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Posted: 01/11/17 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there a difference between the two brands? Goodyear G670 RV 275/70R 22.5 are on a class A DP that I am trading for and the dealer is replacing the 10 yr old Goodyear tires with one of the 2 Brands I mentioned . Thanks in advance Firestone/Bridgestone

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Posted: 01/11/17 02:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't have any experience with that class of tire (we own a fifth wheel with load range G tires), but we just replaced some Firestones that were on our car with Michelins. The Firestones were, by any measure, the worst set of tires I've ever owned. They slipped belts, developed flat spots, and were extremely noisy - all while relatively new with lots of tread on them. It's like driving a different car with the Michelins. I will never own another Firestone product again.

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I'm very happy with the FS 400 315/80/22.5 on the front of my MH after five years. They are owned by the same company so doubtful there is any difference.


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I installed six 295/75R22.5 Load range H FS591s in February 2015 and now have a aproximatly 20K on them. When I first left the dealer I thought the coach seemed to steer a little light or something but after about 200 miles I no longer noticed that. It was either the old tires were bad enough to cause harder steering or the new ones had to seat in a little. Very happy with the Firestone tires.

I have heard the horror stories about Firestone tires but not the truck sizes. According to the dealer both of the Stone tires are produced in the U.S. at the same plant. I buy U.S. made whenever possible.


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Posted: 01/11/17 04:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Twice in my long driving career (I'm 72)Firestone has failed to take responsibility for a widely defective product. (I had to eat the cost of their first radial 500). Since Bridgestone now = Firestone I now include them. For a big rig I would go Michelin, Goodyear or Toyo.


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Posted: 01/11/17 04:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have 2 years on a set of Firestone FS 561's and they are great.
Firestone is now made by Bridgestone so are of the same quality.


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Sounds like they are pretty much the same. I'll add another vote against both. Firestone and Bridgestone tires are by far the worst brands I've ever owned. I'd never buy a set but have inherited them on new or used vehicles. Each time I do I hope things are better and am disappointed once again. The recent set on my truck wore to the tread bars at 27K miles and performed terribly the whole way.

I agree with other poster that said Michelins, Goodyear or Toyo.

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Posted: 01/11/17 05:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had Firestone (worn out at 80,000 miles) and Bridgestone (also good) and 2 sets of Michelins (yes, I have put over 250,000 miles on the coach). Once I put on Michelins I will never go back. The ride and handling is noticeable better and the dependability is unquestionable.
Yes, they are not cheap but when my goal is to keep the rubber side pointing down I have complete confidence in the ride, handling and dependability of the Michelin brand. Now that Michelin owns BF Goodrich I think I would choose that over Michelin for price alone. Join FMCA and you can save a couple of hundred dollars on your tire purchase on Michelin and BF Goodrich.

* This post was edited 01/12/17 05:49am by Bill.Satellite *


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I have had Michelins, GoodYears, Bridgestones, and an off breed cheaper brand. No trouble with any of them but the off brand wore out fast. I have Michelins on now and like them. I have never had firestones on a motorhome, so can't comment on them, but probably wouldn't be afraid of them. The Bridgestones I had were excellent and wore very well with no signs of cracking while I had them.

BTW, my tires are 19.5 not 22.5


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I'd say try to find the best deal on either Michelin or Hankook. Well worth the $. Nightmare stories on the other brands you mentioned.


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