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Old 07-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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I own a 2005 Winnebago 38J with 16,000 miles on it. The tires on it are the originals. I feel they need to be changed due to age. They are Michelin 235/80/R22.5 XRV. Anyone know where to get the best price on these tires in Detroit area?

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Originally Posted by berniebedard View Post
I own a 2005 Winnebago 38J with 16,000 miles on it. The tires on it are the originals. I feel they need to be changed due to age. They are Michelin 235/80/R22.5 XRV. Anyone know where to get the best price on these tires in Detroit area?
I can answer your question directly but I can give you some advice that will save you a lot of money.

I just changed out my Michelin 235/80/R22.5 XRVs today. Since I'm a member of the FMCA (if you're not, I strongly recommend you look into joining them), I used their Michelin Advantage program to save myself about $170 on each tire. If you're a FMCA member and unfamiliar with this program, I recommend you go to their web site and see if joining is a good idea for you.

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Old 07-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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Here is a link for you to use if interested. Other tires to consider would be Hankooks, Cooper, Hercules, Bridgestone, Toyo, Yokohama.
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My dealer sold 6 brands of tires. With the FMCA Advantage program, the Michelin XRV's was the cheapest of all, including a China brand.
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Hi berniebedard,
Welcome to iRV2. I have used the FMCA program and saved quite a bit of $s. However, if you have had the coach since it was new and know the tires and their maintenance history there may be no reason to purchase new tires. If you have not had the coach since it was new and do not know the history of the tires' maintenance, replacing them may be the correct decision.

FYI, for several years, Michelin has gone to a 10 year replacement recommendation schedule.
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FWIW, yesterday just had Hercules tires installed on my 2003 Pace Arrow, 16 ply sidewalls, they were cost effective, and the unit handles noticeably better than with the Michelin XRV's(factory) that I replaced. Tomorrow it goes for an alignment, I can keep you posted, if you like. For me, I will never mile these tires out, and Michelin's price is too far from competitive for a tire that essentially I will rent for 8 or so years.

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