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Old 05-29-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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Question what tires?

Sorry guys for another newbie question. Before our summer trip I want to replace all tires. What tires do you recommend? I saw Michelin mentioned a lot.

Is there a special size/code for RV tires?

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Hi Newbie, Michelins are the only tire. Have a 38 ft. Monaco and went from the original Goodyears at 12000 to Michelin. What a difference. Ride and Steering improvement - as well as much safter tire.
Look for a truck type tire, not a RV tire and your tire experts will help you. Earl
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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Hi Paul.Gitter,
I've used only Michelin tires since 1978. Michelin's are my recommendation. Replace the tires with the same size that are now on the coach. If you belong to FMCA, check their web site. They have a very good discount program with Michelin. It is called the Michelin Advantage Program. I just replaced my steer tires and the program saved me $125 per tire. If you do not belong to FMCA, this might be a good time to join.
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You are going to hear from lovers and haters of both tires. I like Goodyear in the 19.5 size. I drove many motorhomes to RV shows. I never had a Goodyear blowout in a 19.5. I have had 5 blowouts with michelin.
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I'm a Michelin supporter too. I believe it is the roundest tire available. The only model I would not buy is the XRV. I would recommend XZA1,XZA2,XZA3 providing they are available in your size requirement.

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Old 06-05-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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The only model I would not buy is the XRV.
I just love it when someone disses the equipment I have. Of course it's only an opinion but what is your problem with XRVs ?
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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If you decide on Michelin be sure to check out Costco for pricing. I was very impressed with the deal I received. I ask for new tires and the clerk made a call and I was assured that my tires would be "made that week". Sure enough, to my surprise they were.

I had Les Schwab do the install.
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Dave, Many people have reported great service from Michelin XRV tires. Newmar even spec'ed them on DSDP's and other like models a few years ago, and may still well. Some years go, perhaps shortly after their developement, they experienced a rash of side wall failures. This gave wonder whether the more flexible sidewall designed probably for better ride, MH compared to truck, was cause. As a user of Michelin tires for decades without issues, it seemed appropriate not to recommend what I felt has had some bad reports, albeit in the distance past.

So, I'm sorry to upset you, and I agree, it is disheartening if someone slams a product you believe in. My opinion was formed from past experience. Your opinion, and those other users of XRV may well be a more accurate appraisal.

So guys, take my opinion with a grain of salt. There are people with other models of Michelin that I have not owned that have had good service and may well be as good as the models I mentioned. Bottom line, Michelin tires, while more expensive, are the best.

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Lug_Nut - I'm not upset, my post was intended to be tounge-in-cheek and I was mainly interested in an explanation of your statement. Thanks for clarifying. I have no particular allegiance to the XRVs......they came on my coach.
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I talked to a Michelin distributor and they told me that the XRV is not getting imported anymore. Currently Michelin is out of stock on all RV tires in the size (245/70R19.5) that I need and the XZA won't arrive until July 15.

I will get Toyos - unless somebody tells me those are bad
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I'd hold out till July.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #12
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We are leaving on an 8000 mile trip on June 22. Can't wait til July.
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Hi Paul and welcome to the forum. I replaced the 10 year old Bridgestone tires on my MH with the same last year. I have found these tires to be excellent tires and would do it again. I think you will find these tires readily available at a reasonable price as they are commonly used by truckers. If you do a search on this forum, I think you will find many posts with their opinions and experiences.

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Toyos are a different size than Michelins make sure they fit properly, particularly dual spacing. Lots of people have and are happy with Toyos.

I say again; it's worth a check with Costco, can't hurt.
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