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Old 04-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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Class C Tires

It's time to start loking for new tires. Have a 30' Coachmen Concord. I currently have Michelins LTX M/S 22575R16 that are at their age limits. Cracking/checking starting to show. First, any thoughts on the Michelin "checking" issue? Now looking at the Michelin 'XPS' or the Goodyear 'G949 RSS Armour Maxx'. An expensive fix whichever way I go so I want to make the best choice. What have others done? Please chime in.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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I currently have Michelins LTX M/S 225 75R 16 on my Coachmen Class C . would like to know how many years of use you got before the checking appeared? Thanks
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:10 PM   #3
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I was advised by an RV repair shop 4 years after I purchased the rig that checking was present. Not sure that I felt any urgency at that point from what I saw. I did purchase wheel covers at that point and have used them whenever the vehicle is in storage. I also know of someone else with the same model and year as my rig (2005 Concord) that got a prorated replacement after 3 years. I've read numerous posts on other forums that suggest this is a real problem and one individual even suggesting that a class action lawsuit was in order (not sure about that). It doesn't make sense that tires with 3/4 of the tread still lookin great have to be trashed. In any event, by "industry standards", I'm due now at 6-1/2 years since purchase.
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Thanks for the information. I will be inspecting my tires for signs of cracking
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Replaced our Michelin LTX tires with BF Goodrich Commercial T/A tires. I think Michelins are way overpriced and all the hype about them being superior tires is just market-babble. There are other better choices for less money. I saved a few hundred on the BFGs and they are perfectly fine for our use.
Our Michelins had 50,000 miles on them, were less than 6 years old and the MH was used regularly. The sidewalls were cracked and starting to deteriorate. Not acceptable IMO!
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:24 AM   #6
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My Tioga Class C also needs LT 225 75R16 tires, See Load index 115 mostly.
Are there any "better" choises ?
Need good tires to go over all those gravel roads there.....
Please advice.
(can't look at my tires, are in Sara Palins back yard parked)

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I put BF Goodrich T/A load ranger E on to replace the LXT's that had 40k and deep side wall cracks. I put 9k on the new tires last summer on a trip to Alaska . The tires ware was less than 3/32. I have 2005 Coachmen Concord. The tires ride about the same as the LXT'S.
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On April 8, 2011 I purchased 6 Michelin tires (LT 225/75-16) for my class C with a 50% discount off list price due to weather checking. The price was $685 plus sales tax.

My tires were manufactured in August 2004. Sold on the original motor home in May 2005. I purchased the unit used in April 2007 with 10, 500 miles on it. It currently has about 37,500 miles.

My local tire dealer said the tires were out of warranty. I went to Discount Tire in the Denver, CO area. They are a high volume dealer and apparently have more pull with Michelin.

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