need new tires...Good Year or Hankook?

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PattyShipc

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2001 jayco eagle on a F350 super duty. So...driving through Nebraska during a heatwave I blew a dueley(?). fortunately I knew to pull over and STOP before everything got torn out, though I did lose my electric and battery as some wiring got torn out. Don't know how bad that is yet (doesn't look bad) but I'm getting new tires before I drive home 1200 miles alone. I believe the tire that blew was a retread and they were installed more than 5 years ago.
Looking at Good Years or Hankooks.
Any preference?

Thanks
 

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Why don't you just ask what's the best motor oil too while you're at it? ;)

It's not a question which one is "better", there's an overlap of cost, ride, traction, durability for your size. Throw in availability and from there you pick the one that checks as many of your boxes as practical. As an example, I would put mileage low on the list because it would be nigh impossible to wear out a tire on an RV. I tend to favor ride first, and when factoring that against availability the selection at that point will be limited enough to make an easy choice.

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I have had a lot of experience with Goodyear tires and none has been bad but there are also many RV folks who have used Hankook tires with good results. I have only had Hankook on a sedan but not any type of RV. To me, it is more important that you get the right tire by it's ratings than just by the brand. I would never run a retread tire of any brand on a motorhome. Ford equips the 2001 F350 2wd SD Dually with a 215/85R16, probably load range E.
 

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Why don't you just ask what's the best motor oil too while you're at it? ;)

It's not a question which one is "better", there's an overlap of cost, ride, traction, durability for your size. Throw in availability and from there you pick the one that checks as many of your boxes as practical. As an example, I would put mileage low on the list because it would be nigh impossible to wear out a tire on an RV. I tend to favor ride first, and when factoring that against availability the selection at that point will be limited enough to make an easy choice.

Mark B.
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Thanks. I had factored in all of those issues and it came down to those two tires...thanks
 

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You didn't mention the tire model for either one, so I can't give an informed opinion. Both companies are respected manufacturers. Assuming roughly equal pricing, I'd probably go with the Hancook but it's sort of a toss-up.
 

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I'd probably go for the Goodyears (I've had good luck with them on RV's), but agree with the above... both are good names and you probably can't go wrong with either one.
 

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Why limit yourself to those two choices? I have Nitto Dura-Grapplers on my 2000 F250, I am on my second or third set in the last 10 years and find them to be a good all around tire with much better traction on wet dirt roads, etc. than the firestone tires that were on it previously which I always had problems with slipping and sliding if driven on wet grass or dirt surfaces.
 

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2001 jayco eagle on a F350 super duty. So...driving through Nebraska during a heatwave I blew a dueley(?). fortunately I knew to pull over and STOP before everything got torn out, though I did lose my electric and battery as some wiring got torn out. Don't know how bad that is yet (doesn't look bad) but I'm getting new tires before I drive home 1200 miles alone. I believe the tire that blew was a retread and they were installed more than 5 years ago.
Looking at Good Years or Hankooks.
Any preference?

Thanks
I've never coughed up the money for the big-name brands like Goodyear or Michelin, so I couldn't give an opinion on them, but I like Hankooks, and have put them on three different rigs, and I've now put Starfires on three different rigs. Those are pretty much my two go-to brands at this point.
 

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It would be nice to know the size and models you are looking at. My guess is they both have more than one option.
 

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As said, there are other quality options available for the $$.

Down to those two, I'd go with Hankook, based on personal experience.
 

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Just to be clear, Patty has a class C on a Ford E350 chassis, not a pick-up truck. Tires may or may not be similar to the OEM tires on an F350.

In any case, we without knowing the tire size & load range or the tire model(s) she is looking at, we are all just guessing.
 

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I've never coughed up the money for the big-name brands like Goodyear or Michelin, so I couldn't give an opinion on them, but I like Hankooks, and have put them on three different rigs, and I've now put Starfires on three different rigs. Those are pretty much my two go-to brands at this point.
I think most will not even consider a brand like Starfire but they are actually good tires. Like Mastercraft and Hercules they are built by Cooper who unfortunately is now owned by Goodyear. For a few years Goodyear made some tires that were good and worth the money but I don't know of any right now that I would choose.
 

