Originally Posted by Trapperbob11
This topic is always very emotional for people. Like others I use michlins and no others on my cars and RV. At work we put 10 million miles a year on truck tires and 50 years of history told us they were the best for the money. We were putting 125k on every tractor yearly. Tires did not age out or dry rot from sitting in sun. RV's even if full timing will age out before they wear out. My only suggestion is check them prior to every trip and keep them aired. I carry a compresser and check prior to every trip. Low air pressure is your enemy.
Take care and safe travels
"Emotional topic"? True, unfortunately.
What you have stated is true and is a good example of the way Michelin is designed to work successfully. Run lots of miles in a short period of time and the tire is exceptional. But, considering that most RVers might get 2K to 5K a year, Michelin isn't built for this idle time over the long run.
Another drawback for many RVers is the tire size provided by Michelin. Take my original 275/80R22.5 size. If I had a tire failure and needed a replacement I might be out of luck. Michelin makes this size only once a year, I believe, and when they are gone you have to wait for a new production run. Other tire manufactures don't make that size for the most part. This was true for the brands I was interested in. And, most of us are not wealthy. Getting a good compromise in price without sacrificing safety is another factor to consider. So, my argument stands about moving away from Michelin to some other proven brand.
I noticed one poster had a Firestone failure. I know many folks out there like that brand. Personally, over the years I have see too much controversy over that brand. Failures due to poor manufacturing quality has been a common plague for this company. I would not chose this brand for my grand son's bicycle. (I hope I didn't just open the door to a new "emotional" topic.
Happy and safe trails,