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Old 02-15-2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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MY 2002 Horizon's tires will have about 36,000 miles at the end of the 2006 season and will be about 5 years old. It has Michelin 255 80R 22.5 XRV tires now. The XRV's have been getting a bad reputation for blowouts, deservred or not.
Thinking of replacing with Michelin XZA's which are a more rugged tire that are available in the same size or the Goodyear G670's that do not have the same size but are close.
Looking for what other folks have come up with for replacements for the XRV's and are the new MH's still equipped with the XRV's
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MY 2002 Horizon's tires will have about 36,000 miles at the end of the 2006 season and will be about 5 years old. It has Michelin 255 80R 22.5 XRV tires now. The XRV's have been getting a bad reputation for blowouts, deservred or not.
Thinking of replacing with Michelin XZA's which are a more rugged tire that are available in the same size or the Goodyear G670's that do not have the same size but are close.
Looking for what other folks have come up with for replacements for the XRV's and are the new MH's still equipped with the XRV's
Thanks
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:44 AM   #3
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I replaced our XRV's with the Goodyear G670 and I'm thrilled with the change. My coach came with the 235/80R22.5 tires instead of the 255's which is one of the reasons I wanted to upgrade. I just wasn't comfortable with the motorhome having a "tire limited" GVWR as Freighliner called it.

I replaced the 235/80 tires with 275/70 and stayed within a acceptable tolerance for tire diameter difference.
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My '04 Allegro Bus on a Freighliner XC chassis came with 275/80R22.5 Michelin XZE series tires in load range G. The '06 Allegro Bus started to come with Goodyear G670RV tires in load range H. The G670RV tires are great tires and in big demand. Lately there have been a few out of round tires slipping through that cause vibrations. Once they get the square ones replaced with round ones they're fine. I've heard that Tiffin has spec'd Michelins again until the Goodyears get straightened out. THe 42QDP that I drove had the Goodyears and the ride was awesome.

The Michelin XRV series tires (unlike the XZE/XZA) have a very thin sidewall and are prone to zipper tears in them. I'm sure they could be replaced with either XZE, XZA, or the G670RV tires. If you want to upgrade to 275s you'll have to check that you have enough clearance for them.
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I replaced my XRV 255/80/22.5 Load Range G with GY670 275/70/22.5 Load Range H last August.

I have driven about 6,000 miles on the new GY's and I like they way they feel and handle on the road. The XRV's always felt "squishy" even with 110psi.

I like the GY670's.
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Hey Jeffe....fancy meeting you here!!

Thanks for sharing your experience with the tires here....

Come on over and visit the Winnebago Owners Forum....we miss ya!

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