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Old 04-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #15
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keninvic.......You didn't say why you thought it was a bad tire. The most common tire to blow on a motor home is the right rear. It's the tire that sees the most road debris.
No debris, nothing entered the tire, the sidewall opened up and exploded. The guy that changed the tire said it was a defective tire.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:16 AM   #16
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Keep us posted on this issue. I'll be watching and would like to see what Michelin does about this since it is only a 2 year old tire, but I'm sure they are going to bawk at not having the tire itself. I hope you get this resolved to your satisfaction. I just put new XRV's on my coach last October.

Keep us updated.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:55 AM   #17
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Keep us posted on this issue. I'll be watching and would like to see what Michelin does about this since it is only a 2 year old tire, but I'm sure they are going to bawk at not having the tire itself. I hope you get this resolved to your satisfaction. I just put new XRV's on my coach last October.

Keep us updated.

The Michelin dealer has the tire and I am waiting to hear what the Michelin rep has to say.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:11 AM   #18
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The Michelin dealer has the tire and I am waiting to hear what the Michelin rep has to say.
This is why I know travel with a spare Michellin tire not mounted in my closet. If therr is a blowout I hand it to the tire mounting guy. Luckily havent had to use it yet
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Michelin should be reading IRV2 about its products.

I would imagine someone in customer service would be interested in what folks have to say here on IRV2.

Thanks for the update, please keep us posted.
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I would assume you have had the coach weight, the 95 psi seems high to me.
I run at 85 psi all four rears with a 37' coach and 95 in front.
The four rears are 10 years old and no cracks and tread good for age of tires.
Front tires were changed last year because of side tread wear.
When you get your new tire take another look at the tire tables after a re-weight of the coach.
With 95 psi while your traveling the tire pressure will increase 15 to 20 psi above that.
Never had a blow out on any coach in 35 years of traveling.
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Glad your all safe.
Do you have a TPMS? If you do, was there any indication of a high temperature?
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Michelin blowouts

I was in the trucking business for 30 years and use to run Michelins but we started having way too many defective tires so we switched to Toyos and had great luck with them. Our new coach. Comes with Michelins so I will be watching them very closely but will eventually switch to Toyo.
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Never had a blow out on any coach in 35 years of traveling.
Guessing you never had any Michelin XRV's in those 35 years.

The only 2 blow outs I have had in over 35 years plus of RV traveling.
Were with XRV's. At 4 years and 6 years old.

Overinflation, will reduce the tire’s contact area with the road, which
reduces traction, braking ability, and handling. A tire that’s overinflated for the weight it’s carrying is more prone to a harsh ride, uneven tire wear, and impact damage.
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These failures should be reported and from the looks of the NHTSA site, there are very few of them being reported....

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchTires
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These failures should be reported and from the looks of the NHTSA site, there are very few of them being reported....

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchTires

Funny, my complaint is no where to be found from 2008.
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Is it under the Michelin North America or the other Michelin drop down? Do you think they deleted yours?

I sure hope not.....
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Guessing you never had any Michelin XRV's in those 35 years.

The only 2 blow outs I have had in over 35 years plus of RV traveling.
Were with XRV's. At 4 years and 6 years old.

Overinflation, will reduce the tire’s contact area with the road, which
reduces traction, braking ability, and handling. A tire that’s overinflated for the weight it’s carrying is more prone to a harsh ride, uneven tire wear, and impact damage.
The three Newmars were Michelin's all other coach's were Goodyear on Ford chassis's, what ever tires they are there to expensive not get as much mileage out of them as possible.
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Simple "Rule of Thumb" on spares...

If ya have one you will never need it...

If ya dont have a spare you will have a blowout sure enuf !

My first trip in new to us RV, April 2011, barely got up to speed on I-75 North just outside Ocala, Florida... 62 mph and LOUD POP left/driver's side. Initial look on side of road and nothing seemed to be wrong. Truckers were blowing by at 75 mph and honking so I re-entered roadway with flashers on and stayed at 45 mph, could barely make out a small vibration from left rear... struggled to Rest Area and upon closer inspection away from trucks roaring by 3 feet away saw the rear outside dually had a total sidewall seperation on inside edge between tires, Michelin XRV's. I could easily stick my entire fist into the tire. Called RV dealer and of course tires were not part of warranty/guarantee. Had AAA respond and they sent a truck tire specialist to Rest Area. $600.00 and 5 hours later was on my way with a New Michelin XZE. The tire repair specialist stated that 75% of his RV emergency road calls were for Michelin XRV tires with blown out sidewalls. Since tires were date coded 2004, even though they only had 7500 miles on them and zero checking/cracking there was no warranty coverage from Michelin !!! How sad is that ? The steel belts were extremely rusted inside the tire casing and the sidewall literally showed no signs of foreign object or road debris damage... go figure !
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