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Posted By: newbietrailerqueen on 05/11/10 07:08pm

Need to replace the tires on my 2005 Fleetwood Southwind 32V. Currently has Goodyear G670 245\70R 19.5 with "F" load range rating. Want to find good tires that don't cost an arm and a leg like the Goodyears. Kumho, Hercules and Toyo have been suggested. Any ideas would be appreciated. Also, would a "G" load range ride harsher than the current "F" load range.


"Maggie" & "Rusty" (4 pawed kind)
2005 Fleetwood Southwind 32 VS
2005 Honda Pilot - toad



Posted By: The Texan on 05/11/10 07:20pm

I replaced the G670 tires on my RV with Hankook AH-12 and the improvement in ride and handling was beyond belief and the cost was about 55-60% of a Goodyear or Michelin. I will never use another Goodyear on my vehicles because of the way they treated us when we showed them the rivering that our steer tires were doing and asked for some consideration on a warranty adjustment. We now have over 3K on these tires since Jan and are very satisfied with them. Kumho and Toyo are decent tires and I would not hesitate to use them, if the price was right.


Bob & Betsy(FishNFanatic) - USN Aviation Ret'd '78 & LEO Ret'd '03 & "Oath Keeper Forever"
'05 HR Endeavor 40PRQ, 400 Cummins-Pulling our '11 Silverado LT, Ex Cab 6.2L NHT 4x4, w/ the Rzr or ACE or a Quad riding in back.
Where the wheels are stopped today



Posted By: gbopp on 05/11/10 07:33pm

I'm happy with the Hankook's on our Southwind.


Posted By: kbroadnax on 05/11/10 07:38pm

Hankook or Maxxis tires, can't go wrong.


2004 F350 6.0L 4x4 Powerstroke King Ranch Diesel Dually (Have Hitch Will Tow)
2010 31ft Forest River Flagstaff 831FLSS
2001 20ft Starcraft Aurora 2009 Fish-n-Ski Deck Boat w/ 200hp Mercury



Posted By: LVJ58 on 05/11/10 09:05pm

You might also check Bridgestones and/or Continentals both very good tires


Jim & Sherry Seward
Las Vegas, NV
2000 Residency 3790 V-10 w/tags & Banks System
2003 Suzuki XL/7 toad


Posted By: Gale Hawkins on 05/11/10 11:05pm

newbietrailerqueen wrote:

Need to replace the tires on my 2005 Fleetwood Southwind 32V. Currently has Goodyear G670 245\70R 19.5 with "F" load range rating. Want to find good tires that don't cost an arm and a leg like the Goodyears. Kumho, Hercules and Toyo have been suggested. Any ideas would be appreciated. Also, would a "G" load range ride harsher than the current "F" load range.


Do not know Hercules but the other two are good tire companies. I would lean towards Kumho because I like them of passenger vehicle and the dealer is across the street from the office.

Most report just as good or better ride when moving to G load range. It does not mean you have to run more air, just that you can because the balloon is stronger so you can if needed. There is another thread of late that covers moving from F to G on some forum.


Posted By: Captain_Happy on 05/12/10 03:57am

I got prices from local tire stores on replacing all 6- 245/70R 19.5
All priced as out the door (mounted, balanced, tax, etc) Toyo's-Load Range "F" where $2184.00, plus $42.00 for dispoasl fee of old tires. Hankock's- Load Range "G", $1800.00. plus $42.00 for tire dispoasl. Goodyears & Bridgestones where out-of-site in cost.


Posted By: camperkids1025 on 05/12/10 04:33am

Captain_Happy wrote:

I got prices from local tire stores on replacing all 6- 245/70R 19.5
All priced as out the door (mounted, balanced, tax, etc) Toyo's-Load Range "F" where $2184.00, plus $42.00 for dispoasl fee of old tires. Hankock's- Load Range "G", $1800.00. plus $42.00 for tire dispoasl. Goodyears & Bridgestones where out-of-site in cost.


Here in Maryland I bought 6 Michelins Load Range H with the bead balance (no more lead weights) and replacement valves out the door with disposal fee for $2380.00. Jim


The Camperkids Jim & Lois
3 Grandkids Maria, Christian, Antony (part timers)
1999 Newmar Mountain Aire 37.5ft, Ford V-10, F-53 Chassis, Bilsteins Shocks W/ Bilstein Steering Stablizer, HWH Levelers


Posted By: ChrisMorlan on 05/12/10 06:34am

Call Beasley Tire in Houston. They have "take-off" Continentals at a very good price.


