Hello...it's me again....what is the dollar cost of a new set of tires on a 40' DP....a range of cost would be great from good to top of the line tires....would YOU....automatically put new tires on a coach that's 8 years old with only 26,000 miles on it....I know it sat in a florida RV park for 5 years when in use and a storage place down there when they weren't using it.....second question...how often do you have to do a brake job on a 40 footer and what's a brake job run?...continuing my research....thank you very much for all your help.....your insights expertise and commentarygreatly appreciated....thanks Pond
Tires, depends on the age, signs of cracking, damage, etc. The coach may be 8 years, but what are the date stamps on the tires? The tires could be a lot older than the coach depending on how long they sat before the manufacturer installed them, or they could have been replaced 6 months ago, or anywhere in between.
I doubt it needs a brake job at 26K, but before I buy anything used I would have a qualified mechanic check it over. If the seller refuses a mechanical inspection, don't walk, don't jog, run away as fast as you can.
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If your coach has an exhaust brake then it's likely your service brakes will last much longer than you'd expect...assuming the engine brake was used as intended.
Mine get inspected with my annual state inspection requirement. Plus reading up on how to check proper functioning hydraulic and air brakes is prudent. Most CDL course manuals from the dot in your state would be a good place to look/read.
Need more info on your tire size to estimate price.
I just put two new steer tires on the font of my DP installed for about 600 bucks each. Top of the line made this year Michelin xza2 energy 275-70-22.5s
8 years old I'd absolutely replace my steer tires and would replace my rears unless I got a good inspection one on them, 10 years is max limit IMHO with annual inspection after 5 wise.
The truck center inspected my duallies and I was happy with that actual service so I'm holding off on replacing my 2007 build date rears just yet.
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Never for a brake job and $500/tire mounted if you go with Hankook or Toyo. Not any good reasons to go with Michelin or GY. Actually there are some good reason NOT TO. Search "Goodyear rivering" and "XRV blowouts".
This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.
If you shop around, you can find Hankook AH-12, Firestone FS-560 or Toyo tires tires for $450-$500 each, out the door. There is NO reason to put a Michelin or Goodyear on your coach, other than to say you have that brand, when the major tire dealers will tell you that there are other brands that are as good or even better, for RV use.
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We bought BF Goodrich ST230's and are very happy with them. They are mid price. They were recommended by Pat at Pro Tires in Denton TX. He works on Country Coach and Prevost coaches. BF Goodrich is owned by Michelin and the tires are made in America.
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I put 6 Kellys on my DP last year the same size as you mentioned. I forget the exact figures but it was around $1800 and I sold 5 of the take offs for $500. Maybe living in a small town where you know everyone has an advantage price wise in these things.