This topic is always so interesting and realize some people just have to have the Top name brands but just for reference on my 295/75r/22.5, I bought Remington's 18 ply 10 years ago for 1900.00 out the door, I waited one year too long to replace them last year(had a rear blowout so Ill stick with the 8 year plan for now on) with Yokohama's 18 ply at 2300.00 out the door and surprisingly enough, the guy I bought these from said I could order Remington's again for about 2 grand out the door. Michelin's for 4-6000.00, Ill take my chances But as always, to each their own!
I think prices have increased dramatically since you bought your last set of tires. Last year I bought 2 Goodyear G670's for the front of our motorhome. At that time they were $315.00 each installed and balanced. This year it's time to replace the rear tires. So far every quote has been $540.00 per tire with mounting and balancing extra.
Just for the record, I always put Michelin's on my cars mainly because the price difference is minimal between other top brands. Brand loyalty aside, Im just of the opinion that Michelin's in the 22.5" size are over-priced.
I use to use Goodrich tires because they have a "Blimp"....oh, wait thats Goodyear and come to think of it, "Blimp's" dont have tires, do they? LoL
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The OP clearly stated that he had 295/80's why are so many of you quoting prices on a smaller tire. How ridiculous. If you cannot help answer his question go back to watching TV!!! And anyone who quotes prices from 2 or 3 years ago should do some price checking. Tires have jumped more than 25 % in less than 2 years. 2 or more price increases each year.
Yep, $50 to the FMCA keeps about $1000 in my pocket. I, like you, went with the ZXA2 Energy for $638. The fine print says they're steer tires but I'm going with them all around. The upside (I'm told) is that, on the rear, they are good on wet and ice but the down side is they are not so good on mud and snow. But I'm guessing that also means a quieter, smoother ride.
Yea, but is the 638 you paid OTD? What about the Tax, mounting etc.
I just priced the Michelins through FMCA and with Tax, Mounting etc, came to over 800 dollars per tire. The 638 is with no tax. for 295/80R/22.5
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Ummmm thats weird, I hit the edit key and ended up quoting myself....Sorry! I wont do that again
As to warranties.....Im quite sure the Michelin warranty certainly was much better than what came with my Remington's.....but lets face it, I got close to 10 years use and roughly 50,000 miles out of mine and thats probably the norn Not the exception. Not arguing one way or the other, Im just throwing it out there for consideration, in the end, we all get what were most comfortable with and can afford.
Michelin warranty is not that great. I had Michelin's XRV tires and I noticed that I had some small cracks on the side walls, so I called the Michelin number to see if they would honor the warranty. They refused because I was one month over the five year warranty they claimed. So I have bought Toyo tires since then and I really believe they are a much better tire.
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IMHO, your LIFE is riding on six rubber tires which are between you and the road. I want the best tire I can afford when my life could be on the line.
Many tire brands have had good results. I know friends who installed Toyos, Hankooks and Sumitomos. From what they told me they paid, I decided to got with Michelins through the FMCA/Michelin program. I did not pay much more for my Michelins than they did for their other brands. The tires that were on my rig when I bought it were ORIGINAL FACTORY equipment. Lasted 8 years! Michelins website states their RV tires are good for up to 10 years.
The $50 FMCA annual dues that some have said is not worth the savings on tires are missing the point about membership in FMCA, It is for MUCH more than tires! There are discounts and programs offered thru FMCA, plus the camaraderie and fellowship of belonging to a group that is there to help.
okay, I spoke my piece, now tear me a new one!
Just my 2c.......
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