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Old 11-20-2000, 03:55 AM   #1
Charlie Kokesh
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Default Michelin Replacement

My 1996 coach has Bridgestone R293 11R24.5 Load Range H Tires.

I would like to replace them with Michelin, but a review of
the tire selector at www.michelintruck.com shows that the XZA,
XZE, XZA2, and XZA-1+ all come in 11R24.5, BUT they are all
load range G.

Does the Newell Service Dept. have a specific recommendation
either for a tire model or an alternative size equivalent
to the 11R24.5?

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Old 11-21-2000, 01:29 AM   #2
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We agree with the results of your research--we have never found a load range H version of a Michelin 11R24.5 tire either. (We're had a customer who claims to have purchased such a tire, but we've never seen one.) However, don't despair. We have had excellent experience with the Bridgestone R293 11R24.5 LR-H tire. Readers should keep in mind that this advice does not apply to newer coaches equipped with 315/80 22.5 (low profile) tires. Michelin not only makes the 315 tire in our recommended load range L, but the Michelin tire is the ONLY 315 tire we recommend. Complicated, huh?

Hopefully this helps.
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Old 01-09-2001, 07:00 AM   #3
John Clark
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I agree with Newell on the Bridgestones, and have also found Toyo tires to be very good. I prefer to use steer tire versus drive tires, as they have a reinforced edge to reduce cupping. It may be just me, but I also think they ride better. I have a 1987 with a tag axle, and just spent the summer in Alaska with no problems.
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