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Old 04-07-2016, 02:51 PM   #1
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OK so my coach tires (Michelin) are suffering the dreaded SIDEWALL CRACKING syndrome. Called Michelin, took the coach to a dealer for inspection and tread depth measurements. Got a call from the dealer today and here's what Michelin offered to do on my DOT dated 0111 tires. Cost to me for 6 NEW tires is $768, total cost to me with, tax, mounting, etc for these 6 new tires is $ 1488!!!!! For a company to do this on tires that are 5+ years old I think is FANTASTIC. Based on the tread depth 1 of the tires is being replaced for FREE, that's no cost to me. I'd done a $ check straight up for 2 new fronts and it came to $1400, so basically, I'm getting my 4 rear tires for free.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:56 PM   #2
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Problem is you still have Michelins on your rig.

Most people think the sidewall cracking is a new problem, it's not.

I put 6 new Michelins on my Class C back in ~2001, within ~4 years the sidewall cracks were horrible. I replaced with Bridgestone in 2006.

I sold that rig but the Bridgestones I put on are still on it. I've advised the current owner of the age and to change.
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Good story. Thanks for posting that.
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Old 04-07-2016, 03:37 PM   #4
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I also have Bridgestones and I love them.
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Old 04-07-2016, 03:47 PM   #5
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Problem is you still have Michelins on your rig.

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I have Michelins on mine and will most likely use the Michelins forever. They are not a cheap or troubled brand. I have used Michelins on most of my other vehicles for years with never a problem, not even a flat tire. I think people have different experiences with things, which affects what they trust, but it is definitely not a "problem to still have Michelins on your rig"...that is just an opinion, and you know what those are.
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Old 04-07-2016, 03:49 PM   #6
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LOVE Michelin's! Fantastic customer service!

4 free new tires every 5 years after running them without problems? Only cosmetic surface cracks? What a great deal!

Good for you!

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I would sure rather have Michelin's that the ones that start with a "G" and end in "year".
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Michelin Sidewall Cracking

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Which Michelin tires are you running.
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Last year in November we were headed to Savannah. I blew a 6 year old Goodyear on the left rear. I had checked pressure just before leaving. My granddaughter was following in her car and heard the blast. I went to Goodyear in Savannah. They said the tire was damaged. A miracle. There was no marks and it was between the two tires about 1 inch from the rim. Nothing could get between the tires without making a mark. The tires had less than 10,000 miles on them. I said Do not install a old tire. When i picked it up and got home the manufacturer date was 2 and 1/2 years old. They also charged me $21.00 for hazerdous material disposal. (On top of the tire disposal cost.)
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jacwjames; Like alpha 99 said, run them for 5 years, have cracks in the side wall, call Michelin get 6 new tires for the price of 2. I'll do that forever!!!!

ronandsue74, my current tires are the XZA3's, the new tires will be an improved style of ZXA3's called X Line EnergyZ's that they've just come out with. The dealer doesn't have any yet because thy're still in production so the dates of them will be only a month or so old.
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I have 5-year old Michelins on our coach. They still look new...tread and sidewall

No complaints here!
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I've had good luck with Michelins over the years on my cars and Class C. This is the first time I've had Michelins on an RV since 2004. I know in the 80's and 90's they were having issues with them zippering.

I'll see how the Michelins hold up on my new coach, but at least they are taking care of their customers when issues arise, versus Goodyear who denies responsibility for anything that happens with their tires, especially with the junk G670's.
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I have 5-year old Michelins on our coach. They still look new...tread and sidewall

No complaints here!
Three years no cracks so far, I do cover them 90% of the time and treat them with aerospace 303 once a month or so. I do have 19.5 tires and have not heard of sidewall cracks in that size so far.
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Same issue here last month.Got 6 new ones for $798. Mine were also cracking around the letters on the tires. Got 6 new all with an 0316 date code.
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