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Old 06-13-2017, 06:09 AM   #1
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Goodyear, Michelin, or Continental?

I am getting ready to replace my tires as they are 6 years old. My 2011 Ventana 3434 has Goodyear tires from Newmar, but I am considering Michelin. So which tire brand and model? I will be using the FMCA tire program.
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I just replaced mine with Toyo tires.
Maybe you should consider them.
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I've used all three of the brands you mentioned and good results. I would probably bias my purchase toward price, but that's me, they're all good tires. If Cooper makes a tire in the size you need that would be another consideration.
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I'm a Michelin fan.

I had them on my MH and I have them on my car and truck.
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Not Goodyear.

I used to be a Michelin buyer, multiple sets over the years. However I think that other brands have closed the gap and Michelin are no longer worth the premium price.

Toyo, Hankook, Yokahama, Continental, etc. are excellent tires. I bought Firestone's earlier this year. Now many states and several thousand miles on them. Very pleased.
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Anything but Michelin due to premature sidewall cracking at three years.
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If buying Michelin tires the FMCA Michelin program gets the best price. More info from FMCA web site. Could be as much as 100$ per tire. Should be enough to join FMCA.
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Anything but Michelin due to premature sidewall cracking at three years.


Can you identify which models are affected. I'm looking at the XZA2 and haven't seen anything bad on that one.

Looking to add these to my 3434.
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I used the FMCA Advantage program in Sept last year. Save about $300 per tire over the list, which nobody pays anyway but still quite a savings. Only Michelin makes the 365/70 tires I need for the front and tag. I could have gone with Toyo on the drive since it has 315/80's and they make that size but I decided to stick with Michelins all around.
The original tires were dated around 4307 so 9 years old. Still looked good enough both inside and outside to go another 5 years.
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Hi Gatoratty,
Michelin is my choice. Cars, trucks and coaches. Since 1968. Only 1 problem on a car. It was handled quickly under warranty. My coach tires go 10 years before they are replaced. Never had any side wall cracking or problems of any kind. I am meticulous about taking care of tires. They are outside all the time.
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Goodyear, Michelin, or Continental?

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Can you identify which models are affected. I'm looking at the XZA2 and haven't seen anything bad on that one.

Looking to add these to my 3434.


I have a '15 Ventana 3636 that I purchased new. Newmar had the XZE2's on it. I've no complaints with this tire, or the manufacturer. My plan, when the time arises, is to purchase my next set using my FMCA discount.
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Through FMCA the Continental HA3 are $20 a tire less than the Michelin XZA2.

I use Michelin Defender LTX on my truck and Pilot Super Sports on my cars. So I am leaning towards the Michelins.
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Where are Contnental tires made? Who is their parent company?

How do you like them? I like Micheleins but would like some competitive alternatives.
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Continental is the worlds 4th largest tire manufacturer out of Germany. Their tires are made in South Carolina.
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