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Old 08-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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Update on G670 tires

The salesman told me that there was no market for my old (5 years +) tires. They could not be used for trailers and because of the age, motor home owners would not purhase them. They are 295/80r/22.5. Therefore no credit would be given for the casings. Five years ago when I removed the original equipment Toyo's, Schwab gave me a $75 credit for each tire.
Does all this sound kosher to anyone out there who knows tires??
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Just went through a similar situation in June of this year. When I was waiting to have the new tires installed on our motorhome there were several signs posted throughout the waiting room. They will no longer accept any casing 5 years old or older. They also had a list of brands and models they wouldn't accept even if they were within the age limit. Apparently the federal standards have changed for what age and construction casings need to be before they are allowed to be recapped.

As far as RV specific tires were concerned they weren't accepting any regardless of the brand or age. The explaination was that there was a normally very limited market for used or recapped RV tires and with the slowdown in the economy that market has all but evaporated
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:00 PM   #3
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I have 2 ALMOST NEW TOYO tires 295/75r/22.5 that are 2008 (DOT 4508) models with only 1100 miles on them ...

And I can't get anyone to want them!

But folks are paying $300 a piece for the same tire at the store

I don't get it!
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:08 AM   #4
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Chris,
Same thing happened to me year ago June when I had Schwab install 6 new Michelins. Nothing for the 5+year old tires - same reasons as you were told.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:18 AM   #5
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See in any local delivery, trash truck, etc companies are interested.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:29 AM   #6
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Tire dealers can give you a discount for having you shoes shined if they want. I suspect the dealer who gave you a $75.00 credit either already had a buyer for them or would have given you the credit anyway. Anyway, it sounds like the OEM tires were new and there would be a market for them.

I took the OEM Continentals off the truck the first week and put BFG's on. The tire dealer (Discount Tire) gave me a small credit for the trade-ins. It's really up to the dealer.

I know someone who is looking for tires. I think his are 295/80/22.5.

People are sceptical of used tires since there is so much liability with them.
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People are sceptical of used tires since there is so much liability with them.
And they should be.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:05 AM   #8
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During last May's thread on new tires, seemed everyone was getting a credit but me. I found NO ONE willing to give me credit on my 6 year old tires with LOTS of tread and even wear. Of course the sidewall split in one drive tire would have chased them off had they seen it.
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As one person stated the federal regulations might have changed. My guess is, after the Ford & Firestone mess, many federal officials and Ford & Firestones engineers were caught with massive egg on their faces. Since then "old used tires" is a buzz word no one is willing to speak about. However, I would carry a used tire with me if I was heading to Alaska, since you might not be able to get a spare without a wait of two to three days. That being said, if your tires are 5 years old, and still have lots of tread on them, you still should be thinking about changing them for new. I'm going to be in that boat come December 2011. What a christmas present that is going to be.
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Well, the deed is done. The extra price paid for the convenience of having the Schwab trucks come to my site at the rally and change out the tires was worth it. I didn't need to have them balanced as I have had centramatics for some time now.
Now with 10 new transmitters for the Pressure Pro tire monitor and tires filled to 110 front and 105 rears I am good to go north. See you in Port Townsend at the Wooden Boat Festival and thanks for everyones replies. The fact that there is no credit given for old cores is a lousy deal but at least I wasn't getting the short end of the stick.
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Be glad you bought them where you did. Around this neck of the woods not only is there no credit given for old tire casings, in addition they also charge an $8.00 per tire disposal fee.
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