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Old 01-10-2015, 02:19 PM   #11
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Why did you not replace the spare tire? Was it not Michelin? Did you not have a spare?
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:12 PM   #12
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Why did you not replace the spare tire? Was it not Michelin? Did you not have a spare?
My spare is a Uniroyal and so wasn't part of Michelin's recall. This is common to have a different brand spare. I don't believe Ford ships them to Forest River with the spare as my spares date code closer resembles the build date of my coach.
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:17 PM   #13
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My spare is a Uniroyal and so wasn't part of Michelin's recall. This is common to have a different brand spare. I don't believe Ford ships them to Forest River with the spare as my spares date code closer resembles the build date of my coach.
Ford does not ship rolling chassis with a spare unless ordered with them.
The Uniroyal is cheaper. (go figure)
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:46 PM   #14
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My spare was a Michelin but had a different date code from the tires on the ground. Was still in the recall range. Oddly it was either used or had a flat during the 800 mile delivery to our dealer. It had gravel in the grooves and the new tire nibs were worn off. Didn't matter in the end. I got 7 new tires. I expect I will never have to buy a set for this motorhome.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:00 PM   #15
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Mine are Michelin 16" 10 ply on new sunseeker 3050s 2015 they are not the same thing that comes on fifth wheels and travel trailers have had both and my share of blowouts with China bombs most what you will see on 5er and travel trailers had 4 blowouts with mastertrac tires had to change all to Goodyear g614 lucky I had heavy duty rims to hold the 110 psi that's needed good tire come on these class c's haven't heard of the problems that can come with other rv's
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:25 PM   #16
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. I expect I will never have to buy a set for this motorhome.
Not keeping it over 5-7 years?
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Old 01-11-2015, 05:21 PM   #17
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Not keeping it over 5-7 years?
May have it 5 years from now, maybe not. Will be decided by how good my lottery numbers are in the future.
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May have it 5 years from now, maybe not. Will be decided by how good my lottery numbers are in the future.
Pick some good numbers! Or buy some new tires within 7 years.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:32 AM   #19
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Michelins came on mine originally but were replaced on the recall. Since Michelins were not available I went with BFGoodrich ( made by Michelin) I like the Goodrich tires due to better ride, look better, and for some reason they seem to maintain more constant tire pressures.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:26 PM   #20
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Just wanted to chime in here and let new forum members know that we just purchased a used 2011 Sunseeker 3170ds from a private seller in February, found out about the Michelin recall by reading these forum posts and called Michelin with the DOT numbers and they replaced the tires at no cost. So even if you are not the original owner it might be worth checking into.
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