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Old 11-10-2015, 01:31 PM   #15
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I believe XZE is truck tire with more thread depth and heavier side wall. Did not last one day longer than XRV for me.





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Old 11-17-2015, 07:47 PM   #16
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I just had 4 XRV's installed on my coach and 2 XZE's. The XZE is more of a truck tire but seems relatively the same ride as the XRV. My problem was, I couldn't locate any XRV's with a recent date stamp on them.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:51 PM   #17
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I prefer Michelin but I doubt you will find much difference other than price.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:55 AM   #18
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I hear a lot of pros and cons on these tires. Would like to really know before I go out and purchase the 235x 80 x22.5
I have been working in the rubber and tire industry for over 25 years. I call on and meet with the chemist and engineers at most all of the major tire manufacturers.

Here is what I have learned over the years:

1. The majority of us will age out before we wear out. Once a tire is 7 years past it's manufacture date (found on the sidewall) it should be replace no matter what the wear is. The chemicals, adhesives, and compounds use to build the tire begin to breakdown after 7 years.

2. Exposure to UV rays will naturally breakdown the rubber compounds due to the ozone. Covering tires as much as possible while outside will prolong the external cracking that many of you see. Also these compound have wax mixed in which is a built in cover that blooms to the surface. Washing your tires frequently will speed the depletion on the wax. Once this wax is gone the cracking starts very soon.

3. Weighing your coach (fully Loaded) and setting the air pressure accordingly will keep tires operating properly and avoid damage to the tire that may not be able to be seen.

All this being said I believe that the brand of tire you prefer is a matter of preference and what you are comfortable with. The most important thing is to get the most current date code you can find. Keep them inflated based on the loaded weight of your coach. Cover them when ever you can when exposed to UV rays. Don't wash your tires to frequently.

I personally run TPMS so I can monitor pressures and temperatures in real time.

I hope this helps.
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:46 AM   #19
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I have been working in the rubber and tire industry for over 25 years. I call on and meet with the chemist and engineers at most all of the major tire manufacturers.

Here is what I have learned over the years:

1. The majority of us will age out before we wear out. Once a tire is 7 years past it's manufacture date (found on the sidewall) it should be replace no matter what the wear is. The chemicals, adhesives, and compounds use to build the tire begin to breakdown after 7 years.

2. Exposure to UV rays will naturally breakdown the rubber compounds due to the ozone. Covering tires as much as possible while outside will prolong the external cracking that many of you see. Also these compound have wax mixed in which is a built in cover that blooms to the surface. Washing your tires frequently will speed the depletion on the wax. Once this wax is gone the cracking starts very soon.

3. Weighing your coach (fully Loaded) and setting the air pressure accordingly will keep tires operating properly and avoid damage to the tire that may not be able to be seen.

All this being said I believe that the brand of tire you prefer is a matter of preference and what you are comfortable with. The most important thing is to get the most current date code you can find. Keep them inflated based on the loaded weight of your coach. Cover them when ever you can when exposed to UV rays. Don't wash your tires to frequently.

I personally run TPMS so I can monitor pressures and temperatures in real time.

I hope this helps.
Tom: Quick question if I may. I just bought the EEZ RV TPMS and am about to install it on my 2016 Forza 36G. What tire pressure do you run f/r on your rig and what have you used for the high/low range for your tpms?
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I saw it on some of the other websites. Where did people buy their Toyos and what price did they pay? My local Allen Tire dealer wont install them because the size doesnt match the placard.
I have also run into tire dealers that would only replace Michelin's sizes with Michelin sizes (I think Bridgestone used same sizing, as they are made by Michelin). I went to another dealer that understood the proper equivalent and we're ok to do so. I don't blame the dealers who would not, it's their business desician.
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:43 AM   #21
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If they won't put on what you want head for another dealer.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:22 AM   #22
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Mine are a different size than yours, but I changed from Michelin 275/80R 22.5 to Toyo 295/75R 22.5. When the tire company changed them I had to use powder in the front as the axle holes were too large for their balancer. The rears were fine. The company did not give me any grief about mounting. The difference in the tire size was negligible but you can tell a difference. I switched because of what I read about the Michelin sidewalls and I have a 2011 F350 ford that came with Michelins and the walls have separated on two of them already. I was reluctant to go with Toyos, and don't have any miles to compare. Ordered from Amazon and had them installed locally in Tucson.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:24 AM   #23
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I hear a lot of pros and cons on these tires. Would like to really know before I go out and purchase the 235x 80 x22.5
After 3 sets of Michelins, I now have Toyo 154's all around. All pro and no cons.

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I purchased Toyo tires for my 05 Itasca Horizon and absolutely loved them.
I have recently read that Toyo has a casing life of aprox 10 years compared to Michelin with aprox 5 to 6 years. I am currently changing my current coach to Toyo Tires as they seem more stable and have a stronger sidewall

My opinion only, but I buy what keeps me and my family safe

I'm with you on how great they are. Since I got rid of the Michelin's and changed the shocks to Bilstiens the ride is amazing. Don't know about the 10 year casing. I thought they were recommending 7 year max. Michelin requires yearly off wheel inspections after 5 years and replacement after 10. This is not true for all of their lines. 7 year max on some of the RV tire lines.
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