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Old 10-18-2014, 03:39 PM   #43
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Besides suspension, tires are a big factor in comfort and safety while driving. Cold flat spots cause rough rides and rattle dishes. Sidewall cracking in increased by poor tire maintenance, not cleaning side walls, using silicone tire dressing and not using/covering side walls to protect tires from the sun's uv Rays.
I myself will stick with Michelin's. Goodyear and Dunlap have given me a hard ride on other RVs I have driven. Bottom line; What is more important, savings or comfort.
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:03 PM   #44
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Besides suspension, tires are a big factor in comfort and safety while driving. Cold flat spots cause rough rides and rattle dishes. Sidewall cracking in increased by poor tire maintenance, not cleaning side walls, using silicone tire dressing and not using/covering side walls to protect tires from the sun's uv Rays.
I myself will stick with Michelin's. Goodyear and Dunlap have given me a hard ride on other RVs I have driven. Bottom line; What is more important, savings or comfort.
Safety is the most important concern that I have, that's why the side wall cracking was a concern for me. Just for the record, I NEVER use any tire dressing other than plain water and soap. I alwaysmake sure the tire pressure correct and I have tire covers. For whatever reason Michelin RV tires (and the tires on my F350) cracked. We will see how the Bridgestones hold up, and if they do well, then I may look at some of their other tires for my small "fleet".
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:18 PM   #45
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Are you planning on putting many miles on them in the next 3 months?
I have a small trip planned for TN at the end of this month. The next trip I'll be taking will be to Foley, AL, but that trip will have to wait until after "open enrollment."
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:48 AM   #46
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I had Michelin tires on a motor home a few years ago and replace them with some other brand. I felt like I was on ice after about 100 miles I was going crazy as I thought the feeling would go away. Went back to the tire store, Americas tires in Temecula and they let me exchange them for Michelins, same tire I had taken off and got the same great ride I had always got.
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Dunlop vs Michelin tires

I believe the Bridgestone brand as well as BF Goodrich are under Michelin.

Edit: uniroyal and bf goodrich are Michelin brands, not Bridgestone. Sorry.
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I believe the Bridgestone brand as well as BF Goodrich are under Michelin.

Edit: uniroyal and bf goodrich are Michelin brands, not Bridgestone. Sorry.

This is correct. Bridgestone and Firestone are sister companies.


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Old 10-23-2014, 12:25 AM   #49
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With all these sun baked tires; is any UV protectant of any sort ever put on any of them? Makes me wonder about Michelins UV additives(or lack thereof). For such an expensive tire; I'd expect a lot more from it.


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Michelin used to say to use 303 on their tires, then they came out with their own "brand" and strangely they only recommended it. If you looked at it it looked the same as 303, only a different label. Then, the last I looked they no longer had their product and only wanted soap, water and a stiff brush.
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Needing to replace the Michelins on our 2010 Newmar Canyon Star. Cracking with less than 10K miles, but original tires on the coach. Tire dealer recommended the Hankook tires 235 80R 22.5 comps to the Michelin. I was not familiar with the Hankook brand, but seeing favorable reviews as I am looking tonight. What do you know of them ?
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Dunlop vs Michelin tires

I have a 2003 H.R.Vacationers W22 chassis and about ten weeks ago I had new Michelins XRV (235X80X22.5) installed, these were eplacements for the originals. As you can do the math they were twelve years old but with only 16,675 miles on them. But for safety reasons, mainly age and for peace of mind I had them changed out. The day before I inspected them visually and was no sigh of any weather cracking. The last several years I looked for cracking but none. I contributed this to the fact my M.H. HAS NEVER SET OUTSIDE EXCEPT WHEN CAMPING. It sets in my 36 X 50 foot garage and I have owned this M.H. since Nov. 2005. The roof and all exterior still look new. Anyway that's my observation.
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There is no comparison between the two. Perhaps better attention to the care of the tires would extend the life of the tires. Improper pressure, extended UV exposure will certainly cause side wall cracking in any tires.
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I have 4 year old Hankooks on my coach, but not for long. Severe sidewall cracking. Started when they where about 2 and a half years old. I was told the cracking a not severe enough and the tires are still safe. Never again!
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