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RonR2440

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Posted: 01/23/19 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recently blew out a michelin outside rear dually tire on our Cambria 30J. I have 34k on the 5+ year old tires, no cracks and I keep 80 psi in the tires. I thought about replacing the blown tire with my brand new spare but the tread life in the rear tires is 1/2 that of the spare. I will probably replace all 4 rear tires and an thinking about using E rates Hankook tires. I have weighed the rv rear and it almost is at max weight even when carrying minimal stuff and nearly empty tanks. Makes me a little concerned that the tires may be overloaded. Any thoughts about Hankook tires (they are about $80/tire cheaper than the michelins), using the spare to replace the blown tire or rear end weight concerns? Looks like there was a Michelin recall but my tires were manufactured in Aug 2013, after the recall. Thanks ahead of time for your help

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I had Hankooks on my previous class b rv. They were fine until they started coming apart at about 35,000 miles one at a time. I won't go into the details of trying to get warranty coverage on them first from Ford because it was a size specific to E350 Fords and then from Hankook. Suffice it to say that I had a few very harsh 4 lettered words for both Ford and Hankook headquarters in Southern California. I'm still bitter as he..! Never again and I vowed to tell anyone who might be interested in Hankrook Tires. I had a 2005 PleasureWay rv so there is a site for PleasureWay owners. It's too bad you can't access it because it's for PW owners only. There is an endless stream of complaints of Hankook tire failures to a point where the PW manufacturers were drawn in. Bottom line was all Ford E series vans came with Hankrook tires from the factory brand new. In conclusion, Hankrook tires are okay until they aren't and then you're stuck with what to do when only one tire has failed and the others appear still good. I eventually went with Michelin XPS and never looked again at any other tire period.

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I've always had good service from Hankook tires, no problems.

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I would only look at tires made in the USA. Hankook tires are often made in Korea. Check before buying.

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twodownzero wrote:

I would only look at tires made in the USA. Hankook tires are often made in Korea. Check before buying.


The Korean Hankooks have a very good reputation in the trucking industry. Now, some Hankooks are outsourced to Chine, and I have no information on their quality. I just make certain where the Hankooks I purchase, where from Korea!


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Two things in life I don't worry about the price, first is footwear and second is tires. Date codes are important, learn how to read them and understand them.
Save money on something else. Buy the best tires you can afford. [emoticon]

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Hi RonR2440,

READ THIS THREAD before making a decision on tires for your over-loaded rig.

Tire America sells the Nexen Roadian CT8 HL tire with a 3195 pound rating for $134.91 and it has a max tire pressure of 83 psi, just 3 pounds over the rating of the E450 steel wheel. I would think that is within the margin of safety.

The General Grabber HD for $190.99 has a 90 psi max which is uncomfortable.

CLICK HERE to read the specs on the Nexen tire on Tire Rack's website. The price at Tire Rack is higher, but shipping is free and state sales taxes are not taken out either, so the end price might be the same.

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I have HK sneakers on my E450/24'. It's the first time I'm running HK's, previously I ran Coopers and Michelins on my 7 pickups for about 5000k miles with no issues.
I plan to keep a close eye on these tires as the miles accumulate.
When the time comes to part ways, I will look into a Michelin tire using the Michelin Advantage Program and compare that offer to what Cooper is offering at that time.
Tire prices fluctuate , the deals change over time and the price gap between brands increases and decreases. You have to price them and compare the deal at the time of purchase.

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klutchdust wrote:

Two things in life I don't worry about the price, first is footwear and second is tires. Date codes are important, learn how to read them and understand them.
Save money on something else. Buy the best tires you can afford. [emoticon]


X2!

Just budget for it and put Michelins on your Class C and be done with it. When getting the Michelins mounted, have the installers put 80 lbs. in the rear duals and 65-70 lbs. in the front set.

We do exactly the above on even our 24 foot Class C.


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memtb wrote:

twodownzero wrote:

I would only look at tires made in the USA. Hankook tires are often made in Korea. Check before buying.


The Korean Hankooks have a very good reputation in the trucking industry. Now, some Hankooks are outsourced to Chine, and I have no information on their quality. I just make certain where the Hankooks I purchase, where from Korea!


I thought I read that Hankooks were made in Tennessee? I could be wrong.
I put Hankooks on my RV mid summer of 2018 and they were all dated from early 2018, just a few months old. I haven't put many miles on them yet, but I'm happy so far. FWIW


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