rfsod48

What tire if price no concern

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rfsod48   

If price is excluded in the decision making, what tire would you buy ? Michelin, Continental or Goodyear are the tires I have locally at reputable dealer.

Roland

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manholt   

Roland.

WBill has a Bounder and he seems to be happy with his Continentals!  Just stay with the same size and rating as the original tires that came on the coach!  Stay away from "J" rating, no mater what the Salesman say's!  Over Kill. :rolleyes::)

Don't go by price tag!  The more a company advertises, especially on TV, the more you got to pay! IMHO

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19jcm79   

Michelin AZA2's. Look at just about any new Motorhome. They almost all have Michelin's. Getting a set put on my 2002 Newmar Kountry Star DP in 2 weeks. Went thru FMCA program. saved a couple hundreds bucks. Worth it to me....

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25 minutes ago, 19jcm79 said:

Michelin AZA2's. Look at just about any new Motorhome. They almost all have Michelin's. Getting a set put on my 2002 Newmar Kountry Star DP in 2 weeks. Went thru FMCA program. saved a couple hundreds bucks. Worth it to me....

Welcome to the forum.

I saved over $100.00 each off the Michelin sale price going with the Continentals. $600.00+ savings off the Michelin discount price is worth it to me. Ride great.

Bill

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On 4/6/2018 at 2:50 AM, manholt said:

Roland.

WBill has a Bounder and he seems to be happy with his Continentals!  Just stay with the same size and rating as the original tires that came on the coach!  Stay away from "J" rating, no mater what the Salesman say's!  Over Kill. :rolleyes::)

Don't go by price tag!  The more a company advertises, especially on TV, the more you got to pay! IMHO

I got the Michelin J rating tires and love them.  Also I was able to lower the pressure a little for a softer smoother ride.  The OneYears that came off were H rating.  

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manholt   

Ray.  I don't know the numbers, but I would expect your coach weigh more and can carry more, than a 38 foot DP Bounder!  I like to stay in the parameters of the OEM tires.  Back in the 1960's to mid 80, we had no set numbers to go by.  I had a gas 31 foot coach new in 1981 that had 2 gas tanks of 75 gallons each and a designated tank of 50 gallons for a 4Kw generator, along with 80 fresh, 60/40.  That by it's self is a lot of weight and I ran with Kelly tires on 19.5's

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rfsod48   

After talking to a few dealers I find I am unable to get a Continental dealer that accepts the FMCA program within 100 miles of me. I am going to go with the Michelin tires and be done with it. Thank you all for your advice.

Roland

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manholt   

Roland.

Take a look at Air seat for your DW.  It acts like a hydraulic and does not move with the coach or give her the "Bump feedback", like a regular co pilot seat.

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tireman9   

If price were not part of the decision I would select based on tire availability and number of service locations across the US ( and Canada if you travel there).

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On 4/13/2018 at 10:30 AM, tireman9 said:

If price were not part of the decision I would select based on tire availability and number of service locations across the US ( and Canada if you travel there).

Can you please expand upon that a little regarding dealer networks?  Would you make any recommendations?

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On 4/18/2018 at 7:56 PM, InTheDogHouse said:

Can you please expand upon that a little regarding dealer networks?  Would you make any recommendations?

The Big 3 have "company stores" that work together with their inventory.

You can check dealer location from the corporate website.  Goodyear,  Michelin,  or Bridgestone.

Firestone uses same stores as Bridgestone and Dunlop would share Goodyear and Uniroyal with Michelin.

I would just go to the company website for the brand you run or are interested in and look for the link on "Dealers" or "Store Location"

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