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Old 07-09-2008, 04:57 AM   #15
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My earlier reading about the X-One XRV is that they were about twice the cost of the other Michelin tires for RVs. I really don't want to lose the safety factor of a dual. Most RVs including mine change tires by age and not miles so any added wear on the X-One is not a plus. Extra MPG would be very nice. The question to me is whether the extra $$ are recovered or not. I suspect not.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:56 PM   #16
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When you say "twice the cost", do you mean twice as much as one tire or twice as much as the TWO tires the wide tire replaces? If the former, then the cost is a break even right up front (except maybe for the cost of buying new rims to mount them on).
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:59 AM   #17
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When you say "twice the cost", do you mean twice as much as one tire or twice as much as the TWO tires the wide tire replaces? If the former, then the cost is a break even right up front (except maybe for the cost of buying new rims to mount them on).
The reference I saw a while back said that one X-One was twice the cost of one standard RV tire. The new rims would add to the cost. Of course when replacing duals you lose the safety factor inherent in them. I would also consult my chassis manufacturer before converting to the X-One.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:06 PM   #18
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The tires were installed last Monday. The only have about 12 miles on them. They can be seen on my coach on the next page. I sure would hate to have to be the one changing one of these dudes. They look awesome and from what little distance I have driven them ride really well. They are balanced with Equal. I had the front rebalance with Equal also and ride seems to be improved.
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They can be seen on my coach here
Is there any place we can see 'em without creating a MobileMe logon and being told we need Firefox or Safari browser software??
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Jim, could you post the pics here on iRV2's photo section, so we can see them?

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I'll post to the photos section as soon as I can resize to server limits.
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I have modified the URL on the previous post. Will someone check and see if it works without all the garbage described by AFChap. I have resized and some will be posted as soon as there are approved by whoever does the approving. I would like to know if the other link works from someone else's computer (it works from mine) since Apple has been making some changes in their accounts with the new IPhone out. It doesn't take much and they out strip my computer skills.
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I have approved your photos.

However, the link you posted still prompts for a login.
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Jim,

When it all gets straightened out I, as well as others look forward to seeing the new wheels and tires on you coach.

When they mounted them did they use wheel weights on the rims to balance them or did you use and internal balancing product?

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Joint test project from Michelin Tires (supplied the tires) and Freightiner Custom Chassis (supplied the rims). Tires and rims were assembled and mounted on my coach at Dave Howell Tires in Pensacola, Florida. I'm glad it was them and not me that put those bad boys on. They are not light, but not as heavy as the duals they replaced. If they work out, and I see no reason that they should not, I'll have four tires w/aluminum rims for sale at a reasonable price. 17,000 miles on them and still look brand new. Will post pictures when the time comes.


Motorhome in the drive with Michelin 445/50R22.5 LRL One tires installed on the rear replacing dual Michelin 275.80R22.5 XZEs.

Closer look at the DS rear tire.

Same view passenger side

A closer look.

Close enough to see that it hasn't been scrubbed up yet.

Big rim, it is as deep on the back side, that you cannot see, as it is on the out facing side.

Front tire & rim. 275/80R22.5.

Singe tire tread width.

The tires seem to ride well, but who can tell with only 12 miles on them. All my tires on the coach are now internally balanced with Equal. We'll see how that goes.
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Does anyone know the cost of two tires plus two rims??
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Does anyone know the cost of two tires plus two rims??
The tire dealer said the tires cost about $950 each. No real savings over two regular size tires. I have no clue on the cost of the rims.
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Thanks, I'll take it down and go to plan B.
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