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Old 02-02-2017, 12:47 PM   #1
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Hi All,
another tire question that has been asked i'm sure many times.
I am a newbie to the diesel pusher family. I have a 2004 Winnebago Journey
39K. Bought used from dealership 1 yr ago. Front tires are new however, back 4 need to be replaced. They are the 255/80R 22.5 size XRV Michellin's,, you know , the ones that must be dipped in gold because of the price .

Can I replace with the 265/75R 22.5 ?? With no clearance problems anywhere?
Most my local tire dealerships are scratching their heads.

Thank you all in advance
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:12 PM   #2
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I have 265/75R 22.5 Toyo M154's all 'round on my 2004 Journey with no problems at all.
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:18 PM   #3
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I replaced all my tires with Goodyear
G-661 HSA
265/75Rx22.5

Almost exactly the same size as the Mich. tire

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Old 02-02-2017, 01:35 PM   #4
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Had a 2002 Journey and replaced the OEM XRV's with 275/70/22.5. No clearance issues on front or rear.

Do yourself a favor and look into Hankook AH-12's. Great tries and lower cost than Michelin.
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Hi All,
another tire question that has been asked i'm sure many times.
I am a newbie to the diesel pusher family. I have a 2004 Winnebago Journey
39K. Bought used from dealership 1 yr ago. Front tires are new however, back 4 need to be replaced. They are the 255/80R 22.5 size XRV Michellin's,, you know , the ones that must be dipped in gold because of the price .

Can I replace with the 265/75R 22.5 ?? With no clearance problems anywhere?
Most my local tire dealerships are scratching their heads.

Thank you all in advance
Take a look at this web site:

https://tiresize.com/comparison/
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Old 02-02-2017, 05:15 PM   #6
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I have a new to me Journey 327. Thw rear tires are only two years old. The steer axle tires need to be replaced. They have side wall checking' All are Michilens. Could the fronts be replaces with the same size but a different brand? They are all 235/80x22.5.
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:40 PM   #7
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thanks. if i replace rear 4 tires with Toyo will it negatively affect yhe 2 newer steer tires that are michellin 255-80r 22.5
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:44 PM   #8
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As long as the weight capacity is the same or higher, diameter isn't too much larger or smaller and the dual spacing is good then go ahead.
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Absolutely. They are almost identical twins...

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Old 02-03-2017, 06:46 AM   #10
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I have 265/75R 22.5 154 Toyo's all around on my 02 Journey. Great tire,great price.
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:08 AM   #11
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Taking a hard look at the Toyo 265/75R 22.5 M154Z's....One tire shop says I wont notice the difference and I shouldn't worry about safety or performance..Other 2 tires shops tell me they are NOT a RV tire they are a commercial truck tire and i'll lose ride and handling.
oy vey, $2750.00 Michellins vs $1850.00 Toyos . I only put around 4-5000 miles a yr on the coach
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:55 AM   #12
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Taking a hard look at the Toyo 265/75R 22.5 M154Z's....One tire shop says I wont notice the difference and I shouldn't worry about safety or performance..Other 2 tires shops tell me they are NOT a RV tire they are a commercial truck tire and i'll lose ride and handling.
oy vey, $2750.00 Michellins vs $1850.00 Toyos . I only put around 4-5000 miles a yr on the coach
Ours are 19.5s but i expect the results to be similar to the 22.5 sizes. Didn't change tire size but after looking at the high price of the Michelins, i decided to shop around to see what else was available. Read lots of reviews and finally decided to go with Bridgestones. They're general purpose, medium duty truck type tires good for either axle. Only thing i've found different is that they seem to ride a bit firmer than the Michelins. For the almost $800 saved, i'm a happy camper!

As far as changing to the 265s, they are a wider tire. Not by much but something you would want to look at on the rear axle. Not sure what a minimum spacing would be but i'd bet it's easy to find out.
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Taking a hard look at the Toyo 265/75R 22.5 M154Z's....One tire shop says I wont notice the difference and I shouldn't worry about safety or performance..Other 2 tires shops tell me they are NOT a RV tire they are a commercial truck tire and i'll lose ride and handling.
oy vey, $2750.00 Michellins vs $1850.00 Toyos . I only put around 4-5000 miles a yr on the coach
IMO, ignore the tire shops telling you to avoid any tire because 'it is a commercial truck tire.' Most of these tires are commercial truck tires designed for all wheel positions. There are many motorhome owners running and happy with Toyo, Hankook, Bridgestone, Continental, B.F. Goodrich and other 'commercial truck tires.'

When I took the Michelin XRV's off my 2002 Journey and replaced them with Hankook AH-12's (commercial truck tire for regional use), the coach handled and rode much better.
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Old 02-18-2017, 10:58 AM   #14
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Man i am so confused. Was pretty much convinced I was going with Toyo to replace the Michelin 255 8r 22.5's. Then was considering the hankook. Then i found the michelins on a website called simpletire.com for 332.00 each.. And Now my tire guy is talking to me about Sumitomo....My wife says i over research ...i think she's right
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