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Old 06-02-2020, 10:50 AM   #1
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Michelin Roadside Hazard Discovery

I noticed this lesion on my sidewall. Coach-net is evaluating the the pictures for hazard replacement.
Michelin spec limit to sidewall cuts is 2/32 " or 1.58mm. I measured the depth to be 2.73mm.
Coach net has been very attentive, unfortunately it would take 3 days to get the tire replaced. Size 255/80/22.5 XRV.
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:04 AM   #2
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I’d say that’s a great catch on your part. It’s far easier to deal with before the catastrophic failure.
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Old 06-02-2020, 12:13 PM   #3
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Looks like you can even see the bruise where you hit a curb.
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:34 PM   #4
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Looks like you can even see the bruise where you hit a curb.
NO, those are finger rubs, I would have known if I hit a curb !
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Looks like you can even see the bruise where you hit a curb.
... little itty bitty tiny curb?, in the photo of the whole tire the cut is just below the L in MICHELIN.. 2.73mm = 1/10 of an inch. Road hazard??
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Certainly looks like a road hazard issue, where you struck something (probably metal road debris). Most common on the right front and right rear outer dual, where both tires often come in contact with debris along the white line of the shoulder.
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Road hazard due to road debris is the most plausible scenario.

Another positive for a 40 ' coach to have a Tag axel when single axel 40' coach (Tiffin) are near max weight.
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The tire is 4 years old. This is sidewall damage.

Get a new tire (if steer you might get two). Battle about road hazard later. Get safe, first.

To me it does not look like regular checking/cracking due to age. That only leaves road hazard.

Why not go directly to Michelin? You'd be buying (at least) two tires and the dealer could give you credit on the spot. (Perhaps I'm naive.)
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The tire is 4 years old. This is sidewall damage.

Get a new tire (if steer you might get two). Battle about road hazard later. Get safe, first.

To me it does not look like regular checking/cracking due to age. That only leaves road hazard.

Why not go directly to Michelin? You'd be buying (at least) two tires and the dealer could give you credit on the spot. (Perhaps I'm naive.)
This is what I'd tend to agree with - Nice way of saying what needs to happen!
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The tire is 4 years old. This is sidewall damage.

Get a new tire (if steer you might get two). Battle about road hazard later. Get safe, first.

To me it does not look like regular checking/cracking due to age. That only leaves road hazard.

Why not go directly to Michelin? You'd be buying (at least) two tires and the dealer could give you credit on the spot. (Perhaps I'm naive.)
I totally agree. As noted in the OP picture the location is PS rear outer. Coach-net is covering full replacement parts and labor.
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How does one go directly to Michelin? Jeff
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......I would have known if I hit a curb !
Not necessarily, Peter. That’s the right rear outer; that tire has more exposure and takes more abuse than any other tire on your coach. I guaran-damn-tee you you can hard rub a curb with that and not know it. Happens to us all.
But that cut was metal-made. Road hazard, without a doubt.
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I wonder if the OP saw a Genie after he rubbed his tire with his fingers?
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I just replaced my Michelin's in the same size as you with Toyo's M-154 265/75R 22.5 tires... the complete set was $2K less then the Michelins... honestly they rot off before they wear off in my experience and the Toyo is in my opinion a quality tire...


I looked at 2 things... 1 - does the new replacement tire, weight about the same as the Michelin... 2 - is the load rating about the same... in my case the answer was yes to both... and 3 - Toyo's are represented as well nationally as the Michelin....



I agree the tire needs to come off... and I agree that finding a local dealer with one IN STOCK is impossible... but in my case with lots Toyo deals in the places I travel it was a good choice for me...
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