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Old 12-15-2014, 03:52 PM   #1
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Michelin Launches Recreational Vehicle (RV) Tires Website


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Michelin North America launched a new RV tires website – Michelin RV Tires | A Better Way Forward – that includes information on tire selection and maintenance for RVs, campers and motorhomes.

The mobile-friendly site offers RV customers online tools such as a new RV tire selector, which assists with size, tread design and application selection. The tire selector also provides information on tire basics, maintenance and safety so customers can get the most out of their tires, said Michelin.

“Our goal for the new RV site is to provide a user friendly experience for our RV customers, with information and tools to assist in their decision making and maintenance practices,” said Bianca Hogan, U.S. country marketing manager for Michelin Americas truck tires division.

The reference section of the site contains materials including warranty information, bulletins, load and inflation tables, RV tire maintenance tips, technical specifications and videos. The dealer and service tab can be searched by address, city, state and ZIP code. It can also be refined to select the dealers with the specific services needed. Information from the site can be printed or shared via social channels or email. Customers can also create a personal account so they can save their tire and dealer searches, as well as reference materials and videos.
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Michelin RV Tires | A Better Way Forward
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Not much there, just a compilation of RV related stuff from their website. It does display if a tire size is available, but nothing about pricing. I found all that out from the local truck tire shop.
Would have been nice if Michelin addressed how they reduced the sidewall cracks issue.
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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Nothing much new there - mostly a flashier revision of the previous RV tire info pages. The tire size selector is a modest improvement - can easily see which Michelin models are available in each size. Not much basis for comparison, though.
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Just had an issue with two front tires cracking - three years old, 20,000 miles. Michelin said they would replace for half the cost of new tires. Still $900!
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I wish their website would list availability of different sizes. I needed 305/70 tires last summer and could not get them. Few distributors stock that size and I suppose Michelin only makes them in small production runs. I waited until November and they had them in stock. I got some really new tires.
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Not much there, just a compilation of RV related stuff from their website. It does display if a tire size is available, but nothing about pricing. I found all that out from the local truck tire shop.
Would have been nice if Michelin addressed how they reduced the sidewall cracks issue.
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I recently had all 6 tires replaced because the 3 1/2 year old Michelin XZE tires on my coach had developed thousands of sidewall cracks.

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I recently had all 6 tires replaced because the 3 1/2 year old Michelin XZE tires on my coach had developed thousands of sidewall cracks.

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Those appear to be purely cosmetic superficial cracks which would have no deleterious affect on tire use, IMO.

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Angry Michelin tires

One year old,inside sidewall of double axel blow out, 4,000 miles. $445.00 dollars,Michelin reimbursed me $145.00 after a three month battle.
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Those appear to be purely cosmetic superficial cracks which would have no deleterious affect on tire use, IMO.
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IMO even only "purely cosmetic superficial cracks" should not be part of an expensive tire purchase,
They weren't something I expected to get for with $3500+ worth of "the best tires in the world" ....and definitely not sometime that I, or my local Michelin tire dealer, was comfortable with.
It's not easy to drive a coach with your fingers crossed because you wonder when one of the thousands of "cosmetic superficial sidewall cracks" might suddenly become a "disastrous crack".
BTW, if you would be happy with that I know where you can get a set of 6 3 1/2 year old "superficial cracked" Michelins, (with less than 10,000 miles on them), for only $2000 .
(I could use the money)
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IMO even only "purely cosmetic superficial cracks" should not be part of an expensive tire purchase,
They weren't something I expected to get for with $3500+ worth of "the best tires in the world" ....and definitely not sometime that I, or my local Michelin tire dealer, was comfortable with.
It's not easy to drive a coach with your fingers crossed because you wonder when one of the thousands of "cosmetic superficial sidewall cracks" might suddenly become a "disastrous crack".
BTW, if you would be happy with that I know where you can get a set of 6 3 1/2 year old "superficial cracked" Michelins, (with less than 10,000 miles on them), for only $2000 .
(I could use the money)
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Thanks, Mel.

I have Michelins that have some tiny superficial cracks similar to yours. They are four years old with 22,000 miles.

I am not concerned about tiny cosmetic cracks. But then I've been trained in tire inspection and safety as I fly commercial airliners that weigh 600,000 lbs. and travel at 180 mph. We don't consider changing tires unless they have deep (>1/2" to 3/4"or so) gouges, or wear cords are showing. Tiny superficial cracks are of no concern to me.

But if it makes you happy buying 6 new tires, then it's worth it (to you)!

Me, I'll keep running these for another 4 years or so. I hate wasting money throwing away good tires.

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Thanks, Mel.
I have Michelins that have some tiny superficial cracks similar to yours. They are four years old with 22,000 miles.
I am not concerned about tiny cosmetic cracks. But then I've been trained in tire inspection and safety as I fly commercial airliners that weigh 600,000 lbs. and travel at 180 mph. We don't consider changing tires unless they have deep (>1/2" to 3/4"or so) gouges, or wear cords are showing. Tiny superficial cracks are of no concern to me.
But if it makes you happy buying 6 new tires, then it's worth it (to you)!
Me, I'll keep running these for another 4 years or so. I hate wasting money throwing away good tires.
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That is frighting!

Apparently the "superficial" sidewall cracks in my Michelin tires bothered Michelin as much as they bothered me.... because Michelin Customer Care arranged for the replacement of all 6 of my "superficially cracked tires", for a cost to me of $484.63, (+ labor and tax)... FOR ALL 6.

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