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Old 05-08-2023, 09:34 PM   #1
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Tire Recommendation

So I noticed a split Image attached) on the sidewall of a rear outside Michelin XRV 255/80R/22.5.
It is therefore time to look at replacing at least this tire (reluctant to drive on it) but to have all of them carefully inspected by a professional.
Rig is a 2019 but yes I know that does not indicate a manufacture date.

I heard Toyo's are good as well and when you get on the web, there are plenty of recommendations.

Rig weight limit is 26000lbs so if anyone has some experience to share I would appreciate it.

Also, I am in San Diego so not sure if any members have replaced tires here, I belong to FMCA and their discount program looks pretty helpful

Thanks everyone
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I replaced the Michelin 255/80R/22.5 tires on my 26,000 lb MH with Toyo 265/75R/22.5 in 2012 and then I replaced with the same Toyo's in 2021. I am very pleased with the Toyo's and highly recommend them. I bought mine from Les Schwab both times.
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Had a similar tire (Michelin 275 80R 22.5) replaced with new under road hazard guarantee with Good Sam ... terrific service from Best One Fleet Service in South Bend, Indiana. Cost was around $800 out the door. But not sure if they have dealers in your area. My crack/tear was on sidewall. Dealer was referred to us from someone in nearby Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Have all Michelins & so replaced with same since only one tire. Very satisfied .... if in area definitely would go again if a tire problem (knocking on wood).

With appropriate info, call Michelin / insurance, if you have. Not sure what caused your crack.

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Old 05-10-2023, 03:43 PM   #4
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I will likely buy Michelin to replace OEM.

However Toyo and Bridgestone are getting good reviews. Not many folks seem to have Bridgestones, but those that do like them. No personal experience - except for a set of OEM Sportscar tires from Japan that were the best I have ever had.

If in a bind, I would not be concerned with purchasing any of those brands.

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I replace my two 295 front tires with Toyos last year and am very satisfied with them. The ride is smooth and the wear is good. The one downside to Toyos is they do have a "barnyard" smell for a while.
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I always use Toyo and have been very happy with the results. However, one thing to check is the Michelin vs Toyo tire pressure tables. For my coach, the Toyo requires more pressure to carry the same weight. Also, the maximum carrying capacity of the Toyo is the same as the Michelins, but the required pressure for the Toyo to carry this maximum capacity is more than the maximum pressure of the rims. The maximum capacity is the same as the axle maximum capacity so I am careful on loading and also more cautious on tire pressure since I have to keep the pressure within a fairly tight band.
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I always use Toyo and have been very happy with the results. However, one thing to check is the Michelin vs Toyo tire pressure tables. For my coach, the Toyo requires more pressure to carry the same weight. Also, the maximum carrying capacity of the Toyo is the same as the Michelins, but the required pressure for the Toyo to carry this maximum capacity is more than the maximum pressure of the rims. The maximum capacity is the same as the axle maximum capacity so I am careful on loading and also more cautious on tire pressure since I have to keep the pressure within a fairly tight band.
I learned something today. Never thought about the rim max pressure being a possible limiting factor on buying new tires. I'll have to look into that. My date codes are 47/18. But coach was purchased by me brand new in August 2020 (2019 model year). I may push new tires to 2026 but haven't decided yet. I certainly won't hit the mileage/wear conditions first. Seeing the OP has a 2019 and has a split does give me pause on my plan.
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So I noticed a split Image attached) on the sidewall of a rear outside Michelin XRV 255/80R/22.5.
It is therefore time to look at replacing at least this tire (reluctant to drive on it) but to have all of them carefully inspected by a professional.
Rig is a 2019 but yes I know that does not indicate a manufacture date.

I heard Toyo's are good as well and when you get on the web, there are plenty of recommendations.

Rig weight limit is 26000lbs so if anyone has some experience to share I would appreciate it.

