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Old 01-05-2019, 01:09 PM   #1
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Tire question (sorry, I know another tired question)

OK, so we are just starting to talk about new tires for our Forrester 2401W. We bought it two years ago and it came with Continental tires which seem to have been a good tire so far (21,000 miles on them and local tire shop said they still look good)

But, we plan to put another 5,000 miles on them this summer and then possibly do a cross country trip in the fall = I want to error on the side of caution and have new tires before then.

I don't want to spend a fortune, but we are more than WILLING to buy the best, both for peace of mind as well as giving us the best "chance" of problem free traveling.

I read the most about the Goodyear Endurance. Our local Cooper tire store does not carry them, but would order them in for us = $2,300 out the door (yes, YIKES!) They are saying their Cooper HT3 tires are great for a rig like ours, but I don't seem to recall reading the many, many tire threads and reading about Cooper (we always run Cooper on our cars/trucks and are happy with them, but the motorhome is a different beast) The Coopers are $1,200 out the door.

I'm looking for opinions on the best tire. I hesitate to go with Coopers just because I'm not seeing many RV people using them?

I guess I'm just looking for opinions on the two.

Thanks.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:23 PM   #2
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You have a motorhome. The Goodyear Endurance is a trailer only tire.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:46 PM   #3
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I bought Michelins from tire rack. Had them shipped to my preferred local shop, who installed them.
I got about 33K miles from the original equipment Continentals, then about 55K from Michelins I bought from Costco. In my opinion, the Michelins drove better than the Continentals, in addition to lasting longer. I think the Michelins improved sway more the the Hellwig sway bar.
I didn’t return to Costco because I had two valve stem failures with their install - they used metal core “high pressure” rubber snap-in valve stems, same as the original Continentals used (I eventually had them replaced with metal bolt-in stems). Costco had no metal bolt-in stems that were compatible with the Sprinter wheels.
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:19 PM   #4
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I must have missed the motorhome VS trailer when I read all those comments about Goodyear endurance
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:08 PM   #5
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Join the FMCA and use their tire purchase plan to save on Michelin, Continental, or Hankook tires. See Here for the information on joining the FMCA and their benefits.

I go with Michelin tires on everything we drive...
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Everyone has an opinion I will never use Michelin's again as I have had a lot of trouble out of them. Pure junk, and wear out very fast. Just my opinion China bombs are better......


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Old 01-05-2019, 06:06 PM   #7
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Coach-net also has a tire discount program.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:10 PM   #8
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Cooper Tires

I have The Roadmaster RM150 made by Cooper. They do a great job and economical. 5 years on them now and will replaced with The Roadmaster.

Make the decision that satisfies your conscience. Enjoy your trip!!!
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We have Michelins on our Lexington and are very pleased with them.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:01 PM   #10
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why in the world would you already need 'new' tires ust because you are using the motorhome as it is built for? 21,000 miles plus even the miles you 'plan' on using it for are exactly what the ones you already have are designed for.....Tires can go a LONG way and for a long time before needing to be 'replaced'... are you suddenly suffering some tire problems?? are you low on 'tread' depth all of a sudden??

mine had 80,000 miles on them over more than 4 years before they got any attention...
all over this great country - no issues...
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