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Old 05-25-2015, 12:47 AM   #1
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Need tires - Advice

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:

Hankook
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Michelins (standard when I bought)
Toyos

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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Old 05-25-2015, 08:50 AM   #2
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You are making the right decision to buy tires. How old are those tires you have now?

Tires are one thing I would not skimp on. I do see some Berks with Goodyear tires.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:24 AM   #4
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Just purchased some tires, (May) got Michelins, (same size as yours) were $503 each with FMCA program, but when you add all the taxes, mounting and balance ended up a bit over $600.

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If those are the back tires, I would strongly suggest you replace ALL of them and not just the fronts.
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Cracking is caused by sun and prematurely makes the tires unsafe. As good and inexpensive insurance buy a set wheel covers.
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If those are the back tires, I would strongly suggest you replace ALL of them and not just the fronts.
X 2 I am surprised they didn't Blow while you were taking the Pic! Youroo!!
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Like Skip suggested look at the FMCA Michelin discount. I would stick with Michelin as I believe they are the best tire in this size. Also you might want to look at going to the 275. Many have done that upgrade and been very happy with the results. A great ride and better handling.
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Cracking is caused by sun and prematurely makes the tires unsafe. As good and inexpensive insurance buy a set wheel covers.
If nothing else, also keep them coated with 303 (30313-CSR) Aerospace Protectant.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:42 AM   #10
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As we all know time flies when we get older and think things are newer than they are Lol! In my water leak thread I stated my coach was a 2013. My wife corrected me and it's a 2011 So the coach is 4 years old and I have roughly 24,000 miles on her.


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