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Old 11-09-2021, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Roadtrek 210P tire recommendation

Can anyone recommend a very good tire manufacturer for a RT210P for general highway and some offroad?
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Old 11-09-2021, 10:06 PM   #2
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Michelin. I just put on four new last week. I had the Bridgestone’s that came with it when I bought new…..the Michelin ride much better.
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Michelin. I just put on four new last week. I had the Bridgestone’s that came with it when I bought new…..the Michelin ride much better.
Thanks for answering Ron. Which tire did you decide on was it the LTx?
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It was the LTX. They came at $235.00 per tire.
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Last year I went with the michelin agilis cross climate


happy with them


I wrote a searchable post



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Last year I went with the michelin agilis cross climate

happy with them

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Same here on 97PW. Done a few trips with them including AZ to MN. Good
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Does anyone know the difference between the 200v and 210v…? Aside from the rear door that doesn’t open, are the two vehicles the same size (length, interior space etc) any pros and comes vs the 2 models? Any help is greatly appreciated
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Does anyone have any experience with the Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus? They seem like a good all-rounder for road and gravel and have the mountain/snowflake rating. Kal Tire is selling them at $215 ea. Thoughts?
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I own a 2017 RoadTrek Popular 210 built on a Chey 3500 chassis.

While the Michelin LTX M/S seem to provide a better ride. We found a BIG Problem with them.
The Michelin were the EXACT size as the original Bridgestone, BUT they are VERY Different. The difference is the way they are made.
THEY are bigger and wider which causes them to RUB on the back inside of the wheel well against the truck frame when the wheel is turned. The rear tires also rub against the back of the wheel well plastic.

We had to change the tires back and what a difference in the room. I did not want the tire to blow unexpectedly.

I never ran into that situation before, but was told by a truck Mechanic that it happens a lot.
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I have a 2003 Pleasure way on Ford 350 chassis, I am on my 2nd set of tires. My problem is handling going down the road wondering. My 2nd set is Copper's, would the Michelins help with that. If I have read right they have a stiffer sidewall. Any opinions on this.
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I own a 2017 RoadTrek Popular 210 built on a Chey 3500 chassis.

While the Michelin LTX M/S seem to provide a better ride. We found a BIG Problem with them.
The Michelin were the EXACT size as the original Bridgestone, BUT they are VERY Different. The difference is the way they are made.
THEY are bigger and wider which causes them to RUB on the back inside of the wheel well against the truck frame when the wheel is turned. The rear tires also rub against the back of the wheel well plastic.

We had to change the tires back and what a difference in the room. I did not want the tire to blow unexpectedly.

I never ran into that situation before, but was told by a truck Mechanic that it happens a lot.
Wow! great catch. You saved me a fortune. Wonder if this is only Roadtreks or would chevy express have the same issue.
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Wow! great catch. You saved me a fortune. Wonder if this is only Roadtreks or would chevy express have the same issue.
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I don't know. It was the first time I ever had that happen. I love the Michelin LTX M/S tires. They ride, handle great and last a long time. It's the only tire I have been using on my older Chevy SUV's and Toyota truck.

I had never seen that happen or heard of it happening. I thought that with the exact same size, tires were interchangeable. There maybe small differences but not that much. It was very significant.

I do not know if it will be the same on the others ie: Ford, Dodge or Mercedes Chassis's
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Michelin Defenders have always been good on my Chevy Roadtrek 210

As far as the Off Roading in 210 Roadtrek there are several issues, 1. The chassis is already heavily loaded with all the household fixtures 2. Clearances are close. 3.Exposed tanks, drain pipes and generator are going to take a beating. 4. High centering a 22.5 foot long vehicle is easy to do. I have scraped bottom crossing some railroad crossings.
I'd suggest towing a jeep for your off roading
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Michelin Defenders have always been good on my Chevy Roadtrek 210

As far as the Off Roading in 210 Roadtrek there are several issues, 1. The chassis is already heavily loaded with all the household fixtures 2. Clearances are close. 3.Exposed tanks, drain pipes and generator are going to take a beating. 4. High centering a 22.5 foot long vehicle is easy to do. I have scraped bottom crossing some railroad crossings.
I'd suggest towing a jeep for your off roading
I don't off road, but the Michelin LTX M/X has been a great all around tire for me. It just seems to last and you get your money's worth. I have had them last over 70K miles
I was really surprised by this.
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Do you recall the tire size for the Michelin?
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I have a 2003 Pleasure way on Ford 350 chassis, I am on my 2nd set of tires. My problem is handling going down the road wondering. My 2nd set is Copper's, would the Michelins help with that. If I have read right they have a stiffer sidewall. Any opinions on this.
How new are your shocks ? I have a 2017 Roadtrek Popular 210 and it had almost 50,000 miles on it and the shocks were shot. We put monroe extra heavy duty shocks on and the handling went way up.
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Do you recall the tire size for the Michelin?
They were the same size as the original Bridgestone.
I believe it was 245 / 75R 16.
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The tire rubbing, and on both ends of the vehicle just don't sound right to me as we have never heard of that before and there are very many Chevies running around on Michelin LTX, Defenders, and now Agilis out there.


We have a large size Agilis at 265-75-16 on our 190 and they don't hit, even.


Since both ends are a rub, is it possible they have the wrong wheels on the van? If the offset or the wheels was more positive than stock, you could get inside rubs. If you have a wheel off, check the inside of the wheel to see it it has a part number, model number, or numbers that might be the offset number. It should be 28mm offset on the Chevies. It is likely it is not the offset as errors are usually the other way, though.
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It was weird to me also.
No everything was original. I also thought of that too.
I also never heard of it either, but when we installed new Bridgestone tires, the same as the originals, the difference was significant.
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How new are your shocks? I have a 2017 Roadtrek Popular 210 and it had almost 50,000 miles on it and the shocks were shot. We put Monroe extra heavy-duty shocks on and the handling went way up.
I don"t know, they look new but that doesn't mean they are. Thanks maybe try new ones and change to the Michelin tires too. I also have airbags that I carry 50 psi in.
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