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Old 01-23-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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Replace Tires on MH

Have a 2005 Winn Adventurer 38R. Looking to put all new tires on the MH. Has anyone had any especially good or bad experiences with a specific brand? Thanks in advance for the assistance!
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Size on it now?
Brand on it now?
Age of present tires?

Michelin 22.5" tires I had 2 zipper blow outs. Only bad experience with any tire brand, I had in over 40 plus years of having a RV.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:15 PM   #3
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There are a number of makers of tires that will work well on your motor home. If money is no object get Michelin truck tires. Stay away from Michelin XRV ones. There have been many tire threads in this and other forums. Basically if you stick with a good USA made tire you will likely not have a problem. The foreign brands that seem OK are Hankook and Yokohama. The tires that seem to get the most complaints are Good Year 670s, Toyo, Michelin XRV.

I have to buy four tires in about eight weeks. I am 90% decided to get truck Michelin.
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There are a number of makers of tires that will work well on your motor home. If money is no object get Michelin truck tires. Stay away from Michelin XRV ones. There have been many tire threads in this and other forums. Basically if you stick with a good USA made tire you will likely not have a problem. The foreign brands that seem OK are Hankook and Yokohama. The tires that seem to get the most complaints are Good Year 670s, Toyo, Michelin XRV.

I have to buy four tires in about eight weeks. I am 90% decided to get truck Michelin.
I wish y'all would all get togather on opinions on another thread every one spoke highly of Toyo?,what the deal here are Toyo good or not 22.5.
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Are you saying No to Michelins?
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Are you saying No to Michelins?
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.
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Hi Toole'n Along,
The bottom line is value to you for the next 6 to 10 years. That is the range of time when tires may be replaced, due to age. If you are putting many miles on the coach, the top name brands may be a better choice. If you put few miles on the coach, one of the lower priced brands may be a better value.

Individual opinions run the full spectrum of tales and one time events (no matter how many years ago). My prejudices are based on personal experiences, which may not be valid for you.

I've been driving on Michelin tires since 1965. Never had a tire failure. Had a couple of warranty problems that were closed quickly and to my satisfaction.

Make your decision based on how and how often the tires will be use and the price charged for that usage.
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My almost six year old Michelin XZEs that were made in the USA have exactly zero cracks and have not caused me any problems. For the last week we have camped with 3 other motor homes at Quartzite. The other three motor homes had Michelins on them. I asked them all and not one had had a blowout or problem.

I made my comment on Toyo because of the problems with Toyo on Country Coaches. I have also heard that Toyo does not recommend their tires go on RVs any more.
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As any one ever put the michelin truck tires on an rv and if so aren't they to hard and cause a rough ride? Just a question because I never used truck tires on an rv, thanks Joe.
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I went from Michelin RV tires to 11R 22.5 truck tires and they ride better than the low profile Michelin. They don't look as good.

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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 agree with you Chuck. I only have 16000 miles on my Michelins and even though they are 5 years old, no amount of sidewall cracking is acceptable.
I am thinking of going with Toyos. I haven't heard of any problems with them from anyone.

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My almost six year old Michelin XZEs that were made in the USA have exactly zero cracks and have not caused me any problems. For the last week we have camped with 3 other motor homes at Quartzite. The other three motor homes had Michelins on them. I asked them all and not one had had a blowout or problem.

I made my comment on Toyo because of the problems with Toyo on Country Coaches. I have also heard that Toyo does not recommend their tires go on RVs any more.
My new coach has Michelin XZA2® Energy™ 22.5's on it dated '07 with about 25,000 miles on them, to my educated eye they appear new.

One interesting note: the inflation tables from Michelin call for 85 psi which flies in the face of lore, advice from friends.

But, I've learned from the aviation and cycling communities that trusting engineering data is a good thing...

Speaking of which, we lift 300 tons off our tires in a few hours at around 160mph; you can betch'er bippy they'll be inflated to perfection, in advance. Tokyo-bound; then, starting Saturday AM Momma and I set out for Santa Fe in the rig to see some snow: 1,200 miles round trip.
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