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Old 05-10-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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New Tires

Has anyone out there got current information on whether or not Michelin XZE Highway 245/70 19.5 Tires are good? I have tires that are 6 years old (came with the RV that I purchased in February) and want to replace them for safety. The local Tire Discounter store has them at $400 each mounted balanced a valve stems included. i checked with the nearest Camping World which is in Indy (about a 90 minute drive each way) They are getting about $380 each for Goodyear. Not sure if that is mounted or not.

Being a neophyte, I need your advice.

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Old 05-10-2010, 01:18 PM   #2
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Hi Steg,
The Michelin XZE 22.5 diameter have worked very well.
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Replace them with anything other than Michlins. Michlin puts out a chart to keep tabs on the acceptable amount of cracking, that tells me their tires are junk.
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Some people love Michelins, others hate them. But they are a quality tire by any measure. The Goodyear G670 RV tire is another top brand. You might also consider Bridgestone, Continental, Yokohama & Toyo if they have your size.
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Replace them with anything other than Michlins. Michlin puts out a chart to keep tabs on the acceptable amount of cracking, that tells me their tires are junk.
You couldn't chase me far enough to GIVE me a set of Goodyear.... While Michelin aren't my favorite tire brand they have done well on the Signature and when it comes time to replace the tires I'll more than likely go with what came on the coach.
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I've had good luck with Michelins, with the exception of the steer tire problems they had some years ago. Many blew out with less than 3,000 miles on them.

I've never had a Goodyear truck tire that I didn't eventually have trouble with, and I've never had a Bridgestone truck tire that I did have trouble with. The only way I'd put a Goodyear on my motorhome or truck is if the service truck drove 100 miles to put it on, and that's all they had.
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Check out B.F. Goodrich. They are owned by Michelin, look the same with side wall difference due to the writing, and the 4 I put on the rear where made in France.They where cheaper then the Michelin. Michelin also comes from France and southern USA.
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Many Michelin and Goodrich tires are made in Ardmore, OK.

I have Radial T/A's on my hot rod, and I've never been in love with them, although they were on the wheels when I bought them. I pretty much wore them out in 7 years and 12,000 miles.
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Don't know about the Michelins. Heard they are very good, but I can't afford them. I've had Continentals on my TV for two years and no problems with flats or wear. Four 20 " tires cost me $600 two years agao from Discount Tires.
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