OK gunna bite the bullet and get new tires 6. Have 255 80r 22.5's now and there $3500+_. Looking at TOYO's 275 70r 22.5 at $2400. Thoughts????? OH I'm in AZ now if anyone knows of hot deals or deals on my way home in Wa.
Len what is wrong with Good Year G670? I put those on mine last year and Good Year was offering a $50 per tire rebate. But my MH came with them so I just went back with them. Next time may try something else. Good luck on your decision
I am thinking of going to Michelin tires next time. A good friend of mine (730) swears by them , so I will give them a try out. Steve are you saying that the Yokohama tires are equal to are better than GY
Len are the tires on your coach the original ones or are you on your second set?.If you plan on keeping your coach less then 5years go with off shore ones If your driving threw Albany Oregon the Les schwabb do great work and no state tax. There Michelen 275/70 r22,5 cost about $525 installed.Dont know the exact price on the brand you have mentioned.Do you run traction tires in the rear or stearing the savings coud be a few hundred dollars less on 4 tires. Dave
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Good question. All I know is that I have allot better traction and more mileage out of the Toyo's and the Yoko's. On the RV I have the Michelin 235/80 R 22.5 which have been a great tire. No complaints. But when I can get the Toyo's or Yoko's for a couple of hundreds dollars less per tire it makes a person wonder. Are you buying a great tire or a name. I feel you are paying for a name. On my pick-up I have over 50,000 miles on the Toyo's and they are still looking good and the traction is still great.
I have not used the Yoko's since I left Alaska but when it comes time to switch tries on the RV I will strongle concider them. If not, the Toyo's will be at the top of my list.
Look at the 18 wheeler's and see what they are running. You won't see any Good Years there.
Michelin and the Goodyear are in the same price range. Have the Michelin on the rig now and am happy with them but they look like new and 7 years old. Just looking at all the options and a $1000 at stake. Got the file, called Les in Prinevile Or for a price with no sales tax. Just looking at all the options.
Not having the sales taxes is a big deal. I might drive down to Hermiston to get mine and camp along the mighty Columbia for a few days. Mine too look great but DOT is stamped August, 2003. Like Nash says, "Don't take the chance". :approve:
My michelins on the rear are XZA1 2002 with 45k no sun checks or weathering , replaced stearing with new 2009XZA2 in Aug 09 .Front tire on one side had a spot that I was not comfortable with traveling down the road at 65 MPH on (installed 2 new) I would really like to get the most out of the rear and see how far you can go on the road (not gravel)before they are no good .I inspect the tires every rest stop for foreign objects .and condition.I have street rods that have tires that see the same amount of sun and ozone as my DP that are over 20 years old and x travel trailers where the tires were made in 1992 and still are in good visual and performing like when they were made.Why have these tires not failed?.Maybe they are not telling us that the tires If cared for with proper air presure and sun protection that they can last 2 to 3 times longer than what they the dealer and tire manufactures say .Sure helps their pockets not ours.Hate to throw away tires that are still good,Don,t like to throw money away also .Only travel about 5000 miles per year I will keep you posted as to how many more years of traveling I will get from the rears. Dave
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I think another reason I'm going for the new is the Alaska trip this year. A long way from nowhere and problems, I'll just sleep a little better and a rough road or two will make me feel better. Just like my batteries might have been just fine but now I'll sleep better.
If I could get my wife to think like you do Len I would have it made. She does not give in until we are sitting along the side of the road then she will ask me why haven't I taken care of it. :laugh: :laugh:
I think Dave may be right, when all the proper care for the tires as the manufactory suggest they should last loner than 5-7 years. But it is to there advantage to tell us to buy new tires at the suggested time, more money to there bank account.
Hollis, I asked an over-the-road driver about what tire he likes. He logs well over millions miles a year. This is his reply.
""""I've been with companies that run pretty much every make of tire made. The company I'm at now runs Goodyears, and they're great tires from what I can tell. My steer tires have just over 100,000 miles on them and they're about 70% tread remaining. My drives have about 60,000 miles on them and they are still like new.""""