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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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#5 cfsoistman

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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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#10 afbcjb

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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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