Thats kind of like my old Saturn gets me around just fine even on 350 - 400 mile trips and so does wifes Mercedes SUV. The only difference is that SUV cost a bunch more than the Saturn and every time it needs service its costs 10 times as much. So I spend less on tires that get the job done just fine even if they don't have the "Mercedes" alure.
I have a set of the Michelin's on my pick-up, they were installed in June of 2002. now have 105,000 miles on them and still going. I know its a pick-up not a MH. but still they are nine years old, no cracks, and still some good tread left. sure i paid almost $900.00 when installed, but if you do the math it was a real good buy.
now the rest of the story...............
just installed four new tires on my MH.................and they are NOT Michelin's.
because my pockets are empty i went with the Yokahama's.
$575.00 out the door. (235x85x16), happy with my purchase.
Two years and 10k miles ago I bought six new 19.5 Gladiator tires for our 93 P30. These were the cheapest I could find, the best I could afford, and made in China. I have had no issues with them at all and am very pleased with my purchase. A little under $800 for all six out the door.
1993 Coachmen Catalina 31'
Chevy P30, 454 TBI, Hedman Hedders w/ x-pipe and Jones Full Boar mufflers. Same mileage as stock exhaust, but we get there faster!
Looking for a better rig...
Just saw that you are in Indy. Me too! I got mine from Riley Park Tire in Greenfield:
Riley Park Tire Service?
801 East Main Street
Greenfield, IN 46140-2698
Overall I was pleased with these guys. The installer didn't tighten the valve extensions on the fronts, so the next day one tire was low and the other sitting on the rim. I aired up the low one, took off the valve extension, and told Riley Park I wanted a new one for the one that was on the rim since the sidewall was probably damaged for good and it was a steer tire. They sent a guy out to the house that day (Saturday) to replace it.
Purchased 6 Michelins, 8R19.5's, XZA 12 Ply. Ordered from Costco, total was about $1900 including tax, disposal fee, and $70 off for buying at least 4 Michelins. Costco does not install, so you must find a truck tire shop who will change the tires at a descent cost. Found a shop to do it for $19 each, but most will change them from $30 to $50 per tire. The tires were fresh, dated June 2011 and manufactured in France (Michelin's factory). Other pricing was $400 to $450 per tire at typical truck tire dealers. Good luck!
We have 8R19.5 also. I replaced the tires last year with Hankook AH11s. I wanted an all season tire. If a highway tire was desired I would have gotten the Bridgestone R187 as I read good reviews of them. However I had read of one motorhome hydroplaning on them in heavy rain. I then focused only on all season tires.
I attempted to buy Bridgestone M724 as they are all season. We live in Colorado and go on alot of dirt roads into the national forest so getting out of mud is important to us. Unfortunately the Bridgestone M724s were not available locally until after our next big trip and I didn't want to wait for them. After some internet research I decided the Goodyear and Michelin RV tires seemed to have alot of problems so did not consider them. I have always had Michelin tires on my SUV so do not have anything against them but their SUV tire had great reviews and the RV ones not so much.
So far the Hankooks (made in South Korea) have been fine and I have not yet read a bad review of them.
First decide on highway or all season, depending on how you use your motorhome. Then pick a few models that you find acceptable. Look at manufacturer date (the more recent the better), availability and price. I think Costco is a good place to buy them as they said that I didn't have to accept them if they weren't an acceptable manufacturer date. However the warehouse in Denver also was willing to check the date on the tires so I bought them from a truck and RV shop that installed them. They did not change out the valve stem extenders which came off on our first trip which could have damaged the valve stem and caused a tire failure so do check that your shop puts on new ones and they are tightened down well.
Hankooks get good write ups,I'll probably put some on soon.I have coopers,6 years 40,000 miles and no problems so far.Had goodyears before,and had one go bang ,so won't be buying them again.Heard good and bad reports about the michelins.The thing with tyres is to look after them,always cover up when not in use,always maintain the right pressures,good luck.