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IABill

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Posted: 05/29/05 07:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is probably a pretty old subject, Did a search, Not alot on C tires. So who runs what brand? I have Continental's on the rears. Found a knot on the right inside dual looks like a belt or five have broken so we are shoppin for all four cause they all match so another one can't be far behind the first one that went, and they came with the coach so I am not sure how old they are. coach is 29ft long, loaded full water & fuel 11.9K Let me know what ya think.

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I run michelin on my 22' E350 Super duty. Check out the 10 ply fiberglass w/o the steel sidewall load range E. And ,change the dually stems to metal stems for air fill. Our coaches are not heavy enough to require the steel sidewalls

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Thanks, Ron from what I have read I think your right the 10 ply's are the way to go. I have been leary of the load range "D" that are on it as they are rated at 2150 lbs. each that only gives me a 1K cushion on being over my tire capacity. I like a bigger cushion.....

Thanks, Bill.

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I have not gotten mine installed yet as someone stole the tag off mine. But when I get it replace I have purchased 6 Hercules 8.75 16.5's My parents have them on their A and are very pleased with them. After talking to my tire guy, these are some of the best, they put them on all the older big trucks they service. Never a failure they know of, although these are a less than typical tire size.

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I just put a full set of Goodyear Unisteel on my 1999 Chinook. They are a m&s tire but are very quiet on the freeway. All our county ambulances have them on.


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I am replacing my 225/75-16 on my E450 and have done a bunch of searching. I ended up putting tires into four groups:
1) inexpensive
2) much more expensive for no reason
3) commercial quality (and price)
4) Good expensive tires but didn't as good as #3

Group 1 is:
Kumho Road Venture HT - $78
Hankook Dynapro AS RH03 - $79

Group 3 is:
Goodyear Unisteel G647 RSS - $130
BFGoodrich Commercial T/A all-season - $133

I am going to give my local Discount tire the list of those four and see what they can do.

FYI, Group 4 is:
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo - good tire but didn't seem RV'ish - $140
Bridgestone M773 SWP II - for delivery vans not highway - $150
Michelin XPS Rib - great tire but summer only - $172

Group 2 is:
Ameritrac TR $?
Firestone Transforce HT - $103
Uniroyal Laredo HD/H - $112
Bridgestone R273 swp II - $121
Goodyear Wrangler HT - $123
Michelin LTX M/S - $137

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Do yourself a huge safety favor. But an all steel tire. Prorate the cost difference over say 5 years and the extra cost per tire of a quality all steel tire vs steel/ fabric is insignificant.


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ed6713 wrote:

Do yourself a huge safety favor. But an all steel tire. Prorate the cost difference over say 5 years and the extra cost per tire of a quality all steel tire vs steel/ fabric is insignificant.


Ed, many people have posted the same statement but the only all steel tire I have found is the Michelin XPS Rib which is a summer only tire. No other tire claims to have steel in tread and sidewall.

I am tending to think the all steel statement isn't valid anymore because many of the "commercial" tires don't use steel in the sidewall yet claim strong, impact toughness and cool running sidewalls without steel. Plus logic says there are many materials that are stronger then steel today. Am I wrong?

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My Minnie on E450 chassis came with Michelin LTX M/S, size LT 225/ 75 R 16, load range E. They have steel and polyester belts.

I have no complaints.


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Bill,
I just put on the Cooper SRM II's 75/R16 Load Range "E" (my orig's were "D"'s).
(6) Tires Mounted, Balanced, Brass Stems, Rear Inside Valve Extenders, & a front end alignment = $1000.00
I've only been out once with them for a short trip, but they rode great!
On my 21' I think they were a great choice.


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