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Old 06-29-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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Question Toyo Tires to Michelin XZE Tires

Any experience with changing from Toyo tires to Michelin XZE tires? Is there a difference in how the MH drove (vibrations, squirming, harsh ride, softer ride etc.) with the Michelin XZE tires in comparison to the Toyo tires?



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Any experience with changing from Toyo tires to Michelin XZE tires? Is there a difference in how the MH drove (vibrations, squirming, harsh ride, softer ride etc.) with the Michelin XZE tires in comparison to the Toyo tires?
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I suggest you Google "Michelin sidewall cracks".
The one, and only, set of 6 Michelin XZE tires I put on my coach sidewall cracked so severely that they had to be replaced at 42 months of age, (per the DOT "manufactured on" date).
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Michelin XZA2. Wonderful in all aspects


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I put on Michelin XRV's three years ago and 24,000 miles later they look like new no cracks. I do keep them covered if I stop for more that 2 days and use Aerospace 303 on them once a month or so. I understand that Aerospace 303 is the only tire dressing Michelin approves, no petroleum products in it. They are the 19.5 size.
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I suggest you Google "Michelin sidewall cracks".
The one, and only, set of 6 Michelin XZE tires I put on my coach sidewall cracked so severely that they had to be replaced at 42 months of age, (per the DOT "manufactured on" date).
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Our 03 came with XZEs and worked flawlessly for over 10 years (didn't realize i should have probably replaced them sooner). Of course, i did notice some sidewall cracking after the 10 year mark.

Wanted to replace with the same tire but after seeing the high price, decided to research to see what other tire might be recommended. Every tire had its fans and haters but after a lot of researching, i finally decided on Bridgestones. I will say that the ride is a bit firmer than what we had, otherwise, the Stones are working well. From what i had read, ride quality was one of the XZE's strong points!
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Just had six 275/70/22.5 XZA2 installed even had one of the old tires mounted on a rim as a spare, balance beads all around $4,200.00 CDN.


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Just put these baby's on and replaced the same after 20 years (yes I said 20 years). Mind you this unit is stored inside and I cover when outside. I saved the old skins for a on site dump truck we have here at our business. MICHELINS RULE!!

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Oh,, AND make sure you follow the air pressure chart religiously. Makes a huge difference in ride and length of service.

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No sidewall cracks on our 5-year old Michelins...
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Your wallet will be a lot softer. Maybe that improves the ride?
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Your wallet will be a lot softer. Maybe that improves the ride?

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I have a question. The tires that are suppose to be on my MH are 255/80R/22.5

I called Michelin and they say I have to stay with 255/80R/22.5 (XRV or XZE) and I should not have a different size tire on my MH even if it closely matches the 255/80R/22.5 tire. I have Toyo 265/75/22.5 that came with MH.

Does anyone know for example if there a tire size in the Michelin XZA2 Energy tires that would work for my MH? or am I suppose to stay with my tire size recommended for the MH?

Called Bridgestone and BFGoodrich and was told the same thing that they dont have a tire that would work on my MH and I have to stay with the recommended tire size (XRV or XZE).

Has anyone had this issue?

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I replaced my prematurely cracked 255/80/22.5 XRV Michelins with 265/75/22.5 Bridgestones and they are working fine. Of course Michelin is going to say that you have to stick to Michelins.
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I replaced my cracked 255 80R 22.5 Michelins with Continental HSR2 in the 10R22.5 size. They are a little bigger and my speedo was off by 3mph at 60 so I had Cummins correct the computer and the speedo is now dead on. If you stay with the right load rating you can use any tire that fits.
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