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Old 06-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #15
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Last month I needed two tires, same problem of "not in stock and not in Michelin stock," on the XRV's (22.5) but they did have the XZE's . I moved the XRV's to the rear passenger side and the two XZE's on the front. Then seem just a little harsher on the bump-tiddy-bumps but they are tolerable. The were purchased using the Michelin (FMCA) Advantage Program. Pricing was about the same as the XRV's in my locale.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #16
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I've been running XZE2+'s for a year on all six wheels and am very pleased. I think they ride better than the XZA2's we had and I think the handling is better as the result of the many cross-wise "swipes" (cuts).
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:55 AM   #17
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I can tell the XRE are more squirmy, must be the deeper tread
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:31 PM   #18
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I recieved a reply to my email sent to Michelin. I was under the impression that the XRV tire was discontinued.
Here is thier reply?

June 17, 2012

Hello Bill,

Thank you for your email. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

In regards to the email you sent stating:
I have A Winnebago Suncruiser. I will be purchasing a set of 6 235/80R/22.5 tires. I understand that the XRV series tires have been discontinued. What tire has replaced the XRV?


The XRV tire has not been discontinued and is available for dealers to order.

I am sorry you were given incorrect information about the tire.

The part number is 87511 and in stock to order.

Should your dealer have an issue getting you the tire have them give us a call at the number listed below and we will get you the requested tire.

We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing Michelin.

It is our goal to ensure that your issue has been resolved or your question answered to your satisfaction. If we can assist you further, please respond to this email or call us at 1-800-642-4354 (toll free) between 8:00AM and 8:00PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday or between 8:30AM and 4:30PM Eastern Time on Saturday.


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Old 06-21-2012, 11:08 PM   #19
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We bought XZEs to replace our old XRVs on our 04 Itasca Sunrise 32V. 245-70-19.5s. At first we found the tires really squirmy. Went back to the dealer and checked everything, including balance. All OK. So, I went on this forum and found a few comments about how tire pressure would create this - if too high a pressure it rides harsh and squirmy. When I lowered back to OEM figures (for the XRVs) it solved all the problems. Have about 4k on them now. No problems.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:52 AM   #20
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I have decided that if the XRVs don't arrive in time for my 2 month get away I will go with the XZEs. The differences are minimal and there are a few advantages with the XZEs. My only concerns are the XZE does not have the added UV protection that comes with the XRV and the possibility of a more squirmy ride. But, I will just adjust the psi in the XZEs to correct the ride and my RV is stored indoors so the UV issue should be mute. Thanks again to all for your responses and advice.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #21
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Two years ago I replaced my six year old 255x80x22.5 XRVs due to severe weather cracking with XZA2 Energy 275x70x22.5 to get a beefier tire with stronger sidewalls and hopefully away from the zipper blowouts I'd been reading about on the XRVs. They seem to ride just a little firmer (but who can really tell considering the harsh ride of the Freightliner XC chassis anyway), no squirming, and require about 10-15 lbs less air pressure to carry the same load as the XRVs. So far, I'd do the same thing again.

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Old 06-26-2012, 04:29 PM   #22
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I replaced the Goodyears on my Allegro Bus with XZE's and found them to be a major improvement in every way!
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #23
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Looking for tires for Sunova 26p

Do I need Michelins as mine are 6 years old and have plenty of tread but small cracks on side. Any suggestions as this is the first class A I've owned and $2400 seems like a lot of money for 5000 miles a year to just throw them away.Michael J. MacEwan
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #24
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Michelin says that if the cracks are 1/32" deep or less then they're OK to run. Between 1/32" and 2/32" deep they should be inspected. Deeper than 2/32" they should be replaced.

I replaced our XZE's after 8Ĺ years which was a little sooner than I wanted but the 305/70's I needed on the front were in short supply so when they came in I jumped.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:41 AM   #25
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I just noticed yesterday that my 06 Meridian has XZE's on the front and XRV's on the rear. I've only owned it about two weeks. They both seem to be a good tire.
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