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Old 11-27-2011, 11:28 AM   #43
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Please excise me, i should have said most mich were made in france.

But,you missed My Point. so i will repeat, my opinion is that Mich are not worth the extra money if you time out your tires and not wear them out.

if i was full timing and wore out my tires, i probably would get the XZE's
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:04 PM   #44
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I bought Toyo tires to replace that timed out G670s that only had 15K on them. Same PSI and I noticed the difference in ride. On good pavement, it is like riding on glass. They all had the same date code and were 5 months old. How old it that in tire years?
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:13 PM   #45
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It's a mystery to me how anyone can tell the difference in ride quality of different tires. You would have to put one brand on the MH, drive it around for a few miles then switch tires and repeat the procedure. I've had Michelins, Bridgestones and Goodyears. I couldn't tell a nickels worth of difference.

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Exactly my thoughts also
I traded my Butt Dyno in for a calibrated Butt Ride Detector and I could tell the difference with the Toyo's.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:46 PM   #46
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Is purchasing a tire that is 12 months old acceptable? Should I demand for something newer?
Personally I would specify no more than 6 months old. Few RVers ever wear their tires out, so age is important factor. I replace mine at 7.0-7.5 years of age, so want to get a full 7 years of use out of them if possible,
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My Smooth Ride Detector that's mounted in the RF seat, could tell the difference between my old Michelins and the new ones. I'd almost wager that she could blindfolded tell you what part of I-10 we're on between Pensacola and San Antonio. We keep our tires clean, covered when parked and try to excercise them (along with the rest of the coach) for at least a few miles every month. Like Gary, I want to get a full 7 years out of my tires, and maybe more. Michelin's latest "guess" is 7-10 years. They are too expensive not to get as much safe wear out of them as you can.
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New tires are alway going to ride softer. More rubber to flex with the bumps, etc.
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My kid put Douglas on his car and 'loved the better ride'...

It's all in your head..
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No it's not. New tires are more squishy.
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Expnded: "Its all in your head that one brand is better than the other because your 'new' ones ride better...."
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They ride better than the ones that were on it.
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All tires meet or pass USDOT specs.
And each tire is tested before you buy them?
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Personally I would specify no more than 6 months old. Few RVers ever wear their tires out, so age is important factor. I replace mine at 7.0-7.5 years of age, so want to get a full 7 years of use out of them if possible,
I replaced ours after 8 years and could have gone longer. The 305/70's were out of stock in the US, not wanting to have to possibly wait for several months I went ahead and ordered them. To my surprise they came in in about a month. I could have waited longer but I went ahead and changed them since I didn't know when the next batch would come in. They were only a few weeks old.
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And each tire is tested before you buy them?
Why yes, yes they are. Stick you head in the tire and look for that little sticker that looks like a hieroglyphic.
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Ok, here is one for you. My sister has a 1997 Coachmen MH with ORIGINAL tires. No I do not ride with her.
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