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Michelin XRV Tire Availability


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#1 otreadway

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:38 PM

I want to replace the Michelin XRV 235/80R22.5 tires on my motorhome using the FMCA Michelin program.  

 

However, my local Michelin dealer is unable to locate the tires and they are on backorder from Michelin.  

 

Anyone know of any dealers in VA, NC or SC with the XRV's in stock?

 

Thanks.


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#2 DickandLois

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:29 AM

otreadway, Welcome to the FMCA fourm !

You might try to call Michelin at 1-866-866-6605 and see if there is a distributor that has them in stock.

 

Rich.


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#3 srfridley

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

I had the same problem 2 years ago, the dealer suggested I go with XZE tires, which are readily available. I did and am very pleased with no noticeable changes in ride, handling or noise level. An additional benefit is that, if you ever had a problem on the road and needed a replacement tire, it would be much more likely that a correct tire would be available.
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#4 otreadway

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:00 AM

Thanks for the responses. Michelin advises tires are on backorder and to check back in 3-4 weeks.  I've been told that XZE's are on backorder also.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

I guess the only good thing is the tires will be as new as possible instead of being in someone's back shelf for a couple years. I ordered 6 at the end of June. I'm off work since February when my neck surgery didn't turn out as hoped. I'm now able to drive and was hoping to get them before I go back to work. We haven't been able to go anywhere this year. Tires are in bad shape and the tire dealer is thankfully only 10 miles away. I'm sure they are producing them as quick as possible, but the tires are all going to the Ford chassis plant first.


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#6 DickandLois

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:22 AM

cfsoistman, Welcome to the FMCA forum !

I checked into to possibility of replacing tires a month ago and was informed that both the XRV and XZE series tires where on a 5 to 6 month back log.

Not what one wants to hear !

I like to take advantage of the FMCA discount, but that does not appear to be an option at the time.

 

Rich.

 

 

 
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#7 Elkhartjim

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:59 AM

My Michelin dealer told me about a month ago that all the tires that Michelin can manufacture are going to the motorhome chassis builders.  He has two customers that have been waiting 3 months for tires.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

I contacted a tire dealer in OR a couple of weeks ago about getting four new shoes after the Redmond Rally. He had a few XZEs (295/80R22.5) coming in that week so he put four aside for me with an install appointment for Aug18. Sometimes it pays to plan ahead.  :)


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:23 AM

XZEs are available in PAs Service Tire Company's network of 40 stores. Had six put on last week and saved $102 per tire thanks to FMCA. They seem to be a big outfit to me, but hopefully, if they have them others do.

No difference in the ride to me.
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

I was told today that XRVs were on back ordered thru mid-August. Ask the dealer to check on the Xbox. I need 245/70R19.5 (Ford Chassis) so I'm concerned about the ride of the XZEs vs. xrvs. I currently use Goodyear G670s but the FMCA deal is too good to pass up on the Michelins.
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:40 AM

I ordered 6 Michelin 235/80r22.5 XZE tires mid May and finally had them installed July 15. The tires had a date code of 2314 so they are pretty fresh. These are replacements for the aged out XZE tires from 2004 that still had a great appearance and tread. I noticed a much improved ride with the new tires as i believe the old tires were much harder or stiffer due to their age.

 Many thanks to FMCA for a nice discount! :)


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:52 PM

Michelin began manufacturing the XRV in late May production line.  I've ordered them from my local tire dealer in mid-June and the dealer has received 6 XRV 235/8022.5 a couple of weeks ago.  His Michelin distributor is located in Houston, TX. 

 

Unfortunately, my coach is stuck in service at Camping World North Little Rock while they are trying to fix a hydraulic leak in my Kwikee jack system.  Hopefully, they'll complete the work soon so that I may have my tires installed.  By the way, is anyone familiar with Kwikee system.  Camping World advised that there is no replacement available for the control panel. 

 

With the trouble I've had with Camping World, I'm not sure if I should believe them or not. 


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#13 DickandLois

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

Grocedm,

 

Can you supply the model number of your jack system and the Part number of the control panel?

Then the group can offer some feedback to your issue.

 

Rich.

 

Note: Could you post your jack question regarding parts in the Leveling Thread. The jack question is not a common question in the tire thread!


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:11 AM

My local STTC Dealer located 6 XRV 235/80R 22.5 tires for me. He reached out to their other locations and found that 3 of their other stores had 2 in stock. They arrived at his shop on this past Friday and we're set up for install next Thursday morning. These stores had received them earlier this spring.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:40 PM

I've been checking tire stores in Oregon for XRV 305/70R/22.5 with no luck.  I understand that Michelin is the only manufacturer that makes a 305.  In the process of asking around for a suitable replacement size.  Have emailed Michelin about this, but no reply yet.  Anyone else having problems locating 305's?


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:34 PM

Got my tires this morning. I ordered them at the end of May and they were backordered from Michelin. I contacted Michelin and got the reply of they are available for their dealers to order but no date of when they would ship. Thankfully the Michelin dealer here is the same tire center that the company I work for uses. Service Tire Truck Centers has a location 10 miles from my house. The fellow I dealt with started contacting their other location after he wasn't able to get a shipping date from Michelin. My 6 tires came from 3 locations out of state. Thankfully they all transferred the tires to him and I'm good to go. Total for all 6 tires, sales tax, mounting and balancing, and new valve stems $2720.81 This was $750.10 cheaper than the qoute I received from Camping World for the tires and sales tax only. The CW in my area doesn't have a tire machine large enough to handle the 22.5" wheels. They could get a truck tire center close by to break down the tires and balance them for an additional cost. So that would be another $400 or so. We're hitting the road next Tuesday with our granddaughters for a few days of camping. Thank you to S.T.T.C. for going the extra mile to get my tires.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:44 AM

I checked everywhere in Ohio and on line, got a small bite from SimpleTire.com they claimed there were only four tires nationwide of that size XRV 235 80R 22.5 Michelin at a cost of $447 plus FET of $47.00 plus shipping costs and they did not participate in the FMCA program. I tried to get him to lower the cost since the tires were 2013 year dated but he would not budge. So I am going locally with Toyo Brand tires for the 4 rear tires at a cost of $372.00 per tire size 245 75R 22.5. I did check all my rear tires that are currently installed and they are mixed left side is 245 75R 22.5 Goodyear tires but right side rear is Michelin 235 80R 22.5 tires. Noting tires are not to be mixed sizes on the same axle so maybe a good thing I'm changing them and the year date on all the rears is 2001 which is real bad. I will get them changed Friday.

 

The front tires are Michelin 235 80R 22.5 and both were installed in 2011 when I purchased the MH from a dealer so they are good.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:16 PM

I spent a great deal of time trying to find the 255x80r22.5 tires for my Meridian.  I finally contacted Michelin and they recommended that I use the XZE instead of the XRV.  After comparing SPECs, I found a SNIDER FLEET Solutions Dealer near me who was able to get me a set full set of DOT 2714 (July 2014) XZE's installed today.  The deal through FMCA Advantage, and the friendly helpful service from the SNIDER service shop are truly exceptional. 

 

I just drove home on the new tires, and I feel like a kid with a brand new pair of sneakers.  Heading outside to treat my new tires with water based 303 Aerospace Protectant.


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