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Best Michelin Tire for 1997 U270 36'
We are moving to Texas from Alabama and as our tires are now about 10 years old thought it best to get 6 new tires using the FMCA Michelin Advantage Tire Program.  Problem is there are a bewildering amount of Michelin tires in our size...

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Re: Best Michelin Tire for 1997 U270 36'
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you've had good results in what context... ride comfort... handling... treadwear... resistance to sidewall cracking...?  The issues for a FT coach are very different than for any automobile.
From what I've seen, Michelin is the most prone to...

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Re: Best Michelin Tire for 1997 U270 36'
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Older Michelin's were made for higher mileage over the road truckers.  In use the carcass releases oils that lubricate the sidewalls. 

Newer tires have addressed this issue,  Michelin's steer best.  Ride best.  Quiet

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I prefer Michelin Tires based on low incidence of blowouts on our fleet of highway buses we ran back in the 90's in Alaska on mostly rough or gravel roads.  These were compared to Goodyear tires and had less issues per mile even though the cost...

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Carl, I have sent you a PM.

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Michelin 275/80R22.5 X Line Energy Z LRH  X Line Energy Z  66205  $634.59

$556.59

I would never consider Load Range G for our coach. Only Load Range H.

We also only consider Michelin brand tires.

Even though FMCA has a nice discount, each dealer...

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I have the Michelin 275/80R22.5 X MULTI ENERGY Z LRH for steers because they require 5 lbs less PSI than all the other Michelins.  I loved the Continentals I had (still have them on the rear) but we were beating our brains out at 110 PSI which is...

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  • Last Edit: May 24, 2020, 04:13:54 pm by Travelin' Man

Re: Best Michelin Tire for 1997 U270 36'
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Add centrimatics balancers.  "H"

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The G vs. H decision always interests me.  Ours had G, and I replaced with (Michelin) G since it met all the specs.  Why do so many prefer the H?

Almost time to replace tires again (even though these have few miles and look brand new!), so I'm...

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Re: Best Michelin Tire for 1997 U270 36'
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With the H rating the pressure can be lower for a softer ride.

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I'm running XZA3 (load range G) on my 34' 97 270. 80psi front and back. Rides nice. Rig weighs 26K.
jor

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Jor the idea that the same pressure is correct front and rear is rare,  but you knew that already I feel?  Mine is 10 more front.  But a 34' who knows

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Jor the idea that the same pressure is correct front and rear is rare,
Yea, it's just more or less. The recommended Michelin pressure is actually lower on both ends. I've screwed around with different pressures and have settled on this one....

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It's always dangerous to bring up tire pressures here as it vies with religion and politics and dumping procedures to bring out the zealotry in us all!
jor
Boy ain't that the truth

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We had to run Xza3+ "h" as the then available 7610 rating for a single allowed 97/87 f/r and a nice ride on so cal concrete block freeways

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I agree with Barry.  That's what I'm running on my coach.