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Old 06-14-2005, 06:20 AM   #1
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19.5" Radials

My new coach requires rear rubber. Can anyone chime in on what they've spent on new rubber in the last six months and what motivated them.... price vs. quality? Mine are vintage 10-12 year olds and must go before I get on the road. Thanks for any and all posts here. The cost jump from my old 16" equiped Champion is giving me sticker shock and I'm looking for alternatives.

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Old 06-14-2005, 08:37 AM   #2
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Michelins, hands down

I went with Michelins from Discount Tire Company (about 50% coverage in the US). I vote Michelins because they seem to be about the only manufacturer than make RV specific tires - very happy so far - about one year and 5,000 miles.

Expect to spend about $300 per tire out the door.

Sam's also carries a couple of 19.5" tires in their in-store catalogue, but I am not sure if all of the stores are prepared to mount them or not. You might check with a couple of Sam's stores in your area - a visit to each tire department may be productive.

I have had success with Cooper's on other (truck) vehicles - don't know if they carry tires recommended for MoHo's though.


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Old 06-14-2005, 01:56 PM   #3
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I got some 19.5" tires lst year for another forum member. I remember they were Goodyear G series radials, I think the model was 142, or 147, I will verify this. They were about half the price of the Michelins, with similar coverage for replacement to the Michelins Dennis is talking about. Sooo, if you are planning on driving your MoHo a lot, go with the Michelins, but if it is going to sit most of the time, and the tires will dry rot before wearing out, you should take a look at the Goodyears.
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