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RE: Joined the Class C club

Congrats, Safe travels!
Holiday27 10/16/21 09:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Michelin's installed today. Very happy so far. Drove about 5 miles so not a great test but felt smooth. Install went well except the tire shop missed the locating pin the first time so rear wheel was on crooked. They were pretty embarrassed but got it fixed quickly... Tires are made in France FYI. Makes sense since they are a euro rated tire technically. Glad I replaced them as some of the tires were coming close to the pull date and right before I took it in I noticed a split on the sidewall of the passenger outer dual. https://i.imgur.com/cOCpxaFl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/5esVSawl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/9L03a13l.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Holiday27 10/16/21 08:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

For the E350 and E450 chassis. CLICK HERE for Michelin's extra capacity "E" rated tire. (500-600 pounds more per tire compared to the standard "E" rated tire) CLICK HERE for Michelin's standard "E" rated tire. Yep, the first link are the ones I got. Discount matched Costco's price which was awesome!
Holiday27 10/08/21 08:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

That's what I ordered as well. Wednesday. Nice! Hopefully we have a winner.
Holiday27 10/08/21 03:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Those the lt or c version? C, load index 121 :B
Holiday27 10/08/21 02:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Michelin Agilis Cross Climate tires on order for install so I'll keep you posted... @$1358 seems pretty fair.
Holiday27 10/07/21 10:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

Maybe placing the bike up front might help? I've had smaller bikes up front but a big bike could block some of the view so not sure.
Holiday27 10/04/21 07:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

One of our members switched to the following tire. The LT235/85/16E is 3040#. It fits the OEM wheels that the 225 75 16 rolls on and at a little over one inch in diameter larger will offer you about 1/2” more ground clearance while fitting the wheel wells. Seems to me to be a good option bc it offers two advantages over the stock LT225 75 16E. I think the only issue with those would be that they might touch on the duals. Mine are very close at the 225 size. I have a friend that did that as well. He purchased some BFG traction tires. They were pretty beefy and I remember they didn't touch on his 28ft bigfoot, no slides but still a pretty heavy rig.
Holiday27 10/04/21 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Sorry to say but all E rated tires of a certain size by any brand have the exact same max load carrying capacity when inflated to 80 psi. Actually not. You can see from the Michelin load tables that the dual application of the C-Metric 225/75-R16C has 1000 lbs. more per pair or 2000 lbs. more per 4 rear tires at 80 psi. 5950 vs. 4940 lbs. per pair. https://www.rvsafety.com/images/pdf/michelinloadandinflationrvtruck.pdfBut the Michelin 225/75-R16C is not an E rated tire. You are trying to compare apples to oranges. I think it is. See load range in link. https://www.tireamerica.com/tires/sku/michelin/agilis-cross-climate/225-75r16c-121-120r-e/000000000001114984
Holiday27 10/01/21 03:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Sorry to say but all E rated tires of a certain size by any brand have the exact same max load carrying capacity when inflated to 80 psi. Actually not. You can see from the Michelin load tables that the dual application of the C-Metric 225/75-R16C has 1000 lbs. more per pair or 2000 lbs. more per 4 rear tires at 80 psi. 5950 vs. 4940 lbs. per pair. https://www.rvsafety.com/images/pdf/michelinloadandinflationrvtruck.pdf Thanks for pointing that out. That's what I was thinking as well.
Holiday27 09/30/21 07:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

I think I'm sold on these. The weight capacity seems pretty great and price is ok. Capacity appears higher that regular E rated tire maybe due to commercial rating. Michelin - Agilis CrossClimate 225/75R16C 121/120R LRE https://tires.costco.com/product?ItemNo=1331851 I looked at those too and it will be interesting to hear how they turn out. Those tires check a lot of boxes, sidewall protection, true all-season with Mountain snowflake winter rating, weight rating. Note that the C-Metric version has a directional tread whereas the non-C metric version does not. So each dual set of wheels will have to have a left and right tire? What to use for a spare, a non- C-metric Agilis? For me it was go with what you know. Bridgestone all-steel cased tires were dependable for 8 years and the tire weight of 51 pounds. Thanks for pointing out the directional thing. I didn't notice that. Honestly it doesn't matter to me though because I don't rotate my RV tires. For my spare I'll use my newest Toyo tire which I think is about a year old so non issue. I'll keep you posted on the crossclimates!
Holiday27 09/30/21 07:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

