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Old 01-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Was interested if anyone has any knowledge or experience with Michelin XRV 245/70R 19.5 load range F tires. I am thinking of going with these over the Goodyear G670. Thanks
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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IMO you can't go wrong with Michelin tires. They may not be better but again and from what has been posted on this site they are as good as any tire made for RVs. It goes without saying care and proper air pressure count for a lot of life from any tire.
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Was interested if anyone has any knowledge or experience with Michelin XRV 245/70R 19.5 load range F tires. I am thinking of going with these over the Goodyear G670. Thanks
Just bought six Goodyears through my local Wing Foot took four days to find six never did find six new Mich and they wanted 5ks and I bought my liteyears for $1800.00 (not installed Spin balance $34.00 each) I can buy two sets of Goodyear for the same Mich.
Also Goodyear has a five yr. warranty on the sides against dry rott.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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I had 19.5 Goodyears on my previous MH and they the wear was real bad due to rivering. Could not stop it no matter what. The 22.5 Goodyears that I took off my now MH were worn bad due to rivering. I replaced them with Michelins and have not had a problem.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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I've never wore out a Michelin. After the second one blew and destroyed the right rear bed of my truck and exhaust pipe for the second time, I had all, including the new spare, removed from my truck.

The rear GY's on it now are almost wore out.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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Goodyear vs Michelin

In my RV'ing experience I've had 7 tires fall apart on me.

4 were goodyears, less than 2 years old, < 2000 miles.
1 was an Atlas, 5 years old, < 400 miles.
1 was a Chinese brand name I don't remember but the other 3 tires we also showing tread separation, so this should actually count a 4.
1 was a Michelin, at 12 years old, > 10,000 miles.

My personal rule of thumb: if the tire is made in any country OTHER than the USA, Canada, Germany, or France, it's crap. Tires from China would have to rise 100% to reach crap levels.

All tires have a country or origin code stamped on them. You can find the codes using Google, Bing, or whatever. For 'some reason' tires from China appear to have smaller and harder to find codes. Go figure!

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Goodyears were WAY overpriced when I was tire shopping last year, decided to stay with the Michelin XRV's on mine...GY G670 was over $1100 more for a set of six...$3600 versus $2500 I paid for the XRV's..
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My personal rule of thumb: if the tire is made in any country OTHER than the USA, Canada, Germany, or France, it's crap. Tires from China would have to rise 100% to reach crap levels.
The OEM tires on our 2002 DSDP were Michelins, made in Spain and dated 4701. I replaced them in Sept. 2010 and never had any trouble with them even though I knowingly (with Michelins "blessing") I ran the fronts underpressure for most of that time.
Michelin gave us a letter on their letterhead allowing the tires to be run at 120 psi (the wheel maximum) even though their load/pressure chart said I needed 125 psi minimum. The tires were showing some minor cracking but still not up to their replacement cracking.
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Have to replace rears now. 10 Years old Michelins. Been getting prices on three (Michelins, Bridgestones and Yokohamas) 295R8022.5. Big guys. Price difference from the Mich to Yoko's are about $800 for 4. ?????? Leaning toward the Bridgestones. Would like some input into your preference to brand and reliabliity!
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I put 19.5 Toyo's on mine. Rides softer than the G670s I took off that had only 15k on them, but were 8 years old.
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I can't speak for Good Year as we have XRV's only 22.5's. Replaced our old tires that were 2 weeks short of 8 years old with the new Michelins and glad we stayed with the same brand. Our old tires were starting to crack on the sidewalls. Had them checked at a local truck service center and they said the inner tire was OK but for peace of mind I replaced them.
We had Firestones on another coach and really can't say anything bad about them.
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I had the same experience - bizarre wear patters. I had to move to Michelin XZA2's. Rod.
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To be clear, the bizarre wear patern was w/Goodyear G670 tires on a Monaco Knight. Walk through any RV camping site and note the dominance of Michelin on well used deisel-pusher Motor coaches. Rod.
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