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Old 01-06-2014, 07:08 AM   #1
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Question Tire Replacement (Michelin LTX/MS2 or XPS Rib)

I am looking for anyone that may be running Michelin XPS Rib tires on their RV. I am replacing the recalled tires on mine and LTX/MS2 tires are not available. The dealer says he may be able to get me XPS Rib tires at no additional cost. Per the specs the load rating, etc are the same as the Jayco (Ford) supplied LTX MS2 225/75R16 115/112R LRE tires.

Anyone using the XPS tires?
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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Forget the dealer and go to Discount Tire. They will order whatever tire you want, unless you just want to pay list+ from a RV dealer.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:22 PM   #3
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@Bob, the tires are under recall, so all is free. I am just wondering if anyone has experience withthe Michelin XPS Rib tires and can tell me if they are equal in ride quality to the LTX/MS2's that came on it.
The LTX/MS2 tires are not as readily available due to the recall..
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I spoke with Michelin and the XPS rib tires are "commercial" rated. The LTX MS2 tires are consumer tires and are made for light trucks. She said that you may lose some softness in the ride but the durability isn't even a competition. They rate them the same but they are not made the same at all. The XPS rib tires are made much sturdier to compensate for commercial use.
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Thanks, Michael, that's good to know. Jayco's JRide package provides a nice ride. After that, I would go with durability.
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Has anyone gone ahead with the XPS tires? I have two concerns... 1) The ride. Michelin rates the M/S2 tires with a 9 for comfort and XPS at a 5. 2)The XPS are summer only tires, where the M/S2 are all-season. Michelin says the performance of Summer tires drops dramatically when used below 40 degrees, as well as the tire noise increases.

Michelin says that there is a nationwide backorder to the tune 27,000 tires, and that they are not scheduled to start producing for at least another 4 weeks.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:14 PM   #7
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The ride package provides a nice ride with the correct tires! One must use trailer tires designed for trailers not cars or trucks to get a nice ride.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:26 PM   #8
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Problem is there seams to be a lot of opinions and not many with XPS experience. Before agreeing to let Michelin replace with the XPS, I want to be ensured they will work and the ride will not be affected negatively. I hate the idea of riding around on recalled rubber until they make enought to start replaceing them in kind. But hey, Ive been riding around on them since I bought it.. I emailed Jayco to get their position on the matter.
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I feel the same way. I was all set-up to get them replaced this last weekend, but chickened out at the last minute. Michelin says that they only schedule production 4 weeks out at a time, and they do not have the MS2's scheduled currently. Seems ridiculous considering the backorder. Please let us know when you hear back from Jayco.
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Good info on the back order. I am still trying to locate a dealer that is not 100 miles away that can handle the rig. I will leave it in storage for a few more weeks while I continue to call around.
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