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Old 06-20-2015, 08:53 PM   #1
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XZA Michelin energy tire vs equivilant Brigestone tire

I presently have 275/70/22.5 XZA 2 Michelin Energy tires on my motorhome. I am looking at buying a new set since I'm on my 6th year with them. I have 15/18th left on the tread. But, because of age, I'm changing as I don't want any problems.

How do these rate against the equivilant Bridgestone tire for ride, wear, quality of tire and price etc. I understand they are made in the USA?

Thanks in advance for your help and input.


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Old 06-20-2015, 09:56 PM   #2
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Waiting for answers, we just replaced our XZAs with Bridgestone.

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Old 06-21-2015, 07:20 AM   #3
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For the vast majority of MH's, the added fuel economy is not a big deal. We are talking 10ths of a mpg. For semi's, running over 100,000 miles a year, it is a big deal. 10-20k, or much less, not a big deal. The other factors are more important. I like Michelins, but they do seem do "age" out quicker. i.e., more cracks, etc, than a lot of other brands at an earlier age.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:33 PM   #4
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Waiting for answers, we just replaced our XZAs with Bridgestone.

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I'm guessing you are about the only ones who could provide an answer. Not many will have replaced the XZAs with Bridgestones or vice versa, and really, who else can answer the question? If you have not run both on the same chassis, you have little to add.

Since you have had both, very interested in what you have to say.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:49 PM   #5
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On our coach which we bought used with 76k miles in 2011- it came with Michelin's on the steers and Bridgestone R280 (2008)drive. At 85k miles (2012) we replaced the steers with new R280's. Not truly fair comparison, because the Michelins were 8 yr old at replacement -- but there was a substantial increase in comfort and directional stability. After another 15K miles the steer Bridgestones are looking near new with no degradation in ride qualities. And the drives have no weather checking and even wear. I would feel very comfortable recommending the R280 as a coach tire.
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I switched in 2010, running Bridgestone R250F 295/75R/22.5 They ride great and wear well. Happy Camper

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