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Old 03-18-2014, 05:42 PM   #1
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New tires for 396XL Motor Home

I am looking to replace the current Michelin 275/70/22.5 XZA2 Energy Tires soon DOT early 2009. But according to Michelin these tires are on back order. But I did heard back from a local Michelin dealer here in the the Houston TX area that he can get a set of 6 Michelin XZE2+ 275/70/22.5 tires and he is checking on the dates.

Here are the specs on both tires.

XZE2+
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XZA2 Energy
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No real difference in size, or load ratings, both LR J. The Energy tire is designated as an RV tire and the XZEA2+ is designated as a regional tire.

I am going through the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program and the dealer does participate in the program. The XZE2+ is not listed in the Michelin Advantage Tire brochure but the dealer said another customer had talked with FMCA and said that they were also included.

Before I go further, does anyone have any experience with this tire or any comments. Thanks
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I put those on my last motorhome. They were great. The coach road a lot nicer and the handling inproved.
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I put those on my last motorhome. They were great. The coach road a lot nicer and the handling inproved.
Thanks for the input. I am still working on this and will follow up.
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There is a good reference chart here Don for the different tire sizes.

235/80-R22.5 vs 265/70-R22.5 Tire Comparison - Tire Size Calculator

Just enter your tire size now and future and it will give you a lot of information for size and speed.

I don't plan on tires again till 2015, before we do Yukon trip again. I have always been a Bridgestone Fan.

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Thanks for the input. I am still working on this and will follow up.
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There is a good reference chart here Don for the different tire sizes.

235/80-R22.5 vs 265/70-R22.5 Tire Comparison - Tire Size Calculator

Just enter your tire size now and future and it will give you a lot of information for size and speed.

I don't plan on tires again till 2015, before we do Yukon trip again. I have always been a Bridgestone Fan.

Keep us up to date on your search.

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Thanks Dave, I have used the tire size calculator and it is a great tool. I want to stay with the same size tire and load range that I have now, 275/70/22.5 J. I really like the X2A Energy tire but since it is on back order with Michelin I may just wait until it is available. I can't find anything on a Bridgestone 2715/70/225 J tire from searching the Bridgestone site.
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No hurry to change them anyway unless they are actually worn or damaged given that Michelin don't agree with the universal 5-year rule.
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