new Michelin tires!

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new Michelin tires!

Postby markj » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:43 am

Hi folks. Thanks for your input on new tires. I bought 235/85R16's to replace my 235/80R16's. Michelin XPS Ribs. Beautiful tires--they "look" so much beefier than those crapy Karrier's! They are noticable larger--now I have about 1.5" between the tires instead of the 2.5". I have over an inch clearance at the top/sides. Now I won't be tempted to constantly watch my mirrors for a blowout!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deal--I bought them from Discount tires--with a $60 coupon and $10 per tire allowance on my Karrier's (couldn't pass that up!), they were about $100 LESS than Costco!

So, thanks again for your valuable suggestions. I'll send another thread on my slide out repair. Mark
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Postby Chief409 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:43 pm

I know what you mean. The peace of mind is worth every penny I spent on the XPS tires.

I bought mine from Discount Tires also, but in California it cost $13 per tire to get rid of 'em!
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Postby Torben » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:29 am

That is the same tires I bought for our 30WB, been very happy with them.
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Postby markj » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:36 am

I'm curious if you folks who have these Michelin's in the 85 size have the distrance between the tires noticably closer? Like 1.5" vs. 2.5" with the 80's?
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Postby gmarker » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:59 pm

Mine had 85's on it from the factory, so I have basically the same clearances with the Michelins. About 1 1/2 inches between the the tires.
The only problem I have found with this clearance is getting wheel chocks that fit. Sure do like my Michelins.
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Postby Tim » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:36 pm

With the 85s, the distance is much less and that is where ROTOCHOKs work the best.
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Postby Traveler II » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:16 pm

If I bought a set of Rotochok's for my 80's will they still work if I put 85's on?
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Postby Tim » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:20 pm

The choks for the 80s are a bit too big for the 85. Contact the folks at ROTOCHOK and you can purchase just the smaller wedges from them. I had the smaller wedges with the OEM 85s, then the Kenda swapout dropped them down to 80 so I had to order the bigger wedges and now that I am using Firestone 85s, changed out to the smaller choks again. Nobody has ever said the RVing is cheap.
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