Just a couple of thoughts as I read all these tire posts:
(1) Tires are VERY important to me. The safety of my family depends on how those rubber things provide a safe ride for us.
(2) I don't even shop for "cheap" tires. I am not an "expert" on tires but in my logical way of thinking, I figure that they are cheap for some reason. Since I don't know why they are less than brand names, I tend to shy away from them. I value my family's safety more than a few hundred dollars.
(3) I belong to FMCA and have used their Michelin program a couple of times. Yes, it does save you money. The larger your tires, the more savings you have. When I needed 22.5" tires for my DP, I saved over $100 per tire. As a previous poster pointed out, using the FMCA tire program saves you more money than the cost of your membership, and you get the tires cheaper than the dealer can.
(4) In the larger, RV size of tires, Michelin adds a UV inhibitor to the tire manufacturing process so that sunlight will have a minimal adverse effect on your tires. Also, it does adds a little more to the cost of the tires. I think they have this UV protection only in the larger sizes, not in the sizes that Class C's use, but I'm not sure. I don't know if any other tire manufacturer does this.
Bottom line, I will only use top brand tires on all my vehicles and I will never compromise safety to save a few bucks. But, I will shop them to death to ensure I'm getting the best price.
Out West Somewhere
2016 Sunseeker 3050DS towing 2006 Hummer H3