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Old 05-14-2015, 03:21 PM   #37129
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Got Citrus out of annual maintenance today. Eeek! Cost for maintenance is high. Won't post it here but if interest I'll email it to you.

It is now in the hail repair hospital. Service department said an adjuster came by and said that looking at the pictures there may be more damage than first indicated. Duh! I know that. They missed the many dings on the bay doors. I wish I could claim tires - ah, but that will not happen.

The MKX will be out of the shop on Wednesday.

Damage just sucks!
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:43 PM   #37130
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Regarding the Chevy HHR pictured above - the breakaway switch may not have been activated, since they are frequently attached to the hitch (which broke away). Makes a good case for attaching the breakaway cable to an independent attachment point on the coach frame.
The instructions with my ReadyBrake breakaway device were very explicit that the cable not be attached to anything except the frame of the motor home.

If anyone has one that isn't on the frame, I'd suggest you change that ASAP -- definitely before you hook up your toad again. I had a friend in high school whose parents were killed by a runaway boat and trailer. One of these simple and reasonably priced breakaway devices would have prevented that tragedy.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:50 PM   #37131
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Has anyone tried finding Michelin 255/80R22.5 tires? Non existent.

I need them near me to replace the ones I have.
Does Michelin still make that size? Can't your dealer just call Michelin?
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Has anyone tried finding Michelin 255/80R22.5 tires? Non existent.

I need them near me to replace the ones I have.
Tire Rack has on line search, and shows 255x80, BUT only 22 & 23...

They will come on and "CHAT", maybe they can help..
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:53 PM   #37133
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Has anyone tried finding Michelin 255/80R22.5 tires? Non existent.

I need them near me to replace the ones I have.
Wayne, that's the tire size our MH has. Fahgiddaboudit. Looks like they are almost impossible to find. Two different truck tire dealers could not find one for me.

I'm taking Larry Z's advice and putting 245/75R22.5 tires on when we replace them. I've also read horror stories about Michelin MH tires, so I'll be taking Larry's advice on brand and probably going with Toyo. (Did I spell that correctly???)

Let us know what you decide to do.
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Wayne, that's the tire size our MH has. Fahgiddaboudit. Looks like they are almost impossible to find.

I'm taking Larry Z's advice and putting 245/75R22.5 tires on when we replace them. I've also read horror stories about Michelin MH tires, so I'll be taking Larry's advice on brand and probably going with Toyo. (Did I spell that correctly???)

Let us know what you decide to do.
I love my Michelins. Had Good Year 670s. I like the ride of the Michelins better.
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Has anyone tried finding Michelin 255/80R22.5 tires? Non existent.

I need them near me to replace the ones I have.
Wayne,

I replaced all of my Michelins with TOYA. Very high ratings, just search this site. Very pleased with them, and that was before one compares the prices. TOYAs are running on all the Tractors & trailers these days.

I had to change out the Michelins due to the cracks...lots of tread left. In talking with the Truck Service Center people, it was explained that Michelin purposely builds their sidewall with softer rubber, for a better ride. However, with the soft sides, they will crack before the tread wears down, plus they are easier to blow out if the sidewall is rubbed/ran into a hard surface and/or deep pot hole. But with your CURB FEELERS, you wouldn't have that problem.
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While PONDERING about all the input, just go and grab yourself a bag of these. . .

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Wayne,

I replaced all of my Michelins with TOYA. Very high ratings, just search this site. Very pleased with them, and that was before one compares the prices. TOYAs are running on all the Tractors & trailers these days.

I had to change out the Michelins due to the cracks...lots of tread left. In talking with the Truck Service Center people, it was explained that Michelin purposely builds their sidewall with softer rubber, for a better ride. However, with the soft sides, they will crack before the tread wears down, plus they are easier to blow out if the sidewall is rubbed/ran into a hard surface and/or deep pot hole. But with your CURB FEELERS, you wouldn't have that problem.
I saw some tractors and trailers at the truck stop the other say that didn't have TOYAs on them... are you sure it's all of them?
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I saw some tractors and trailers at the truck stop ths other say that didn't have TOYAs on them... are you sure it's all of them?

You SAY, he SAY.......

Lol..... Ifn ya cant find the Michelins, then it is a no brainer, ya cannot buy them.....



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You SAY, he SAY.......

Lol..... Ifn ya cant find the Michelins, then it is a no brainer, ya cannot buy them.....
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Tire discussions and gas or diesel crack me up.

Right now I have bigger problems. I put Annies cell phone in my pocket and when I pulled it out it said it was erasing everything. Pictures - contacts - everything. So I will be sleeping in the car tonight.
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I love my Michelins. Had Good Year 670s. I like the ride of the Michelins better.
I love my Michelins, too! Last September they replaced all of mine for FREE. Seems they had to recall a bunch and after 22K miles on the original tires that came when I bought my MoHo, I got to start all over again. I wonder how many people got fired over that boo boo? I'm sad for them, but delighted with my luck.

If these ever need replacing, I'll probably chose something cheaper. How's that for gratitude?
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I love my Michelins. Had Good Year 670s. I like the ride of the Michelins better.
Apparently the sidewalks are "softer". I've read a lot of reports of blowouts with Michelins. Scares the crap outta me to think of a blowout!
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This is one I haven't seen before... pretty cool.
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