Also, I am in San Diego so not sure if any members have replaced tires here, I belong to FMCA and their discount program looks pretty helpful

Thanks everyone
The damage on your tire appears to be a road hazard and not a manufacturing split. I would take it to a tire dealer to get it inspected, to see how deep the damage is... of course it is in a non-repairable area of the tread, but I don't see think it is a "catastrophic failure" waiting to happen.

Parkhouse Tire and Border Tire are both Michelin dealers near you.

You may also want to call Costco (if you are a member) to get pricing on the XRV. Costco can purchase this tire directly from Michelin, but they can't install them. The pricing is very competitive (and you earn 1% if you are an Executive Member)... there have been availability issues for this tire size from Michelin and the Toyo size is not exactly the same, so you would have to replace all 4 across the axle (or replace steers with Toyo and move one of the take-off Michelin steers to the drive position).
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Four years ago, I replaced all eight Michelins with Toyo M144 296/80X22.5 tires. I kept very accurate records of fuel mileage before and after replacement. I was surprised to find that the Toyo's yielded .4 to .6 improvement in mpg. This was over the first approximately 8,000 miles vs the previous years results. The improvement remained till we sold the coach last Sept with 30,000 miles on them. Also, on the first trip with the Toyo's, my wife commented that the ride was better. I attributed that to new tires vs 5 year old tires with 50,000 miles. I was very happy with the switch to Toyo's including the $2500 savings. Michelin makes a great tire as do other companies, but IMHO, they are not worth their premium price.

FWIW. I replaced the tires at 5 years because I had a market for them which reduced the new price even more.
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ÖÖToyo size is not exactly the same, so you would have to replace all 4 across the axle (or replace steers with Toyo and move one of the take-off Michelin steers to the drive position).

Thatís a good option for the OP even if he stays with Michelin. Assuming they are all the same size Move a steer tire to the rear and buy two new steer tires. Mark the one you move for current rotation direction before moving it to a different axle. (some say not necessarily but why not)
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Tire problems these tire are guaranteed against cracking inside walls for seven years

These tires are guaranteed not to have side wall cracks for 7 years from the DOT mfg date go to a dealer and call Michelin they may help you



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So I noticed a split Image attached) on the sidewall of a rear outside Michelin XRV 255/80R/22.5.
It is therefore time to look at replacing at least this tire (reluctant to drive on it) but to have all of them carefully inspected by a professional.
Rig is a 2019 but yes I know that does not indicate a manufacture date.

I heard Toyo's are good as well and when you get on the web, there are plenty of recommendations.

Rig weight limit is 26000lbs so if anyone has some experience to share I would appreciate it.

Also, I am in San Diego so not sure if any members have replaced tires here, I belong to FMCA and their discount program looks pretty helpful

Thanks everyone
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Old 05-16-2023, 05:35 PM   #12
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Michelin is hands down the best choice for RV tires

In my opinion, you have no worries wiyh that crack in the belt/cap area of that tire. But a visit to a Michelin Dealer, and or, to e mail the Michelin people in Greenville, SC. Where they can and will provide you a technical person who knows these tires is the best way to proceed. It is free and professional info.
1-866-866-6605. Have your tire size and type, mileage on tires, when you call.
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Is that a "plug" repair in the tread crack/cut?. If it is the use of a "string" plug may have voided the warranty.



Everyone should have the complete DOT serial for each tire written down. Some warranties are based on MFG date and some based on sale date but in any case not having the DOT serial may make it difficult if not impossible to make warranty claim if the DOT serial has been damaged. I know this isn't the case for this tire but I am using this as a teaching moment.
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I too am struggling with which name brand tire to purchase. Discount Tire gave a price of $2,855 for 6 Kumho ties. I have never heard of that brand. For Goodyear, 6 tires for $5,114.76. My tires are 255/70/22.5 on a 2002 Holiday Rambler Ambassador. I am going to get a price on Michelin tires before making a decision.
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