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Old 07-05-2021, 10:25 PM   #1
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New 19.5 inch tires soon

Goodyear or Michelin?

Goodyear cheaper but Michelin good for 10 years and Goodyear good for 5. (Or so I read).

Thoughts!?

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Old 07-05-2021, 10:55 PM   #2
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Sorry.... I don't buy any RV tire can safely last 10 years. You maybe can get to 7 years with proper care and stored indoors out of the weather but 6 years is the "professional" recommendation.

Based on that I would be looking at performance reviews and price to make a decision.
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Old 07-05-2021, 11:05 PM   #3
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Toyo and Continental make good RV tires.
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Old 07-05-2021, 11:06 PM   #4
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Goodyear or Michelin?

Goodyear cheaper but Michelin good for 10 years and Goodyear good for 5. (Or so I read).

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Think abt this…
The chassis and tires on your 2015 are actually 2014.
So if you check your tire code you will see that they are currently 7+yrs old.
And even though they may look beautiful on the outside, for most RVs it’s recommended that by year 5 you start the shopping process for replacement tires.
A costly, but necessary purchase for safety.
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Old 07-05-2021, 11:32 PM   #5
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I totally agree that they are past due. They re regroovable tires with 29K miles on them and are in pristine condition - covered all year long.

This why I am looking for recommendations. I am most likely going to go with the Michelins as I will not run anything else on my cars.
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Old 07-06-2021, 02:52 AM   #6
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Goodyear cheaper but Michelin good for 10 years and Goodyear good for 5. (Or so I read).



Thoughts!?


We left Naples Fl on Thursday, today we are in Galveston Tx. We saw 3 RVrs on the side of the road with blowouts in this journey that all looked to have a lot of body damage. Would have been much cheaper to buy new tires before their trips.
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Old 07-06-2021, 03:13 AM   #7
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Goodyear or Michelin?



Goodyear cheaper but Michelin good for 10 years and Goodyear good for 5. (Or so I read).



Thoughts!?
I run Michelin on the Tuscany

Always Michelin on steering axle in our trucking days

Toyos are good as well
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Old 07-06-2021, 03:28 AM   #8
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Ill be buying a new set before my next big month+ trip next May. Been debating on brand also

Guess Ill see what you do

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Just be mindful of the load rating of the tires.
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Old 07-07-2021, 07:40 PM   #10
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We replaced all six of of our 245 70 19.5s GoodYear 670's with Hercules Strong Guard H-RA's in February after they were recommended by a local vendor who is also a motorhome owner. After a few short trips I can say we are happy with the decision as they ride and handle better than the GoodYears ever did.


The Hercules are covered for 84 mo against workmanship defects if you register the tire serial numbers with Hercules. The complete cost for all six tires was a little over $1700.



Buying tires is always a pain.
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Old 07-07-2021, 10:50 PM   #11
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I also recently purchased a complete set of Hercules Strong Guard 19.5’s for my 2015 Windsport. We just completed a long trip from New Orleans to Wichita and back. They did exceptionally well. Smooth ride and quiet. They performed much better than our original G670’s did.
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Old 07-10-2021, 07:34 PM   #12
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Goodyear or Michelin?

Goodyear cheaper but Michelin good for 10 years and Goodyear good for 5. (Or so I read).

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I purchased TOYO this last go around. Love the ride, handling excellent, made in Ga. Also had alignment done at time of purchase.
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Old 07-11-2021, 03:55 AM   #13
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I purchased TOYO this last go around. Love the ride, handling excellent, made in Ga. Also had alignment done at time of purchase.
TOYO tires. Larger than yours for the class A, 255/70R22.5. A friend recommended them. Great tires.
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Old 07-11-2021, 11:10 AM   #14
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I purchased TOYO this last go around. Love the ride, handling excellent, made in Ga. Also had alignment done at time of purchase.
How was the road noise level compared to the OE Goodyear’s? I read Toto is a lot less noise.
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Old 07-11-2021, 12:46 PM   #15
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How was the road noise level compared to the OE Goodyear’s? I read Toto is a lot less noise.
No road noise smooth ride. F550 chassis.
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Old 07-11-2021, 07:59 PM   #16
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Had Michelin tires on my Class C. Lasted 32k/ 3yrs. Bought Coopers. On 3rd year, went to Alaska at 65K. They’re fine. You decide.
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Old 07-20-2021, 02:18 AM   #17
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Be very careful when buying RV tires. Most of the Goodyears that they tried to sell me were speed rated "B" which is only 31 miles an hour. Good for a FedEx truck running around the neighborhood making deliveries but not for highwat speeds. I Found Kelly and Falken tires with load rating of H and speed rating of M which is 85 mph for $250 each plus mount/balance/ tax came to $350 each.
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Be very careful when buying RV tires. Most of the Goodyears that they tried to sell me were speed rated "B" which is only 31 miles an hour. Good for a FedEx truck running around the neighborhood making deliveries but not for highwat speeds. I Found Kelly and Falken tires with load rating of H and speed rating of M which is 85 mph for $250 each plus mount/balance/ tax came to $350 each.
It is good to be aware of the speed rating when purchasing new tires.

M is 81 MPH, not 85 MPH.

I can't find a single Goodyear 19.5" tire with a "B" speed rating. Got a link?

In fact Goodyear's speed rating chart starts at "L" and goes up from there.
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