Originally Posted by UsandScarlett
My wife and I bought a 2004 Alpenlite just after Thanksgiving 2014. I was very pleased to note that it had 4 tires from the same mfg (The previous rig that we looked at had 4 different mfg.'s tires). In any case, the tires on our Alpenlite are Michelin XPS Rib tires with good tread and no signs of cracking. The tire codes on each tire are these: HJEM A2JX 1106. The HJEM indicates that the tires were mfg in Ireland, but I don't know what the A2JX means. I'm fairly sure that the 1106 means that the tires were mfg in the 11th week of 2006. The previous owners were quite meticulous, so we had ALL owners manuals - except info on tires, which likely means that they did not replace the tires. Since we don't know the history of the tires with the previous owners, I'm considering getting the tires replaced before our next trip, likely with the same type of Michelin tires. Can someone tell me what the A2JX portion of the tire code means??
Thanks for your help.
Dave, the HJ is the two digit plant code that shows where a tire is manufactured. Also, since April of this year, the tire plant codes can be 3 digits....but your tire is not applicable being produced in 2006.
The next two digits (EM) are the size code which tells the size if you have a list of different codes. Not all manufacturers adhere to the same code for sizing though.
The A2JX are manufacturer specific codes that usually tell the make/model and may even tell ply rating, whitewall etc. You would need the codes from Michelin to identify what exactly these pertain to.
The last four are the week(first 2 digits)/year(last two digits) of manufacturer as you know.
EDIT: Adding a link pertaining to the new 3 digit plant codes, so our members will be up to date for any future concerns.