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  • Location Akron, OH
  • Interests Genealogy, Travel out West

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  1. Tucson Tire Dealer Review

    I have always suggested that one thing you are "buying" when you select a tire is the dealer and dealer network. You might get a better price from "Bill-Jo-Bob's Cheap tire and Bait Emporium" but I doubt if you will get reliable, long term good support.
  2. According to published standards Michelin 255/80R 22.5 OD 38.2 Width 9.9 Rim width 7.5 to 8.0 Min Dual spacing 11.2 Single load 5205/110 lbs/psi 75 mph max The closest match would be a 265/75R22.5. Here are the specs on the Bridgestone R250F 265/75R22.5: OD 38.4 Width 10.2 5205# @ 110psi Couple of other options, that are not as close: Firestone FS560 275/70R22.5 OD 36.7 Width 10.3 Rim width 8.25 Min Dual spacing xx.x Single load 5510/120 lbs/psi 75 mph max Firestone FT491 275/70R22.5 OD 36.3 Width 10.4 Rim width 8.25 Min Dual spacing xx.x Single load 5510/120 lbs/psi 75 mph max Firestone FS561 10R22.5 OD 40.2 Width 9.09 Rim width 7.5 Min Dual spacing xx.x Single load 5675/115 lbs/psi 75 mph max Continental CCHA3 275/70R22.5 OD 37.6 Width 10.8 Rim width 7.5 to 8.25 Min Dual spacing 12.4 Single load 6940/130 lbs/psi 75 mph max Be sure to confirm the Minimum dual spacing with the tire dealer as you want to be sure the rear duals do not "kiss" +++++++++++++++++ 11R22.5 are about 41.5 OD 11" wide so likely too big.
  3. Pulling Hard Left While Moving

    Sometimes it takes a tire dealer to actually be able to look at the tires to come up with problem/solution. The best the rest of us can do is offer opinions that are based on trying to visualize the tire situation. Glad it was resolved.
  4. Antifreeze On Tire: Good? Bad?

    At the FMCA Convention in West Springfield this week and at the "Ask the Experts" seminar there was a mention of the use of antifreeze on tires to make them look better. As a tire design, Mechanical Engineer, I said I wasn't sure this was OK to use on tires but since this was a new idea to me. I said I would check with a rubber chemist. Got the answer today. " I definitely would not recommend it – " was the answer. Pretty clear to me.
  5. Need Tires-- New Or Take Offs

    RE RV specific sidewall rubber compounding. I have never seen direct side by side test data that shows the "RV" tires are in fact measurably better after say 6 years use. Not saying they are not better but I prefer hard data to sales and marketing information. Anyone know if RV specific tires carry longer warranty against sidewall cracking that non-rv specific tires?
  6. Changing Tire Sizes, Pros vs. Cons

    jleamont Be sure to confirm you can use two aluminum wheels in dual. The mounting disk on aluminum wheels is much thicker than the steel wheel disk so you might find your studs are not long enough. Not saying they will not fit just be sure before you go to expense.
  7. Changing Tire Sizes, Pros vs. Cons

    It would help if we knew your measured "4 corner" tire loads or at least the individual axle loads. To work with just the rating the best you can get are a bunch of guesses. Some other numbers you need to consider when consulting specifications on possible tires: Max load capability at max inflation for each Load Range you are considering. Minimum rim width and the width of the wheels you have. (spec not what you measure with a tape) "Minimum dual spacing" You mentioned carrying a spare. You might watch this short video. Have you confirmed that you have space for a spare tire only?
  8. Need Tires-- New Or Take Offs

    A suggestion for everyone. Next time you buy a tire be sure to record the full DOT serial, tire size and Load Range. Much easier to do before a tire is placed on the coach. Keep the tire info in your "important stuff" file. With this information, it will be easier in the future to know what you have when it comes time to replace or when bad stuff happens and you need to tell road service what you need. The up side of having this info written down is that if there is ever a tire recall you can quickly check your notes to see if you "won" new tires. An alternate suggestion I give during my FMCA tire seminar is to "hire" a teenager and give them a flashlight and blanket or throw rug and $5 and have them crawl under the coach, if needed, to record the DOT of the current tires. This will be much easier done on a nice day and may require the coach to be moved a few feet to get the serial in a position they can view. The good news is that this only needs to be done once.
  9. Uniroyal Tires

    Manholt's question is a good one. I often wonder why people want to change tire brands. If you have been happy with the overall performance of what works on your coach, why change? While there may be sound reasons to consider change such as Brand or size availability and cost or the previous owner put a smaller or lighter load capacity tire on the save some $ (definitely a no no in my book). Simply changing the brand for no specific reason may introduce ride issues as every brand/size is slightly different in its response to road disturbance. Even lower cost may not be worth it as there is always the potential of going from a satisfactory combination of tire size, brand, inflation level to same load capacity and inflation but different brand and ending up with a minor or maybe significant loss in ride comfort. It may be difficult to understand but ride comfort is a combination of many different components in a vehicle such as shocks, springs, wheels(steel or aluminum or even different design aluminum), tire size, inflation, brand, tread design and some other parts such as suspension bushings and even seat mounting. So just because a specific brand works well one one brand, year, model coach does not mean it will always work well on a different coach.
  10. According to Forbes article of 200 large US cities Boston is rank #1 worst with Worcester #3 and Springfield #5. So we need to be careful out there.
  11. To be clear you need hard copy, not just the ability to save documents. You did not mention how many copies you need of each document. Also the average number of pages a day or hour. These numbers can have a significant impact on the printer you choose/need.
  12. Can't Connect RV TV to HDMI Cable

    Why are so many sub systems in RV's made so the part can be assembled but no reasonable service is possible. Reminds me of a car in the 70's where you had to disconnect the engine mounts and lift the engine out part way to change a spark plug. My water pump was installed before bathroom floor was installed so I have 2-1/2" clearance for my hand and a stubby screw driver but after unscrewing 1/2 of the screw length there is no room for my hand. Oh ya the mounting screws can not be seen as they are hidden behind heating ductwork. This is one of the downsides of short warranty. If the company never has to pay for service of a part they don't care it the part is serviceable or not cuz the cost is on the owner not the company.
  13. TPMS Calibration

    I am hoping to arrive afternoon of 1st so have all day 2nd open too. I have a special seminar on Genealogy late Friday afternoon so will need to set times. E-mail me with your cell number and I can try and contact you via email and possible phone as soon as I know I am ready. tireman9 at gmail dot com
  14. TPMS Calibration

    Free service offer. Check out details on TIRE forum.
  15. TPMS Calibration

    I have read a number of forum posts here and on other RV forums on people's concern about the different readings from their TPMS. I have finished testing my test fixture and will be offering a FREE service (although a donation of a can of Coke would be accepted ) of testing your TPMS to see what the variation is between your sensors and my calibrated pressure gauge. We will also be able to test each sensor for response time when it senses an air loss. Time & location will be announced at both of my tire Seminars, currently scheduled Wed 3:15 PM and Fri 11 Am