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Need to replace the eight drive tires on my Freightliner Columbia motorhome due to age (9 years old). They only have 38,000 miles on them and plenty of tread, are always stored inside (unless Racing) Replaced the fronts two years ago due to river wear. What is everyone using for 22.5” drive tires?


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Whats on there now for drives? Highway (AP) or a mild lugger? (Brand)? When i was in the tire business with class 8 units, I moved a ton of Toyo's. Michelins also, but were more money. Dunlop also produces an excellent drive tire also.
Even to this day when I'm out on calls, i still see a bunch of Toyo's still out there. Drives and steers. That has to say something about their products.JMO....
 
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Michelin xze 275/80 R22.5 Which is a highway drive tire is on there now!


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The XZE is an all position / steer tire.
There is some advantage to a Michelin tire on a coach, you can run slightly less air pressure and smooth the ride some.

For my money I'm going to put an all position tire on it like a Yokohama 023, or maybe some 709 drives.


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three years on my Hancooks (A12 I think, it is stored and no memory left ;-) all positions. Flawless not a whisper of a shake and quiet as can be.


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There is a Toyo that is a popular replacement for that Michelin. It is a different advertised size but the specs & actual measurements are nearly identical to the Michelin and the tire is a lot less money. The first coach I looked at needed tires so I researched it but the coach I wound up buying already had new Toyos on it. I can check the size when I go home if you need it but its a pretty common swap if you search the internet. I'm a big fan of Michelin but I guess they are VERY proud of that tire by the way its priced!


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Toyo or Hancook for drive tires, steer is Michelins


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Look into joining FMCA $99.00 yr and buying tires thru their Michelin deal, saved me about $200.00 per tire..


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Thanks guys, keep it coming.

I know they are very proud of the Michelins, and we will never reach the mileage potential, prior to needing to replace them for age.


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Another vote for Hankook's ah12 I believe it is.. If I drove it everyday I'd say Michelins but for the amount of miles and use I think the Hankook is the right choice.


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Originally posted by Rick4310:
Look into joining FMCA $99.00 yr and buying tires thru their Michelin deal, saved me about $200.00 per tire..


THIS!!!!^^^^^^^^^^
Works for other brands too, I had forgotten about that deal. It's a GOOD deal for the dealer too, so you should get no static about using that hookup.


You DON'T need a drive tire with a full inch of tread depth, I have NEVER seen a worn out coach tire. The are always dry rotted or just old.


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Mine are 9 years old and only have 37,000 miles on them, have been stored in doors if it wasn’t on the road and there isn’t any cracks and look like new tread. I just figure I am now on borrowed time.


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Go take a look at the Simple Tire
They had the Michelin XZA2 Energy tires for my coach that no one else could find in stock. (they told me they had 1000 in stock) They beat the hell out of everyone's price. They shipped them to the local tire dealer for free. Then they offered me another discount because I shipped them to a tire dealer.
The dealer I sent them to couldn't believe the price and said no way they could even sell close to the price.
I just looked at your size 275/80R 22.5 and they have 49 different models of tires in that size listed. From $227 - $695


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Take a look at Toyo M154 series tire.

I put 6 of them on last year and 3000 miles all good.

Around 300 per tire, mounted and balanced.
 
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Burt/Rich,

Thanks for the info. I am going to price the Michelins, but I just can't justify the expense, when they will never get close to the mileage before they age out. Several others have PM'ed me and suggested Toyo or Yokahama's.


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