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Old 05-25-2015, 12:57 PM   #21
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Listen to OldCoot, replace them all. Ever see how much damage a blown rear can cause to a MH?

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Old 05-25-2015, 12:59 PM   #22
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We purchased 6 new tires for our Revolution from Wingfoot. It's a division of Goodyear. We felt we got a really good deal from this company (tire brand is Kelly Springfield) and they mounted and balanced the tires as well. We took the coach in that morning and picked it up the same afternoon. Not only did we feel we got an excellent price on the tires, they even paid us $110 each for the front tires. We had checked prices at three other tire places and no one offered to pay us for the tires we were replacing. We highly recommend checking with this division if there is one in your area.

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Old 05-25-2015, 01:01 PM   #23
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Go with the FMCA tire program. It looks like the best out there. On my old Pace Arrow I used a product called Sun Block on the new tires and we sold the coach 55K miles later with no cracks what so ever on the Tires. Long conversations with the Michelin people the secret is you have to drive the coach to activate the chemicals in the tire that prevent the cracking. We used our coach once a month no matter what, even if you just go down the road 20 or 30 miles and come back. A long time ago when we first started RV'ing , an old RV'er told me if you don't use your coach at least once a month, you can site in a chair in you drive way and watch your coach break down. I thought about getting the tire covers, then I thought would you put the tires in a oven. Also, a good rule after 5 years start looking around at tires to replace ones you have.
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:19 PM   #24
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truck tires

Before I head out from Florida to Indiana for the rally I want to upgrade my truck tires from the OE. Current size is 265x60x18 Michelin. I want a heavier tire with a stiffer side wall. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-25-2015, 01:36 PM   #25
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I would ask a few tire sales like discount tire and others you can try . You may want to get there hand out guide for proper use and maintenance/ RV tire information.
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:45 PM   #26
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BTW it took over 4 weeks to get our tires in after we ordered them so plan ahead since the tire dealers usually don't hold 6 tires that size.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:00 PM   #27
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So it sounds like I should upgrade to 275/80-22.5 for all 6? There will be no rubbing issues and nothing to change?

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Old 05-25-2015, 02:07 PM   #28
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You will need to have the computer re flashed. It is also a good time to upgrade the front airbag. It will give you a 12000 lb front axle instead of the 10500 you have now. I believe and Freightliner Oasis dealer will have the info or can get it.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:24 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by TaterColo View Post
Thanks agin to everyone who helped with my water issue. I'm sure it got old after a while. Lol.

So my next issue is tires. I currently have 24k on the coach but the sidewalls are cracking. After seeing that video of the coach that blew a tire and flipped. I think I should get new tires - at least steer tires. Some research I've done points me to:

Double Coin
Michelins (standard when I bought)

Of course I want to save some money yet want to be safe. Looks like prices range from $450 to over $600 per tire. I know there are a ton of threads out there. I'm curious if anyone has bought tires recently. This is what my rear tire looks like now and the fronts are similar.

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I do not where you look for tires, Costco is best shop for tires and please keep that in mind MICHELIN is
always first all others are the second.
BTW first thing to do before replace
tires check wheels alignment.
When you do that inflate tires with nitrogen ( Costco do that w/o asking)
because nitrogen is stable on all temperatures and when you check the
pressure you do not need to do so
when tires are cold.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:36 PM   #30
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Michelin in my opinion. I change mine at 7 years regardless of tred

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