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Old 06-09-2023, 08:55 AM   #1
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Tire Dilemna - Urgent Replacement

Currently all my 8 tires are Michelin 315/80R22.5 X-Line. On the front are Michelin one-year old 315/80R22.5 X-Line. Just a short distance from my destination yesterday I picked up a 5/8 head lag screw in my passenger side front tire. I was able to reach my destination before it went flat. A match Michelin replacement appears out of the question in my area, just south of Murray, KY. If unable to find the match I'm open to a set of any comparable tires. Having such a short time before needing to hit the road again, can someone help with a recomendation of several brands? There are at least two truck dealerships within 50 miles. Thanks for your help. Larry
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Give Michelin U.S. HQ a call-- they may be able to locate one:


Michelin 888-622-2306
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Old 06-09-2023, 09:21 AM   #3
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Looks like commercial tires are patchable up to 3/8" hole size depending on where the hole is. Can you have it patched and move it to the back until you get to a dealer that carries the Michelins?
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Old 06-09-2023, 10:16 AM   #4
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Thanks, Toyman01. That will be a consideration. Talking to Michelin U.S. Hdqtrs. at the moment...they're trying their best to help. Understand they will help with the warranty of the tire. Yokahomas, Bridgetone and a couple of other tires are available in my current area.
Thank you, Wolfe, for your suggestion. Larry
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Old 06-09-2023, 10:25 AM   #5
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Try https://www.motorhometires.com/shop/...ires=2&swoof=1.

Looks like they have them in stock and depending on your area they also do mobile installation.

They also have the Toyo M144 tires in stock, which is a popular choice of those that donít want to pay the high costs for the Michelin tires.

Good luck.
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Old 06-09-2023, 10:28 AM   #6
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I would suggest the same thing. They've been patching tires for years, not a big deal. The rim is the same and rotating in the same direction as the rear tag. Patch it and swap it with the tag.

I developed what feels like a front tire pull on the last two trips. It's very slight. Just this week, I swapped the tags with the fronts.

With that said, most 43' Dutch Stars have larger front tires than the rears.
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Old 06-09-2023, 10:28 AM   #7
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... Michelin one-year old 315/80R22.5 X-Line ... replacement appears out of the question in my area, just south of Murray, KY. ...
I had trouble finding anyone that could supply new tire for my hazard. Had Insurance agent suggest order from WalMart. Did a quick search and it seems Walmat can get your tire [Michelin] to Murry KY WalMart. Try that.
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Many thanks, Don and All! After speaking with Michelin U.S. Hdqtrs. at length yesterday, I was told I couldn't expect to find my matching Michelin steer tire anywhere near me. Since I needed to resolve my issue within a short time, I began searching for another brand of steer tires at area dealerships. Ellis Tire in Paducah, KY, had a highly recommended brand and could deliver and install within a few hours. So, now I'm the "proud owner" of a set of "Road-X by Roadmaster" steer tires!! Described further as: 315/80R22.5, RM 230 HH+, 160/154J, Load Range L, Engineered by Cooper Tire. I now am an "open target" for my forum friends!! Oftentimes, we get caught in a situation where we must make a "risky, uninformed" decision, and that's just what I have done. For info, the 5/8" head 11/2" bolt penetrated in such a twisted position it left the tire in no condition to be saved. The replaced driver's side tire was mounted to replace an outer dual that was showing serious cracks. Again, thanks for all the helpful responses.
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Was in the tire manufacturing business for over30 Years and I am certain a patch will work, as long as it isn't in the sidewall. Note I said patched not plugged. A proper patch is done on the inside of the tire and should be done by a professional. There is a right way and a wrong way to patch a tire safely.
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There is no way I would want to patch a steer tire after a 1/2" bold went through it.......!!
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Old 06-10-2023, 01:03 PM   #11
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Sounds like you made a decision that was comfortable for you and solved the problem. I'm still a few years out from needing tires, but when I do, I'll look around. I'm a huge fan of Hankook tires, but they only make a few motorhome sizes.
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