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Old 05-07-2018, 02:40 PM   #1
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Upgraded to Michelin LTX? No Warranty.

I just spent about 35 minutes on phone with Alvin in "Consumer Claims" at Michelin.

He stated: unless your trailer was shipped from factory with Michelin LTX tires, any warranty coverage is void.
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Dude, they were 6 years old!
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I didn’t expect them to provide any warranty on tires dated 0412.

But, that ain’t the point.

Michelin just told me the warranty is voided using LTX on a trailer.

Gonna do some research on Firestone....
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So, I don't expect warranty on products used outside design intent. I wouldn't cover a variety of failures for modified vehicles north of the border to pull more than spec. You play, you pay.
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Yeah, there was a lot of back and forth on that... with LTX advocates making very good points that LTX use on a travel trailer is not 'abuse' or outside intended use.

AFAIC, it's a moot point now.

Got a little better performance out of the LTX, too.

But, not enough to knowingly void the warranty.

Back to the drawing board.
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Michelin does not recommend any tire it makes to be used on a trailer. Michelin does not make a trailer tire.

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Michelin does not recommend any tire it makes to be used on a trailer. Michelin does not make a trailer tire.

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Correct, and common knowledge. Any trailer use is outside design intent.

That said, I am on my second set of LTX (Defender now) LT tires on my AS. Do it with eyes wide open as the empirical data suggests nothing better out there. But I expect no coverage, period! Watching the Endurance closely for my next set.
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Try the Goodyear Endurance.
It seems by the advertised spec.
They want to fill the void in the market
they lost by making the Marathon in China.
It is really something when a manufacturer deletes a complete product line.
Hopefully they are overbuilt and will last.
We shall see.
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I've found tire warranties to be smoke and mirrors anyway.
They're pro-rated. If the life of a tire is 6 years, and your's fails in three years, don't expect a new tire, or even half the cost of a new tire.
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I'm really disappointed with Goodyear right now. Read some very disturbing articles about the shenanigans they played with their G159 tires... not to mention the disaster those GYM's were for me.

With that said, smallest 16" for the Endurance is a 235/80 at 30.8" diameter. That's a whole 1-1/2" over my LT225/75R16... and those are cutting it close.

Stepping back down to 15" only gives me 2830 max load. Much rather have the extra safety margin of the 16".
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I've found tire warranties to be smoke and mirrors anyway.
They're pro-rated. If the life of a tire is 6 years, and your's fails in three years, don't expect a new tire, or even half the cost of a new tire.
I hear you... but, Goodyear at least covered my deductibles and cost of tires.
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I'm really disappointed with Goodyear right now. Read some very disturbing articles about the shenanigans they played with their G159 tires... not to mention the disaster those GYM's were for me.

Smallest 16" for the Endurance is a 235/80 at 30.8" diameter. That's a whole 1-1/2" over my LT225/75R16... and those are cutting it close.

Stepping back down to 15" only gives me 2830 max load. Much rather have the extra safety margin of the 16".
Well that's a problem. Those 16s won't fit in my wells.
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Michelin does not recommend any tire it makes to be used on a trailer. Michelin does not make a trailer tire.

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And yet Michelin LTX M/S2 tires came as OEM on our 2018 30' AS Classic....
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Irrelevant. If GM spec'ed LT Michelin for our 2019 truck, does that mean Michelin condoned it if you put them on your 2010 Corvette? Tires are model and year specific from a tire and vehicle perspective. You don't get to make these decisions. Sorry.
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