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Old 04-26-2018, 02:59 PM   #1
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Spare Tire Brand

In prep for departure I crawled under the back of the coach to check the spare and find out what size socket I needed to carry. (3/4”). I fully expected to find a full service Hankook matching the 6 on the chassis. Nay Nay
What I found is an off the wall sub-brand “Cordovan” tire. I did some research and discovered that it comes from TBCBrands, a Florida Outfit. However, they do not list it as one of theirs, offer zero warranty information and no references.
I have not found specs yet so I can determine if it the same diameter as the Hankooks.

So what’s under your coach?
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:11 PM   #2
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Your post made me go look to see if I had a Michelin spare.....and I don’t. I have that same Wild Trak XRS on my Forester.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:46 PM   #3
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I have the same Cordovan tire

under my rv. Six Michelin on the rv. Never thought about possible difference in diameter. The size is the same 225-75-16. Looks like 29 inches diameter.

https://simpletire.com/cordovan-lt225-75r16-xrs25-tires
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:56 PM   #4
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:18 PM   #5
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Some resources

Not much info out there. My Michelins are 29.2 inch diameter and the Cordovan is 29.0 from what I can find.

https://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle-Sho...e=any&wear=any

Cordovan Tires - Driven to Higher Standards of Quality & Value - TBC Brands
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:09 PM   #6
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Thanks for the research. It looks like the Cordovan has a 40,000 mi warranty. A bit short but I have seen worse. If it is because of increased traction, that could be a good thing. They are cheap enough. Few ratings to be had. The ones I could find are 3 star across the board. That does not speak well for the Cordovan.

I also found that the Hankook is 29.2” just like the Michelin. As you can see in Fords specs, the Hankook does 709 Revs per mile at 45 mph (growth factor).
Cannot find that spec for the Cordovan.

Edit: There appears to be a discrepancy in literature on the Cordovan diameter.
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:52 PM   #7
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They will do anything to save a buck.. where you aren't looking and sometimes where you are. I noticed the cheap spare a few months back. Most of us will never use it, so I guess it is ok.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:54 AM   #8
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Either they are saving a buck or after 4-8 buyers the Dealer has new tires for resale! Or someone in the shop has a side business reselling the Top Brand Tires!
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:12 PM   #9
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I purchased my rv used and it had an older well worn tire. I purchased a new tire and now I have a spare that matches my tires and one that I can trust.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:18 PM   #10
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I just took a look at my own pic in the original post. In the middle pic you can see the edge of the rim clearly. I just noticed the weights. Holy cow! Thats a lot of lead. Made me relegate that tire to permanent spare duty.
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