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JIMNLIN

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Posted: 02/11/20 09:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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From the Michelin website FAQ

Must I replace my present tires with the same size tires?

Never choose a smaller size than those that came with the car. Tires should always be replaced with the same size designation, with approved or greater load carrying capacity or greater load carrying capacity -- or approved options -- as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer or authorized dealer.

The way the question is asked puts Michelin or any tire mfg into a liability corner. So sure Michelin answer to this specific question will always be the same as the Q&A answer.

Now if the question is worded differently such as in many emails from Michelin that have been posted on this website over the years we get a different answer such as this....

**In regards to the email you sent stating:
I have a 2006 Montana 5th wheel Trailer that has two 6,000 lb Dexter axles and 4 deluxe aluminum Rims each rated at 3,042 lbs. I would like to install your Michelin XPS® Rib™ LT235/85 R16/E's on this 5th wheel. Will the tires be fully waranteed in this application?
Answer..---------------------------------------------
We appreciate your request for information regarding the Michelin XPS Rib. The XPS Rib, size LT235/85R16/E, part number 13080 would be a good fitment for your 5th wheel. The tire carries 3042Lbs at 80-psi max pressure. For best pressure recommendation, run at maximum pressure until you can weigh your axles either call or reply to this email for a pressure recommendation.
It is a good application, so there are no warranty issues. Your tires are covered under applicable warranty.
We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing Michelin.**

This is old stuff and this website has been through all this many times before with Cal who was posting same non sense as FastEagle back then.


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Posted: 02/11/20 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

this site will give you an idea of complaints about a specific tire

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?gclid=EAIa........Bx1IvgLuEAAYASAAEgJIz_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Click the tire tab then type in the manufacturer.

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So marathon vs defender= 156 complaints vs 7. Could be exponential but impossible to say with only two data points. Endurance is zero so far.


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agesilaus wrote:

So marathon vs defender= 156 complaints vs 7. Could be exponential but impossible to say with only two data points. Endurance is zero so far.


That's the problem. How many take the time to file a report? How many even know you can? Just like here the "squeaky wheel" vents their troubles giving the perception a certain product is junk.

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LOL why would certain folks, ie marathon users, be more likely to file a complaint over Michelin users? It does not compute. If you said that for every one complainer there are ten out there that could complain. That I would take as a good guess. Meaning actually 1560 vs 70. Also there are probably 10 or 50 Michelins on the road compared to marathons

* This post was edited 02/11/20 03:19pm by agesilaus *

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JIMNLIN wrote:

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From the Michelin website FAQ

Must I replace my present tires with the same size tires?

Never choose a smaller size than those that came with the car. Tires should always be replaced with the same size designation, with approved or greater load carrying capacity or greater load carrying capacity -- or approved options -- as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer or authorized dealer.

The way the question is asked puts Michelin or any tire mfg into a liability corner. So sure Michelin answer to this specific question will always be the same as the Q&A answer.

Now if the question is worded differently such as in many emails from Michelin that have been posted on this website over the years we get a different answer such as this....

**In regards to the email you sent stating:
I have a 2006 Montana 5th wheel Trailer that has two 6,000 lb Dexter axles and 4 deluxe aluminum Rims each rated at 3,042 lbs. I would like to install your Michelin XPS® Rib™ LT235/85 R16/E's on this 5th wheel. Will the tires be fully waranteed in this application?
Answer..---------------------------------------------
We appreciate your request for information regarding the Michelin XPS Rib. The XPS Rib, size LT235/85R16/E, part number 13080 would be a good fitment for your 5th wheel. The tire carries 3042Lbs at 80-psi max pressure. For best pressure recommendation, run at maximum pressure until you can weigh your axles either call or reply to this email for a pressure recommendation.
It is a good application, so there are no warranty issues. Your tires are covered under applicable warranty.
We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing Michelin.**

This is old stuff and this website has been through all this many times before with Cal who was posting same non sense as FastEagle back then.


A 2006 Montana was always a bad analogy. More than half of them had LT235/85R16 LRE tires as OEM. Mission & Uniroyal were the primary brands of those LT tires.

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Posted: 02/11/20 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No need for a fight. Just put some tires on and go camping.


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Posted: 02/12/20 06:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't think anyone is buying Marathons anymore....





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Posted: 02/12/20 07:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's hard to decide, alot of the time, on this forum if some of the members believe mis-information with great conviction, or just like being antagonistic without respect to the facts....


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JIMNLIN

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time2roll wrote:

No need for a fight. Just put some tires on and go camping.

I don't see anyone fighting....just the same old stuff same ol' same ol' bilge repeated repeatedly over and over by the same and a few new players [emoticon]

Good troll thread though.

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