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We are considering replacing our tires on our 1999 Monaco LaPalma. We only have 18,000 miles on the coach but the age of the tires concern us. The coach sat for over a year on a dealer lot in Ohio before we bought it. We stored it inside for the next 3 years but it has been sitting in the Florida sun for the last 18 months. The tread is still good and there are no obvious signs of cracking or other damage. Any suggestions as to whether we should replace them and if so, with what brand. Thanks for any thoughts.


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What kind of chassis,and what kind of tire?


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We are considering replacing our tires on our 1999 Monaco LaPalma. We only have 18,000 miles on the coach but the age of the tires concern us. The coach sat for over a year on a dealer lot in Ohio before we bought it. We stored it inside for the next 3 years but it has been sitting in the Florida sun for the last 18 months. The tread is still good and there are no obvious signs of cracking or other damage. Any suggestions as to whether we should replace them and if so, with what brand. Thanks for any thoughts.

You have exactly the right idea. My only suggestion is that if you are NOT gong to use the coach this winter...put them on in the spring before you start traveling. That direct hot sun "eats" tires.


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Is there some treatment you can put on the tires to slow down the cracking?

What about covering the tires to keep the sun off while parked for extended periods?


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Is there some treatment you can put on the tires to slow down the cracking?

What about covering the tires to keep the sun off while parked for extended periods?

BOTH! Use 303 Protectant ..AND use tires covers while parked for any more than a few days

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I replaced the tires on my 99 Bounder cuz of age and also the very hard ride I got from the Goodyears. I went with Toyos and after 6000 miles I can't believe how much nicer the ride is. Doesn't bang hard when you hit tar strips and joints in the road. I would definitely change the tires on your rig, too much sitt'n time is not good for tires. They can dry rot from the inside. Its not worth the risk. Road Dog

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Ford V-10 and Goodyear G159's.

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Suggestion: with you having stored inside for 3 yrs and if it is not showing any signs of cracking (and check the inside also) if I owned the coach I would put 2 new tires on the front and run the ones you have now on the rear... Tires do not rot from the inside but the tubless linner can get a little setup and not stop a nail hole leak as good as it should... damage comes from the sun rays... and nothing I have heard of that will help, other than covering with wheel covers... (retired 49 yrs of auto and motorcoach service)

I agree with Road Dog that Toyo tires are good...


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Goodyear now makes their RV specific tire, the G670 RV , in this size. From all I have talked to and read from others, this is an awesome tire. Runs cooler than the typical truck tire and rides smoother than the typical truck tire.

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we put the goodyear rv -670 on ours like them a whole lot . the ride might be alittle harder .had the 159's before was afread of them because they were 5 yrs old .


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