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Old 08-08-2015, 10:02 AM   #85
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I have a 2005 Itasca....it came from the factory on 6 Michelins 255 80R 22.5. Michelin discontinued this size and this size tire was proprietary to Michelin. No one else makes this size. I went to the closest size I could find from Toyo. I was able to get 6 tires made just a few months ago. It took some research, but this is the best I could some up with. The tires feel great.
I've had 2 sets of Toyo M154's on two different coaches.

Nothing wrong with Toyo's!

I couldn't get Toyo's where I bought my last coach and opted for Hancook AH12's.

Found nothing wrong with the Hancooks either. Still drivin with them.
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I have a 2005 Itasca....it came from the factory on 6 Michelins 255 80R 22.5. Michelin discontinued this size and this size tire was proprietary to Michelin. No one else makes this size. I went to the closest size I could find from Toyo. I was able to get 6 tires made just a few months ago. It took some research, but this is the best I could some up with. The tires feel great.


Please don't post false information like that, it is a disservice to those seeking advice. Michelin did not 'discontinue' the 255 80R 22.5 tires! I just bought six of them two weeks ago , and as you can see from the attached photos, they were made the 25th week of 2015 (that's late June, 2015).

Love the new tires, great handling and ride. The BEST QUALITY tire I've owned are Michelin's, and I've been buying them for 40 years and will continue to. Awesome customer service, too!


I've Never had a failure or a flat on a Michelin, can't say that about other brands I've owned.


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Please don't post false information like that, it is a disservice to those seeking advice. Michelin did not 'discontinue' the 255 80R 22.5 tires! I just bought six of them two weeks ago , and as you can see from the attached photos, they were made the 25th week of 2015 (that's late June, 2015).

Love the new tires, great handling and ride. The BEST QUALITY tire I've owned are Michelin's, and I've been buying them for 40 years and will continue to. Awesome customer service, too!


I've Never had a failure or a flat on a Michelin, can't say that about other brands I've owned.


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In all due respect, many tire shops will say what they need to to peddle what that want. I had a similar situation where a tire shop told me that Goodyear discontinued the G670's.

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I've Never had a failure or a flat on a Michelin, can't say that about other brands I've owned.


Cheers!

No doubt there is an equal number of former Michelin tire owners who can make the claim of terrible issues with those tires. I do not have Michelin's. The brand that I currently have and other brands before have served me well with no blow outs and no sidewall cracking. Doesn't that make them just as good or maybe even better ???
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I've Never had a failure or a flat on a Michelin, can't say that about other brands I've owned.
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Me thinks you just got lucky!...(or maybe I got the only tires that Michelin ever made).

When my set of 6 Michelin tires sidewall cracked at 3 years of age badly enough that Michelin said they all HAD to be replaced... nobody had to tell me they were BAD tires...(OR that I should never buy another Michelin tire)!

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Yeah, Mel. We've all heard your story a thousand times here.


Lucky with about 100 Michelin tires over years!

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Yeah, Mel. We've all heard your story a thousand times here.
Lucky with about 100 Michelin tires over years!
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Yeah I hear that a lot.
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This may not be timely but a couple of years back when shopping for tires for my Dutch Star I contacted Toyo for a recommendation on which type of Toyo tire would be best for the coach the VP of Marketing told me that Toyo would not recommend using their tires on a Motor Home. she gave no reasons. That kind of set me back and I decided to not use them. I have used them in the past on my Jeep.
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This may not be timely but a couple of years back when shopping for tires for my Dutch Star I contacted Toyo for a recommendation on which type of Toyo tire would be best for the coach the VP of Marketing told me that Toyo would not recommend using their tires on a Motor Home. she gave no reasons. That kind of set me back and I decided to not use them. I have used them in the past on my Jeep.
You sure you weren't talking to a disgruntled receptionist? LOL
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40 years of great Michelin service without a flat or a blowout
I used to be able to say that till I had two flats from driving inside a building while setting up our booth at a dog show some years ago. Got them fixed and no problems since.
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This may not be timely but a couple of years back when shopping for tires for my Dutch Star I contacted Toyo for a recommendation on which type of Toyo tire would be best for the coach the VP of Marketing told me that Toyo would not recommend using their tires on a Motor Home. she gave no reasons. That kind of set me back and I decided to not use them. I have used them in the past on my Jeep.
Might it have been back in 2006? ...and did you happen to own a National or Country Coach back then?

Back in 2006, Toyo Tires U.S.A. announced this information in a TSB pertaining to National RV and Country Coach Class ‘A’ Motor Homes:

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"Effective immediately, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation
recommends against the installation of any Toyo tire on any
model motor home manufactured by National RV Holdings,
Inc. (“NRVH”), including Country Coach (“CCI”) and National
RV (“NRV”) motor homes."
The reason is explained in the announcement I've attached below.




edit: ooops, nevermind, I see now where you say that you were tire shopping a couple of years ago for a Dutch Star. Sorry about that. Disregard my post.

I jumped the gun and anxiously posted that before reading your post carefully because I remember it being a big deal back then.



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I know there were problems with Toyo tires and country Coach some years back as posted above. All 8 of ours are Michelin.
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I know there were problems with Toyo tires and country Coach some years back as posted above. All 8 of ours are Michelin.
In reading the bulletin, Toyo was contending it was the fault of National/Country Coach for a series of mistakes (they list the three at the end of the bulletin) where the third listed stated that "NRVH and CCI have repeatedly failed to inform Toyo about safety problems related to suspension components, and in the installation of incorrect tire information placards that led to tire failures. Based on this history, Toyo cannot be confident of receiving future communications from NRVH/CCI related to problems on coaches that have been fitted with Toyo tires."

In other words, it wasn't a "problem with Toyo tires" but rather a problem with Country Coach giving owners incorrect information ...or that was what sounded like Toyo was contending anyway.
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