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Old 05-06-2015, 03:35 PM   #1
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Not sure about Michelin Tires anymore

I put 7 new Michelin tires on our 5er in Sept 2014. The tires have about 2500 miles on them. In Dec while setting in a campground one of the tires went flat. Took it to the Michelin dealer he found a piece of a 1/8 inch drill bit in the tire and patched it. April 29 we are coming up through WV on route 19. The tire pressure monitor showed one tire loosing pressure. We changed the tire and stopped at a Michelin dealer to get the tire repair and was advised that it had a broken belt and was junk. I asked the dealer to warranty the tire, when he broke it down it was the tire that had been repaired and stated that Michelin would not warranty the tire. The tire hasn't been on the ground for 6 month has less than 2500 mile with 12/32 rubber remaining.

I don't know if all manufactures have the same warranty or not, but plan on doing some research. Has this happened to anyone else, and did any manufacturer cover the tire?
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If you haven't already tried, I would be on the horn to Michelin's HQ post hast. They should be able to help you in some way. Maybe the dealer just wanted to sell a new tire without all the paperwork.
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Which Michelin are you running?
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I'm running LT235/85R16 Michelin LTX M/S2
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I am no tire expert but those are not trailer tires.
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Just a thought but the problem lies with the dealer that patched the tire first. I would say that the patch let air leak between the ply’s and steel belts and caused aseparation and that is why the second dealer will not warranty the tire, call Michelin.



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I'm running LT235/85R16 Michelin LTX M/S2
That is a great tire but not in this application. I suspect you will continue to have problems with them. The Michelin XPS Rib is a commercial tire with an all steel carcass which is a good application for your camper. This is assuming it is in the load range for your camper. Many have up graded to 17.5" rims and tires due to load and getting a quality trouble free tire. We have several excellent tires in 17.5. I am running your tires on back of my truck. Got at Discount Tire and road hazard warranty came with them. It is a separate policy.
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Your Chevy has 16" tires?
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Your Chevy has 16" tires?
Well got egg on my face. Just got up working night shift. Good excuse. lol No they are 17".
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But my 17in tires on my F250 could not be upgraded as high as the 16s so had to upgrade to 18s to clear the brake calipers.
So 16s sized right can carry well.
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I put 7 new Michelin tires on our 5er in Sept 2014. The tires have about 2500 miles on them. In Dec while setting in a campground one of the tires went flat. Took it to the Michelin dealer he found a piece of a 1/8 inch drill bit in the tire and patched it. April 29 we are coming up through WV on route 19. The tire pressure monitor showed one tire loosing pressure. We changed the tire and stopped at a Michelin dealer to get the tire repair and was advised that it had a broken belt and was junk. I asked the dealer to warranty the tire, when he broke it down it was the tire that had been repaired and stated that Michelin would not warranty the tire. The tire hasn't been on the ground for 6 month has less than 2500 mile with 12/32 rubber remaining.

I don't know if all manufactures have the same warranty or not, but plan on doing some research. Has this happened to anyone else, and did any manufacturer cover the tire?
Your answers are in this warranty package.

http://www.michelinman.com/content/d...omise_Plan.pdf


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But my 17in tires on my F250 could not be upgraded as high as the 16s so had to upgrade to 18s to clear the brake calipers.
So 16s sized right can carry well.
Yes you can run a 17" tire with more load capacity, you just did not do enough research on tires and wheels to find them.

I am running a 17" 10 ply tire on my Ram truck. They are Nitto Dura Grapplers LT285/70R17 126R tires on Mickey Thompson Sidebiter II wheels. The tires have a weight capacity of 3750 LBS at 80 PSI and the wheels have a maximum weight capacity of 3640 LBS.

Since I do not need that much capacity in weight carrying ability I tow at 70 PSI in the rears tires. Which than has a weight capacity of 3415 which is more than enough for my needs.

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