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Old 09-10-2014, 07:25 PM   #15
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I had a 30' Class C RV that had Firestones as original equipment at a time when they had severe defects but the RV tires were not included in the recall. I had 3 failures on 1 trip at which time I spent the extra money for Michelin. The Michelins developed severe cracks after ~5 years and I was concerned about them so switched for Bridgestones which held up well until I sold.

I know have a Monaco that originally had the Goodyears but the front had bad rivering so I changed the front out for Bridgestone in 2009 before a trip to Alaska. They held up well & I put 4 on the back in 2011. The Bridgestones are holding up well, have +40K on the front and they look like new. I am no hooked on Bridgestone.

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Old 09-10-2014, 07:31 PM   #16
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Bought a set of 6 Michelins about a month ago.

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Old 09-10-2014, 07:33 PM   #17
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I'm having the same problem with my 2 year old Michelins. Having them checked as a CYA. I had Goodyears on my last coach and was very happy with them. I see them much more than previously on many coaches and have read about issues with Michelins. This is probably a personal preference issue.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:39 PM   #18
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:43 PM   #19
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Replacing rv tires

The FMCA program for Michlen tires is great. Good value, good product. Would not buy another brand.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:34 PM   #20
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A few years back, headed to the east coast at a dealer, got pressured into needing tires. So I bought two Goodyear steer tires for the front. Rear are okay for this trip will replace when we get home. Long story, short: those two Goodyear are now on my inside rears and I went back to Michelins on front and rear outside. No more Goodyear for me.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:20 AM   #21
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Over the years I've had a few cars, many of them higher end, and have had the best luck with Michelin and Continental. It seems few get to experience as many RV tire models as brands as on our cars. Given my limited experience the only brand I'm open to trying are Continentals.

I believe Michelin's website explains, by the way, that the small cracks in the sidewall are not an issue. They have pictures IIRC showing what is and isn't a problem.
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Here is a copy of their chart.

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Old 09-11-2014, 02:29 PM   #23
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You beat me to it. The chart has cut outs next to each level of cracking, so you hold the chart up to your tire to see what matches.FWIW, i'm a Michelin fan, and have used them for 35 years on four motorhomes. The only dreaded "zipper failures" (sidewall blowouts) were way back when before I knew about date code - based tire replacement.

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