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johnhoag

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Posted: 03/09/12 02:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Class A 2000 Mountainhigh Residency and must replace the 6 rear tires (245/70R19.5). A local dealer recommended Sumitomo as a good, moderately-priced tire but I haven't found any reviews. Can anyone weigh in?

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johnhoag wrote:

I have a Class A 2000 Mountainhigh Residency and must replace the 6 rear tires (245/70R19.5). A local dealer recommended Sumitomo as a good, moderately-priced tire but I haven't found any reviews. Can anyone weigh in?

Sounds like he is selling sumos'. Go get some Michelin's they may cost more but the ride is outstanding and wear just as well or better..
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I put Firestone 250F on the front and Hankook AH11 on the rear. The Hankooks have a more aggressive tread than steer tires. They are also stiffer. My mileage and handling improved after I got them.


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Part of the problem with Sumitomo is, like Hankook, there aren't any negative reviews and those are the ones that get the attention. Spend the money on Michelin if you wish but that doesn't mean your gettin a better tire.....only a more expensive one.


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bluwtr49 wrote:

Part of the problem with Sumitomo is, like Hankook, there aren't any negative reviews and those are the ones that get the attention. Spend the money on Michelin if you wish but that doesn't mean your getting a better tire.....only a more expensive one.


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Sumitomo is a very good tire for your RV and a whole lot cheaper than any Michelin made. Michelin is not any better, just a heck of a lot more expensive. In fact the Michelin XRV tire has a very bad reputation.


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Ask your dealer if he can provide Hankook AH11. If not, go with the Sumitomo. Either should be in the $300 ea range.


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bluwtr49 wrote:

Part of the problem with Sumitomo is, like Hankook, there aren't any negative reviews and those are the ones that get the attention. Spend the money on Michelin if you wish but that doesn't mean your gettin a better tire.....only a more expensive one.
No offense but I disagree! The real road difference between Michelin tires and Sumitomo tires is the rubber used in the tire and how it's built! Michelin tires are more pliable (soft rubber tire) better traction, steering and stopping. Sumitomo tires are very hard rubber tire that that DO NOT offer the handling qualities of any soft rubber tire. The downfall of soft rubber tires is they wear out faster than a hard rubber tire. By the way John, welcome to RV.Net, and you ask a good question about tires that requires several personal answers: #1. Are you price sensitive when it comes to tires and, #2. Do you want to sacrafice better traction for longevity? Google hard and soft rubber tires and there is lots of info for you. I'm going to forego the tire bashing! I just wanted you to know about the real differences besides price.

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No tire bashing, just Google Michelin XRV tires and read about the failures to your hearts contents. After I had 3 XRVs blow out within 18 months on my last DP, I would never put a Michelin tire on my RV. Even as much as I dislike Goodyear RV tires, I NEVER had one blowout with them.

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The Texan wrote:

No tire bashing, just Google Michelin XRV tires and read about the failures to your hearts contents. After I had 3 XRVs blow out within 18 months on my last DP, I would never put a Michelin tire on my RV. Even as much as I dislike Goodyear RV tires, I NEVER had one blowout with them.


I have a hard time believing a tire just blew out... let alone 3. There is a cause for all tire failures. Facts would qualify your post much better.

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