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Tire Size

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Tire Size
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:44 am


Curious minds want to know, or at least my curious mind. What tire sizes are being run on the various coaches. Manny indicated he's running 22.5's. I'm running 24.5's. In case it makes a difference my unit is a 1982 model 10. Thanx,
John & Tara Mellis
Bowman, SC
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Re: Tire Size
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:55 am


We have 22.5 on the front, 24.5 on the rear and tag. Don't ask me why they put 22.5 on the front. It's been like that since we bought it almost 6 years ago. One day we'll put 24.5's on the front to keep them all the same.

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Re: Tire Size
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:57 am


From what I have learned, Eagles came with 24.5s for the most part. If anyone is running 22.5s, they have been added. If that is incorrect, someone will let us know but that is what I have always heard.
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Re: Tire Size
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:59 am


I run 24.5 on model 15.The speedometer is 2 mph faster than the GPS
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Re: Tire Size
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:06 am


Dale, the 24.5 were standard but you could get 22.5 on the Eagles.All of Vanderhoffs Eagles like mine were 22.5.I use 22.5 because they carry more weight with less air and are wider that makes for better steering and driving but to each his own 24.5 are also cheaper about 100 bucks a tire that is 800 bucks a set.Most of the motor home shells had the 12R 22.5 good luck
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Re: Tire Size
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:20 pm


We run 24.5's @ 100 psi I was going over the bus getting ready for Ennis went to the shop and talked to the head wrench , He said run 100 and see how they wear and make any adjustment's as needed. My speedo is off by 10 . anyway that's what I do
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Re: Tire Size
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:35 pm


The standard on the Eagle Coaches was 22.5 until 1979 when they changed to 24.5. The brake system was also changed to the Q Brake at this time. Although a 22.5 wheel will fit on the Model 10 and newer coaches, I would recommend the 24.5 wheel as it gives you more clearance between the brake drum and wheel, thus giving you better cooling for your brakes.
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Re: Tire Size
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:41 pm


Dan, you don't say much but when you do you tell the tale! haha
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Re: Tire Size
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:12 pm


My '85 Model 10 is running Toyo 11R24.5's all the way around @ 100psi.
Darrin & Cynthia Bruner
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Re: Tire Size
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:55 pm


My 78 / 05 has the 24.5 wheels. It was originally sold to the Gov't and may have been spected out that way as Dan said prior to 79 Eagles had 22.5. I am pretty sure all the "Hanford Buses" were 24.5". I am not absolutely sure about that. Joe Laird has one of these buses, so he may help on this subject. Joe???
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