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Old 07-24-2015, 06:47 PM   #85
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I believe the XRVS are a totally different tire as well as the XZA's
Just got these Babies 2 weeks ago and I'm thrilled with the ride.
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I had the owner of a trucking company tell me about Sumitomo ST709. I started doing research, and could find nothing negative about the tire. It is an all position tire. I went to the largest truck/rv tire dealer in our area and requested the tire. He looked at me like I knew something. In a low voice, he said, "We sell a lot of Michelins, and we have a lot of them come back, we have never had a Sumitomo come back". I'm sure they sell a ton more Michelins ( there were Michelin signs all over the place) than Sumitomo's, but I have been very happy with my decision. They also ride and handle great.


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Don't think I've heard anything negative regarding Sumitomo's !
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I've only got 400 or so miles on these
XZA3's but come Sept and Oct I'm gonna ride them hard, Indy to NC - GA- back to Indy.


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Old 08-02-2015, 05:42 PM   #89
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Indy to NC - GA - back to Indy is only about 1600 miles.
To some 1600 miles is an leisurely 2-3 day country drive.
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We'll Mel you do have a sense of humor ! Still a good run on new tires and lets not forget the. 10k trailer hanging on the back .


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I've had XZEs since Dec '06. You have to be very imaginative to see the very tiny cracks. The tires have been covered most of the time since new. I had a tire store owner, driving a big Dutch Star of his own, tell me keep driving on 'em and change 'em at 10 years. I've got nearly 9 and will get 6 new ones before my next trip. These tires have performed well but I"ll be looking at Goodyear and I also hear good things about Toyo.
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Well.. Finally went to the local Truck Tire Shop here (Pomp's Tire) and the manager said I definitely have serious issues with 3 of the 4 facing tires (didn't inspect inner dual)..

I called an started the process.. I have a case number... next up is going back to the tire shop and have them call when the RV is there.. I would presume I will get an offer at that time... HOPEFULLY it's acceptable

Stay tuned.. will be a couple weeks before I can get back there.. but I will report what happens..

FYI - My guy at the tire shop says to be level-headed with Michelin.. have your facts straight.. tires have always been covered to protect from UV rays.. the coach was weighed and aired up to Michelin recommendations.. He said its been his experience they will work better with people who DO NOT yell and scream.. its a negotiation process... NEVER accept the 1st offer...
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I believe the XRVS are a totally different tire as well as the XZA's
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What tire shine product did you apply to those tires? DO n o t use petroleum or silicone based products! This will lead to premature cracking!


Use only Aerospace 303 (water based) or only soap and water.

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Michelin now recommends only soap and water, not even 303 any more.
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Well.. Finally went to the local Truck Tire Shop here (Pomp's Tire) and the manager said I definitely have serious issues with 3 of the 4 facing tires (didn't inspect inner dual)..
I called an started the process.. I have a case number... next up is going back to the tire shop and have them call when the RV is there.. I would presume I will get an offer at that time... HOPEFULLY it's acceptable
Stay tuned.. will be a couple weeks before I can get back there.. but I will report what happens..
FYI - My guy at the tire shop says to be level-headed with Michelin.. have your facts straight.. tires have always been covered to protect from UV rays.. the coach was weighed and aired up to Michelin recommendations.. He said its been his experience they will work better with people who DO NOT yell and scream.. its a negotiation process... NEVER accept the 1st offer...
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I suggest you have the inner duals inspected.

Last November all 6 of my then 42 month old sidewall cracked tires were replaced by Michelin.

However dealing with Michelin customer Care was not a pleasant experience.
The "warranty replacement process" took nearly 3 months from start to finish....(and included numinous emails and phone calls as well as more than a little courteous yelling and screaming), before Michelin payed enough attention to me to address, (and finally satisfactorily correct), THEIR tire problem.

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What tire shine product did you apply to those tires? DO n o t use petroleum or silicone based products! This will lead to premature cracking!


Use only Aerospace 303 (water based) or only soap and water.

Cheers!
I've been using Armoral Tire Shine for 50 plus years and have never ever had any sidewall cracking issues- Except for my XRV'S and I will not be convinced that Armoral is or was the cause !!
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All I know is the previous owner of mine used it and the exterior tires were cracked, but the interior rears that were not exposed to it were like brand new after 5 years! BTW, Michelin says not to use silicon or petroleum based tire shines.

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I suggest you have the inner duals inspected.

Last November all 6 of my then 42 month old sidewall cracked tires were replaced by Michelin.

However dealing with Michelin customer Care was not a pleasant experience.
The "warranty replacement process" took nearly 3 months from start to finish....(and included numinous emails and phone calls as well as more than a little courteous yelling and screaming), before Michelin payed enough attention to me to address, (and finally satisfactorily correct), THEIR tire problem.

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Sorry for your bad experience. Maybe your yelling caused the delay?

Michelin promptly paid me $2,700 in less than 3 weeks start to finish for 4 year, 8 month old tires.

But I spoke nicely to them and they treated me the same. Outstanding service.

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