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Old 01-26-2011, 04:16 AM   #15
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Have always had Michelin tires with "0" problems on 6 coach's.
Never a blowout also. Use their inflation tables and have a enjoyable trip.
Had Goodyear's on 1 coach and maintained the same way.
Here is another tire discussion 1 of many over the years.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:42 AM   #16
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Bridgestone 250's here , really like them ..
I'll 2nd this motion. R250's hard to beat for the money.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:44 AM   #17
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We have Michelin truck tires on our coach and in my opinion our coach rides quite well. We have XZE on the front made in Spain (Those are beginning to discolor and I will not buy tires made in Spain again. I suspect they are turning brown because the are made to "green" standards. So likely tofu is an ingredient.) On the back we have XZA that were made in USA and look new. They will be six years old at mid this year. We got this coach with these truck tires on them so I don't know if XRV would be smoother.

From what I have read on this forum I am going to stick with truck tires. And made in USA.
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..... I suspect they are turning brown because the are made to "green" standards. So likely tofu is an ingredient....
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:36 AM   #19
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You'd expect that brands with a very high volume tires on the road will have complaints and issues with them, my replacements when the time comes will be Michelin.

I'm also not a strong believer in the replace by date code in my 50th year of involvement with heavy truck tires which experience does not support the claim to me.

Do you think all the recapped tires running around have casings with less than five or six years old? I'm not a big fan of recaps and am not suggesting they be used especially on an RV, I'm just pointing out the amount of older casings in service that do not have a weathering issue with them
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My 2002 Bounder came with Goodyear G670 245/70R19.5 load range F stock and I just finally replaced them with new G670s a few months ago. Never had any issues with them. The date codes on the tires were actually 2001.
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My coach has G159's .. and, they are 1999 tires! 7 look to be new... ones a XRV on the rear that is 3 years old and is already cracked


Yes, I am changing them out.. bought it this way.
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Thanks, so very much, for all of the information and opinions. You have been VERY VERY helpful!!
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Yes, I am saying no to Michlins only because of cracking problems I had when I owned Michlins. Michlin themselves puts out a brochure with pictures of how much checking/cracking is acceptable. To me, no amount of checking/cracking is acceptable so for me it was bye bye Michlins and hello Yokahama.
To be fair, I never had a flat or blowout with Michlins. The only problem was the deterioration of the six year old garage kept 60,000 mile tires. If the tires were in perfect condition I would have replaced them anyway, just because of the age. I just don't want tires that show obvious signs of deterioration.
I sold tires for around 8 years, the sidewalk cracking has always been an issue with Michelins. Great tread life bur their sidewalk rubber just not of the same quality.
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That's funny I put Michelin light truck tires on my daily driver Chevy 2500HD and after only about 3 years my side walls are all cracked pretty bad. I was actually getting kind of worried towing my 5th wheel with them. I sold the trailer and got my motorhome though.
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Could anyone help me. I'm looking at replacing the tires on my MH with some Bridgestone R250 the salesman only has the R500 which is also a 10ply. But he can not really give me any other facts about the tire. I sold tires for 8 years and find it hard to believe that Bridgestone would make 2 tires that were identical, which is what the sale man is saying.
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Was he talking about the Light Truck Duravis?

I bet you he was.. you need to specify the R250F

http://www.bridgestonetire.com/Brand/Duravis
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