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Old 01-23-2012, 11:16 PM   #11
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I would try to contact the tire manufacture. They might be able to prorate the tire. It the alignment was off then you would be out of luck. But if the tire ware is premature then they might be able to help you out.

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:56 PM   #12
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I have 2010 390bh and at 15k tires look new. Do all of the other tires show wear? If not, its an allignment or faulty tire issue.

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Old 01-24-2012, 04:53 AM   #13
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First off NEVER skimp on STEERING TIRES!!!
That said, in NO WAY should a tire for a large motorcoach cost $875.00!!
Do some research through a reputable TRUCK TIRE shop locally if you can-I'm thinking more in the range of may be $400-500 for a top rated tire, I'm thinking you priced the $875.00 one at a typical camper repair place where they nearly double the prices comonly found at a truck tire shop.
ALSO if you have one front tire wearing like this then you have an allignment or steering system problem that needs to be corrected.

Here is a Michelin tire I found by Googling:
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:13 AM   #14
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Perhaps this old post may help: Update on front end alignment issue

You may want to contact Forest River to see if they will contribute to your new tire(s) and also an alignment

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #15
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I'm also thinking the original tires should have lasted more than 9500 miles...if the alignment was off would we have any warning other then the premature wear? It seems to handle fine on the pulling to either side.

Thank you for the price sheet....very helpful.
I agree with you – should have gotten more than 9500 miles. The wear you’re experiencing is possibly being caused by another component. I would investigate for the root cause of premature wear to prevent reoccurrence. I would start with your RV dealer because of warranty and they probably perform tire service. Yes, tires on those RV busses are the types used on 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles and yes, they are expensive.
I would maintain very good records (service receipts, maintenance records, and notes with pertinent information) in the event this is a reoccurring problem.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #16
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Replacement tires

We currently drive a 390bh. This is the first brand new class A that we have owed. Our other two were each 6 or more years old when we purchased them ... each of them having original tires with more than 15 thousand miles. In each case the treads looked like new and replacement was dure to the deterioration of sidewall (sun cracking). A reminder to all of us that spending $100 on a set of wheel covers is well worth the money.

We replaced all 6 tires on our old Fleetwood Discovery about 18 months ago with a top line set of Michelins. Installed price for teh set of six was in the area of $2400cdn from Kaltire.

I would agree with all of the other posts ... your wear was very premature. Do you check tire pressure every day before you travel? Incorrect tire inflation is not only very dangerous but can also lead to premature wear.

Tire inflation is very easy in the berkshire since we have an airhose coupling in the front compartment.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #17
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Posts: 5's an update on the tire issue. What we've learned thus far is Bridgestone makes a "direct replacement" for the Michelins. The tires are 265 75R 22.5. We had a garage full of mechanics also agreeing that this would be an acceptable substitute. Evidently, the Michelin tire size is European standard as opposed to US standard with the Bridgestones. We are in agreement that we don't want to at all scrimp on the tires especially when it comes to steering the bus. If anyone has any thoughts or comments, we would appreciate it.
Following is the info from Bridgestone:

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