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Old 01-06-2016, 08:47 AM   #15

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So, what'r ya tryin' to say , Bob?




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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:56 AM   #16
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Michelin seem the quietest to me.
I know Firestone Destination LE are noisier than Bridgestone Duelers...

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Old 01-06-2016, 11:11 AM   #17
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There's a Trade-Off...

As pointed out thus far several tires exist that are designed for quiet ride. A bigger issue is tire life. A softer rubber formulation will make a "less" noisy tire. However, they will wear out tread faster. Especially true if towing loads. When setting up my 2010 Tundra at CanAm RV (Canada), the owner was specific on this trade-off; the factory tire was designed to be "quiet" and would wear out quicker. He recommend a few potential replacements solely on how much STUFF I'd usually haul - and how much quiet I was seeking in the cab (with Windows closed). In my situation, his team was dialing in the TV hitch for towing and STOPPING a heavy AS.
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:14 PM   #18
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I have always had an AT type tire and I found them to be acceptably noisy with a continuous whine, but I put Ironman tires on the front which are last generation Michelins made in China in Michelin molds. I asked for a tire price point and a quiet tire and this is what was recommended. I like them after a 5,000 mile trip. I don't expect they will be high mileage tires but neither have the last 4 sets on my TV been anything to write about!
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:07 PM   #19
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Tried LT MS2 tires as replacement tire for the Michelin tires that came on my 2012 Tundra that we use to pull our 25' Airstream. We happily changed the trailer to Lts MS 2's, and wanted to change the truck to the same tires. Unfortunatly, the LT tires were much noiser and rough riding than the P metrics that came on the Toyota. Fortunately, Discount tire went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. After converting to LTS MS 2 in the P metric size, we're much more satisfied as far as quiet and safety goes, but they are still not as quiet or good riding as the original tires, but at 65, 000 miles I guess I couldn't expect them to last forever.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:49 AM   #20
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Tow vehicle tire noise

I have Goodyear Assurance all season on my 2010 Chevy Silverado. I find them very quiet, especially considering the ones that came the vehicle were so loud it was hard to have a normal conversation while driving.
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:37 PM   #21
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Our 2012 Dodge 2500HD Cummins truck came with Michelin LT265/70R17E tires. No road noise. I was spared the $1,000 expense to immediately install the Michelins and discard some other brand.
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I had three Cooper tires fail catastrophically on my old Dodge 2500 - the last time with a 2700 lb slide in camper on the back on a busy 2 lane Louisiana highway. Not fun. As soon as I reached Alexandria I had them replace the remaining Coopers with Firestone Transforce. They gave me good service (and were relatively quiet), The Transforce tires also came OEM on my new '15 Ram 3500. I've done 10,000 miles on them - almost all towing and am still pleased with their performance. Just my $0.02 worth...
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:12 AM   #23
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I like the Firestone TransForce HT tires.
We use them almost exclusively on our fleet vehicles.
I have them on my Airstream.
That being said, the TransForce are still second best to Michelin, but also cost less.
I don't ever get the mileage from tires. They dry rot first. Therefore less expensive second best tires are all I need.

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I'm running Michelin LTX/MS2s on my Chevy Silverado 2500HD. They seem quite noisy on all roads. I think the prior generation of LTX on this truck were quieter. We got 73,000 miles and zero probs so are encouraged to stay with the brand. I can stand some noise complementing our rolling down the road.

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