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Old 09-13-2019, 06:46 AM   #15
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Maybe this is specific enough it won’t get me tired-an-feathered for yet another tire discussion. Advise/comments sought. My coach has 10-year old Michelin XZA3, 275 80R 22.5’s on it. The load rating is 7160# at 120psi. Local shop says Michelin no longer makes that tire or a tire with over 6000# rating. Apparently my only choice is Continental 295 75R H TL Contiecoplus. Anyone with first hand experience here?
My coach had 275/80/22.5 XZA3 also. I went with the Continental 275/80/22.5 HSR2 H rated. These are a direct replacement for the XZA3"s. Saved a bunch of cash over the Michelin.
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You could pick any brand of tire on the market today and find people who are happy with their choice. They will all provide good service. I was a die hard Michelin owner until they started sidewall cracking. After replacing all eight with Toyo M144's (295/80/22.5 LRH 7830#), I will never go back to "M's". Better ride, deeper tread and easy to balance. The $2500 savings was a nice bonus too. I suspect I would have had a similar result with Continental, Yokohama, Hankook and others. Pick one you like with a dealer you like and go for it.
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I would not choose "drive" tires for my MH over steer tires,I can count on one hand the number of times we have parked on dirt or grass, and driving in snow and ice is never considered.
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I put this tire on my two steer wheels. Will take quite a load. Max load 8250.
I bought mine through Simple Tire.


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I put this tire on my two steer wheels. Will take quite a load. Max load 8250.
I bought mine through Simple Tire.


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I have been looking at the same tires

My Michelin tires are 5 years old, look new, and almost no tiny cracks

Going back with Michelin tires when the time comes
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Going up to the 315 can bring on other problems, like dual tire spacing and the possibility of the tire making contact with chassis parts since the 315 is a wider tire.

You got it right.


Might not even work on your wheels. One does have to be careful switching tire sizes.
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Going from a 275 tire to a 315 would necessitate new wheels as well. I have 295/80/22.5 and I would also have to replace the wheels if I went to the larger size.
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The Coach X tire is: 41.5' in diameter. 11.8' width. The XZA Energy is: 41.3' diameter and11.8' width. So you gain a lot in the X Coach without getting a tire too large.
Only .2 inches gain in diameter.


Your old tire was 40.2' and 11.1"
A gain of 1.3' in diameter and .6 in width.

This should solve the weight problem you talked about, RonNbama.
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The Coach X tire is: 41.5' in diameter. 11.8' width. The XZA Energy is: 41.3' diameter and11.8' width. So you gain a lot in the X Coach without getting a tire too large.
Only .2 inches gain in diameter.


Your old tire was 40.2' and 11.1"
A gain of 1.3' in diameter and .6 in width.

This should solve the weight problem you talked about, RonNbama.
As long as the extra width does not cause any problems.
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Right, Richard. It will only be 5/16" on either side of the tire.
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Right, Richard. It will only be 5/16" on either side of the tire.
Whether it's only 5/16" or 2", it is still important to verify that there will not be any problems. On the duals, that 5/16" means 5/8" less space between the tires, which may or may not be a problem. On the fronts, that 5/16" may be the difference between the tire making contact with the suspension parts or not. On my coach it made a difference.
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