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Old 02-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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I have a 2007 Four Winds Windsport 33' Class A Motor Home. I'm getting price quotes on tires. The tires I will be replacing are Michelins 235/80R22.5 XRV. Should I replace with Michelins or another brand? And personal experiences, reviews or ratings from this forum would be appreciated.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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My experience with Michelin(truck tires) is they don't stand behind their product and find every excuse in the world to get out of paying for any damage to your vehicle when they explode. Michelin tires check/crack, when other brands with the same age and miles don't.
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I put 6 conquistador tires on a 2007 windsport 36R.They handle fine and ride good!!They were also $1850 out the door-quite a bit less than Michelin. I took the cracked Michelin off with 20500 miles on them.
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I've had really good results with Michelins. They are the only tire maker that makes that size. I went through the FMCA plan and paid $378 each. About the same as our truck tire lowest brand.

Can't comment on how they stand behind them as we never in 10 years had a problem.
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I think you will find that Michelin is the only tire brand with the 235/80R22.5 size. However, Goodyear, Toyo and others offer sizes that are equivalent in carrying capacity and can be interchanged. The 245/75R22.5 size one that works.
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Try looking at Hankook tires. If they made them in our size we would get them on the MH but alas they do not. I believe they do make them in your size thou.
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What ever you buy, don't forget that if you are like most of us, your tires will die of old age before the tread wears out.
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We have Michelens on our Travel Supreme, which is what the Coach came with. We've only replaced the fronts so far with the same tires, and find they are not noisey on the road, but you need to be sure whatever tire you purchase that you also keep them all covered to protect against the heat from the sun.
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I just bought my second set of Michelin XRV motorhome tires, based on the good experience I have had with the first set. Bought via the FMCA Michelin program.
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I have Michelins on my motorhome and wouldn't trust my life to any other brand. I have never had a Michelin crack and have never had a Michelin blow out. The do NOT "river" like other tires and they are really quiet. When I had all the tires spin balanced out of the eight tires four of them did not need any balance weight whatsoever and the other four needed less than two oz. After 20,000 miles on my current tires there is no noticeable wear.
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My experience with Michelin(truck tires) is they don't stand behind their product and find every excuse in the world to get out of paying for any damage to your vehicle when they explode. Michelin tires check/crack, when other brands with the same age and miles don't.
And the same holds true for Badyear. Lots of stories on "rivering" and Badyear says it's normal and no concern.
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I used to be a Michelin man... till they screwed me over. Now, the only Michelin tires that will be under my vehicles are the ones I run over.
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To some extent, it depends where you're home base is. If you're in an area with Les Schwab stores, then I'd strongly recommend them and their house brand, Toyo. When we first got our Georgetown, it had the OEM GY tires on it and they were 9 years old. We did a shakedown trip before we bought replacements.

Th GY's were harsh riding and noisy. The Toyos are quiet and ride nicely. My rig has 19.5" wheels, so the price comparison isn't very applicable to your situation, but I got six tires, all new stems and valves, dynamic balancing and a front end alignment for just under $2300. The store manager made the effort (without me having to ask) to scan the date codes in the warehouse inventory for the newest they had. The ones I got were only 6 weeks old at the time.
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replaced the OE XRV's that were almost 6 years old with another set 2 years ago, absolutely no issues with them...looked at the Sumitomo & Toyo brands but decided to stay with the Michelins...glad I did..
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