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Old 01-05-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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What tire to choose?

My 2015 30DS needs 2 new front tires (245/7R19.5). The current ones are Goodyear G670's. Bids range from $840 for Dunlop or Bridgestone, $1220 for Michelin, to $1460 for the Goodyears. I would appreciate any thoughts, comments, or experience to help me decide which way to go.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:13 PM   #2
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I've been a fan of Michelin tires for many years. You might want to check into the Michelin Advantage Program offered by FMCA. I've not needed to use it as yet but, I know a few of my friends that bought them through the program and are very happy with the price and quality.



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Old 01-05-2016, 10:41 PM   #3
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Replaced the front tires on my 2015 30DS with Michelin 24570R19.5H XZE's. The cost was $902.10 installed out the door. Been running on them for about 4000 miles now and they run very smooth and steer very nicely.
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When I replace my Goodyears it will be Michelin. But inquiring minds would like to know how many miles you have on your Goodyears. I have 20,000 and very little signs of wear.
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13K on my 4 remaining rear Goodyears and they still look new.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:33 AM   #6
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What tire to choose?

Thanks for the comments. I have 14K on the tires and they look good. my front end was apparently screwed up from the git-go. One shock was loose, which got fixed after about 5000 miles, and the kingpins were sloppy and needed shimming. I just had that fixed, but by that time, the front tires were worn down to the wear strips.

Leisurelarry, why did you replace your front tires?
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:35 PM   #7
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My coach was delivered with the front end out of alignment. By the time I realized what was happening (mostly from the forum) my front tires were ruined.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:27 PM   #8
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Sucks to hear that. Our too was in pretty rough shape at about 5k. Mechanic rotated them to the rear and the rear up to the steer. Balanced the front while he was at it along with an alignment. We've put on another 11k miles and the fronts still look great. Its a MUST to do an alignment after getting your new coach. These aren't cheap tires by no means. If you can, do as I did and it could save you some pennies for now.
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I will try to attach the price list for the FMCA tire program so you can use that as a guide for local pricing. I have always liked Michelin but considering the low miles normally put on RV's I would consider a less expensive option if it was available, IMHO.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:43 PM   #10
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What tire to choose?

Thanks again everyone for the information. I have joined the FMCA and gotten a discount quote on 2 XZE Michelin tires. I will also get an alignment to prevent doing this again.

LeisureLarry, are your tires load range G or H?
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