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Old 07-29-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Michelin XZA2's

Spoke to a Michelin Advantage Program Dealer yesterday, I was told Michelin is making a run on XZA2 in 315/80 currently for the backlog, if I ordered I would get in on the run and have tires within 6 weeks. Hopefully not a sales ploy, but I did order mine using FMCA's Advantage Program.

I found 6 in stock but date code was out more than a year from a different dealer.

I found it difficult to find any in stock for months, I find it hard to believe that Michelin is just making enough to cover the backlog, has anyone else experienced this?
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They are worth the wait. Michelin does not like to have a lot
of inventory, to avoid the problem with "out of date" tires.
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I am waiting on a pair of 365/70s that are on national back order also. They are set to start a production run second week in august so will likely see them early September. It does seem odd to me also that there is such demand for tires but there not available. I guess maybe the economy is doing better then they were predicting. As a side note I needed to buy a couple of wheels and they were out several weeks also.
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We need 4 365/70's and 4 315/80's for our rig. Just can't break the money loose right now with the DW just about to start her liver cancer treatments. Hopefully they'll last another year and we probably won't get out much anyway during that time.
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I am waiting on a pair of 365/70s that are on national back order also. They are set to start a production run second week in august so will likely see them early September. It does seem odd to me also that there is such demand for tires but there not available. I guess maybe the economy is doing better then they were predicting. As a side note I needed to buy a couple of wheels and they were out several weeks also.

Happens every year.

As was mentioned earlier, they don't want excess old inventory.

There are some brand new Michelin tires in various sizes showing up now.
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Michelins are not the only game in town folks.
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They are if you need 365s. Michelin has provided a lot of tire sizes that no other manufacture builds and if they do there rated capacity is clearly less.
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Michelins are not the only game in town folks.
I tried Continental to see if they had my size, no go. I have had Goodyear and will not put them back on my motorhome only because how noisy and the handling characteristics. I have had great success on Michelin since 2002 on my Motor Homes and will pay a premium for them. My date coded 2008's are in excellent appearance, but not willing to risk any longer running them. I will be spending about $4,200 for the tires out the door, but my deductible is $2,500 so I feel like I am reducing my risk of an insurance claim.

I have also tried to find other 315/80 Load Range L in my area and have not been able to find other mfg tires with a date code less than 1 year old.
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I also prefer Michelin's. Had new XRV's installed two hours ago, all 6.

The Mechanic installing them agreed, they are the best tire, in his and my opinion.

Run them past 40 years.



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