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Old 07-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 Monaco Dynasty coach. My tires are about 5 years old and the coach is housed inside an enclosed metal building. I had a blow out last Monday. All of the tread separated from the tire and when it completely removed itself from the tire, the tire blew. It was an inside dual and did minimal damage ($2000.00). I now am running Goodyears but I am changing to Michelin. I am going through the FMCA Michelin Advantage program.

Question: Have those of you out there that have used this program had any problems with it.

I am replacing the Goodyears with Michelin 295 80R 22.5 XZA2 Load Range H.
Question: Are any of you out there running this size tire and have you had any problems with this tire? My coach weighs about 44,000 lbs (I think).

Please advise and thank you for your input.

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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Hi becker,
I have used the FMCA Michelin program. It works as advertised. I will use the program again. No problems were encountered.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:10 PM   #3
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The FMCA website has a disclaimer saying there is no guarantee a Michelin tire dealer cannot sell you the tires cheaper than the FMCA pricing.
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So, as one thinking about getting into the RV world for the first time, how many miles can I reasonalbly expect out of a set of Class A tires? Or is it 'years' because I will not be driving it like a personal vehicle at 30,000 miles a year?

Are they just like normal truck and auto tires in lifetime. i.e. 50-60K miles before replacing?

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So, as one thinking about getting into the RV world for the first time, how many miles can I reasonalbly expect out of a set of Class A tires? Or is it 'years' because I will not be driving it like a personal vehicle at 30,000 miles a year?

Are they just like normal truck and auto tires in lifetime. i.e. 50-60K miles before replacing?

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It is based on time on most MH's normaly 5-7 years. It is always a good idea to look at your tires often and check the tire presure dayly when on the road. Most tire problems are caused by low tire pressure. My tires lasted 9years and 39K miles. The last two years they started cracking on the side walls and the last year I thought I felt a belt comming loose in one of the tires.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:55 AM   #6
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I purchased 6 Michelin tires through FMCA December 2012. A simple, problem free transaction at a price I could not match anywhere else. BTW, my Michelin truck tire dealer is also a long time motorhomer (BlueBird) so he completely understands RV tires.

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Hi becker,
I have used the FMCA Michelin program. It works as advertised. I will use the program again. No problems were encountered.
Same here. Was a very good experience.
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I joined Monaco international and they have the same type of program as FMCA but even better prices. Check them out before buying from FMCA.

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Taking my coach in next Wed (7/31) for tires replacement - Goodyear G670 to Michelin XZA2 Energy 295/80R22.5. Checked other two tire dealers in my area (Frederick, MD) and they couldn't beat the price. Dealer pulled out the same price sheet I downloaded from Michelin's website. So far . . . so good!
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Steve: Are you able to share Monaco's pricing for 295 & 315s? Thinking of joining if pricing warrants.

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