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Old 06-16-2014, 10:48 AM   #113
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You know call it crazy but that's not a totally crazy point In my view here In bc we don't get the heat the temperature is very steady I would hedge to geuss that climate is a big factor to tire life
I agree, look at coaches that live in Arizona or Florida. Check the decals or the tires...
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:46 AM   #114
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New RV owner, replacing all 6 of the 22.5 tires on 05 Pace Arrow now using the FMCA Michelin Advantage program. Is it important to have the rear tires balanced? THX!!
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When I replace my tires I always have all tires balanced. One time I didn't have the rears done and you could feel the vibration. Had them balanced and no more vibration.
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New RV owner, replacing all 6 of the 22.5 tires on 05 Pace Arrow now using the FMCA Michelin Advantage program. Is it important to have the rear tires balanced? THX!!
You can ask the dealer the cost to balance at time of tire purchase vs the cost to come back later when the tires have to be removed from coach and then balanced. I think you might be surprised at the difference, never mind your time and cost to drive to dealer.
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When I replace my tires I always have all tires balanced. One time I didn't have the rears done and you could feel the vibration. Had them balanced and no more vibration.
I have unbalanced steer tires that were mounted on the side of a busy Atlanta highway. Not 1 single shimmy, vibration, or issue.
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I have unbalanced steer tires that were mounted on the side of a busy Atlanta highway. Not 1 single shimmy, vibration, or issue.

Front tires? Hard to fathom they would ride smooth without balancing
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I have unbalanced steer tires that were mounted on the side of a busy Atlanta highway. Not 1 single shimmy, vibration, or issue.
They have a book or a movie by that title. "Against ALL Odd"
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Front tires? Hard to fathom they would ride smooth without balancing
Well if you'd like to wager some cash on it instead of rolling your internet eyes... I current have 1700 miles on "unbalanced" tires. You could not tell.
Local stealers have quoted me $50 per wheel to balance. All flat refused to use anything but stick on weights or give me a money back guarantee if I cant tell a difference.

But what do I know... only been in this hobby 8yrs/50000 miles.


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They have a book or a movie by that title. "Against ALL Odd"
Interesting. Is that written by the 5 year tire cryers? The nervous nellies that have NEVER driven a 50,000lb vehicle in an aggressive manner? Fear monster mongers?
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Interesting. Is that written by the 5 year tire cryers? The nervous nellies that have NEVER driven a 50,000lb vehicle in an aggressive manner? Fear monster mongers?
I don't know if you are dissing everyone who follows Michelin's (and other tire makers) advice to inspect older tires and replace any that reach the 10 year point, or only those who claim that 5 years is the "magic number" for replacement.

There are published statements from Michelin about the lifetime of RV tires and I, for one, intend to follow them and I don't consider myself a "nervous nellie".

I agree that some people on this and other forums have taken an approach which is akin to "if replacing every 7-10 years is good, then replacing every 5 years is better." If you followed that logic you'd replace them every year when you got your oil changed!
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I don't know if you are dissing everyone who follows Michelin's (and other tire makers) advice to inspect older tires and replace any that reach the 10 year point, or only those who claim that 5 years is the "magic number" for replacement.

There are published statements from Michelin about the lifetime of RV tires and I, for one, intend to follow them and I don't consider myself a "nervous nellie".

I agree that some people on this and other forums have taken an approach which is akin to "if replacing every 7-10 years is good, then replacing every 5 years is better." If you followed that logic you'd replace them every year when you got your oil changed!
Ive read Michelins RV tire literature. They give a 10yr lifespan... if all goes well & there are no issues, regardless of mileage. I know my remaining michelins have another 18 months left on them as prescribed... I intend to use that time to acquire the remaining replacements.

The nervous nellies are the ones that must cite the most obtuse and catastrophic failures to illustrate their point and generally don't have any practical experience to back up the claims. Im suprised they can get out of the driveway as there might be a drunken dump truck driver with 14yr old michelins barreling down the block.
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The nervous nellies are the ones that must cite the most obtuse and catastrophic failures to illustrate their point and generally don't have any practical experience to back up the claims. Im suprised they can get out of the driveway as there might be a drunken dump truck driver with 14yr old michelins barreling down the block.

Agreed. Unfortunately, some people on these forums lose sight of the fact that what usually gets posted are problems. Rarely do people post to say that they've had no problems at all this year. As a result, fears get multiplied in people's minds because all they read about are people having problems and they begin to assume that such problems are the norm.
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Agreed. Unfortunately, some people on these forums lose sight of the fact that what usually gets posted are problems. Rarely do people post to say that they've had no problems at all this year. As a result, fears get multiplied in people's minds because all they read about are people having problems and they begin to assume that such problems are the norm.
Excellent Point !, You describe me perfectly; I was getting tire-phobia(?) until I see this. whew ...what a relieve. Thank you...thank you ...thank you.
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Well if you'd like to wager some cash on it instead of rolling your internet eyes... I current have 1700 miles on "unbalanced" tires. You could not tell.
Local stealers have quoted me $50 per wheel to balance. All flat refused to use anything but stick on weights or give me a money back guarantee if I cant tell a difference.

But what do I know... only been in this hobby 8yrs/50000 miles.




Interesting. Is that written by the 5 year tire cryers? The nervous nellies that have NEVER driven a 50,000lb vehicle in an aggressive manner? Fear monster mongers?
The chances of getting two perfectly balanced tires for the front, are pretty remote at best. Not saying it isnt possible, just eerily unlikely. Shrugs, I may be wrong but Im in the majority. No one that I know of recommends unbalanced tires for steering.
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I have unbalanced steer tires that were mounted on the side of a busy Atlanta highway. Not 1 single shimmy, vibration, or issue.
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The chances of getting two perfectly balanced tires for the front, are pretty remote at best. Not saying it isnt possible, just eerily unlikely. Shrugs, I may be wrong but Im in the majority. No one that I know of recommends unbalanced tires for steering.
I have to agree with SeattlePirat about the chances of getting two perfectly balanced tires but can also agree with WeatherTodd.

A question for WeatherTodd would be the speed he normally travels at. Maintaining a moderate speed while traveling would reduce the chances of an unbalanced tire starting to shimmy or vibrate. Those of us who travel at a leisurely pace may have a reduced need to balance the large size tires.

I spent years working in construction zones. Many times when traveling through them in the rain the wheels would pick up mud inside the rim. Coming up to speed on the highway the wheels would often start to "bounce". Changing speed would change the "bounce". I would adjust my speed to get the best ride while driving straight to a car wash.
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