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Old 11-09-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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XZE2 +295/R22.5 Tires Input;; Pro/con;

We had the XRV tire on our MH ; that blew the Zipper affect; Replaced with The XZE2+ 295/R 22.5 . We are very happy with the tires. Share your Experiances, And/or feelings about the tires.. Please do it respectfully; Thanks

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Old 11-09-2010, 07:34 PM   #2
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My tire man told me that the Michelin is the number one tire for tread wear and smooth ride. But, they are also number one for the Zipper tear. Goodyear is number two.

My next 22.5 will be the Yokohama mama's.

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Old 11-13-2010, 05:12 PM   #3
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We had the XRVs on our first coach, XZE2s on our last coach, and XZA2s on this coach. The XRV is a thin sidewall tire. It doesn't take much for a zipper tear to occur - It's not very tolerable of low air pressure or rubbing against curbings. The XZE and XZA tires are much heavier sidewalls and aren't as prone to sideall tears like the XRVs are. You have to be careful to not lump all Michelin tires into the same basket as the XVR . You'll be very satisfied with them.
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Put the 225/70/R19.5 XZE's on the 34' DP and like them, went with those because of the 14 ply rating.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:46 PM   #5
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We changed ours to the XZE2's when it was time to change. Very Happy with them so far.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:52 PM   #6
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The only time I heard about Michelin having blow out problems was the XRV model. At several Newmar rallys owners were upset about blowouts and complaining at Michelin seminars about zipper problems, when asked they all had XRV's, none on any other model of Michelin.

I guess XRV's give a softer ride until the big bang.

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Old 11-13-2010, 09:12 PM   #7
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Have six XZA tires on my Country Coach and have had no issues at all with them in the 6000 miles I have driven them. I have only owned the coach for 6000 miles and have kissed a few curbs learning to drive a 42' long bus. My fronts are 315 though and the rears 295s. GY on tags.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:28 PM   #8
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We have the Bridgestone 250 in the same size... love them......handle and drive very well and OK with those curbs that jump out sometimes!!!!!
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:30 PM   #9
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My chassis uses 275/80-22.5 XZA3 on the front and 425/65-22.5 XFE wide base steer tires on the rear, the Oshkosh AllSteer chassis was designed for these tires
and it makes a superb combination.

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:37 AM   #10
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I had a XRV zipper blowout five years ago and switched to XZE and had no problem. I have not heard about a zipper failure on an XRV in years until the one by the OP which I gather was recent. A good company like Michelin usually finds a problem and fixes it. I will try to stick with XZE if they are available.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #11
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My coach came with 275/80R22.5XZEs so I have nothing to compare them with. However, I do like the fact that they require relatively low air pressures for my weight.... ~90lbs.


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