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I purchased my Gulfstream last Oct, getting ready for a trip to Nashville TN in a couple weeks, Looking things over I checked the Date on my Goodyear G670s they are 7 years old this Month but only 10K miles on them, they look Very good, No dry rotting, no cracking, no bubbles Tread is Smooth and Flat no rivering.

I have learned alot reading these forums regarding tires on RVs and It appears I am at a crossroad, Replace them or risk a blow out or worse.

I don't mind replacing them for the best quality tire I can buy in my size.

My size 255 70R 22.5 H 16PR seems to somewhat limit my choices.

Plus Local Availability and Tire shops willingness to find recently date coded Tires in a matching set has become a Challenge.

I located G670s close by but they are already nearly 2 Years Old Code 4011

Petes Tire barn (who does not sell Goodyear) is willing to get me less than 3 month old Michelin XZEs and Tells me this is the tire he runs on his RV

And they also have a wheel Referbishing program for 38.95 a wheel where they get sandblasted Zinc coated and Powdercoated white or Black, and they have pallets of them in stock, Which is enticing since my wheels are dirty and a bit rusty in spots.

I have read a lot about Michelin tires Cracking so this has me a bit concerned about spending 3500.00 on tires.

I suppose I can keep looking for Goodyear, I have only tried one dealer.

So the Dilemma, Michelin XZE or Goodyear G670??


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I run Michelin 255 80R XZE's on my Journey and am real pleased with them.
The XZE is an truck tire and is more readily available than some other tires. It does have firmer sidewalls and may ride a little firmer than an RV tire.

If you are a FMCA member, they have a discount program on Michelins.


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I sold my 08 HR just prior to it needing tires. The front G670s never knew if they were round or square. Some days they were smooth as glass and other days square. There was no rhyme nor reason to the shake. They also were showing signs of rivering. I would recommend the Michelins. I have run Michelins on 90% of the vehicles I have owned and never had a bad experience. Buy the Michelins, the sidewall cracking/zippering has been cured.
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rv2go wrote:

I run Michelin 255 80R XZE's on my Journey and am real pleased with them.
The XZE is an truck tire and is more readily available than some other tires. It does have firmer sidewalls and may ride a little firmer than an RV tire.

If you are a FMCA member, they have a discount program on Michelins.


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Having had both, no question in my mind; go with the (newer) Michelins.


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Big Katuna wrote:

Having had both, no question in my mind; go with the (newer) Michelins.


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Gulfstreamer37,
There seems to be this magical time clock of "7 years" and, the minute it turns seven years, people panic and reach for their wallet. Well, I'm certainly not going to tell you to keep them, or can them, that's up to you. I've ran tires up into and past 8 years old without any issues what so ever. Just exactly how many RV tires have heart attacks at age seven, I have no clue.

I'm presently running the Michelin XRV 255 80R 22.5 and, they've performed flawless up to date. A while ago I read on here a poster stated Michelin tires need no balancing. Well, I guess all those weights on mine, that are on alloy rims, are useless. But, that's beside the point here.

Anyway, I've not had to locate up to date tires lately for our rig 'cause ours, all six of them, are dated, 3410, so I don't know how hard it is to get the latest production date tires, especially if you're looking for a specific size. But, I'm certain I would not pay for and have installed, tires dated anything 2011. I'd definitely look around or, travel to other tire suppliers.
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I just got a set of Michelins 295/80R22.5 through FMCA and they are 6 weeks old when installed.
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I may run the Goodyears the rest of this year and see how it goes because upon inspection they do look very good.

And continue to research my options, and I may consider the next size up to increase my range of options.

I am glad to hear that Michelin has fixed the Cracking problem, I read a bunch of Old threads and that had me concerned.

I do want the Best Ride Possible, least rolling resistance, highest quality tire I can find, I plan to keep this rig a very long time.

Thank you all for your responses, Keep them coming.

* This post was edited 03/27/13 07:47am by GULFSTREAMER37 *

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X2 on the FMCA pricing. We run the older style Michelin that we bought exactly a year ago. We like them and do not feel the ride is too hard.


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