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Old 07-15-2018, 08:07 PM   #1
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I need my second set of tires on my 2014 3010DS. I have Michelin’s on now and there not holding up well at 28,000 miles.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:53 PM   #2
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I would go with Goodyear tires. If you do not get better service from Goodyear tires, there isn’t likely a better tire made than Michelin or Goodyear. General brand tires will usually save money when purchased and provide decent mileage for their cost. I don’t vacation 8,000 miles per year in my motor home, I’ll likely need to replace my General brand tires due to age before tread wear.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:16 PM   #3
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Iíve had two bad blowouts with these Michelinís. Both on the rear. I keep the required amount of air them which is 80psi.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:17 PM   #4
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Two things are likely responsible for the two blowouts (separations). One is age of the tires. All tires are date coded. If the tires that failed were 6-years or older, that alone can be the cause of them separating or blowing out. The other thing is the weight the tires are carrying. The tires are likely carrying near their maximum rated capacity when the coach is fully loaded. There is nothing wrong with that, except when a tire reaches the six-year mark. I suspect it was both weight and age that caused the tire separations. Our motor home is a 2018 model on a 2017 MY chassis. While I have not checked the date code on our new motor home tires, the tires may already be close to three-years old. Meaning we may have to replace them in the next four years.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:24 PM   #5
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I donít think Iím carrying too much weight but my rig is a 2014 so guess the five year mark is pretty close. Iím on the road so will just buy all four for the rear.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:12 AM   #6
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If I didn't buy Michelin I'd buy Continental. If you are a FMCA member they have a good discount program for both brands. See Here. Their tire program is more helpful in smaller markets than in bigger cities with a lot of competition.

Your rig may be a 2014 but those tires may well be a bit older. The only way to know for sure is to check the tire date code. See Here.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:30 AM   #7
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If I didn't buy Michelin I'd buy Continental. If you are a FMCA member they have a good discount program for both brands. See Here. Their tire program is more helpful in smaller markets than in bigger cities with a lot of competition.

Your rig may be a 2014 but those tires may well be a bit older. The only way to know for sure is to check the tire date code. See Here.
I noticed you mentioned Continental tires in your post, I don't know if you're aware of it or not. But Continental is having a bunch of tires recalled because of sidewall separation. The NHTSA has been recalling a LOT of them in all sizes & designs over the last year or 2. I was looking at putting load E Continental tires on my Silverado & was talked out of it by my tire dealership because of the problems they are having. I signed up for the NHTSA website for recalls on my truck & tires & just about every month I've been getting Continental tire recall emails for a while now. Just thought I'd pass that along in case you haven't heard.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:01 PM   #8
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Check out General Grabbers. They have ability to carry 90 psi and a higher load rating. I'm going to buy those on my changeout next year.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:06 PM   #9
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Grabber HD | General Tire

2nd from bottom of the tire specs. 225/75/r16C 3085 lb @90 psi.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:53 PM   #10
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had Michelins recalled on me before, then used Mastercrafts due to lack of Michelins due to the recall, had a blowout after 4 years and maybe 14.000 miles, don't recommend them. Just had Bridgestone's Duravis R225 R16 installed, local tire supplier said they equip all local FedEx trucks with them. I was surprised at the smooth ride compared to the Mastercrafts. Remember, these larger Class Cs are taxing these tires close to their maximum weight limits... I have a 2860 DS.
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