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Old 03-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Buying tires

Looking for replacements for current Michelin 255/80r22.5. Interested in options with comparible quality. Looking for ride quality rather than mileage or cost. Decision pretty soon.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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A lot of us have Goodyear RV670's. I have 5 years and 45k on
mine with no problems.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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Most people say the Michelins have a smoother ride than others.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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I replaced my Michelin's with Toyo's from Les Schwab and am very happy so far. The ride is as good as before.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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I recently went from G670's to XRV's - can't say I see any difference in ride or handling.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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I recently went from G670's to XRV's - can't say I see any difference in ride or handling.
My dilemma continues then. Have the G670's and will replace in the next 12 months. I had Michelins on a car once. Didn't care for them and always ran Goodyears. MH came with the GYs but there is a savings on the Michelins and every bus and big truck I see seems to have Michelins on them. Lots of good press here too. Decisions. Decisions. I have already schooled the local tire shop on the FMCA discount. He called their rep while I was standing there as he had never heard of it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:53 AM   #7
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Not every dealer is qualified for the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program. The process to obtain all the information is on the FMCA web site.
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On a MH ridding on air bags. If someone can tell the difference in the ride from one brand of tire to another.

Has a much more sensitive butt then I do. And also all that can claim, too also tell the difference in the ride when the PSI is changed just 10 lb. up/down.
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I have year old GY G670 tires. They ride as good as any I guess. I had 2 out of 6 tires out of round. I had to have them shaved round. I understand the side walls on the 670s are stiffer than Michelin tires. My next set will be Michelin.
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We have put Hankook's on every car or truck we've had in the last 10 yrs. If they made Hankook's for the bike Thom would put them there too. And if they made them in the size for our RV we would put them there too but since our tires are 24.5's they don't make them big but they do make some in the 22.5 range. Those that go to Hankook love them. The same with Toyo. They also seem to be cheaper than the major brands.
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Not every dealer is qualified for the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program. The process to obtain all the information is on the FMCA web site.
We just got new tires all the way around through the FMCA program - Michelin XCE in 235/80R22.5 for $413.58 each - a savings of $89.97 off the regular price of the tire!
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We just got new tires all the way around through the FMCA program - Michelin XCE in 235/80R22.5 for $413.58 each - a savings of $89.97 off the regular price of the tire!

Alan, was that the total price, mount & balance, tax, etc?
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Alan, was that the total price, mount & balance, tax, etc?
The grand total, with FET, state and local sales taxes, mount and balance, disposal fee, etc. was $3052.15, or about $508 per tire.
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My opinion is that Michlean tires are way over priced and over rated. Last set I purchased had to be replaced at 3 years due to sidewall cracking.
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