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Old 09-14-2018, 10:40 AM   #1
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Good Afternoon!

We have just finished our bus conversion and we are looking to get it insured. I know it's not as easy to get insured as a normal RV. Any suggestions?

Also, looking around to replace the tires on the bus with some good used ones. I can't figure out the size. I've looked all over the tire but this is all I have found. They are 10R22.5 Tubeless Load F. I have included a photo in case anyone can give me an idea of what the heck I'm looking for.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 09-14-2018, 10:46 AM   #2
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Insuring is easy if you have completed 4 of the 6 requirements to be considered an RV and show photos or pass inspection.
As for your tires, you have all the info and size needed to search.
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That is the size. 10r22.5. I just looked at Pomps tire website and they come up.
I called them and new tires are 345.00 ea retreads are 145.00
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That is the size. 10r22.5. I just looked at Pomps tire website and they come up.
I called them and new tires are 345.00 ea retreads are 145.00
Simple Tire will ship them free and has them for as little as $160 per tire.
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that is the size

10 r 22.5 go to the internet and look up how to read date codes on the side wall of a tire..... These tires will have date codes.

If the tires are more than 10 years old..... But any used may also be more than 10 years old.

learn to read the date codes...

why are you replacing these?
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One of the tires has the date code visible and it was made in 2010
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Simple Tire will ship them free and has them for as little as $160 per tire.
Not seeing any lower than 238.00 for samson. Maybe because of location? If they need to know zip code just to look at prices and shipping is free... might just be rolled into pricing.
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Not seeing any lower than 238.00 for samson. Maybe because of location? If they need to know zip code just to look at prices and shipping is free... might just be rolled into pricing.
No they just raised their prices in the last month or so.

KNEW I shoulda ordered 12 of them when I could get em for $160 each shipped!
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Tires are one place to balance safety with reliability. A blow out can be very exciting or it can be very dangerous depending on when/where it happens.

Retreads are the source of much of the tire litter on freeways. They are regularly used on tractor trailers on the trailers.

Tires are graded as "Steer" and "Drive". Steer tires go on the front and need to specifically rated. Here is an explanation: https://www.bfgoodrichtrucktires.com...tips/position/

Drive tires go in the back.

Either way, a blow out on a motor home can do a tremendous amount of damage to anything near by.

Best solution is not to have a blowout.

You can reduce the risk by not running old tires with defects.

The NTSB recommends removing tires from service after 6 years.
There is a high correlation between old tires and catastrophic failures (blowouts)
Here is a nice power point deck with pictures:
https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Doc...el_4b_Kane.pdf

According to one major US insurer - 27% of policyholders from 5 warm weather states accounted for 77% of all claims nationwide and 84% of those claims involved tires over 6 years old.
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:54 PM   #10
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Depending on what state you live in. But in minnesota I got my bus insured through American family. Full coverage is only 40 bucks a month.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:26 AM   #11
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But New Tires- Used have a history/ they could be great on tread but 10 yrs old. Buy new. 10r22.5 are common sizes. Buying steer tires (front) have to be virgin rubber. You can put recaps on the rears. You don’t want a recap failing on the fronts- that’s why it’s illegal. I registered my bus as an RV. Simple. The lady from Dmv looked invthe bus, saw a sink, counters curtains and a couch bed done.
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Side wall rating

For your steer tires- do Not Skimp on quality.I run a fleet of trucks, yrs ago I learned my lesson. Bought cheap tires for the truck. The fronts were 10 ply side walls, when fully loaded and you made a sharp turn it felt like the tire was sliding, a very wired feeling. Those rubbers came off and I went with a heavier ply rating. In a emergency maneuver you really want solid rubber under your rig.
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