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Old 11-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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buying new tires

have hanhook on mh now with a 09 dot #. about 3" above bead have weather check small cracks they tell me when not in use to cover tires and use 303 conditioner on them .but pricing tires do u go with the 400 $ michilin or the 200 $ off brand if you have to change them every 3 years.we put about 8000 miles on a year unless we go to ak.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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I went over 8 years with our Michelins, replaced them with more of the same. Maybe I'd have gotten more years out of them if I'd have covered them sometime but I never did.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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All the tire manufacturers agree that tiny checking (up to 1/32" deep) is not a problem and no reason to replace the tire.

I don't think checking is unique to any brand - it can come from a variety of conditions and usage (or lack of usage). However, i see more complaints about weather checking in Michelins than any other brand used on RVs.
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Cared for my Michelins like a baby, covering etc; lasted 10 years and looked almost new when I replaced them with more Michelins. I got the new Michelins on sale just a little more cost than the Toyos I was shopping.

Others have not been as fortunate no matter the brand.

Hankook is a good brand from what I hear.
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I have a relative that works at a big tire dealer and he says to go with Mich tires. He says they do a lot of testing on tires before they hit the road. He said they have great training programs for the guys who install them where others do little. He said when they install Michelons they go on very smooth like the rubber is softer. The cheaper ones feel like you are tearing them as they go on.
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What size tires?
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I also have replaced my original Michelin XRV (235 80 22.5) with the same brand earlier this year. Served me good w/o any problems for 7 years - but also took care of them and covered them as well. When I was shopping for replacements, did some research and read a lot of discussions here in the forum - but preferred the Michelins against the other brands. Price might be a little higher than most but for me and the safety of my family, price is not that much of a concern.
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I replaced my 5 1/2 year old Michelin's with Toyo's this summer. Saved about $1300 and am happy so far.
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I have a relative that works at a big tire dealer and he says to go with Mich tires. He says they do a lot of testing on tires before they hit the road. He said they have great training programs for the guys who install them where others do little. He said when they install Michelons they go on very smooth like the rubber is softer. The cheaper ones feel like you are tearing them as they go on.
Ummm... tires tear (the belts actually) when there isnt enough lube on the bead/rim to mount them.
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You should be able to get at least 5-6 years of service out of MH tires. ST tires for trailers should get about 3 years service.
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