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Davohh

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My Class C Motor Home needs 6 new tires - size 8:00 X 16.5. I checked Goodyear and BF Goodrich web site but could not find that size listed. Where is a good place to buy this size, and what is a good brand of tire? Davoh Buffalo NY


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16.5 inch tires are getting very hard to find. Have you tried tirerack.com? Also I'd recommend 7 tires.

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I needed a set in 2000 and got them from Pep Boys, called Scramblers. They're an all-season type. Size was 8.75R16.5D. We had a Dodge van years ago that came with 8.00 and we replaced with 8.75 without issues.
http://www.pepboys.com/tires_wheels/light_truck_suv/scrambler.html
Not very expensive and so far no complaints. They've run straight and smooth on our E350 chassis and I imagine I'll replace on age long before they fall apart or wear out. What I ran into was "we'll have to order them", while PB turned out to have them in stock. I felt that might be better if I tore one up on the road and wanted a replacement.


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I have the same size tires. I called a Merchants Tire store close to where I was picking up the motorhome. They had to order them. A week later, new tires all around.


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I ran a tire store for years. I would put 8.75R16.5 tires on in place of the 8.00R16.5. The bigger tires will fit without any problems. They also carry more weight and handle better. You might even find them cheaper. Most tire stores will have them in stock.

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Good info - especially since the same does not typically work on 16" tires. I think I will add this one to the FAQ..

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You are getting lots of good info so far, here is another angle. You could buy seven new 6 X 16 wheels and switch to a P225-16 load range E. That is what I decided to do. It costs a little more but gives you a few advantages. Tire choice is increased to about 60 different types, they are more readily available if you need one on a trip, and I was concerned about getting old tires from the warehouse when special ordered since they are practically obsolete. Their are several threads of people that have done this, several of them went to the junk yard and got wheels. I just had the tire store order me new Ford wheels, they were $75 each. The tire store also was able to find me a good used spare of the same type for free.

What ever you decide make sure you are getting tires that are not over six months old. If you have to trash them in five years you don't want to pay for a tire that has lost more than 10% of it's serviceable life.


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Boy, I sure wish I had this forum to ask when I agonized over this issue. I spend alot of time trying to figure if replacing 8.00 with 8.75 would cause them to rub. (it was not a problem at all) All above advice is true and acurate from back when I was trying to get through it. I ended up going with the coopers mentioned above, at the slightly larger size. No problems for 5 years.

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I have coopers on my recent used purchase M/H. So far so good. Ride and handling is above average.

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