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Ford F550 Tire recommendation #4696952
03/16/18 06:22 PM
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mbacfp Offline OP
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Hello all,

My F550 super C motorhome currently has Continental HSRs (from Ford). Any recommendations on tire brands. Appreciate it.

Last edited by mbacfp; 03/16/18 06:35 PM.

2014 F-550 PSD..........M1 Delvac ESP 5w-40 + OEM
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2012 Toyota Sienna LTD 3.5L V6
2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4x4 5.9L V8
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4696971
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General rt43.. lol.. sorry that is tha canned answer.

Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4696988
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mbacfp Offline OP
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Thanks. I know nothing about truck tires.


2014 F-550 PSD..........M1 Delvac ESP 5w-40 + OEM
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2012 Toyota Sienna LTD 3.5L V6
2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4x4 5.9L V8
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4696995
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Go to tirerack.com and put in your truck. They will have recommendations for you and use reviews for each tire.

Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4697022
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Assuming it’s the 19.5” tire option, pretty much none of us knows anything about truck tires. My advice would be find a shop that works on trucks, RVs and buses. You’ll be in for some wallet shock - but unless it’s some lower tier Chinese tire, truck tires tend to last longer and can be retreaded - but there’s also several different classes of truck tire: line haul, regional pickup/delivery, urban/transit, and off-road/severe service.

I think a regional P&D tire could work. They’re a compromise between a highway line haul tire and a urban/transit bus tire. I see Goodyear and Firestone’s take on that on Coke and Pepsi trucks as well as UPS trucks.

Last edited by nthach; 03/16/18 07:36 PM.
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: nthach] #4697037
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Michelin XRV

Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4697048
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Our old F450 work truck has HSR tires and they last over 80k. It’s on a 3rd set.


You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4697062
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I'm a personal fan of Bridgestone, and I've had good luck with Yokohama too.


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4697073
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mbacfp Offline OP
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Thanks a lot. Great info.


2014 F-550 PSD..........M1 Delvac ESP 5w-40 + OEM
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2012 Toyota Sienna LTD 3.5L V6
2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4x4 5.9L V8
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4697159
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Hey mbacfp- I used to manage a large commercial fleet of F450/F550s with the 19.5" tire. I can help you out.

What is the OEM size? Might be 225/70-19.5
Do you do any driving in snow?
How many miles a year?
Budget?

I have some go to favorites in that size, just need more info on your needs.

Thanks.


2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
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Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4697177
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Some experience with 225/70R-19.5 on a Ford F53 V-10 Class A motorhome chassis.

Had some BF Goodrich ST230's on it. No complaints, except they weather-cracked easier than most tires. Gotta love that Michelin/BFG rubber compound that cracks like none other. They dried out well before they were worn out. Covered them up, stored it inside during the winter, and the sidewalls still went to [censored].

Also some Cooper Roadmaster RM170's. These are sourced from China. Very little problem with the rubber, but they rode much rougher than they should have.

The Dayton D520S was my favorite, a good tire at a good price.. Made in the US. Did most everything well, better than the two above.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4697316
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If you will never drive in snow - Bridgestone R250F all positions
If you will drive in snow - Bridgestone R250F Fronts and Bridgestone R729F for the drive tires


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2015 KIA RIO SX
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
2009 Venza V6 AWD
2013 Sonata 2.4L RIP in write-off crash
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4697416
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We currently have Yokohama tires on our F550 and have been pleased with them.

I don't have much experience with other brands, but the Firestones on my K3500 have been excellent as well.


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(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4697566
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On my class A F53 I've been running 245 70 19.5 Hankook H11, change them every 7 years as recommended and treat them to a coat of '303' every couple of months to keep the rubber protected. I'm on my 3rd set now-no complaints.


8200 ft elevation in the Sangre de Cristos
2008 Mini Cooper Clubman (toad)
2000 Mercedes ML320
1994 Dodge 2500 Cummins
1999 Ford F53 V10 Coachman Motorhome 34ft
Re: Ford F550 Tire recommendation [Re: mbacfp] #4698038
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mbacfp Offline OP
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Thanks to all again...lots of great stuff to research. Danno, thanks for your help. The OEM size is correct. Annual mileage is 6,000 - 8,000 miles...no snow planned. Willing to look at all price ranges. Have firestone rear airbags and king off road shocks front and rear. Would love to further improve the ride if possible. Thanks again to all.


2014 F-550 PSD..........M1 Delvac ESP 5w-40 + OEM
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2012 Toyota Sienna LTD 3.5L V6
2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4x4 5.9L V8
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