well its time

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by jkill2001, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. jkill2001

    jkill2001 New Member

    its time for my motorhome to get some new rubber. i can see dry rot on the tires now so i don't want to wait for anything to happen. what kind of tires should i look for. the size i got now are lt235/85/16's i got a estimate today on gillete, hancook tires and a price for michelin. the micheling's were 500 bucks more 1400 for the michelin's and 940 for the others. what other types should i look for?
     
  2. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    well its time

    Hey jkill2001, I had 2 blowouts (Coopers and Goodyears) on my 5W before switching to Michelins. Havn't had a blowout yet with 2 sets of the Michelins. I change them out every 4 years. I use the type that have 4 steel belts in the tred and a steel belt in the sidewalls (225/75/16E RIB XPS).
     
  3. jkill2001

    jkill2001 New Member

    well its time

    i'll have to look at what michelins i have now since i really do like them and they hold the load i put on them very well
     
  4. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

    well its time

    Ya get what ya pay for. I use Michelins on my class a, truck, etc., and have been very pleased with them, even if they did costs more.
     
  5. Krazeehorse

    Krazeehorse New Member

    well its time

    How many tires are you buying???? The prices sound quite high if you are only pricing 6 tires.
     
  6. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

    well its time

    When I bought 4 19 inch tires for my Winnebago from Discount Tire three years ago they were $300.00 each. They had to be special ordered as they don't keep that size in stock. They were original factory size. Maybe I got took. Won't be the first time, or the last. They do rotate and balance the tires at no charge when needed.
     
  7. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    well its time

    The Michelins I use on my 5'er (225/75/16Es RIB XPS) run about $200/ea. They are a little pricey, but have 4 steel belts on the tred and 1 steel belt in the sidewall. They are commercial grade for delivery trucks. The Michelins I run on my truck (265/70/17Es) run about $150/195ea at Sam's Club. They balance and rotate them free every 7500 miles.
     
  8. jkill2001

    jkill2001 New Member

    well its time

    well yes it would be for 6 tires.the michelins were 1,401.06 for 6 which comes out to be 233.51 a tire mounted and balanced. the other ones would be 158.05 a tire.
     
  9. Krazeehorse

    Krazeehorse New Member

    well its time

    At our local dealer (independent) the Michelin LTX M/S in a load range E (ten ply rating) would be $185. That is installed and balanced. There is 7% sales tax on top of that. No disposal fee. Keep shopping, the place that quoted you is too high. ;)
     
  10. jkill2001

    jkill2001 New Member

    well its time

    i guess i'll keep looking around then
     
  11. jkill2001

    jkill2001 New Member

    well its time

    i guess i'll keep looking around then
     

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