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Jerry Emert

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Another Tire Question
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:38:34 PM »
Trying to get Toyo or Hankook tires in 275x70x22.5.  Tire dealer tells me that Toyo or Hankook does not make them in that size anymore.  Anyone know an alternative size for my 03 PT?  Front axle was 12,400 last time I weighed.  I do not want to go down to 14 ply.  Any suggestions?  Thanks
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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 06:23:48 PM »
Check out the Toyo M144 in 295/75-22.5 I think they are pretty close in diameter and easy to get
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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 06:29:19 PM »
Jerry, did you see this post http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/toyos-at-best-price-396606.html
Not sure how long your willing to wait - or if it's worth the hassle/risk to buy on-line then take to tire shop to have mounted.
But there may be some $ savings.
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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 10:54:13 PM »
Toyo doesn’t make a 270mm wide M144.  https://www.toyotires.com/commercial/tire/pattern/m144-regional-to-urban-all-position-tire

Your 03 Patriot may be quite different than what I’d expect, but the best option is what most of our rigs use these days, the 295/80.  But it’s 25mm wider and 80% of 295 is gonna be a higher sidewall too, by almost 34mm.  Whether that is okay for your odometer and axle configuration is a question for someone like BCS in Bend or Henderson’s Lineup in Grants Pass, or a knowledgeable tire guy here.  But check the ID plate on the streetside wall behind your drivers seat for the prescribed tire size in case for some reason your current ones are smaller.

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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 12:04:56 AM »
Joel I had a short case of senior dyslexia!  I meant 275X70!  Sorry, I found the Toyos on the web site Mike directed me to above so that's a possibility.
 
Mike, as I recall you and I live in the same area.  Where do you like to get tires?  Dan Murphy directed me to a guy in Mims that seems good.  If I buy online I will probably have them sent to him.  Just wondering if "you have a guy?"  First time buying tires for the beast and had no idea it would be this difficult.  Should have known...lol.
Thanks all!
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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 05:41:53 AM »
You can also go with Firestone. 3 years ago I put them on my 2002 Thunder and was very pleased with the ride and the price. I believe they were Firestone 275/70R 22.5 FS165. Les Schwab in Junction City, Or. installed them. I would have put the same on my 2004 Thunder but they don't make them in 295/75R 22.5.
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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 01:24:07 PM »
Joel I had a short case of senior dyslexia!  I meant 275X70!  Sorry, I found the Toyos on the web site Mike directed me to above so that's a possibility.
 
Mike, as I recall you and I live in the same area.  Where do you like to get tires? 

Hi Jerry,
 I have not needed to buy any tires for my Coach yet (thankfully PO just installed new tires before I bought it from him).
I have used "Boulevard Tires" for various tire services (and when I worked at OIA we used them too).  http://www.boulevardtire.com/
But have not compared their new tire prices to any other local shops.
Good luck.
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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 05:43:55 PM »
To close this thread.  I decided on the Sumitomos.  Hankooks and Toyos are hard to find in my size.  Replacing the steers tomorrow.  The rest over the next year or so.  Roughly 400 a tire out the door.  Thanks for advice.
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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 08:12:21 PM »
Just FYI.  I looked at the rest of my tires and saw some cracking in the sidewalls.  None of the cracks looked real bad but decided to just bite the bullet and replace the main 6!  Took the inside duals and put them on the tags.  6 new Sumatomos at $2560.10 out the door.  First impression was that handling and ride improved substantially.  That may be just new tire syndrome!  Tires were all dated Dec 17-Feb 18.  Close enough.
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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2021, 06:16:35 PM »
OK Jerry-

How are the Sumitomos holding up???


Right now I have a choice of the Sumitomos 727  and the Continental HSR-2s witch seem a bit pricy on the surface. I'm assuming the Continentals are more highly regarded?  Toyo's would be my first choice, but are not available before our next trip.
-Just my .02¢ of input. -Not to be confused with the $2.00 input from others.

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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2021, 08:21:11 PM »
I have had Sumitomo tires all around and they have done very well. They ride well and smooth. My next set will also be Sumitomo.
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Re: Another Tire Question
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2021, 12:32:39 AM »
Mike,
 
 I have the HSR-2's and Love them so far, much better ride than my old tires and a higher class rating.  I was lucky that a friend could get them for me at a discounted price through his business. If you shop around you may also be able to find them discounted, it saved me a lot.  They also hold air exceptionally well.  I can go a couple of months without moving the coach and still not need to add any air.  My old tires not so much.
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