no different than Michelin and Goodyear which also are produced in several countries including China. In fact, many of the US bound tires are produced in China. I guess if you prefer to see an American overpaid executive profit from manufacturing overseas then you should focus on buying American tires. Lets not pretend that this is helping American workers in anyway one way or another.

wanderso 11-13-2012 12:40 AM

Michelin is actually a French company. I bought their x-ice snow tires a few weeks ago (expensive) and they are made in Indonesia. They also manufacture BF Goodrich and Uniroyal after acquiring these 2 US companies.

I suggest that Michelin has no US loyalty although they still have plants here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin

Toyota, a Japanese company has made Investments in the US in recent years while others have scaled back.
https://toyotires.com/about-us/history

Hankook does appear to make a decent tire.

FormerBoater 11-13-2012 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by hanko (Post 1368941)
The tires you buy for your motorhome come from China, Google search hankook and get the whole story Sir. They are building factories in Indonisia as well as China and South africa. Im doing my best to support american companies.


Just bought 6 AH12 275/70/22.5 last Friday.

Date Code 32nd week of 2012

Made in S. Korea

Nice smooth and quiet ride with good handling in the first 50 miles.

Not much steering feedback...that combined with the absence of tire noise makes you feel like you are floating down the Interstate.

Very favorable pricing compared to GY and Michelin.

DaveS
1998 American Eagle 40EVS

lllkrob 11-13-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by wanderso (Post 1369037)

Toyota, a Japanese company has made Investments in the US in recent years while others have scaled back.
HISTORY | Toyo Tires


Toyo Tires and Toyota Motor Corporation are two separate companies. They have no business relationship other than Toyota uses some Toyo tires on their products.

wanderso 11-13-2012 07:20 PM

Sorry - meant Toyo. Typo. My point still applies regardless.

Poptop 11-13-2012 08:54 PM

Jeepersrus. I am looking for the same size of tire. How much did they cost and where did you get them? Thanks

Midniteoyl 11-13-2012 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by hanko (Post 1368545)
Chinese Garbage. I wouldnt run them on my lawnmower. Michelins man

They are NOT CHINESE!

Midniteoyl 11-13-2012 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hanko (Post 1368941)
The tires you buy for your motorhome come from China, Google search hankook and get the whole story Sir. They are building factories in Indonisia as well as China and South africa. Im doing my best to support american companies.

michelin is a French company.. With factories all around the world, including China.. Ever hear of Double Coin? Yep, Michelin factory..

jeepersrus 11-13-2012 09:54 PM

hankook
 
I am getting them in Oceanside Ca. The date code is 24/12 on both tires. I'm paying $469 per tire. That does not include any taxes. I'm also getting new shocks as well and an alignment.

jeepersrus 11-13-2012 09:55 PM

Also the tires say made in south Korea.

jeepersrus 11-14-2012 11:06 PM

Ok I got the tires done today. All went well. The dealer said he has never seen such uneven wear. I educated him on the term Rivering and then proceeded to explain to him that its is only happening to RV's with Goodyear G670 tires.


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