Tuesday next baby gets a new set of shoes. I've been a Michelin devotee for many years but have decided to give Toyo a try. The present tires were deliverd on the coach and are Michs 245/70R/19.5s load range H. I'm havering the M143s put on with counteract beads. The Micks are going into there 7th year and are over due replacement. Can't complain to loudly I suppose. I have heard from different sources that the Micks weather out prematurely and I have seen that on the tires on my rig. It is said that Michelin doesn't put enough UV inhibitor in the build. Anyway the Toyo's are just a little bit less expensive and rated with the Micks. I'm going to give them a try.
2006 Seneca 35GS Dmax LBZ, Alli 6spd/ 4" turbo back/ Edge with Attitude/GPS/Bilsteins, air bags/Toyo steers and drivers, Counteract Bead balancing. Ford Ranger toad.
In similar boat, bought Tioga 26 Q new in late 2003, had four Mich tires slashed and replaced in 2007. Getting back on the road after a long break, and original unslashed tires are 8 years old. Replaced tires are now 4 years old. Oh well, it's only money and peace of mind is priceless.
Last week I put Toyo M608Z's on my drive tires. They seem same as michelins on dry pavement and they were fantastic on snow this weekend. I was warned they might be louder but I couldn't tell. Seneca is loud as it is.