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Old 05-27-2015, 10:40 PM   #1
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Michelin XZA3+ at a good price

Went in to Loves truck stop in Williams, AZ today to get my dash AC recharged. During the course of conversation, the manager, George, made me a deal I could not refuse on 6 new Michelin XZA3+ 275/80R22.5G tires installed with Counteract balancing beads to replace my 2008 vintage tires.

If your in the area and looking for tires, these folks have a good inventory and very good to deal with. Give George a call in the Tire Shop.
P/S, these tires are date code week 13/2015 and in stock if you're looking.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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Went in to Loves truck stop in Williams, AZ today to get my dash AC recharged. During the course of conversation, the manager, George, made me a deal I could not refuse on 6 new Michelin XZA3+ 275/80R22.5G tires installed with Counteract balancing beads to replace my 2008 vintage tires.
If your in the area and looking for tires, these folks have a good inventory and very good to deal with. Give George a call in the Tire Shop.
P/S, these tires are date code week 13/2015 and in stock if you're looking.
Apparently you don't know about the Michelin sidewall cracking problem.
Keep an eye on the sidewalls for 3 years and you will.

Or Google "Michelin sidewall cracking"
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Apparently you don't know about the Michelin sidewall cracking problem.
Keep an eye on the sidewalls for 3 years and you will.

Or Google "Michelin sidewall cracking"
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I just replaced my second set of Michelins on my '04 coach. These were seven years old and had 51K miles on them. Plenty of tread and NO sidewall cracks. I keep tires covered when not on the road, and wash them with mild soap, then a coat of 303.
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:19 AM   #4
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Apparently you don't know about the Michelin sidewall cracking problem.
Keep an eye on the sidewalls for 3 years and you will.

Or Google "Michelin sidewall cracking"
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The ones I took off were coded 2008 and NO sidewall cracking. If the new ones last as long, it won't be my problem any longer. 😀
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George, made me a deal I could not refuse
Don't keep us waiting. What was the great out the door $$$$ PRICE?

Do Michelin's need replaced at 7 years?
When their web site says tires should be good for 10.
Good Year tires are just getting out of sidewall cracking warranty at 7 years.
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Don't keep us waiting. What was the great out the door $$$$ PRICE?


Good Year tires are just getting out of sidewall cracking warranty at 7 years.

What does that mean, they are not warranted after 7, or they solved a problem?

The MH I just bought has Michelins 255/80R/22.5 all coded late 07, chassis built 03/08, 5300 miles on speedo. I have crawled underneath and looked at all 6 as best I could and found nothing, the tires look brand new. I firmly believe the 7 year "fear" is fueled largely by improper tire care. I'll put about 5000 on it this year and evaluate this winter.
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Apparently you don't know about the Michelin sidewall cracking problem.
Keep an eye on the sidewalls for 3 years and you will.

Or Google "Michelin sidewall cracking"
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I wonder how I got 8 years out of mine with no cracking? I changed mine because the ride was getting rough as the tires stiffened with age. They were in good shape enough so that a dump truck owner bought them.

It also might help that the tires were regularly dressed with tire dressing and not let to sit and deteriorate as recommended by the tire manufactures.
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Good to know about the great deal on Michellins in Williams. Although I don't anticipate having to change tires anytime soon. We replaced the OEM Michellins on our rig that were dated 06. There was no sidewall cracking at all, but I negotiated new tires in the purchase, to start off fresh.
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I wonder how I got 8 years out of mine with no cracking? I changed mine because the ride was getting rough as the tires stiffened with age. They were in good shape enough so that a dump truck owner bought them.

It also might help that the tires were regularly dressed with tire dressing and not let to sit and deteriorate as recommended by the tire manufactures.

I'm not a Michelin fanboy. I currently have Michelin XZA2 Energy steer tires that were built in late '08. They still look new. There is still plenty of tread and the side walls are pristine. No cracks of any kind. I do believe the posters who say their experience is different and they had checking issues. I'm a full timer so my coach lives outside. I don't use covers when parked. I treat with 303 on a quarterly basis. I have a TPMS and check inflation religiously.

My drive and steer tires are Bridgestone R250E that were built in early '10. Their condition is the same as the Michelin's on the front. Like new.

I can't reconcile my experience with others except to say that the biggest complaints on the forums concerning tires is about Michelin cracking and Goodyear wear patterns. Some component of this could be that these are the two with the most tires on the road in motorhome service. Plus people with a bad experience are more likely to share.

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I wonder how I got 8 years out of mine with no cracking? I changed mine because the ride was getting rough as the tires stiffened with age. They were in good shape enough so that a dump truck owner bought them.
It also might help that the tires were regularly dressed with tire dressing and not let to sit and deteriorate as recommended by the tire manufactures.
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The procedure to get Michelin to replace them was a PITA...(it took nearly 3 months... and cost me another $800).

BTW the original set of 6 Goodyear tires on my coach lasted 7 years and the second set, (also Goodyears), lasted 8 years, (with NO problems and NO sidewall cracks).

Fool me once shame on Michelin...it will not happen AGAIN because I will NEVER buy another Michelin tire....(would you)?

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Mel,

Sorry to hear about your problems with Michelins. If I had your experience, I would probably bad-mouth them as well. But....I am in the camp of "loving" my Michelins. Had them on the previous motor home, this one and my cars. Never had a crack in any of the sidewalls. Never had a tire failure. So I will stick with what works for me. I am anal about checking tire pressures. Although, I am starting to question the premium price Michelin wants for their tires. I don't mind some mark up but it is starting to get a little hard to swallow the large pricing difference with other manufacturers.


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I have 3 year old michelins, they have been in 116 degree weather and 7 below zero as well. So far they look brand new, we will see.
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Michelin XZA3+ at a good price????????

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Went in to Loves truck stop in Williams, AZ today to get my dash AC recharged. During the course of conversation, the manager, George, made me a deal I could not refuse on 6 new Michelin XZA3+ 275/80R22.5G tires installed with Counteract balancing beads to replace my 2008 vintage tires.

If your in the area and looking for tires, these folks have a good inventory and very good to deal with. Give George a call in the Tire Shop.
P/S, these tires are date code week 13/2015 and in stock if you're looking.
Guess I will be the second to have to ask Dennis..........your thread was titled "Michelin XZA3+ at a good price"......... but no price posted? So what is a good price?

As far a sidewall's cracking..........the originals were on the Coach when we bought it, 29k on them, 9 years old. Not a flaw/crack anywhere, replaced them at 10 years old, new ones are 5 years old now with 35k on them, not one problem.....look new still! Once in a while you will find a bad apple in the bag.......the one does not make them all bad
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Guess I will be the second to have to ask Dennis..........your thread was titled "Michelin XZA3+ at a good price"......... but no price posted? So what is a good price?

As far a sidewall's cracking..........the originals were on the Coach when we bought it, 29k on them, 9 years old. Not a flaw/crack anywhere, replaced them at 10 years old, new ones are 5 years old now with 35k on them, not one problem.....look new still! Once in a while you will find a bad apple in the bag.......the one does not make them all bad

Sorry, that was $538 out the door with Counteract Beads, installed. So, (300 plus miles later) I am happy with the beads and the tires. This MH has never been so smooooth.
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