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Old 04-04-2011, 11:41 AM   #15
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If they were seconds they have to have it branded into the tire by Michelen.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:18 PM   #16
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Do you by chance have the name of who you talked to at Michelin. I have 3 tires doing exactly the same thing and all I'm getting is the run around.
No, I don't have a name. I just called the customer support number on the web page and told them I had 2 tires about 4 years old exhibiting premature weather checking. They asked me where I was and gave me the names of 2 or 3 Michelin truck tire dealers in that area. Had the tires inspected and replaced at TCI Tires in Charlotte, NC.

Minor cracking isn't necessarily unsafe, but tell Michelin you are afraid they may be and want the tires inspected.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:48 PM   #17
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Don't believe I've ever seen anything like that.

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Fairly common on construction equipment with leaking axle oil seals that never seem to get replaced
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Looks like something caked on the tire. Where it is on the side thread it shows it is higher than the normal thread.
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I took it to a very reputable truck/rv tire service center and they took one of the tires off to inspect it. There was a section of the tire, including the side walls that was all cracked and peeling. Fortunately, it wasn't dry rot; it's the black under carriage spray on protection that they spray on the chassis parts. We looked at the suspension components near the tires and they all had the same black spray on it. It was overspray on each of the 4 inside tire walls. Mystery solved!

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Thank you for the update.
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I always cover my tires when parked for more than overnight. When I replaced my 7 yr old Michelins they still looked nearly new.

Thanks for the update ...that's what it looked like to me, something on the surface.
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:09 AM   #22
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I'm in agreement with JohnRR the pictures don't look like dry rot. I agree pictures aren't always the best. The last picture is what I always thought dry rot lookslike. Any doubt bring it to a dealer that sells the tire, they will be able to tell you jf in fact it is or isn't and they will be able to check on the warrenty if they are bad Good Luck
ps, Good tires are a must and I am the same way I am always inspecting my tires before, during and when I come back from a trip
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I'm planning to take my RV to an authorized Michelin dealer to see what they say. It would be nice if this is covered under their warranty program. I'll update everyone after my talks with them.

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Allow at least month. (or 2), for Michelin Customer Care (866-866-6605) to offer a warranty adjustment and "git r done".
My claim is going on 6 weeks, (10+ phone calls). and should/will/(may?) be taken care of by Nov 17th....(IF my dealer gets the replacement tires as promised).

BTW, we're trapped in WI until then.

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"tomakat"....good news it was just undercoating. Bad news.....unless I read your post wrong, your tires were built the 9th week of 2008. You're about 4 months away from the typical 7 year replacement recommendation.
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The tires weren't that old when the post was made in 2011........The post is 3.5 years old guys.
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I got caught on this too the OP was THREE YEAYS AGO!

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First of all I would not consider 6+ years old to be "relatively new". Approaching 7 years is the replacement threshold for many RV owners and even Michelin says they need professional inspection after age 5. And tires that just sit for years are especially prone to early life failures - they need exercise (rolling) to keep the anti-aging chemicals circulating through the rubber.

That said, they look to me like they suffered exposure to something that caused dramatic aging/deterioration. Maybe chemicals on (or in) the floor, or ozone from nearby main power panels, and maybe even UV from excessive sunlight. In any case, I wouldn't risk them.

Michelin's RV tire warranty is posted in their RV Tire website - see Tire Guide, Warranties & Bulletins | Michelin RV Tires
It explicitly limits the warranty to 5 years from purchase or tread life, whichever comes first. Since you have no tire purchase receipt, the sidewall date will prevail. I think that leaves you out.
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I took it to a very reputable truck/rv tire service center and they took one of the tires off to inspect it. There was a section of the tire, including the side walls that was all cracked and peeling. Fortunately, it wasn't dry rot; it's the black under carriage spray on protection that they spray on the chassis parts. We looked at the suspension components near the tires and they all had the same black spray on it. It was overspray on each of the 4 inside tire walls. Mystery solved!

Thank you everyone for you input/feedback.
Just for clarification.
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