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Old 10-07-2015, 09:08 PM   #99
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This was not a disconnect between the invoice and the install. it was between the install and the coach specification

Did the tire dealer not replace with the size that was being replaced?


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we used the FMCA/Michelin plan [together with a lot of money] to replace steers and drives. aside from big name tire shop leaving my rims filthy, i later found that the drives were the wrong size - enough to throw off my speedometer. the steers were so far out of round that they could not be balanced to remove the intermittent road thump. goodbye Michelin - and FMCA failed me again

I wear size 11D shoes. If I pay the money for size 10 1/2 shoes - it is on me when my feet hurt, not the place that sells me the shoes... I had a choice, to not buy the wrong size shoes.

Sure not trying to kick you when you have a problem, but come on, you have the most responsibility to insure you are buying the right size tires, and load range, for your coach. Very few choices are more important to safety, the the rubber on your coaches.

OK - Good luck, and try to work with the tire company to resolve this. If they won't work with you, and you charged the tires on credit, contact the credit card to dispute the purchase. This will get their attention! And personally, as I feel all of us making tire purchases have responsibility too - I'd be willing to pay some for this mistaken purchase, and that could be enough to get the tire place to correct things...

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Congrats Joe! I came very close to upsizing to the XZA2's, and also bumping up Load Rage from H to L. Was sent a few emails and PM's from different sites, that for my steers, and on 8.25" rims, this would probably yield a ride that was as stiff as my old XZE* ("*" on the XZE brings stiffer/beefier sidewalls, for a rougher rid on the front end.). In the 12R 22.5, only XZE were available to me.

So, I've just ordered 6 Bridgestone R268 Escopia's, that have a higher Efficiency Rating, lower Rolling Resistance then the XZE's. Even with the FMCA discount, a bit less money. If the XZA3 or XZA3 were available (listening Michelin?) in my size, I would have purchased these. My other two out of 8 tires, are now 2 months old BF Goodrich ST230's, currently on the steers, that I will move to the tag duty. They are a good tire with a good reputation. Now older in design, and without a high Energy/Rolling Resistance rating.

I personally feel purchasing Tier 1 tires, such as our XZA2, is a good investment over the usage span of hopefully a solid 5-7 years!

Travel safe, keep the rubber side down!!!
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I apologize for misusing this forum. I was treating it more a Yelp... shared experiences

the moderator is more than welcome to delete my entries - or even my account if you think it rises to this level of abuse.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:30 AM   #103
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the moderator is more than welcome to delete my entries - or even my account if you think it rises to this level of abuse.

I don't think anything or anyone needs to be deleted. I just don't understand the dissatisfaction with FMCA. You didn't really explain that. I have only been a member for four years but I'm very impressed with the FMCA. They offer so much for the low fee. The local chapters are so much fun.
I really just wanted to know what you were so dissatisfied with.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:38 PM   #104
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Heck no, don't ask to have your account deleted, and never worry about the moderator deleting threads they feel cross the line. (That is intended a thanks to the moderators!).

I've posted items that I felt were problems where other posters with have 'explained to me why they were my problems'. I learn, and still do frequently on this board (And with my wife too!).

Keep your mind open, and skin thick! The majority of the gang our pretty friendly, and honestly try to provide positive posts, even if sometimes those positive posts come in the form of more direct input then feels comfortable!

Best to you, have fun, be safe,
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:48 PM   #105
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I have some Michelin energy 2 315s for sale (2 years old) 8,000 miles.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:08 AM   #106
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Slamming Michelin is very much allowed here, but NEVER EVER say anything negative about THOR or they will pull your post and reprimand you severely.


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Old 02-26-2016, 06:36 AM   #107
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I have 20k on my michelin xrv's and they look like new. I cover them sometimes. What I always do is make sure they have proper inflation based on weight. They ride magnificently as I am able to run a lower pressure after weighing the coach. Im going to have to try out my admonishment of Thor products.
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Joe, you made a great decision! I didnt want to comment while you were still deciding but it almost seemed you were dead set on replacing with Goodyear and with all the comments I was finding it hard to believe you were still considering them. The Michelins ride so much nicer. I for one am not worried about the sidewall blowout reports on the xrv's. I dont think there is enough evidence to not say it may be due to improper inflation issues and user error.
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I apologize for misusing this forum. I was treating it more a Yelp... shared experiences

the moderator is more than welcome to delete my entries - or even my account if you think it rises to this level of abuse.

Joseph, don't worry about it! You did nothing wrong! We appreciate your input!
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Joe, you made a great decision! I didnt want to comment while you were still deciding but it almost seemed you were dead set on replacing with Goodyear and with all the comments I was finding it hard to believe you were still considering them. The Michelins ride so much nicer. I for one am not worried about the sidewall blowout reports on the xrv's. I dont think there is enough evidence to not say it may be due to improper inflation issues and user error.



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Just put 6 xza2 energy Michelins on our 08 Kountry Star. It rides like a big ole caddy. BTW if you live close to Canada your dollar goes a long ways here right now. US pays 1.35 CAN today. That's a 35% off ! (if you can get the same price.)
I trust Michelins, been driving them for years.
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Love my Goodyear G670's that were replaced after 10 years 4 months.
New set of G670's have another 9 years 11 months to go.

Before that the OEM Michelin XRV's went 4 years and 6 years with 2 zipper blow outs. Running 110 PSI in them for the weight.

G670's only need 85-90(smoother ride) to carry the same weight and have a 7 year warranty on cracks too Michelin 0 days on cracks.
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