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Old 10-15-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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TIRES - need 2 front - which is best for 40' motorhome?

We are shopping for tires! We need 2 front tires for our 40' Alfa diesel. We have checked Consumer Guide - called several retailers and received quotes - very expensive!

What information can you give me that would help me make up my mind? Warrenty - gas savings - etc.?

Would appreciate your input, experience and ideas.

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Michelin has an attractive incentive to purchase their tires with the Fleet purchase program through FMCA. So if you are a member the discount is substantial, i.e., about 200 bucks per tire on the 295/315/80/22.5's. If you are not a member, joining will pay for itself. I realize these are German made but just saying.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thank you - great idea. Can I access FMCA on line for member ship?
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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Yes you can. Just plug FMCA into your browser.
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I am a Michelin XRV fan, having had multiple sets over many years with good success. The FMCA program is a good way to purchase.
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Spirit, I was a little late responding to your request, sorry.
FMCA is for motor coach and motorhome owners. Motorcoach articles, motor home

Tire Connection - Michelin Advantage Program
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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I realize these are German made but just saying.
Where do you get that? Michelin has had plants in the US since the early 1900's. Our OEM 275/70 22.5's were made in Spain. I haven't looked to see where the ones we have now were made.
Michelin is worldwide and are a French company to start with.
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Are you near a Les Schwab? Can't beat their warrany in my opinion. They also carry Toyo's, they are what I put on my MH about 15 months ago.
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Thank you for your reply and info concerning our tire purchase. It was all most helpful.
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Thank you for your comments! It was very helpful!
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Are you near a Les Schwab? Can't beat their warrany in my opinion. They also carry Toyo's, they are what I put on my MH about 15 months ago.
+1 on Les Schwab. If you're on the west coast, buy them from a Les Schwab in Oregon - no sales tax! I did that a couple of months ago and have a new set of Toyo tires.
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Don't forget your tires will die from old age and dry rot long before the tread is gone.
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Just got 2 new steer tires Michelin 275/70 22.5 XRA2. The dates were week 25 2013. They were $1381 air balanced and mounted with new metal stems. Planning on 4 for the rear before I leave in January.
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