I have owned Michelin, Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Firestone, and Dunlop on my motor homes in the last 10 years. I have had exactly zero problems with any of those. I am on the six year plan. Six years and in come new ones. I also like USA tires. I have had personal experience with Mich USA and Spain made tires. The Spain ones oxidized early and had to be replaced before six years. But it was wear not bad tires.
Also, make SURE you do not accept tires that are old. I will not accept a tire more than 90 days old.
We have shopped for a month with many of the names you have mentioned, but we have been unable to find a tire manufactured in the USA, even our old Michelins '04 came from France.
So with all the advice and hits from fellow readers and members, we finally settled on Hankook's - since installation at 2 pm have driven 100 miles and very please after the ride we were getting from Michelin. Commerical Tire in Rialto, Ca. - Jeff, is amazing in total understanding of the idiocyncrasizes of tires, so many to think of and he worked over the whole thing, and sure does feel right.
Enjoying the West!
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We got our Michelins from Les Schwaab in Coburg, Oregon - no sales tax in Oregon. If you're looking in the price range for other tires at $250-$700, consider Michelin.
We called Les Schwaab and never heard of anything under $700 + ++
So far we have found replacement tires in, Hercules, Samson, Goodyear, Continental, and Yokahama, prices ranging from 250 upto 700, have heard good report on all but nothing negative, does anyone out there have a problem of different view point.
We are not wanting to replace our Michelins' with Michelins'- problem being with 32,000 miles not quite 7 years old we have 3 tires, badly cracked, Michelin dealers will not give us time of day - no answers as to why or any compensation for the same. Now DOT is saying they want tires to be replaced after 5 years, starting this coming year. If so, is you drive like us around 4,000 per year. The cost to go with the premium tires, is just too expensive per year. You get same warranty on the midrange tire and cost is less than half. All miles are highway miles and have heard no complaints on the midrange, but some on the premium.
Time to replace tires 295/80 R 22.5 x 8 and now we have a big question and would like feedback from fellow motorhomers. What brand to use, there are lots out there and Michelin is no longer doing motorhome tires so need to find reasonably priced new ones. Has anyone found an alternative. Would like to make sure that the ride is hard but has some flex.