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« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2013, 10:45:51 am »

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    I would just go to Discount,, couple of guys already have no problem,,, of course they do not do alignments,  lots of arguments on tire rotations,, read the post's.... I was a big believer in tire rotation,, but after reading so much on them, I now go with no rotation.. but again each to his own,,, it seems evident from the discussions, that depending on the size of your unit,,,  longer more modifications to the frames, shorter less or none, stabilizing systems mounted?? and so forth, etc have a huge impact on alignment and so forth,,

Bob.... once you do some more on those valve extensions,, post in a separate topic,, this is sort of interesting,, I just have not seen that problem mentioned that much including leaks ( a little bit),,,, maybe go ahead and post now and see if we get some discussion going,,, have not had any problems with mind and just wondering if the expense is worth it...
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« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2013, 11:45:18 am »

I would not worry about rotating your tires as they will most likely dry rot long before they wear out. The only reason I know to rotate is if the front tires are cupping due to an imbalance. Then use the outside rear tires to replace the front tires.
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« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2013, 12:00:37 pm »

Finally went and checked my tires, looks like I'm in the recall. Called my Ford dealer and they don't have a lift to handle the PC so they recommended a nearby RV repair station. Called them and they're checking into what they need to do but sounds like it will be painless.

I don't understand why they would need a lift. I used the RV jacks to raise one side at a time, and they used their axle jacks to pick up the tires enough to remove them. When they finished with one side, I raised the RV jacks; and then lowered the RV jacks on the other side. I don't think I would want them to lift the whole vehicle just to change tires. Sounds like your Ford dealer did the same as mine and passed on the problem to someone else.  nod
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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2013, 01:46:26 pm »

We just picked up the PC with the new tires. We took it to Tire Kingdom. They did not have a bay large enough for the PC. They changed the tires one axle at a time. It took them 3 hours but was well worth my sitting there for new tires. Had to pay $7 to Florida for the "Florida New Tire Fee".
It is a Michelin recall. Search for your nearest Michelin dealer.
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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2013, 08:57:04 pm »

I'm not sure why the Ford dealer didn't want to do, probably as you said they just wanted to pass it on. The RV service I spoke is a Michelin dealer, I was just the first one to contact them about the recall so they want to talk to Michelin first before setting anything up.
As far as rotating, I'm leaning toward not rotating and changing the flex extensions out for the solid ones. The way I look at it is less of a chance for air leakage and I'll probably need to change them before the tread is worn due to the age of the tire.
Thanks for all the input.

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« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2013, 11:42:27 am »

I just got home with seven new tires. Thank you Michelin and Rice Tire in Frederick, Md. They seem to be a little bit wider than the old style tires I had but they do handle very well. I can tell you they handle really well in the heavy rains we are having now. I sure am glad it is 55 degrees outside and not snowing. I would be up to my you know what about now in snow if it was below freezing. The tires were mounted and balanced, all seven of them, and it cost me zero dollars.
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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2013, 02:40:57 pm »

THANKS ALL!!!! I have 7 to be replaced  total $ !,100.00
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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2013, 08:23:44 pm »

Michelin will replace all tires at no cost to the consumer
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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2013, 08:41:46 pm »

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If the tires are replaced under the recall there is NO CHARGE (includes mounting & balance).  You do not have to be the orginal owner.  All you need to do is show the dealer the tires.

Check before you pay $1,100 for a free service.

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« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2013, 07:01:04 am »

LT

Also check what tires they are putting on. The new tires are MS2, LT225/75R/16/E 115R-Michelin Part # is 05681 with a 70,000 mile warranty. List price of the tire is $257 per tire.

Those are the tires that were replaced on our PC and List is from Michelin's website.

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« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2013, 07:18:45 am »

To answer the question on time limit, I called their 800 number listed in recall notice.
They assured me there is no time limit.  exactly! Also Ford dealers are authorized since it is a Ford vehicle. One problem with many places is they need a door >10' to fit the RV inside. Ford truck dealers all have large doors.
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« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2013, 10:29:00 pm »

Thanks John.  I don't like changing tires up here in the frozen tundra this time of year.  We will be leaving for Arizona area next month and like to get the tires changed when we get back.

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« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2013, 09:20:13 am »

Thanks for the Heads Up.
Just had 7 new tires installed at Tire Kingdom here in Venice, FL.
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« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2013, 09:58:23 am »

You guys and your new tires are making me cry,, especially when I start seeing $1100.00  ouch,, I'm headed there next fall, I'm going to get one more year out of them and replace no matter what,, only have 17000 on them..l,,, my tires were too old for the recall,,,

    I have not seen anyone get there RV's realigned,,, I think your making a mistake,,, hopefully I will eat my words,,
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« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2013, 10:31:03 am »

I don't know which is worse, having to buy new tires after seven or eight years or watching tires with less than 5000 miles on them being put in the trash. It sure broke my heart see it happen. Cry
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