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Old 05-25-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
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Michelin Tires

It's time to buy new tires and I want to get Michelin. I have a 2005 31ft. Class C (Winnebago). Trying to decide between the LT225/75/R16 LTX M/S2 or the XPS RIB tire. Both are rated E, the sales rep said the LTX m/S2 is a better riding tire, but the XPS seems to be recommended by Michelin for RVs. Do any of you run the LTX M/S2, if so, what do you think about them?
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:26 PM   #2
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Wink Love them!

I ran the LTX M/S 2's on my F-150 when I was towing a 22', 5,000# TT and they were awesome. Bought my 24' Nexus Class C lightly used and fell right into the middle of the LTX M/S recall. Got 6 brand new LTX M/S 2's installed for free and they are, as expected, awesome.

Great smooth ride, rated for mud and snow with a 70,000 mile tread warranty. Good luck doing better than that. I would feel the same even if they had not been free but hey, sometimes you just get lucky.

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Old 05-25-2016, 10:06 PM   #3
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Love my Michellins LTX A/T-2's. I also ran M/S-2's on my previous dually. I have been running them on my company vehicles for 10 years now. By far the best mileage of any tire we have ran on our fleet, for the last 30 years. Usually 50% longer. They more than offset the extra cost. After 20 years of running GY, FS, BFG, Dunlop, Cooper, and a few others, we don't look at anything else.
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It might pay you to join FMCA just to get their Advantage pricing on tires. We're already members and it'll save us over $100 per tire, but ours are much larger too.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:51 AM   #5
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Thanks!

Thank you for the feedback. I am buying them through the WIT Club Michelin Advantage Program. Ended up getting them for $155 each, which I think is a great price.
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I have the same question. Just bought a 2012 Coachman Concord LE220 and the tires have fine cracks in them. The date code is 4511, so they are not 5 years old until November. I searched the Michelin site and got the same recommendation, XPS RIB. They dont even give you the option to see the LTX m/S2.
I also got the same quote for the LTX, $150.00. Not sure which way to go, follow there recommendations, or go for the less expensive, but seemingly very good LTX.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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In talking with one of the tire dealers, he said that the XPS tire did not perform well when driving on grass. In doing a comparison of the tires, they were rated similarly, both Grade E. I have been in campgrounds where I had to drive on grass, so I choose the LTX for that reason and from what I read and heard, the ride is better with them also. Good luck in making your choice.
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No doubt the LTX A/T-2 will give you better traction off the pavement. I'm not so sure the M/S-2 will do much better than the XPS Ribs. The difference is that the XPS Rib is a commercial LT tire, with a full steel encasement. They are also excellent trailer tires. I used them (6) on my previous toy hauler. After 17K mi when I sold it, they still looked new.
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A little update on my purchase from the Michelin dealer. I went in this morning had the LTX tires mounted and when I went to check out it turned out good Sam is no longer a member of the Michelin advantage plan. They were nice enough to let me join FMCA and qualify through them.
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