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Old 11-22-2020, 09:17 PM   #1
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Tire Choices==Firestone Transforce HT tires

I have a 2015 Dynamax Rex that is in need of new tires. I am looking at the Firestone Transforce HT tires 225 75R/16 Load E. Does any one have experience with these tires? Would appreciate any suggestions. I only have two tires in the rear so want to make sure they are good ones. Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:42 PM   #2
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I had those tires and didn't have any problems. That balanced up nice, decent mileage, fairly quiet (in a diesel truck anyway). But when it came time to replace i went to Michelin AT2s which are heavier, quieter, and prettier but mileage suffered. I just like Michelins but I would have no hesitation getting the transforce again.
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:23 PM   #3
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Thank you Off Rez, I really appreciate your input. The descriptions of the tires make them all sound good, but the proof is in the using. Nice to hear from someone who has used the Firestone tires.
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:14 AM   #4
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The current issue of Consumer Reports has good truck & car tire info.


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Old 11-23-2020, 10:02 AM   #5
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I've been disappointed the few times I strayed from Michelin.
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:04 PM   #6
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for the OP, What brand of tires are on you RV now? Were you happy with them? Like others have said I have been happiest with the Michelins, either the ATs or the Defenders. I am running the Hancook brand tires on my wife's Excursion and have been happy with them also. Realize that highway tread tires will give you a smoother and quieter ride.
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:34 PM   #7
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On my Silverado I'm on my second set of Transforce tires. I got about 70K on the first set and am about 55K on the second set. They are nearing replacement tread-wise but I've never had any other issues with them. Not positive on the size I have but they are LRDs.
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:47 PM   #8
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I'm on my second set of these tires on my 1999 F-350 dually. The first set I had lasted 7 years. Only use the truck for pulling 5th wheel and farm. Had to finally get a new set this past August because of cracking on one of the tires. They have been very good tires.
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:13 PM   #9
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Running Michelin Defenders 265-75R-17 LTX-M/S and love these tires . Quite and handle great in the wet weather . Compared to the Original Brigestones that came with the truck, only 40,000km and they were worn out .
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:25 PM   #10
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the transforce ht are fine tires . traction sucks tread wear is ok , like the michelin better have driven the transforce between the my last truck and new one about 100,000 miles was never impressed but never let down . the michelins where a whole new experience , much better all the way around from ride to traction in wet or dry , to tread wear . Right now no way to get the michelins defenders . i believe you can still find the at2 michelins . but since they come from Canada they are back ordered on the defenders . i ended up with a set of continential which are comparable to the michelins a little cheaper and will see how they hold up
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Three years ago after loosing 2 of those French tires a day apart on the same trip, had the transports put on our Class C and have been very happy with them. Liked them so well I had them put on my Pickup, DWs Escape and Firestone tires on my car trailer. They are also on my Falcon!
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:03 PM   #12
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There are better tires out there. For a budget tire they may be ok. I prefer to get the best tires I can for traction wet/dry and comfort/noise. I replaced my Michelin MS2 tires with Michelin Agilis cross climate.
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:47 PM   #13
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Yeppers

Used Firestones for years. Very good tire. Have no complaints.
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Had 2012 Ram2500 and 2015 Ram 1500 both came with the Firestones, wasn't happy with either.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:37 PM   #15
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Thank you all for your comments and thoughts. I have decided against the Firestone Transforce tire. Have been reading where several people who were accustom to the transforce TH went to the transforce TH2 and did not like them. Now looking at the Bridgestone Duravis M700 HD.

The tire that came with our motorhome was the Nexen Roadian CT8 HL. Seemed to be a good tire. Problem was the motorhome is 2017 on 2015 chassis and the tires at this point are 6 years old. 22M miles but way too much age.
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Thank you all for your comments and thoughts. I have decided against the Firestone Transforce tire. Have been reading where several people who were accustom to the transforce TH went to the transforce TH2 and did not like them. Now looking at the Bridgestone Duravis M700 HD.

The tire that came with our motorhome was the Nexen Roadian CT8 HL. Seemed to be a good tire. Problem was the motorhome is 2017 on 2015 chassis and the tires at this point are 6 years old. 22M miles but way too much age.
Do you have a problem with Michelin? As a lot of comments have mentioned they are a great tire. I have run Michelin tires on every vehicle Iíve owned over the last 20 rears or so and have had no issues with them. The Michelin Agillis Crossclimate would seem like the perfect tire for the Rev. I replaced the OEM Continentals on my Isata3 and they made a world of difference in ride and feel.
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I have had a seen more michelin tires dry rot than any other tire manufacture.
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The only all season truck tires rated a buy at C/R is the Continental Terrain Contact H/T.
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Old 11-24-2020, 10:42 AM   #19
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I've been running the Firestone Transforce HT LR E tires on my silverado since 2012 when I bought it. When it was time to replace the originals, I put the same tires back on. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever. I realize they are a highway tread so I don't get upset if they spin in the mud. Wet/snow traction in my experience has been good. Tire life/wear seems to be good. They've hauled some heavy loads, and pulled lots of trailers.



Definitely will buy again when the time comes if they are still available.
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Bill Davis, I have nothing against Michelin tires, just have no experience with them what so ever. With Bridgestone I have had some very good experience. Of course that was on a car and not a motorhome. You are right, Michelin tires do get high marks so I am going to add them to my list of possible replacement tires. Thank you for your input.
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