All of the issues I've had with the toyos have been separations (4 in all over 8+- years). 1 was after only 500mi!. So honestly, I'm over toyos. Time to try something new for me. I understand how you feel regarding ‘moving on’. The Cross Climate seem to be a vg choice with the @3100# rating. Were those previous 4 separated tires from the same purchase ? Over 8 years ? If so, that could have a bad lot. Mfg defect or age ? Tire separation is normally mfg related but can be heat, PSI or age related which can and has occurred most all tire brands including Michelin. No, I had upgraded the tires after purchase a couple years later. The tire that separated in 500mi replaced another tire that separated, so not a "lot" thing. My coach is very heavy so not bad mouthing Toyo. I suspect I'll have similar issues down the road but with added weight rating maybe I'll get lucky!
Holiday27 09/30/21 06:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

I think I'm sold on these. The weight capacity seems pretty great and price is ok. Capacity appears higher that regular E rated tire maybe due to commercial rating. Michelin - Agilis CrossClimate 225/75R16C 121/120R LRE https://tires.costco.com/product?ItemNo=1331851
Holiday27 09/29/21 09:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

"With E rated tires (which is what the manufacturer recommends), if the rear axle is at max load there is very little extra weight margin and my opinion is that the tires are being stressed" Wait a sec. Are you saying the actual rear axle weight on the scales is enough to max out the Es? Or are you saying the Es are not enough to meet the rear GAWR of the C? What is the rear scale weight for that C as loaded for camping and what PSI do they want on the door label ? If the OP has an E450 based C, at the max RGAWR the E rated tires are also right at their max. With most of these rigs there is very little air space in the wheel wells which makes the tires run hot and prone to tread separation in hot weather. Your E350 C is lighter, so if you run E rated tires you can inflate to 80 psi and have a comfortable margin. A 450 runs the same size tires, but has no margin tire-wise when fully loaded. If the OP wants real margin in tire capacity, he can go with a Rickson tire and wheel package but they are spendy. Yep, it's a 450 so at max. Thanks for the Rickson tip but I've been down that road 3 years ago... put in order... wait 6 months then no response. I don't know what happened. Luckily no money down/lost. Looks like I'm stuck with E's, I just need to get the highest quality tire available.
Holiday27 09/28/21 08:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

On my 30' Class C RVs, I have made the choice to go away from the E rated tires and instead go with Commercial tires with a 121/120 weight rating. I buy my tires from Big-O tires and they don't seem to be any more expensive (~$20 more per tire). With E rated tires (which is what the manufacturer recommends), if the rear axle is at max load there is very little extra weight margin and my opinion is that the tires are being stressed (...especially if they ever end up not being properly inflated). Tires at their max load MUST have a higher chance of a blowout, right? With Commercial 121/120 load rated tires, they give you an extra ~2000lbs of carrying capacity (compared to E rated tires) on your rear axle and I sleep better at night knowing this. I just bought 7 new Commercial rated tires last week for one of my 30' RVs. The tires were $135 each. Personally, I haven't noticed any difference in terms of handling or noise. -Chris I'll look into commercial, one of the tires I was looking at XPS rib is a commercial tire (its pricey tho). I'll have to check with the local tire shop for others. Thanks!
Holiday27 09/28/21 08:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Generally all tires of same size and load range have the same weight rating, so no chance of more capacity without upsizing tires. But not being specific about the issues you’ve had, dunno if you’re needing more weight capacity or not. However, quality wise, I don’t believe you can do any better than Toyo, so your issues likely don’t reside with the brand. All of the issues I've had with the toyos have been separations (4 in all over 8+- years). 1 was after only 500mi!. So honestly, I'm over toyos. Time to try something new for me. It's been awhile since I weighed it and I don't remember, just that it was close to the GVRW. On the plus side I have a 2012 front end which has bigger brakes and 500#'s extra capacity
Holiday27 09/28/21 07:38pm Class C Motorhomes
Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Hey All! I've had some tire issues in the past so ready to try something different. I have been running toyo's forever out of convenience. I was planning on going with the Michelin LTX A/T2 tires but I see these Michelin Agilis Cross Climate tires. They are about the same price. So wondering if they are better. Also I see the XPS Rib which is a fair bit more but if it means no tire issues, I'm in! Or if there are some higher weight capacity tires I'm missing please fill me in. What do you all think? Thanks!
Holiday27 09/27/21 08:02pm Class C Motorhomes
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