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Old 02-12-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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My 09 L35TKE has this tire. Reading up on this tire, I notice it has a 62MPH rating. I normally pull at 65mph, cruise control,right lane. Comments on 62 limit, please.
Also was surprised to see DOT mfg dates of 2x 3307, 1x 1707 and 1x 2707. Is this unusal or normal to have tires with this age on a new unit??
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We discussed this tire and its 62 MPH speed rating HERE - look down the page. The alternate was the H-rated Goodyear G114 with a 75 MPH speed rating shown HERE.

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We have a 2009 35MKE (Special Order Model) and it cam with Goodyear G114 all dated within 6 months of manufacturing date. I would contact Excel and see if they even put Michelins on their units. Maybe your dealer did a switcheroo.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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I'm with Sue, this just doesn't sound right. I'd be interested in what you find out when you call Smith Center. Please share with us what you discover.
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my 09 36 GKE came with Michelins on 17.5" rims. The dates were all 08 not sure of the week but I checked them before taking delivery.
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My 09 was made the last two weeks of June and after a break for the 4th it was finished in the middle of July. It came with Goodyear tires and all of them were manufactured in Jan. 08.. Book2
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I bought a 2004 Excel limited and had a blow out on I-40 rear Santa Rosa, NM. The tires had about 5000 miles on them; the RV was weighed and balanced for the weight. When I took the blown tire to the Goodyear dealer in Albuquerque he said the dates on my tires were 2002...after it was all said and done Goodyear paid for the blow out damage repair and one new tire, and Excel made good on the other three tires giving me new ones. Buying a new or used RV? Check the year the tires were made. FYI - I have not seen Michelins on Excels either. Be safe!
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Hello if I remember right that Michelin Tire comes as a 17 inch with the disc trake package like mine did if I am right my truck tires are 16 inch so if the speed of my truck tires are 60 MPH then the trailer tire should be turning less then 60 MPH due to the fact there are larger in DIA.
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Hello if I remember right that Michelin Tire comes as a 17 inch with the disc trake package like mine did if I am right my truck tires are 16 inch so if the speed of my truck tires are 60 MPH then the trailer tire should be turning less then 60 MPH due to the fact there are larger in DIA.
If the rig is traveling down the road at 60 MPH, it doesn't matter if it's a 12" or a 22.5" tire - it's traveling 60 MPH, and that's what the manufacturer's speed rating is based upon. This tire is rated by Michelin for 62 MPH maximum road speed, period.

Yes, the revolutions per mile and RPM of the tire will differ with differing rolling radii, but the road speed won't.

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Rusty,
You be right on the money...

BTW our tires were almost a year old and we took delivery of our special ordered rig 2 weeks after being built! That's why I replaced them when they were 3 years old.
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Ah, Michelins may well be the standard if you get the disc brakes; we didn't so that thought didn't occur to me
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Hello when I ordered the disc brakes in order to make room for the hyd. lines they needed to go to a larger rim which then they needed to go to a larger Dia. tire which at that time Goodyear I was told din't offer a 17inch tire so we went with the Michelin's
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I have about 10,000 miles on my Michelin's and I average about 70 to 75 miles per hour on the trips that I have taken. I do shoot the temperature with a IR heat gage every time I stop. They run a lot cooler then my Goodyear tires on my old unit. I really like them, even though they have the 62 mile limitation. Please don't tell Michelin I go that fast. I might need that warranty some day.
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