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Time for new steer tires. Michelin side walls are cracked at 6 years old with plenty of tread left.  So done with the Michelin brand !!!   Anybody have experience with Continental, good or bad ??

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macsboat,

Welcome to the FMCA Forum.

Please tell us what you are driving and what tire size you need-- advice for what worked well on a small Class C may not be of value if you are driving a 45' DP.

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I ran on my Diesel pusher and on my Honda Civic. Continentals they were great tires. They were also about $100.00 cheaper each than the Michelins for the coach. 

Bill

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Last summer I swapped eight cracked five and a half year old Michelins for two Continentals and six Toyos.

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FIVE, just curious but why 2 different brands?  

5 to 7 years is normal for DP 22.5 tires to last.  Remember, the sidewall will break down way before tread wear!

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2 hours ago, FIVE said:

Last summer I swapped eight cracked five and a half year old Michelins for two Continentals and six Toyos.

Yes inquiring minds want to know. I ended up with 6 Toyos on my new to me coach. How do you like them? So now I have 6 Toyos and 2 almost 2 year old Michelins. I would have gone all Continentals but I didn't buy them.:P

Bill

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As has been said before folks will purchase what they think will work for them.

I have Michelins on the wifes Saturn Vue, Yokohamas on my truck and Toyos on the coach. (which were half to cost of Michelin and are 295-80R-22.5) The Vue isn't driven much only about 2,000/year, the Yokohamas on the truck have almost 35,000 miles on them and are looking good , while the Toyo are about 18 months old with about 10,000 miles on them and are true, even and smooth.

So I would look for tires with the best report and price that suits you. 

Herman 

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Meanwhile, back to Brett's question.  OP may have a class B, C or Gas A, not a Heavy DP.  Would be nice to know!

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On 5/18/2020 at 4:53 PM, manholt said:

FIVE, just curious but why 2 different brands?  

5 to 7 years is normal for DP 22.5 tires to last.  Remember, the sidewall will break down way before tread wear!

It's a long story, here's the Cliff Notes version.  The tire company put Continentals all around.  I didn't like the ones on the rear (they  put on 295/75s), so they swapped out the six Continentals, 295/80s were not in stock, for 295/80 Toyos.

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7 hours ago, FIVE said:

It's a long story, here's the Cliff Notes version.  The tire company put Continentals all around.  I didn't like the ones on the rear (they  put on 295/75s), so they swapped out the six Continentals, 295/80s were not in stock, for 295/80 Toyos.

UGH!! Been there..... 

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The deal was all eight were to be Continentals.  I have no problem with them.  In fact both my vehicles at home have Continentals on them.  However, due to some miscommunication, they didn't have 295/80s Continentals in stock, so they put on 295/75s.  They were very nice about it, changed out the six rear tires and actually lowered my cost.  The Toyos were cheaper even when the Continentals had the FMCA discount.

 

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Toyos are good tires...I run their NITTO brand on my Jeep & Truck!  The truck might get 100 miles a year on the Hwy, and about 2,000 miles a year on the Ranch...rocks & cactus we have plenty off, also cedar, cut one down get 10 back, remove the whole tree & get 5 back, never ending battle!!!

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While I try and keep my seminars and posts "brand neutral" I will suggest that one thing to consider when selecting new tires is availability. You might save $100 by getting

"Mud-Wumper 3's" from Billy Jo Bob's Cheap tire and bait Emporium, but go ol' Billy Jo will only provide service in a 10 mile radius of his single outlet store.

 

Go on-line and see if the tire company you are considering has a "find-a-dealer" feature on the company web site and confirm you can get service wherever you expect to be traveling. You can get a sidewall cut in any of the 49 states and Canada but can you easily get a replacement tire without having to Fed-Ex a tire to your location ow wait a couple weeks?

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