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I've had many sets of Goodyears and only 1 set of Hankooks. I was initially impressed with the smoother ride quality of the Hankooks but now at 5 years old they are getting tiny sidewall cracks. I never had sidewall cracking on Goodyears at 5 years old or even by 8 which is my upper age limit.
 

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Hankook has been around a long time and has a good reputation. I got some ribbing when I put a set on my car back in the 1980s, people thought it was a knock-off of Hancock tires.
 

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Patty, if you come back would you let us know what you chose and why? Maybe even an update after you make a trip or two with them?
 

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E350 will have 225/75R16, extremely common size.

I'm going to suggest something a little bit better. get a 225/75R16C (the C is NOT a load range but rather indicates a C-metric tire that is designed for use on commercial vans, hence the C.) (there will be no LT preceding the tire size either)

Note that this tire in C-metric will carry 3195 lbs (in a single wheel rating) while a regular LT225/75R16 E will only carry 2680 lbs

Michelin makes one

MICHELIN
Agilis® CrossClimate® C-Metric
225/75R16C E (Steer/All Position)
ProductMICHELIN AGILIS CROSSCLIMATE C-METRIC - 225/75R16C
Overall Diameter29.3 inch
Recommended Wheels6
Approved Wheels7
Min Dual Spacing10 inch
Tread depth11.5/32 nds
Max Speed106
Max Load per Tire Single3195 lbs
Loaded Radius13.7 inch
Suitable for RVtrue
CAI715179
MSPN70411


In the Toyo line, the tire is a
Celsius Cargo

ALL-WEATHER COMMERCIAL GRADE TIRE​

TIRE SIZELOAD / SPEEDLOAD IDSIDEWALLTREAD DEPTH (1/32")PRODUCT CODEAPPROVED RIM WIDTH RANGE (IN.)WEIGHT (LBS.)INFLATED OVERALL DIAMETER (IN.)INFLATED OVERALL WIDTH (IN.)MAX LOAD (LBS.)MAX PRESSURE (PSI)UTQGREVS PER MILE
225/75R16C121/120REBSW13.12384706.0-7.03629.38.8319583-709

Same 3195 load capacity.

In the Goodyear lineup this is the

Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT® C-Type​

What are C-Type Tires? | Goodyear Tires

  • Tire Size225/75R16C
    Product Code179194622
    Speed RatingR
    Load Index121
    Load RangeE
    SidewallBlack
    Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG)—
    Max Load (lbs)3195
  • Max Inflation Pressure (PSI)83
    Approved Rim Width (in.)6.0-7.0
    Measured Rim Width (in.)6.0
    Section Width (in.)8.8
    Tread Depth (in 32nds)11
    Outside Diameter (in.)29.3
    Revs Per Mile710
In the Hankook line there is a regular LT tire in 225/75R16 but no C metric tire.

Charles
 
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CharlesinGA

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Not trying to be pedantic or split hairs, but a
one-ton van would more likely have 245s or 265s.
Not going to waste a lot of time researching a 2001 tire size but even a brand new 2022 cab/chassis comes with 225/75R16 (follow the link)

Discount Tire | Tires and Wheels for Sale | Online & In-Person

Thats just what they use. Yes E350's do have other sizes but for the CC for motorhomes, they always seem to have the 225/75R16

EDIT: just now saw this post.... Class C Suspension / Handling Issues - Next steps? and what does he have on his 2007 E350? yep 225/75R16. Well he said P but clearly from the specs they were LT.
 
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Babe2201

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Not trying to be pedantic or split hairs, but a
one-ton van would more likely have 245s or 265s.
If it is dual wheel I would doubt it would have anything that wide as it would rub on the back tires. Unfortunately, I don't believe the OP has given us that info yet.
 
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