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Old 05-19-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
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Need help with a replacement Michelin LTX M/S tire

I picked up big spike in one of my tires last week and need to replace the tire since I'm not willing to run a repaired tire on the trailer.

Unfortunately, Airstream put the discontinued LTX M/S on our trailer, not the M/S2's. Per Michelin, the tire was discontinued several months prior to when our trailer was built. Pretty ticked with Airstream considering the price we paid for the wheel/tire upgrade.

Back to the challenge. Does anyone have a recommendation on locating a single LTX M/S tire? Michelin said they could not help me locate a discontinued tire. I have a message into Airstream to see if they have one still in stock and am awaiting a call back.

Also, Michelin said not to run a combination of the M/S and the M/S 2's.

Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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To further complicate things, I've had seven M/S 2s on order from Tire Rack going on 1.5 months. Michelin has pushed back the delivery twice...now I'm looking at the first part of June for tires.

Hopefully, Jackson Center can bail you out especially considering....


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Old 05-19-2014, 03:41 PM   #3
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Read this before you go much further. Is your current tire in the recall in which case you may want to replace more than 1.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/bu...ires.html?_r=0

Michelin is between a rock and a hard place right now. They are the best when it comes to standing behind their product but 1.2 million will slow up anyone.

As for help from JC they knew the tires were discontinued when they bough them. But the price was right.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:28 PM   #4
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I just got one Wheel and tire from JC and it was a M/S. I had three new M/S2 from the recall. What's the deal about not mixing them?
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:32 PM   #5
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Also, Michelin said not to run a combination of the M/S and the M/S 2's.
Don't know, but always being the skeptic, I suspect that's Michelin's way of trying to sell you four new tires.

I have a friend who got two new M/S 2's because of the recall, but is running them with two of the older M/S tires, so????????

I might add, nothing bad has happened, and it was a Michelin dealer who put them on, obviously.
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How do you know Jackson center knew? I am curious. Jim
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I know running a few different tires on an all wheel drive car or truck is an issue. but a trailer?? thats perplexing.
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It seems to me there could be a concern on a vehicle that had drive and steering wheels, bit in a trailer I can't imagine a problem. At any rate I've emailed Michelin to see what they have to say.
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Unfortunately my tires were not part of the recall. They were manufactured in December of 2012, the recall I believe was through June production or thereabouts.

I'm very disappointed after paying a pretty hefty charge to have the 16 wheels/tires put on when the trailer was built to have been stuck with tires that had been discontinued months earlier. I guess it is possible that Airstream was unaware that they were discontinued at that time but I would find it surprising if that were the case.

I spoke with Airstream this afternoon and they do not have any more of the regular M/S tires available. The person in the store said they sold the last one, a display model about three weeks ago to a customer in the same position. I've done a lot of searches on the internet but so far have not come up with a source for an old stock or even slightly used M/S.

At this point I'm going to have my spare tire switched over to the alloy wheel. I will either have the tire with the puncture repaired or replace it with a new M/S2 and have it on my steel wheel for a spare.
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Michelin is notorious for discontinuing tire models. Like I said before, think it sells more tires for them.
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Just get the equivalent tire. It won't matter on a trailer. If it bothers you buy two and put them on the same axle and use the old one as a spare. Tire patches are pretty reliable these days with a plug patch. This is a mushroom shaped patch that has a plug to go in the hole and a patch on the inside as well. As long as it is not less than an inch from the edge it should be fine. A patched Michelin is still better than a brand new Marathon.

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Old 05-20-2014, 08:36 AM   #12
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Michelin Tire Recall

Hello fellow Streamers. The recall dates affected are 0210 to 2512. (2 week of 2010 to 25 week of 2012). I just got mine replaced last week. My dealer here had a list of 3 different tires that Michelin was offering for replacement. I opted to wait for the Michelin to come in.
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