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Old 01-21-2015, 06:29 PM   #1
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Almost funny, but not really: Tire date

I thought that while I was trying to fix my air pressure problems I would check the dates on the tires also. I wasnít too concerned because I just bought my 2006 Allegro Bay in July and Camping World replaced the front tires because they needed to be replaced according to their inspection (and at their expense). I had to crawl under with flashlight and camera because the stamps were on the inside. The date stamp reads 1613 according to my trusty Nikon. Ok, they were over a year old when CW put them on, not great, but not terrible.

Now for the back tires. Date stamps are not on the outside. I crawl under, everything is in the way, mud flaps, stabilizers, tail pipes. No date stamp. Date stamps must be facing each other on the inside of the double hubs. A visual inspection of the tires looks ok as far as I know. No major cracking that I can see. Good tread, but if these are the original tires, they would be about 9 years old and about 26000 miles. I have put about 5000 miles on them since July. So, Iím thinking a tire inspection by a reliable tire shop is in order. They are Michelin XRV 22.5. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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The good news is they are Michelin and at least hold the air in them. Not all tire hold air well
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:00 PM   #3
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I would have a tire shop pull them off. Determine the dates. And either put them back on or not per what the date reveals.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:03 PM   #4
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If they are Michelins take them off and trash them.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:22 PM   #5
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Not sure if it will work but I've used my cell phone to take pictures in some pretty tight spaces maybe worth a try.
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Concur with the your thoughts and the advice to have them unbolted so to get at the date code.

Trashing comment was a bit extreme, IMO! I know that Michelin had some tires with problems over the decades, but they have many million more tires without problems. Visual inspection for tire checking, would be of course a good thing to do. And if the tire age is not old enough to replace, but getting a bit long in the tooth - worth the costs to have dismounted and inspected for continued usage safety.

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Not extreme if they are like the three year old michelins I had to replace due to excessive sidewall cracking.
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IMO you need to have a tire dealer pull the duals and check the dates. Chances are they are original.

A suggestion for next time is REQUIRE Camping World to show you the dates.
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Not extreme if they are like the three year old michelins I had to replace due to excessive sidewall cracking.
What do you call "excessive"? If they weren't 2/32" deep then they were still OK to run. After 8 years mine had some cracking but it was 1/32" deep.

From Michelin:
"If the cracks are less than 1/32" deep the tire is fine to run. Between 1/32" and 2/32" the tire is suspect and should be examined by your Michelin dealer. If the cracks are any deeper than 2/32" (1/16") the tire should be replaced immediately"
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you may try a mechanic's mirror an a telescoping handle in between the tires to see dates. the miles are not hi but the age is .for safety sake have a pro inspect them its not worth a blow out
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You only need to pull one tire to get the date codes if you need to replace any of them you'll need to replace all four anyway. I'm guessing they are original tires and need replacing. Just can't see original owner replacing tires if he intended to trade or sell.
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As mentioned use of a mechanics mirror (and flash light) is more than adequate to determine the dates and far less expensive.

Now if you want to remove one of the duals for a visual inspection that's an entirely different story, appropriate, and cost effective.
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The tires might be ok.

Only way to tell is an inspection of the inside of the tire and outside of the tire by a qualified tech.

This requires a dismount of each tire but is cheaper than a new tire or four new tires.

Age is an indicator or rule of thumb, but an inspection will give you a better idea of condition.
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If they are OEM from when the coach was sold, they'll need replacement. If bought at Camping World, I'd suggest a discussion with them about selling a coach with tires that were not safe. Sure it's a done deal now, but nothing wrong with talking to them about replacement tires at their costs... That would be fair to you, and not hurt them....

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