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Old 01-14-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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Goodyear 670RV vs Michelin XRV

I know the tire thing gets beat to death here, but want to put new steers on my MH, have decided to put Falken on rear, but want to go with top line tire for steers, I continue to hear about sidewall cracking on Mich, and must say that the GY's I have on now approaching 7th birthday have NO SIGN of sidewall cracking, so thinking their claim about additives to avoid cracking from ozone exposure may be correct. Difference for 2 of them is about $150 more for the GY's, so no big deal.

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I have had both GY and Michelin RV tires on my MH. After having sidewall failures on both brands I have switched to truck steer tires. Give a look at GY G647, Michelin XZE and Firestone FG 560 plus. I'm sure there are other brands. But these are the ones I researched.
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I know the tire thing gets beat to death here, but want to put new steers on my MH, have decided to put Falken on rear, but want to go with top line tire for steers, I continue to hear about sidewall cracking on Mich, and must say that the GY's I have on now approaching 7th birthday have NO SIGN of sidewall cracking, so thinking their claim about additives to avoid cracking from ozone exposure may be correct. Difference for 2 of them is about $150 more for the GY's, so no big deal.
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Because my 6 Goodyear tires lasted 8+ years with no sidewall cracks years and my 6 Michelin XZEs only 3 1/2.... IMO $150 more for 2 Goodyear tires that will last twice as long are a no-brainer.
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Highly recommend Bridgestone load range G, been using them for 15 years now zero problems. Of course there's always a first time for everything.

Good luck on your choice & safe travels...
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:54 PM   #5
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Michelin XRV has 0 warranty on cracks in sidewall
Goodyear G670 has a 7 year warranty on sidewall cracks.

Your choice.
My over 9 year old G670's have 0 cracks.
Next May they won't be replaced with Michelin.
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I'd buy Bridgestones in a heartbeat. No rivering problems like the Goodyears and no sidewall cracking like the Michelins.

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Anyone have experience with Hankooks on the front? My G670 are rivering and I need to change.
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We've had both the Goodyear G60's and Michelin XZE's, and haven't had a sidewall problem with either. We had a couple sets of the G670's on our 2001 motorhome. The only problem was the last set didn't get balanced on installation. The dealer was supposed to install Equal balancing powder, but we found out it wasn't installed later when we had balance problems. In over 100,000 miles on that motorhome we never had a sidewall problem.


We have the Michelin XZE's on our 2013 Adventurer. They're not quite 2 years old, but already have nearly 20,000 miles on them. Again there's been no cracking problem.


Both Goodyear and Michelin advise the tires be driven to bring them to normal operating temperature regularly. When this is done the emollients in the rubber work to the surface and keep the sidewalls flexible. Sitting in the sun or near a source ozone like a transformer or electrical sub station.


Here's some information from Michelin:


https://www.michelinb2b.com/wps/b2bc...s_Brochure.pdf
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We had the Goodyears on a previous MH and replaced with Goodyears. Had to replace one due to could not balance and never did get the MH to ride good again. Goodyear put Equal in but finally dumped it back out and did spin balance, still no help.

This MH had Michelin and I replaced with Michelin, everything has been great. Also I used the FMCA discount program and saved about $150 per tire.
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I had GY G670's and after 19K miles they were rivering (cupping) I read several threads on this forum that alot of people have had the same rivering problem with the GY's. I put Michelin XZE's on last year and had them balanced with Dyna Beads. I took a 7 k mile trip back east and so far I have 10k no problems and really like the Dyna Beads.
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I had GY G670's and after 19K miles they were rivering (cupping) I read several threads on this forum that alot of people have had the same rivering problem with the GY's. I put Michelin XZE's on last year and had them balanced with Dyna Beads. I took a 7 k mile trip back east and so far I have 10k no problems and really like the Dyna Beads.
I read somewhere recently that Goodyear "requires" use of Dyna Beads in newly installed 670 RV tires, not sure if true. But, if you do use Dyna Beads should they be spin balanced or is that not appropriate?

Leaning toward the 670rv's up front, just because of how well the old ones did. Reading too much about sidewall cracking on Mich, and looked at my buddies MH with XRV's and see they are sidewall cracking after about 3 years and he stores inside, climate controlled.

Someone below mentioned G647 GY, which I have on drive axle on mine, but not sure if they are appropriate for steer tire, and I do not see them on the Goodyear RV tire website, not sure if they still make them.
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I read somewhere recently that Goodyear "requires" use of Dyna Beads in newly installed 670 RV tires, not sure if true. But, if you do use Dyna Beads should they be spin balanced or is that not appropriate?

Leaning toward the 670rv's up front, just because of how well the old ones did. Reading too much about sidewall cracking on Mich, and looked at my buddies MH with XRV's and see they are sidewall cracking after about 3 years and he stores inside, climate controlled.

Someone below mentioned G647 GY, which I have on drive axle on mine, but not sure if they are appropriate for steer tire, and I do not see them on the Goodyear RV tire website, not sure if they still make them.
I'm not sure of any requirement, however balancing beads would not require any further balancing.
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I have a mix of GY 670's (steer) and 647's (duals) on my rig, the 647's are 8 years old and look almost like new, but they will get changed out this year. No sidewall cracking on any of them, some minor rivering on the 5 year old 670 steer tires, not enough to cause a second thought. Always stored outside without tire covers. I've seen so many pics of cracked Michelin sidewalls, they are not even on my list anymore.


Leaning toward the 647's as 4 of them will save me nearly $600, almost enough to do the steer tires too. The 670's are the most expensive tire out there.
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I am on my third purchased set of michelin XRV. Zero problems. I will likely have more of the same in the future.
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