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Old 09-09-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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tires tires so many different opinions?

I ran the Hercules H-601 AWP (16) ply on my 43 Beaver for a few thousand miles with no problems. I traded coach for a newer 45' Beaver. I need to replace the tires and after reading posts there couldn't be more different opinions on what to run and what to not run?? I realize price isn't the only concern but I can sure get a good price from the tire company I deal with. They tell me these tires are just fine and I don't have any reason to doubt them. Tires are one of the most discussed topics on the form. I just wanted to get some imput from someone's experience. Thanks in advance for advice guys. Don't throw me under the bus here, just looking for some answers.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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Like any discussion , over a few beers, of Ford vs. Chevy.
Any one who has had tire problems will say , " That brand is junk"
People who are happy with the purchase price, and had good luck on the road , with any brand , will sing it's praises.
You , were happy with the brand you had on your last coach, but didn't get any long term experience with them, so you only have 1/2 the answer, to your question.
Will you get 5>7>10 years out of the tires, if you keep the coach ?
Can the tire store put you in touch with anyone who has had those tires for that length of time ?
Sorry no answers , only more questions.
Personally, my coach has 9 year old Michelins on the drive axle , still look great, replace with the same next year. Steer axle I've got 5 years left.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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There are a dozen brands of tires all acceptable for MH's. Pick one at a price you are happy with. That said ,I just put Bridgestones on mine. The next guy might choose Toyo's, Continental, Hankooks, ETC.
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I have three comments:

- Do not get any tire made in China.
- Brand, if not made in China, makes no difference, the tires will age out before they wear out.
- Go with the best deal.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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I agree with cat320. I work for a major brand Commercial Division. You will pull them before you wear them out. Happy Hunting thats half the fun.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #6
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Michelin XRV via the FMCA discount program. Good price for a premium tire, installed by a RV experienced authorized Michelin truck tire dealer.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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Michelin XRV via the FMCA discount program. Good price for a premium tire, installed by a RV experienced authorized Michelin truck tire dealer.

Hey friends:
I am about to buy my Michelins through FMCA and for love or money I can not sort the MAIN difference between XRVs and XZA2 Energy. Come on friends, help the dump country boy with the difference. Please.

Thanks in Advance
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I went with the XZA3+ based on size. To get a correct technical answer I would suggest calling Michelin at 1-888-622-2306. I found them very helpful when I purchased my tires.
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Hey friends:
I am about to buy my Michelins through FMCA and for love or money I can not sort the MAIN difference between XRVs and XZA2 Energy. Come on friends, help the dump country boy with the difference. Please.

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XRV's are specifically designed for RV use, XZA2's are designed for fuel economy on a TRANSPORT truck.

I would think that things like ride quality and wet traction would be far better with the XRV's.
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