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Old 07-23-2015, 06:52 PM   #21
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I don't understand why you still have the smaller tires if you had the front air bag/larger tire upgrade that FR does/did free of charge (not an official recall) for those units affected (recent years). If you have difficulty staying anywhere near the front axle weight limit (FGAWR) and/or your Berk handles like a double bed with a full tank of fuel, then call the Warranty Dept at FR Diesel.

The FGAWR was, I believe, 10,410 lbs. After the ugrade, it became 12,000 lbs. Typical FA operating weights are closer to 11,000 with two persons and modest cargo in the bays.

You can easily find the thread on this, as it was quite extensive, and affected a lot of folks.

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Old 08-14-2015, 12:40 PM   #22
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Hi All, I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents. I have a 2008 Berkshire 360QS and I am replacing my tires next spring. I went to tire dealer here in Kingston, Ontario and got some good information on the Michelin 255/80R 22.5 tires, they are equivalent to 14 ply tires so you have to run higher tire pressures (105-110 psi) to carry the weight of the coach and tow vehicle. It was recommended by them to go to 275/70R 22.5 tires, which can be have ratings equivalent to a 16 or 18 ply tire. I am putting on a set of Hancook's (AH12) which are 16 ply and will carry the weight of the coach (29,410 lbs) and tow vehicle (up to 10,000 lbs) while only running 90-95 psi. The best thing is $2700.00 installed and balanced for 6. The other option is the Firestone FS560 which would be $3000.00 out the door. Up here the Michelin's are running around $580.00 per tire and Michelin is the only company that makes the 255/80R 22.5 tires. Good luck to all on the tire issue. Roy

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Old 08-14-2015, 02:45 PM   #23
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Wow! That's a good price, especially if that's Canadian $! I bought a set of 19.5 Goodyear tires for our last RV about 4 years ago and they ran me over $3,000 mounted and balanced. Hankook is a good tire - my wife has them on her Explorer and they give great ride and performance. I didn't even know they made RV tires - have to check into that when it's time for new ones on the new RV. Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:54 PM   #24
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I have always had good luck with good years. My 2015 came with good years. The only tire on a motor home I had problems with were Michlein. Several times.
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:11 PM   #25
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All new Berkshires will have Michelin's. FL is none with the GY contract and went back to Michelins.
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:50 PM   #26
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You couldn't pay me to have Good Years. They don't wear well, handle, or ride worth a darn. I had Eagle GTs, Aqua Treads, and Wranglers I hated all of them!
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