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Old 01-18-2019, 07:07 AM   #1
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Tire Life

The date on the tires is 3/13, on our 01 HR Imperial. With only about 20,000 miles on them, how long before I need to replace them?
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:43 AM   #2
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Lots of opinions and posts on this subject with a lot of variables. Looks like you’ve put all the miles on them and have kept them aired properly. If you use the rig often...does not sit for long periods I would go another couple years on your Kelly tires. This is longer than the 5-7 years that is most often thrown out on this subject.

I went 10 years on the tires on the back of my Dynasty (put all the miles on them) but I recently replaced 4 year old cracking Michelin’s on the front of my “new” rig as I did not know their history. Other than the possible body damage, a blowout on the rear is not exciting like one on the front. I would not go 10 years on front tires...especially on tires that have to be aired close to their max pressure to carry the load.
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With proper care 7 years is ok I have Michelins born in 2013 and will replace with Toyo's next year. My Michelins have started to show small surface cracks.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:49 PM   #4
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It depends on how much heat you are stored in, and whether your tires get direct sunlight. i.e. Here in Arizona, they can be cross checked after 3 years. My advice, keep a close eye on them for cross checking and replace soon after it starts. I put new Michelins on mine 18 months ago, and the dealer said Michelin would pro-rate the remaining tread life toward new tires if they start cross checking.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:36 PM   #5
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Go to michelinb2b.com which is s good reference to RV tires and care.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:19 PM   #6
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If you are concerned have a tire shop demount one of them and inspect the interior
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We buy new tires every 7 yrs no matter how good they look or how many miles are on them-& you would be surprised at some of the prices I sold the take offs for,I/we bought a class C with beautiful 12 yr old tires, never made back to ILL. before the inside rear blew, next week 7 new tires
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