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Michelin XPS RIBS tires


Our 5th wheel has been stored for two years.  I stopped by today to check the pressure in the tires because we are getting ready for a trip next week.

All 4 tires had only lost 2PSI each during those 2 years.  MY previous 3 sets of tires would lose 10 to 20PSI just sitting for 3 months.

I am very happy with the Michelin XPS RIBS tires.



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Larry,

Just out of curiosity, how is the overall quality of those tires been?  Any issues with getting blowouts replaced?  Does Michelin cover repairs to an RV if a blowout damages it?

Our Mobile Suites has the Goodyear G114 tires, and I've read that Goodyear is good to work with on warranty and repairs.  Our tires are now at least 8 years old and still good as far as looks go, but I'm planning on replacing them before we move again.

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From what I read Michelin does not have the replacement/damage repair warranty GY does. I stick with GY for all my trailer tires!!!


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Michelin doesn’t make a bad tire - just let them tell you when you call in for a warranty consideration. Having worked for them for 2 years thier arrogance is unbelievable. Goodyear has always been customer concentric. If you have an issue there is usually just two reasons - attitude. Yours or the service rep.



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So far haven't had any problems with the tires. Due to illness in the family we haven't done much travelling since the tires were new. I'm just amazed at how they hold air. It reminds me of back in the days when tires had inner tubes and were made out of rubber.

Before I bought the tires I read through several RV, transporter and medium duty truck Forums, based on what I read the Michelins seemed to be favored by drivers who put a lot of miles on their trucks and trailers. A majority indicated the tires out performed anything they had used previously. Most posted they had gotten many more miles on the Michelins with less wear indicated and fewer tire problems than other tire brands.

Based on the forum posts it was Maxxis, Michelin and Goodyear in order of satisfied posts. The Michelins ranked higher on the transporter and Medium Duty forums than the other 2 brands plus the tire shop I went to had the Michelins in stock.

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The Bear II wrote:

... Based on the forum posts it was Maxxis, Michelin and Goodyear in order of satisfied posts. The Michelins ranked higher on the transporter and Medium Duty forums than the other 2 brands plus the tire shop I went to had the Michelins in stock.


I'm active on several other forums and the Sailun tires are held in as high regard as any of the others you have listed. I'm surprised they didn't come up in your reading or you didn't mention them. They are also very popular with commercial truckers.

Rob



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All I use is the Michelin XPS on my Teton. Great tires, zero problems and yes, they do hold air.

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How's their grip on wet roads? Are the sidewalls soft?

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I thought the grip on wet pavement was fine.  The Ribs are a “summer” highway tire and are not recommended for snow or icy conditions.  We have been caught in light snow and patchy icing conditions and had no problems whatsoever, but we bought the tires knowing we would not plan to be driving in the North in winter.  Our 5th wheel has triple axels so we were pleased that the Ribs sidewalls were stiffer than those of our previous tires.  The sidewall flexing is much less pronounced in tight turns when fore and aft wheels are scrubbing through a turn.  We had the XPS Ribs on our rig for 5 years.  I thought they were bullet-proof and I was reassured in my belief by not being able to find any substantially negative posting about the tire.  Well, we were surprised last year by a blowout  within 10 miles from our S&B.  Apparently the tire had some sidewall dry rot that I did not notice.  The tire blew out with a loud pop, and we got off the road quickly.  The steel belted and caged construction of the tire held it together quite well, so there was minimal scuffing and abrasions to the trim.  The tire store we purchased them from had changed management and gave me the run around on the warranty so I was frustrated out of testing Michelin’s warranty.  We just moved on and bought a set of tires at Sam’s Club.

 



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Looking for an "E" rated tire the two year old GY Endurance has a stellar record and has a speed rating of 85mph. I tow my heavy boat at 70 for two seasons now with zero issues.

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