Originally Posted by seahawkiii
I've had 3 motorhomes, 1 gas and 2 diesel. All 3 had Yokohama tires until very recently. The Yokohama tires all performed very well with no problems. I recently had the front wheels aligned on our Anthem and discovered I had wear on the front tires and it was recommended that I replace the front tires. We had heard so much written about the superior ride of Michelins I decided to use the FMCA discount and try them.
I became weary of being told how much I'd like them and that I'd have the other 6 changed as well. Well, they were right!!!!!!!!!!! It's like riding on pillows compared to the Yokos'. Now in reality, I don't imagine the Michelins will last as long as they are much softer than the Yokos' but the coach and my DW thinks they are great - so thank you all who recommended the tires.
The difference is night and day!!!!!!!!!!!
John, Iím not doubting or disputing your assessment in any way, but will offer the following:
Iíve purchased lots of replacement tires over the years Ė cars, motorhomes, boat trailers, etc. Something Iíve come to realize is that anytime you replace old tires with new tires, the new tires feel better.
Some of it may be psychological Ė I spent all this money on new tires, so I want to believe they ride better.
Some of it may be that the old tires were, well, old; whereas the new tire are relatively fresh out of the mold. You know, soft, supple, all that good stuff.
And some of it may be that the brand of the new tire really is better than the brand of the old tire; or even that the current model of the same brand is better than the older model of the same brand.
The only way to be certain would be to conduct test drives of different brands of new tires on the same vehicle, with the driver not being aware of which brand was which. Kind of an expensive way to choose tires for a big Class A motorhome!
In the interest of full disclosure, Iím a big fan of Michelin tires and havenít run any other brand on any of our vehicles for quite a number of years.