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Please give advice on tires for my motorhome 275 70 22.5 I know there are different brands which is best for the money.Thanks Ron

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It depends...........
On what kind of use your RV gets.

IF you put on a LOT of miles in a year or carry an unusually heavy load, then you probably shouldn't skimp trying to save a few pennies.
OTOH, if you just go a couple of thousand miles (or less) a year, check with some truck tire shops in your area.

Action Gator Tire sold me some "off brand" ones that seem to be holding up good with my light use.....at just a little over half the price of Michelin's.

If you don't drive it much, getting "premium" tires will likely just be a waste as they will "age" out (5 to 7 years) way before the tread is used up.

Sorry I don't remember the brand and the RV isn't where I can get to it easily.


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You may pay a little more but you will never be sorry you bought Michelin.
Shop around.

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parkmanaa wrote:

You may pay a little more but you will never be sorry you bought Michelin.
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Agree on the Michelins....not all agree but there is a market for old mh tires with low mileage and in good shape. Local trucking companies love them.


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People have started having trouble with premature dry rot on the Michelins in the last few years. Several have started buying Toyos and have been very satisfied with them. We purchased a couple of Continentals last year through the FMCA plan where they were almost 150/tire less expensive than Michelins and have been happy with them so far. I will replacing the four Michelins on the rear this spring and will most likely get Continentals again.

You don't normally wear out a motorhome tire out but replace them due to dry rot. I won't know how the Continentals do, dry rot wise, for a few years yet.


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-1 for Michelin...overpriced and no where near the good tire they used to be. Hankook, Toyo, Yokohama (in alphabetic order) are all good options.


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I buy Michelins thru FMCA...best price for great tires....Dennis


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Replaced my Michelins with yep another set of Michelins


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In the fleet we use Michelin in the class Cs, but not in the As. The As had sidewall cracking in all michelins after 4 years, and these are tires that are being used in average 20K miles per year, goibg out at least every 2 weeks, so there is no "lack of use" damage. They are way overpriced and they are not better.
We have used Toyo or Yokohama. They have worked great. In my Alfa I have goodyears in the drive axle and doublecoins (I think) in the steer (they came with the coach). They are in great shape and drive great.
Don't get wrapped around the Michelin talk. Look at the tires the truck drivers use, you will see that there are not too many of them in that group.


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