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Old 07-13-2015, 10:21 AM   #1
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Replacement Tires

Just a quick question,

Has anyone found a suitable replacement for the Michelin XRV 255/80R22.5 tires supplied with their coach? I think these tires are really expensive, and even though I am in the process of replacing 4 of them with the same tire I still wonder if it is the best buy for my money (about $2900.00 when all is said and done). I have no problem with the performance of them but neither are they asked to perform like they are on a sports car. Most of us drive fairly slow compared to the other traffic on the highway and 20k miles a year is probably high mileage for any of us. I have never met anybody that has actually worn out a tire before they were aged out. By the way I have always sworn by the brand and use them on my personal vehicles.

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Old 07-13-2015, 07:32 PM   #2
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Replacement Tires

I had the thread replaced tires.

You responded in that thread. Might want to go back and review if you want.

I'm still happy with what I purchased.



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Old 07-13-2015, 07:50 PM   #3
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Try bumping up to the larger 275/80r22.5 and you may see the price drop some. If you're a member of FMCA the offer a discount tire program.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:59 PM   #4
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I would strongly encourage everyone with a MH to join FMCA. Along with the discount on Michelin tires the benefits are a bargain at 40$ a year.



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Old 07-14-2015, 01:10 PM   #5
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I would strongly encourage everyone with a MH to join FMCA. Along with the discount on Michelin tires the benefits are a bargain at 40$ a year.

^^^^This!!
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:40 PM   #6
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Go with the FMCA program, if I remember 6 (XRV 255/80R22.5 tires) cost was around $3,100 plus and mounting.
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What is FMCA?
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Go with the FMCA program, if I remember 6 (XRV 255/80R22.5 tires) cost was around $3,100 plus and mounting.

I went with the Hercules brand. I recently put close to 4,000 miles on them and worked great. Hit 75-80 a few times down hill. The best part is I was only $1700 roughly out of pocket. And that was for all 6 tires.


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What is FMCA?
Just one of the benefits...

Michelin Advantage
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:24 AM   #10
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What is FMCA?

Family Motor Coach Association
It is a organization for MH owners only and has local chapters. Many benefits including a discount on Michelin tires and a free benefit that will return your MH toad family and pets if anyone in the family becomes sick on a trip. They pay for everything. Great benefits for 40 dollars a year.



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IMHO, you get what you pay for. Old Indian proverb!
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:58 AM   #12
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The FMCA membership is now $99 per year; we got a free year when we purchased our MH and we're still trying it out. I've included a link to their website below as well as an attachment that shows their current member pricing on RV tires so you can judge for yourself. I haven't vetted this pricing against what's out on the street, so please check it. They don't guarantee the best price, just that you don't pay an inflated price when having a tire replaced on the roadside. Still probably worth it, though. FMCA is for motor coach and motorhome owners. Motorcoach articles, motor home blogs, motor coach advice and motorhome videos.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:41 AM   #13
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Membership is not 99$. It's 50$ the first year and 40$ per year after. Click image for larger version

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The tire discount is great but the free service that will return you and your family to your home base and return your MH and toad to your base is a fantastic deal. They pay for everything even will return your remains if you don't make it.



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Oops! Sorry - I was looking at the fee for road assistance. My bad.
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Do you order directly from FMCA? I went to camping world today and they quoted me $775/tire plus $57/tire to mount. Other local stores say they are back ordered. I have the Michelin XRV 255/80R22.5. Got a small crack on the outside wall on my front left. Click image for larger version

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Don't buy them at camping world, they're a ripoff.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:36 PM   #17
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Dave I believe you get a preauthorized number from FMCA but I've never done it. I see you have a 2011 but what model is it. Have you had it weighed? Did you know that you can but larger tires on it. Do a search as there is lots if info about it.



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I've called 15+ Michelin tire dealers and have been unable to find the 255/80R22.5. Without having to make any additional modifications do you all recommend any other tires for my 2011 Berkshire bh390? Thanks!

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Old 07-23-2015, 12:32 PM   #19
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Disregard my previous post. I just found the tires on simpletire.com. Paid $543/tire which is much better than the $775/tire from Camping World. Appreciate all the responses on this and as always I learn something new everyday on the site.

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Old 07-23-2015, 01:08 PM   #20
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Paid $503 pe tire, 255/80R 22.5 XRV on the FMCA program, but you need to add the taxes, mountng, balance etc to the bill. Took almost 6 weeks for the dealer to get them in.
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