Posted By: bsinmich on 05/12/10 06:35am

Keep in mind that tires for your MH are not the same as car tires in construction material and size. If you just lift a tire you will find it is much heavier than a car tire. ( more material). The weight carrying of the Mh tire is much heavier so we must pay the price. There are a lot more cars getting a lot more tires than there are MHs. Volume makes prices lower. Be glad you don't have 22.5" tires. You are getting off cheap with 19.5s.


2003 Newmar Mountain Aire, Workhorse W22, 2008 Saturn Vue, Falcon 5250, & US Gear Unified Tow Brake


Posted By: bsinmich on 05/12/10 06:42am

ChrisMorlan wrote:

Call Beasley Tire in Houston. They have "take-off" Continentals at a very good price.

Where would you get a supply of "take-offs" in MH sizes unless you were selling the old tires that still had tread left. That would be a good deal for a dealer. Charge someone a disposal fee for the old tire and then sell it to the next customer.


Posted By: Dog Trainer on 05/12/10 06:51am

Also look at Sumitomo. Been running them for 2 years now 20,000 care free miles.


2015 Flagstaff 831RESS Classic Superlite
Daktari & Lydia Cavalier King Charles (fur Bearing Children)


Posted By: Bill_in_Texas on 05/12/10 07:11am

Just put on Sumitomo 718's on our 95 Southwind 30H. 1400 out the door for all six. Happy with them so far.


Bill_in_Texas
95 Southwind Storm
RV, guest quarters, and a Great Place to Hide.


Posted By: fcooper on 05/12/10 07:23am

Sumitomo 727's on mine. Doing well so far.


Fred & Vicki
Richmond Hill, Ga
2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor/Freightliner/330 Cat
2000 Honda Odyssey toad w SMI Silent Partner braking system
TST507 TPMS


Posted By: mrngsdr on 08/04/10 07:46pm

Thanks for all of your comments, have selected Cooper 245/70 R 19.5's to replace our 12 year old Goodyears based partly on your input. Sad to say that the original Goodyears only have 5k miles on them - hope to use the Coopers much more in retirement


Posted By: moparmuscle on 05/13/10 09:04pm

I replaced the tires on mine this morning at Southern Tire in Texarkana, 2396.27 for 6 265/75r 22.5 Bridgestones, mounted. I just had the steer tires balanced and by mentioning their website it was free. They have several locations in Texas.

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1993 Foretravel U-240 3116 Cat 6 Spd. Allison
1971 Super Beetle Convertible Toad


Posted By: kiloo9 on 05/14/10 06:03am

I have 225/70 19.5 Michelins, I see some people have 245/70 19.5 I would like to up size to 245/70 19.5. has anybody done this and would it be OK? I have plenty of wheel well space on my Holiday Rambler.

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Posted By: we just motor on on 05/12/10 06:49pm

I have toyo tires on my motor home, The price was right and it sure good


Posted By: newbietrailerqueen on 05/13/10 03:41pm

Thanks for all the replies--it really helped. Leaning toward the Hankooks.


Posted By: dalebear on 05/13/10 05:54pm

Goodyear 670 245/70R19.5 out the door for six was 2099.70 from a ford dealer. They were the only place that could do the frontend alinement too. Goodyear dealer wanted 2895.01 and they could not mount them or do alinement.


Posted By: 4gone on 05/13/10 06:02pm

I too am having Hankooks installed tomorrow. Going up to a load range G, $1,750 out the door. I've been searching this and other sites and talking to tire guys and the Hankook is the only one that I haven't heard any negative responses on, and those that are happy with them seem to be very happy. So,, here goes!


2007 Damon Daybreak 3276
2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Even Brake
Firestone air bags
Blue Ox Alladin tow bar
Hankook Tires



Posted By: Don Don on 05/13/10 06:26pm

The most important single item for safety on your coach, and people want to go cheap yet will spend thousands on Sat dishes, and all kind of gizmos.

Go figure.






Posted By: Danlous on 05/13/10 07:22pm

Go with Cooper, American made, 4 tires 245-70/19.5 for $890.00, 14 plys taxes included mounted and balanced.
Cannot go wrong with Cooper Tires


danlous


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