FMCA Michelin Advantage Program
Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:11 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:51 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:31 AM
Have to wonder what you are basing your statement on. Did you have a tire failure? Was your request for a replacement tire turned down? If so what reason was given?
Some seem to think that the tire companies should always just give away free tires whenever there is a failure but if the condition of the tire and evidence found during the inspection of the tire shows the failure was due to a puncture or impact or being run underinflated why should the tire company give the operator a free tire.
If you never change oil in your engine or don't bother to use antifreeze would you expect the engine mfg to give you a new engine when it fails?
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:31 AM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:40 AM
This is particularly true of the smaller tire sizes (i.e. 235 and 255/80R22.5), since these sizes have lower carrying capacity than larger tires, so they are much more frequently overloaded and/or run underinflated. They were generally chosen to save the chassis maker a few bucks, NOT because they were the best choice.
BTW, our coach has over 158,000 miles, all on Michelin tires without a single failure. But, I have seen coaches weighing 8,000 pounds more on the same tires!
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:52 PM
Ray & Linda Arnold
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:03 AM
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:53 PM
what about Optima Batteries, is there a FMCA Connection?
Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:14 PM
Sam's Club, (not Good Sams Club), saved me $150 off the FMCA Michelin program price.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:54 PM
I really needed new steering tires for my Coach now in 295/80r/22.5 size before we head off from Florida to the Canadian Maritimes and back this summer for 3.5 months on the road in the Coach.
I checked out the FMCA Michelin tire program in earnest to buy, but discovered there were no tires to be had until later in the summer after I would be gone. $832/tire mounted, balanced, and on the ground, but none to be had.
I then went to Camping World and found the similar Goodyear 670RV tires in 295/80r/22.5 size in stock and 4/14 manufacture as well for $799 mounted, balanced, and on the ground out the door. These same Goodyear 670RV tires are what came on the Coach from Monaco when it was brand new.
Next, I will need 4 more rear axle tires next fall or spring as those are worn down as well and need replacing. Can anyone tell me why then I should go back into the FMCA tire program and buy the slightly more expensive Michelins at that time please ?????
Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:27 PM
This question fits right in with "Why should I buy a Ford over a Chevy?", or "Why should I vote for a Republican over a Democrat?", or "Why should I marry a redhead over a brunette?" - you'll get everything from reasoned responses to emotional outcries - in the end whichever one you prefer will be the right choice for you.
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Posted 04 September 2014 - 04:17 AM
When I first read the instructions for using the Michelin Advantage Program I thought it would be a little complicated to wade through, but that was not the case. It was a breeze and the tires provide a great ride.
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