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Old 03-06-2018, 06:35 PM   #1
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Looking for new tires

My new to me DSDP need new tires. Ages out after 7 years.
Mr Tire says the brand isn't as important as the warranty and service after the sale.
What are your thoughts?
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Actually tires don't "magically" age out at 7 years, that's an internet myth.
Michelin says that an older tire is more susceptable to damage and they should be professionally checked starting at 5 years and absolutely replaced at 10 years.
I ran my OEM Michelins 9 years and they looked perfect both inside and out when I got new tires.
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True, but I have no idea how these tires were treated and at 7 years why take a chance.
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My new to me DSDP need new tires. Ages out after 7 years.
Mr Tire says the brand isn't as important as the warranty and service after the sale.
What are your thoughts?
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Warranty and service MAY be more important but, "brand" IS important when it comes to other factors, namely price. I'm not gonna bash Michelins in this answer. I will say that, the 255 80R 22.5 tires I had on our coach when we purchased it were XRV Michelins. When it came time to replace them, knowing the price and very, very scarce availability, I did some tire comparisons on various charts.

Long story short, I came up with some Yokohama RY-103 265 75 22.5" LRG (same as the XRV Michelin load rating). But, these were widely available and, I was looking at around $200.00 per tire, LESS than the Michelins. The 265s were within a 1/4" in both dimensions. So, needless to say, Yokahamas are now on our coach and, they handle flawlessly.
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I don't care what the warranty is if a junk tire blows out in the middle of Nevada on July 4th 100 miles from nowhere.

Go buy Michelin XRV's and be done with it. Just put two on my front today...$475 a piece.
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Needed tires last year to replaced aged and cracked Orginal Michelins. Bought six Firestone FS590. Over $1000 less than going with Michelin. Over a year and 15k miles later - very satisfied.

Considered Toyo, Yakakama, Bridgestone, etc. Any if which would have been done I am sure.
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So, needless to say, Yokahamas are now on our coach and, they handle flawlessly.
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+1 for the Yoko's, although I did the 108R's to get the 7160 lbs. rating for our 14320 lbs. rated front axle.
One year and 13,000 miles later I am very happy I purchased them.
My tires (new to me) were 7 year old Michelin's and the sidewalls looked like someone took one of those perforating wallpaper tools to it. Zillions of cracks.

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I will be interested to read reply's, need to replace my Firestones end of year, they are approx. 7 years old and have been a good tire, but I have read a lot of negatives on Firestone, have a few months to make decision.
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I would recommend Michelins through the FMCA discount program!
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Next time you're fueling up at a truck stop, walk around and see what the big rigs are all running. Long story short...a little of everything. Michelins on the steers, Toyos, Bridgestones, Firestones, Yokos, Falkens (Ohtsus)on the drives, recaps and Chinese on the trailers.

I've on my second set of Falkens (previously called Ohtsu's) and have had excellent wear and driveability with them. They were less than half the cost of Michelins. The ones I removed 2 years ago did not have one sidewall crack in them, looked as good as the day I put them on and had nearly all the original wear still left in them. The shop manager looked at me and said, "why are we taking these off" and then gave me $100 for each of the 5 tires I left with him. Kept one for a spare.
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snowman1 said:
" Next time you're fueling up at a truck stop, walk around and see what the big rigs are all running. Long story short...a little of everything. Michelins on the steers, Toyos, Bridgestones, Firestones, Yokos, Falkens (Ohtsus)on the drives, recaps and Chinese on the trailers."

He's right. I do that all the time.

I also shoot their tires sometimes with my IR gun and they are usually a bit cooler than mine.
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i don't care what the warranty is if a junk tire blows out in the middle of nevada on july 4th 100 miles from nowhere.

Go buy michelin xrv's and be done with it. Just put two on my front today...$475 a piece.
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Interesting read on many forums where owners compare tires against Michelin. Seems that Michelin holds some sort of comparison standard to purchase other brands of tires. Just saying...🚍🤠
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