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Old 05-17-2015, 11:00 PM   #15
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:09 PM   #16
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Had two Toyo tires that lost the tread at different times with less than four years on them--and they had proper pressure. As a matter of fact, when the second tire went, it still had 100 psi in the tire with the thread slapping. You can get whatever tires you want--we just replaced our seven year old Michelins with new Michelins, and we're going to keep Michelins on this and our next coach.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:11 PM   #17
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We, bought 10 new Michelin tires on a road tractor, only 2 wore out the other 8 blew the sidewalls out. Put on Toyo's wore them all out, some went over 100,000 miles. I wouldn't put a Michelin tire, on you're bicycle! LOL!!
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:28 PM   #18
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We, bought 10 new Michelin tires on a road tractor, only 2 wore out the other 8 blew the sidewalls out. Put on Toyo's wore them all out, some went over 100,000 miles. I wouldn't put a Michelin tire, on you're bicycle! LOL!!
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:34 PM   #19
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As I said, Peralko, "buy what makes you feel comfortable". If I'd had your experience, I probably wouldn't feel comfortable with Toyos either! Luckily for me, I haven't and I hope I never do! If I did, though, I'd hope I wouldn't write off all the other brands I mentioned because of what my Toyos did.


I'm glad you're comfortable with your Michelins. I've never said they're a bad tire, I just don't think they're so much better than anything else that they justify the cost.


If FMCA members can get them for so much less, why is the MSRP so high? Do you think Michelin isn't making a good profit, even at FMCA pricing? I suspect that they are. Maybe if they just listed their tires for the price they're actually willing to sell them for, they might just run everyone else out of business!


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Funny how nobody says they have found a better tire than
Michelins, just cheaper tires.
Like your momma told you, you get what you pay for.
JMHO.
I agree. I suspect that on a clear dry cool day any rated tire would be fine. However, I want one that will deliver the best performance under any condition. Have you ever wondered why some tires have different tread design? Why does siping appear on some tires and not on others. Tread block size and spacing, rubber compound all make a difference on performance in wet/dry /hot/cold conditions.

Like all safety items you should buy not on what they are worth, but what you and your family are worth.
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Do you consider Continental to be a third party tire? I'm also thinking about Firestone.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:48 AM   #22
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My son just put Firestone tires on his coach and they were only $500 each.
Same size as yours?

I just got 6 275/70/22.5 G670's out the door $524 each to replace my 10 year old G670's that were $348.

NO Michelin's allowed here on my MH after 2 zipper blow outs with 235/80/22.6
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Whenever I see these posts proclaiming Michelin to be the best, the only tire to buy, I think of Guy Tann, and his family, from Los Angelos. Does anyone here remember him? It was probably about 10 years ago since he was killed in a crash, resulting from a zipper-rip blowout. Does anyone here remember all the many many Michelin tires that had zipper-rip blowouts? Rusted steel wires were found, found in tires that had side-wall failures. I do. I remember that well.

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DEAR FRIENDS: A message was posted on this forum on the 4th of April by Guy Tann, advertising for a MH driver. He had just purchased his first motor home and needed a driver to deliver it to him in Los Angeles, Ca from Foxboro, Ma. Following several messages on this forum and other e-mails and telephone calls, I became the driver he chose to make this delivery. Over these last several months Guy and I developed the relationship of good friends. He flew to Albuquerque, NM to meet me on the delivery trip in order to aquaint himself with the vehicle. His "new" coach was a 1999 Country Coach Intrigue with 33.000 miles on it. Guy wanted to do everything "right": he put new tires on the coach (see thread concerning this), he changed ALL the fluids and filters and had the coach thoroughly gone over by the West Coast CC representative. Once this was completed, he and I went over and over all the systems for proper operation and understanding. He then took his family on a "maiden" cruise up the California coast for the weekend. He now felt that he was ready for his "big trip" and initiation into the world of RVs. He, his wife, son and two pups left on June 28th on this initial cross-country trip. On the 3rd of July, near Effingham, Illinois, the coach suffered a left, front wheel blow-out, sending the MH off the highway and head-on into a tree. Guy was killed. His wife suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries. Their son, 12 years old, required stitches for his relatively minor wounds. Guy's funeral was the day before yesterday in Los Angeles. Guy had so anticipated joining the rest of us in adventuring out in the world of RVing. Please join me in praying for Guy's family. He is a father, husband, and good friend who will be sincerely missed. Through my tears. . . oRV

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Here's a link to that thread, which answers some members questions, including what tire were on the coach: (They were XRVs) Click here

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Funny how nobody says they have found a better tire than
Michelins, just cheaper tires.
Like your momma told you, you get what you pay for.
JMHO.
The Michelin tires on my motorhome say Made in USA.....No way would I let my children and grandchildren in my motorhome with a tire that says made in china!
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Do you consider Continental to be a third party tire? I'm also thinking about Firestone.
Are you asking me? If so I would direct you to here. Look under quality.
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Michelin tire brands =
Michelin
BF Goodrich
Uniroyal

Which of these are no good?
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Can you show us documentation where Hankook's are a 3rd tier tire? I have them on my DP, my pickup, and see them all the time on OTR rigs, even on the steer axles. I rarely read about a failure, and there are plenty on here, as well as other forums running them.
He is your documentation on Hankook Tires, The Truck blew out a left front Hankook, Go ahead all you cheep people buy the cheep tires and save some $$$$$ (click on the picture to get the real effect)
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So your saying Michelin, won't blow out, or expensive tires don't blow out?
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