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docsouce

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Check out the tires offered on the FMCA tire program. A few hoops to jump through but if you're a member the savings are pretty good. I was going to buy a set of the Michelin Agis tires for my Class C. But ended up trading it in for a new Jayco 26xd that came with Hankooks. Only have 7800 miles on them but so it's a bit to early to tell. They do ride well though.


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I had Hankook tires on my 2005 E350 Ford Econoline RV which was the original set. They were okay tires until I had one tire fail. I found out that the tire size was Ford specific so I went to a Ford Dealership for a replacement tire under warranty. This was after talking to numerous tire dealers who handled Hankook tires but didn't have any in stock to fit my vehicle because it was a size to fit Fords only. The Ford dealer said that they indeed have the tire in stock until they found out it would have to warranted and at that time didn't have one in stock after all. I traveled the length of the state of Utah and heard the same story until I finally found a Ford dealer in northern Utah who said they would provide the tire after authorization from Hankook for a warranty replacement. A call was placed to Hankook in Northern California for authorization. We waited and waited for over four hours for a reply but never got one. The Ford dealership suggested that I could go ahead and purchase a new tire and carry the damaged tire back to California with me for warranty. I can't repeat what I told him! Finally I told the Ford dealer to put on the new tire, keep the damaged one there for Warranty when I got ahold of Hankkok in California. I took me two weeks before I arrived home in California and I had been calling Hankook daily for about a week and never got a response. Finally, I took the bull by the horns and call the Hankook headquarters back East somewhere and expressed my displeasure about the situation and the contact person apologized profusely,authorized a warranty refund and said essentially the Hankook rep in California was going to get reamed! I owned a PleasureWay Excel TD at that time and numerous owners were. complaining about failure and blowouts and swore that they would never use Hankooks again ever!

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Is it really worth the aggregation and stress that it causes for $200 ?

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The Thor 22e Freedom Elite is rather light RV. The Michelin LT MS-2's that were the factory tires lasted for 42,000 miles. I too wanted to replace them with the same tire. Research and found the MS-2's and the Defender were discontinued and the replacement tire is the Michelin LT Agilis Cross climate. These were my choice for the replacement.
As for these Hankook tires. As I said,they are new factory installed tires so we'll see what happens. DW and I are leaving for a 4/5 month crosscounty trip. From the East coast to the desert southwest then zig-zag North and back home eventually. I figure about 10 to 12,000 miles. We'll see how they look after that run.

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docsouce wrote:

The Thor 22e Freedom Elite is rather light RV. The Michelin LT MS-2's that were the factory tires lasted for 42,000 miles. I too wanted to replace them with the same tire. Research and found the MS-2's and the Defender were discontinued and the replacement tire is the Michelin LT Agilis Cross climate. These were my choice for the replacement.
As for these Hankook tires. As I said,they are new factory installed tires so we'll see what happens. DW and I are leaving for a 4/5 month crosscounty trip. From the East coast to the desert southwest then zig-zag North and back home eventually. I figure about 10 to 12,000 miles. We'll see how they look after that run.

I wonder why the Michelin website still shows the Defender?


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Posted: 03/02/21 02:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recently bought 4 Michelin Defenders for my 2007 Tundra and there was no mention from Costco that they were being discontinued.

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bobndot; if it's my $200 dollars yes it's worth it because it's a matter of principle. Most of my reason for telling my story is to let people know what they are getting when they buy something. In my case, the tire company, Hankook, and the Ford dealerships were much less than honest in warranting their product. I think people want to know this.

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ernie1 wrote:

I recently bought 4 Michelin Defenders for my 2007 Tundra and there was no mention from Costco that they were being discontinued.


My guess is they had your size. My tire man tried all his suppliers when I needed a replacement and they were discontinued at that point.

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I ran Michelin X tires on my passenger cars for years because they were decently priced, rode comfortably, quiet and generally went the full 80k.
Michelin discontinued the X and introduced the Defender. I bought one set.. loud, poor traction, fast wearing... even though the warranty was 90K. That was the last set of Michelins for me.

I did appreciate the time Michelin recalled the LTX ties that I had bought from Costco for the Four Winds some 4 years prior... they replaced all 6 with the LTX 2, which were 10 times better.

Michelin Tire Recall/Replacement Project

That was 7 years ago, and while I sold the Four Winds, I still store it for the friend who purchased it from me. Those LTX 2's look every bit as good as when I purchased them. (Yes, I know about ageing... but that's HIS problem now!)


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'00 Four Winds 26Q Class C (Ford E350 V10)
'96 Kit Sportsmaster 212f Fifth Wheel/'93 GMC Sierra K2500
'91 SunLite poptop truck camper
and the first: a Wildernest flip-top canopy.


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My Firestone TransForce on front are 8 years old and just this year show signs of cracking. I will replace them this year.





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