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Old 09-14-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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FMCA and new tires

Just got 2 new Michelin's for the steer tires on my 07 Bounder diesel replace the GY 670 rvs the new Michelin's are a much nicer ride hope they are as reliable as the GY's were. Now to the FMCA deal its well worth the $50.00 a year membership fee for the tire discount you get. Called around too get prices before joining the GY's were over $700.00 a piece, the Michelin's were $615.00 each and than I got numbers on Sampsons and some other Chinese tires all in the $350.00-$400.00 range. So I join FMCA call back the dealer I got the price for the Michelin's from and tell him I need the FMCA fleet price he says no problem but they have to order them it'll take a few days. No problem I tell him he orders 2 Michelin XZA2 in 275/70 22.5 few days later they are in he calls me we make an appointment to have the work done I bring in the coach check the date codes the are 22-13 so all good mounting and balancing done new stems all for $136.00 dollars, he shows me their invoice for the tires they pay $515.00 a piece he says my price will be more but not much so I sign the papers and leave. Next day check my bank statement already have a charge from Michelin for the tires $565.00 each plus tax. Not a bad deal and a rather painless transaction, so come spring I will be returning to them for 4 more Michelin's for the rear of the coach. The only thing to watch for in going from GY's to Michelin's is tire inflation my coach says 115psi for the fronts a quick check of the GY inflation chart says at 115psi in a single configuration the tire will carry 6051lbs a quick check of the Michelin inflation guide tells me to get that weight carrying capacity out of the XZA2 I have to go to 120psi. So it pays to research a little even when things appear to be the same. Even at the 120psi the Michelin's are a much softer ride than the GY's. Now to hope they last as well.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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I am very new so I am going to ask. What is FMCA ? How old before you should replace your tires?
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FMCA is Family Motor Coach Association they are a group of motor home owners they all have black oval placards on their coaches with a member number on it. It cost 50.00 a year in dues to belong and you get information and magazine plus fleet tire discounts on Michelin tires. Well worth it. Tires they say should be changed at 7 years checked via the date codes molded into you're tires.
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Right now FMCA has a BOGO going on. Buy one year at the regular price and get the second year free.

You can get more info here http://fmca.com/
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I just went to their weg site and it was First year 50 and 40 for the next.
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We had the same experience with the FMCA tire program. Very pleased with the Michelin tires versus the Goodyear's and very easy process.
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I just went to their weg site and it was First year 50 and 40 for the next.
Here you are BOGO

These membership incentives started April 1, 2013, and end Jan. 1, 2014
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Thanks dons2346 I'll use it this week!!!!!
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Tires they say should be changed at 7 years checked via the date codes molded into you're tires.
No tire manufacturer says that, and there is no hard and fast "rule" on it.

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Service Life for RV/Motorhome Tires

The following recommendation applies to RV/Motorhome tires. Tires are composed of various types of material and rubber compounds, having performance properties essential to the proper functioning of the tire itself. These component properties evolve over time. For each tire, this evolution depends upon many factors such as weather, storage conditions, and conditions of use (load, speed, inflation pressure, maintenance, etc.) to which the tire is subjected throughout its life. This service-related evolution varies widely so that accurately predicting the serviceable life of any specific tire in advance is not possible.

That is why, in addition to regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance by consumers, it is recommended to have RV/Motorhome tires, including spare tires, inspected regularly by a qualified tire specialist, such as a tire dealer, who will assess the tire’s suitability for continued service. Tires that have been in use for 5 years or more should continue to be inspected by a specialist at least annually.

Consumers are strongly encouraged to be aware not only of their tires’ visual condition and inflation pressure, but also of any change in dynamic performance such as increased air loss, noise or vibration, which could be an indication that the tires need to be removed from service to prevent tire failure.

It is impossible to predict when tires should be replaced based on their calendar age alone. However, the older a tire the greater the chance that it will need to be replaced due to the service-related evolution or other conditions found upon inspection or detected during use.

