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Old 05-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Got my new tires!

After finding that the cheap tires on my MH we're the wrong size for the axel weight, I put 2 brand new XZA3's on the steer axle. With Dynabeads, of course. Moved the steers to the tag, as they were 2 years newer and de-powdered them.

I'll be going back in a week or 2 to get the new valve stems on the drive axle and get them depowered. I'll put beads in there too.

Funny thing about the old tires, powder in 6 tires, beads in the tag, wrong size beads too.

The new tires drive really nice. I used the FMCA program to purchase them.
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what are dynabeads? what does de- powdered mean? As you can tell from the questions I'm a newbie but want to learn
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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I have been saving for tire replacement since we purchased the coach. How does this FMCA program work? and how much do you save. I have Michelin X 275/80R22.5 XZE my savings gold was $600.00 each.

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Hi jroan,
Go to Tire Connection - Michelin Advantage Program and read about the program. To determine the price of your size tires, you'll need to join the FMCA.
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Hi jroan,
Go to Tire Connection - Michelin Advantage Program and read about the program. To determine the price of your size tires, you'll need to join the FMCA.
Actually, they have sample prices up on their web site - you don't need to join to just research the prices. You can even call them to get prices for tires NOT on their sample list. You only need to join to actually GET the tires at that price.
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Mine were just over $500 a piece. Was very easy to do, just follow the instructions on FMCA. I'm not sure what the normal price is, but the installation was discounted as well.

The powder in the tire was balancing powder. It's a cheap way to balance them. Problem is it clogs up the tire valves when you try to take the pressure. I'm tired of hooking up the air hose everytime.

I'm heading out again this weekend, so I can see how good the beads are. So far, so good.
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I became interested in the Michelin advantage program and read the webpage. I noticed this in paragraph 3;
"The Michelin Advantage Program does not guarantee the lowest price, as local dealers may be able to provide local customers with better prices."
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The one thing I find in checking the local dealers is the date the tire was manufactured may not be current or even close. So I like the ideal of the manufacture date on the tires being very close to the purchase date. The dealer I have used for repairs is great but can not get the tires with (all with) current MFG dates. So I will pay the price to have all with the same dates.

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