The front tires on the RV are Cooper Roadmaster RM170’s that the dealer installed as part of our purchase agreement. I didn’t request this model, it’s what they installed and me being ignorant of RV tires I was just happy to get new ones. Had I known better at the time I would have asked for all 6 tires to be replaced even if I had to pay out of pocket. They seem to be decent tires so why didn’t I check into these tires for the rear? I have no idea but Scott did and called me this morning to tell me that he can do all 4 installed at $1,400.00. As you can imagine that’s a sizeable difference to the Michelin’s so I gave him the go ahead.
I checked into re-treads and Chinese tires to try and save money but in the end there is just no way I can justify it. My wife tells me to do what I think is right, which means she is putting her safety in my hands, she trusts me so how can I install tires I have told my brother he would be crazy to install? Answer is, I can’t, I would prefer the RV sit in storage until we can afford the proper tires than put our lives at risk.
These are the cheapest tires I feel comfortable installing. Why? Because I have been driving on them for two years up front and they have performed fine. With a G rating they are more than ample for the load, H would have been overkill so Scott is installing four 245 70R G 19.5’s and it should be ready tomorrow. It’s going to be a squeeze getting it done but that’s the breaks. So many people want to be able to own an RV but can’t so we are very blessed.
I’ll post pictures when we pick up the rig, not the wife and I, my brother is going to help me this weekend. Ronda isn’t allowed to drive until she gets cleared by her doctor.
Here is the Roadmaster RM170, it looks like a stout tire I think.