While most tires will need replacement before they achieve 10 years, it is recommended that any tires in service 10 years or more from the date of manufacture, including spare tires, be replaced with new tires as a simple precaution even if such tires appear serviceable and even if they have not reached the legal wear limit.

For tires that were on an original equipment vehicle (i.e., acquired by the consumer on a new vehicle), follow the vehicle manufacturer’s tire replacement recommendations, when specified (but not to exceed 10 years).

The date when a tire was manufactured is located on the sidewall of each tire. Consumers should locate the Department of Transportation or DOT code on the tire that begins with DOT and ends with the week and year of manufacture. For example, a DOT code ending with “0304” indicates a tire made in the 3rd week (Jan) of 2004.
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Tire Damage and Aging (Non-Commercial Use)
Vehicle operating conditions and tire maintenance practices vary widely. Tires should be routinely checked for damage or signs of fatigue or aging. This should be done at scheduled vehicle maintenance intervals and preferably on a lift so that the tires can be thoroughly inspected by a tire professional.
Tire longevity is extremely dependent on factors such as air pressure maintenance. It is recommended that tires be thoroughly examined by a tire professional after reaching five years of service. Even tires with serviceable tread remaining may require replacement prior to wearing out. Tires which have reached a remaining tread depth of 4/32nd should be replaced.
The age of your tire can be determined by reading the sidewall. Every tire has a 10 or 11 digit DOT (Department of Transportation) identifying number on one sidewall. The last 3 or 4 digits are the most important to you. Older tires have 3 digits, the first two identifying the week of manufacture and the third digit the year when the tire was made. Tires made between 1990 and 1999 may have a triangle alongside the numbers. As from January 2000 4 digits are used, the first two give the week of manufacture and the last two digits tell the year the tire was made.
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Just got 2 new Michelin's for the steer tires on my 07 Bounder diesel replace the GY 670 rvs the new Michelin's are a much nicer ride hope they are as reliable as the GY's were. Now to the FMCA deal its well worth the $50.00 a year membership fee for the tire discount you get. Called around too get prices before joining the GY's were over $700.00 a piece, the Michelin's were $615.00 each and than I got numbers on Sampsons and some other Chinese tires all in the $350.00-$400.00 range. So I join FMCA call back the dealer I got the price for the Michelin's from and tell him I need the FMCA fleet price he says no problem but they have to order them it'll take a few days. No problem I tell him he orders 2 Michelin XZA2 in 275/70 22.5 few days later they are in he calls me we make an appointment to have the work done I bring in the coach check the date codes the are 22-13 so all good mounting and balancing done new stems all for $136.00 dollars, he shows me their invoice for the tires they pay $515.00 a piece he says my price will be more but not much so I sign the papers and leave. Next day check my bank statement already have a charge from Michelin for the tires $565.00 each plus tax. Not a bad deal and a rather painless transaction, so come spring I will be returning to them for 4 more Michelin's for the rear of the coach. The only thing to watch for in going from GY's to Michelin's is tire inflation my coach says 115psi for the fronts a quick check of the GY inflation chart says at 115psi in a single configuration the tire will carry 6051lbs a quick check of the Michelin inflation guide tells me to get that weight carrying capacity out of the XZA2 I have to go to 120psi. So it pays to research a little even when things appear to be the same. Even at the 120psi the Michelin's are a much softer ride than the GY's. Now to hope they last as well.
MICHELIN TIRES Size 235/80R 22.5 XRV

I contacted the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program and they identified a participating dealer in my area and gave me an Advantage Acct No/Ship to number for the dealer.
I advised the dealer I would be purchasing 6 tires through Family Motor Coach Associationís Advantage Account and negotiated labor costs.

Labor for Mounting 6 & balancing of 2 front tires = $363.40
FMCA Michelin Advantage Pgm tire Prices: $378.52 ea x 6 = $2,271.12
FET Federal Excise Tax $ 11.06 ea x 6 = $ 66.36
CA State Tax 8.75% $ 33.12 ea x 6 = $ 198.72
TOTAL $2,899.60

Well Worth the Savings!
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