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Old 03-18-2016, 03:57 PM   #1
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Buying a 2015 364TS... wheel/tire size?

Hello everyone, brand new Georgetown owners here. (well, almost... we're scheduled to sign papers and pick up early next week) We're getting a new 2015 364TS.

When we went out yesterday to take one last look, we noticed that the tires are 19.5", not the 22.5" as stated in the Georgetown brochure. I talked to the sales person and he said that's how it came and the 19.5" tires are just fine for the chassis size and weight. He's probably right... but why would Forest River advertise 22.5" tires on that one model (there are 19.5" tires on all of the smaller versions) and then send them out with 19.5"?

We're inclined to negotiate for the proper tires, and not take delivery until the 22.5"s are installed. Is that reasonable? Would any of you worry about 19.5" versus 22.5" tires?

Thank you very much!
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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We had 19.5 on our 2003 Winabago and now we have a 2013 Georgetown XL 378 with 22.5 tires And we feel that this coach runs better with 22.5, plus if the brosure said it comes with them tires you should get the coach with them, but that just me, I would think they should stand by there advertisement
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:58 PM   #3
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We had 19.5 on our 2003 Winabago and now we have a 2013 Georgetown XL 378 with 22.5 tires And we feel that this coach runs better with 22.5, plus if the brosure said it comes with them tires you should get the coach with them, but that just me, I would think they should stand by there advertisement
I suspect that the supply is not keeping up with the demand so they're shipping them any way they can. Smaller tires are cheaper when it's time to replace them, there's less rolling mass so you may have quicker acceleration, less wind resistance, and less overall weight. But...less capacity and probably less durability.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:18 PM   #4
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When we were shopping for a motor home, we were told that only the XL comes with 22.5 rims and the non XL had 19.5 rims. All of the models we looked at and drove supported this. We opted for the XL.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:32 PM   #5
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Buying a 2015 364TS... wheel/tire size?

I think Mickey is correct, XL has the 22.5's , mine does anyways.


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Old 03-18-2016, 07:27 PM   #6
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The 2015s came with both tires for a time. That said, one of the attractive thing about the 2016 is the 22.5 tires. Basically you have a killer layout with most of the XL features.

Your call on to take or not, but have seen the 2015s not consistent.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:41 PM   #7
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Will the 22.5" wheels fit on that config???
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:54 PM   #9
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I would wait or find a 2016 with the bigger tires and the 6 speed transmission like we did
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:56 PM   #10
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Agreed. Watch for the 2016 model years that still have a 2015 chassis without the 6 speed.
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