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Old 03-26-2007, 06:11 AM   #1
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Ok guys, here's a chance to weigh in with your opinions.

It's time to replace the 275/80 Michelin XZA2 shoes on my 2002 MADP. I can go back with the exact replacements, or use the Goodyear G670's, or try one of the Toyo products. Toyo makes three different tires in the equivalent size 295/75 (M-147, M-124Z, and M-122) The Toyo recommeded tire for RV's does not come in the size I need.

Let her rip, what would you do? I am most interested in hearing from those of you who have swapped from one brand to another and have direct comparasions.

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Ok guys, here's a chance to weigh in with your opinions.

It's time to replace the 275/80 Michelin XZA2 shoes on my 2002 MADP. I can go back with the exact replacements, or use the Goodyear G670's, or try one of the Toyo products. Toyo makes three different tires in the equivalent size 295/75 (M-147, M-124Z, and M-122) The Toyo recommeded tire for RV's does not come in the size I need.

Let her rip, what would you do? I am most interested in hearing from those of you who have swapped from one brand to another and have direct comparasions.

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Old 03-26-2007, 08:49 AM   #3
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If you got good service with your Michelin's, why change. Stay with what you got good use out of. I have always gotten good service with Michelin's and will stick with them. Just MHO
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I have had Michelin tires on my coaches since 1978. A few problems were all handled by Michelin to my satisfaction. I will continue to buy Michelin. If they have your size, consider Michelin XZE2+ tires. I have them on the front of my coach. After 22K miles, I can see no wear! They are also very smooth tires. Good luck with your decision.
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I'd stick with the Michelins, but consider moving to the XZA3. Use the same size but move up to load range H. They give more load carrying capacity and they ride good.
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I would stick to the Michlins. They are excellent tires. Last I heard Toyo is no longer providing tire to OEM RV manufactures due to some issues with blowouts.
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I think I am going with the XZA3 as suggested to pick up a load range. Pretty much convinced to go with the bead balancing too. The forums seem to be passionately divided on spin balancing vs. bead balancing.

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Old 03-29-2007, 03:51 AM   #9
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If its ain't broke don't fix it !!! I had michelin xza3 275/70 3 yrs old 33,000 miles. Thought need to replace because of possible dry rot. Real fear of blow out in the great northwest USA;favority hangout may-sept. Because of their sponcership of several of our rallys went with goodyear G670 275/70 22.5 load range H. Turns out they are 2.8 in less in cir and 1 in less in tread width. Major truck tire dealer in my local unable to balance as of yet. Has replaced one tire because of out of round. FMCA rally goodyear folks basically said I owned the tires but thought the dealer would eventually get the tires so they would ride smooth. Discussed with spartan. They would only say that once a year that they and newmar had around table discussion on new spec for the chassis and michelin was what had been put on newmar for years and to conclude from that what I may! I noticed that the display units all had michelin. Less than 300 miles and enroute to tire shop for third time. Anybody want a good deal on 6 almost new goodyear 275/70 G670 tires?
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