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Old 09-10-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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Michelin or Goodyear

I am about at the point of replacing tires. I have 255 80 22.5 Michelin and am considering 265 75 22.5 Goodyear's. The Michelin's I have are 8 years old and only one is showing small cracks in sidewall. I can buy either tire at a good price, themichelin is about $69 higher. Which should I choose?
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Here is some good bedtime reading on the subject. I have Michelin on my coach that are approaching 6years with no signs of cracking or abnormal wear. When it comes time to replace them, I will be putting the same brand back on Guaranteed!


http://www.irv2.com/forums/search.php?searchid=6812751
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I am about at the point of replacing tires. I have 255 80 22.5 Michelin and am considering 265 75 22.5 Goodyear's. The Michelin's I have are 8 years old and only one is showing small cracks in sidewall. I can buy either tire at a good price, themichelin is about $69 higher. Which should I choose?
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I have 39 month old, (3 year, 3 month, per the D.O.T. date codes), Michelin XZE tires on my coach that are developing small cracks in the sidewalls.

An inspection report by a Michelin dealer concludes:
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This condition is "somewhat" normal for the Michelin brand tires. Condition "should" not be safety concern. Suggest the tires should be inspected again after one calender year.
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(NOTE: the quotation marks in the above quote are part of the quote... they have NOT been added!

That is NOT very comforting.

BTW, previously this coach had one set of 6 Goodyears that did not crack in 8 years... and a 2nd set of Goodyears that had no cracks after 7 years.

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I've had both on my RV. The Goodyear 670s tended to river and wear in an unusal pattern but I did get about 70K on them before replacing with Michelin XZE's. The tires before the Goodyears were Michelins and several years old so they did have sidewall cracks. I think this is kind of like a Ford - Chevy - Dodge discussion and trying to figure out the best. Good luck with which ever you chose.
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Buying tires for your coach or car is like buying a jockstrap. It is strictly personal preference as they are as many people who like one brand over another that will profess that the very same brand is junk.

Go with what ever you can afford but make sure the tire dealer does not talk you into going to a smaller tire versus the same size or larger.

After all would you really want a smaller jockstrap?

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Do a search on Goodyear G670 rivering before you make a decision.

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I purchased 8 new Goodyear tires on my last RV at great expense. Both front tires developed an aneurysm on the inner sidewall due to a defect. One blew in a campground when the RV was up on jacks and the tire was completely off the ground. The other blew on I-95 in Georgia at full highway speed, which still gives me nightmares.

I'll never buy Goodyear tires again....EVER.
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Some very good suggestions here. Also, suggest you compare the warranty coverage on both tires. This is something that some folks do not consider. Each manufacturer's website will answer this for you.
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No matter who the manufacturer is you will always hear a horror story from someone who had them. Whether they are Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone or who ever. There are a lot of buying incentives out there that can make the purchase of whichever you choose affordable. FMCA has a program for Michelins.

Just as a side note. If you look at the super coaches where money is no object, look at the tires they use. Just sayin'
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Just as a side note. If you look at the super coaches where money is no object, look at the tires they use. Just sayin'

Dare I expose my limited knowledge on this subject, but what tires do the "super coaches" use? Thanks!
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Well Prevost's web site says to be sure to follow Michelin's tire pressure charts.
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Michelin or Goodyear

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One of my more impulsive posts. Thanks for taking the time to look up something I should have done myself. Much appreciated!
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Hi jetfromtn,
The FMCA Michelin Advantage program has your tire for sale at $476.91 per tire. I have purchased only Michelin tires since 1965. I will continue to do so in the future.
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