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Old 11-23-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
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i am going to buy a set of michelins 295/75r/22.5 and was woundering about which ones xvr or xve or x something please help thanks bobby
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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WE went from XRV to XZE and like them. Make sure the date codes are fresh.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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On the issue of fresh date codes, inspect the new tires BEFORE the dealer removes the old ones. If you don't like the new date codes, get in your coach and drive away.

I was assured of fresh date codes before I drove to the dealer. My old tires were removed and taken away before I saw the new tires. The date code was 18 months old and I felt kind of stuck. I negotiated a (fairly worthless, actually) extension of the warranty to compensate. This still left me feeling cheated.

I went from XRV to XZE and I think tht the XRVs were better.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:40 AM   #4
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I've always heard XRVs are designed as RV tires - hence the "RV" in the name. The sidewalls are a little softer which is supposed to give a better ride, and there is supposed to be more UV inhibitors in the rubber formulation.

I'm going to be replacing 4 tires soon, and I'm planning on going with XRVs.
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I'm 100% satisfied with my XRVs and would replace them with XRVs.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:08 AM   #6
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A word of caution about XRV Michelins: The only Blowouts I am aware of with Michelins (about 7) occured with XRVs. Apparently the softer sidewalls for a smoother ride allowed too much flexing causing the tires to fail.

Haven't heard of any problems with them in the last several years, maybe they have resolved any problems.

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Old 11-24-2010, 11:21 AM   #7
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All of the old blowout problems with Michelin XRV tires were with sizes 255 and smaller. And most of the motorhomes were over weight coming out of the factory and that caused the blow outs. In the last few years I have talked to several owners with XRV's and I have never heard a negative comment.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:19 AM   #8
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Haven't had any tire problems yet but because of age replaced our tires recently and went with the XZE2's based on all the buzz on this site. Just my preference.
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We blow 2x 275 x22.5 XRV s Replaced all the tires with XZE 2 get a fermer ride and better MPG couse the tire stays round And don't flat spot ON the road;; Just my facts;
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So exactly what is the "real world" difference between the XRV and the XZE? Is there any difference in uv inhibitors one over the other?
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The xze Is a truck tire firmer ride the xrv Has a softer side wall developed for the rv.. softer ride.
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One thing you could look at and see if it makes a difference. Air pressure required for a given load may be different on tire models.
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The XZE has more tread (3/32" if I remember correctly) than the XRV. In our applications, I don't think that this matters much. It might actually be a slight negative as you get more 'squirm' with thicker tread.
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XZE is usually a little bigger diameter then the XRV in the same size.
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