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I'M  looking to buy 6 new tires for my 2016 Winnebago Tribute 27B and a TPMS system..   The current tires have 24,000 miles and were manufactured in 2014.  There isn't any sign of unusual wear or cracking, but we are taking a 6,000 mile trip to Vegas from Florida.  Then onto Aspen, Iowa, Michigan and Ohio.  Then back to Florida.  The tires are 245/R70 19.5.  Which brand and type are recommended and which TPMS system is recommended without breaking the bank on both items.

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Asking for tire brand recommendations is kind of like asking for oil brand suggestions - one of those things that are very subjective.

To me, any of the top-tier tire brands are going to serve you well. Personally I prefer the Firestone offerings, but there are others who will never buy Firestone. Michelin remains popular, but they are pricey. Goodyear, Hankook, and a few other top-tier brands make tires in your size.

I've been using the TireMinder TPMS system and like it. They have good customer support in my experience and so far I have not had difficulties.

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I go with Richard on the TPMS, had it on my previous coach!

Due to your length, weight of coach and 19.5", I would go with Kelly or BFG's!  I used Kelly on all my coaches from 1978 to 1998. 

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Firestone has a $2,000 special for 6 tires including mounting, balancing, old tire disposal, valve stem replacement and shipping to a participating dealer.  245/70R19.5 Wanli S3074.  Max load range  H 16ply.  Single load of 4540 @ 110 lbs   My current Goodyear tires run  are G with a  single load max of 4540 @110lbs.  The Winnebago sticker recommends running at 82 lbs cold.  Should I consider the Firestone tire.?  It's not a Firestone, it is a Wanli tire.  Has anyone ever heard of them?

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I've read so many reviews in the past few years and to be honest they don't hold as much weight for me as they used to. Seems like a fairly new player on the US market, at least in this part of the country. Better than user reviews, I tend to look for longevity and track record of performance, number of recalls, etc.

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Saw nothing about a 19.5" tire....I would not trust any Wanli on my cars or light trucks!

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Lots of good top-tier brands out there with competitive pricing on 19.5" tires. I'd feel much more comfortable driving on tires with a reputation behind them.

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I've decided to go with Toyo tires.  Glen's in Melbourne Fl. will install them for $2200 total.  They're also going to give me my weight on all 4 corners and do a front end alignment if necessary.  Current tire wear is good across the front, so I don't expect to have a front end alignment.  Thanks for all the input.

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One major advantage of "top tier" tires is ease of service if any issues develop.

 

My personal preference in TireTraker with their lifetime warranty. Link on my blog shows $289 for 4 sensor and extra sensors at $35.

Unlike Amazon, Walmart or eBay they even know what an RV is. They are usually at FMCA Conventions too.

I cover how I set and how to test TPMS on my blog.

Note I get no commission from them. The ad is placed by the owner of the blog site RVTravel.com

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