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Old 04-23-2016, 08:05 AM   #1
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Tire Recommendation question

I am looking for new tires for my 2003 Jayco GreyHawk Class C. One has a bulge on the inner rim in the back and they are all 5 years old, presently I am using Kelly Safari ATR. I probable will change them all to stay on the safe side. I am considering Firestone Transforce HT LT 225 75R 16 E vs Goodyear Wrangler Ht. Just wondering what everyone is using and what you are happy with in general. Your opinions are important. Thanks.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:33 PM   #2
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Chris, I can't comment on brand choices for you but when looking across brands besides the obvious tire size you need to consider the load rating. Go beyond the load designation, e.g., G and good at the load in lbs. There are differences despite having the same load designation.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:33 PM   #3
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Join Family Motor Coach. They have a deal with MICHELIN/GOODRICH for fleet pricing, I personally only ran MICHELINS on our "C" and SENECA.
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Walt, ARe you saying that I should consider going up in load size from from the current load range E that is posted on the door placard to a G? I didn't think this would be wise and that also could my rim not handle it? Could you clarify what your are saying?
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Chris, no I did not mean to suggest going up (or down) in tire size. I just used a G load designation as an example. (Actually I missed seeing the E in your post.)
All I am trying to say is to check the actual load rating in lbs for another brand with E rating. Not all tires are created equal. It might be prudent to stay with the size provided with the coach for clearance reasons, rim size, etc.
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Thanks for clarifying, safe travels to you!
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Wow that's cool, what can one expect to save on Class C Tires with a membership? I know Michelin are the boss but pricey >$220 ea.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:35 AM   #8
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I am looking for new tires for my 2003 Jayco GreyHawk Class C. One has a bulge on the inner rim in the back and they are all 5 years old, presently I am using Kelly Safari ATR. I probable will change them all to stay on the safe side. I am considering Firestone Transforce HT LT 225 75R 16 E vs Goodyear Wrangler Ht. Just wondering what everyone is using and what you are happy with in general. Your opinions are important. Thanks.
I just purchased a 2003 Greyhawk 27DS and the first thing I did was replace all the tires as they were about 7 years old and starting to weather-check on the sidewalls. I went with the Firestone Transforce HT LT 225 75R 16 E that you mentioned. They were about $155 each installed here in Ohio. Haven't had any trips yet so I can't comment on the ride, wear, etc. I installed all new Bilstein shocks, Bilstein steering dampner and Hellwig Anti-Sway bars front and rear based on numerous recommendations. (Note:if you install the new anti-sway bars yourself- which is pretty straight-forward-, try not to drop them on your arm-- don't ask how I know- they are HEAVY DUTY). I'm taking the MH in tomorrow to get front end aligned before first trip next week.
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Wow that's cool, what can one expect to save on Class C Tires with a membership? I know Michelin are the boss but pricey >$220 ea.
Most tires in that price range are invoiced around $150/160.
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