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Old 01-08-2016, 09:14 PM   #15
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Nokian's look interesting. Would even work on my 30' with stock 15" rims!
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:55 AM   #16
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THANKS AGAIN - I am impressed

Folks, I asked the original "NEW TIRES???" question, and true to form I've received numerous, savvy, friendly and enlightening responses! I thank each and every one of you. My wife and I not only travel thousands of miles each season, but we bring beloved grandkids with us. Getting the tires right is paramount.So, it appears I have options/choices: Michelin, Nokian Rtiiva. If anyone else has additional info, I'm all ears - or, better - all Forum!
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:57 AM   #17
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First time I have heard of the Niokian tire brand.

However, Michelin tires are available everywhere in this country. If I have a tire issue, I would want to be able to replace with the same tire by brand.
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:17 AM   #18
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I have a 25' 2013 with original tires. I took it to the tire store and was told that newer GYM are much better than the old blow out prone tires. I'm planing on running them one or two more seasons.
I would believe him if they weren't still made in china.
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:24 AM   #19
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I have a 25' 2013 with original tires. I took it to the tire store and was told that newer GYM are much better than the old blow out prone tires. I'm planing on running them one or two more seasons.
The old gym's were made here, the newer ones are made in China, they are the ones giving all the trouble , a salesman will tell you anything.....
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:38 AM   #20
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The old gym's were made here, the newer ones are made in China, they are the ones giving all the trouble , a salesman will tell you anything.....
Well my Marathon that failed that came with my Classic was made in Canada. I don't think you can put a finger on the country of origin as being the reason for the issues. It's an ST tire thing. These failures have been occurring for years before production overseas became part of the discussion.

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Nokian is a high quality European tire maker. Their winter tires are highly regarded in Northern Europe. I've had a set of Nokian winter tires when I lived in Germany. They were very good. However, like switz mentioned, they could be difficult to obtain on the road. That is where having a spare that matches the others on the ground comes in handy.

I've had the Michelin LTX M/S2 P235/75/15 108TXL tires on my Ambassador for nearly five years now and I've not had any issues with them. They have about 25,000 miles on them. They will get replaced before the next long trip this summer.
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I think th OP can get away with 15" michelins but I can't on a 30'. For the price savings of having to switch to 16s I can just get a 5th and take the gym off the spare too. That would mitigate the on the road issue. Worst case, I use the spare one.
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Hi Lance

You should still have 2 or 3 years left in your Michelins, I have seen them run 10 without a problem, granted our climate is a little easier on them.

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Thanks Andrew I appreciate the advice and they may make it another five years, but I will be putting on new tires this summer. New 15" Michelins are about $750 including taxes and fees. That is only $150 per year over five years of use. I've gotten a lot of miles out of them and I can sell them on Craig's List for a little change.
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