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Old 07-09-2016, 01:45 PM   #1
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class a motorhome tires help needed in pa

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I have a 1998 Fleetwood American Tradition with 265/75r/22.5 tires. I just bought this unit 6months ago and need to replace the tires. Tire codes so that they are 16 years old. I am having trouble finding tires in the Pittsburgh area. Looking for any suggestions. Thanks
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I suggest you use Google to search for RV or truck tires in your region. Also, there are internet tire shops that ship free. Then you find a place to mount them. You could contact a RV dealer in your area and ask them who to go to.

16 year old tires are pretty old, hope you don't have to drive very far to a tire shop. If you do order on the internet, you should ask about local roadside shops that could change and mount them in your driveway.
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OMG, 16 year old tire, Yeah I do what BFlinn181 said.

BTW~ just curious...
What brand tires are on your coach?
See any crack lines on the tires?
How many miles on your coach?
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Yep ........ Someone got their moneys worth outa them tires !

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The tires are Goodyear and they have no cracks or scratches or any marks. They have 12/32 tread depth. I am new to rv life and bought it used at a dealer in Virginia and drove it back to Pittsburgh pa. Have had it out to local camp sites as little shake down runs with no problems, lucky I guess. We are leaving at the end of July for a 2 week run to the mountains and the beach so I need to get this done asap.
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It's interesting that you have an 18 to 19 year old chassis, but your tires are only 16 years old. I wonder why they were changed out so young? How many miles on your RV?
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22.5 tires are sold in Comercial/ farm truck tire businesses. Most corner tire stores cannot help you as they don't have the facilities / lifts to service the tall and heavy motorhome or the cage to properly mount a high pressure tire. Look in the industrial areas where heavy trucks are serviced for shops that can handle your rig. Btw 16 year old tires even with "new" Tread at a time bomb. You are smart to get tha off asap
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I'd check those date codes again. Six tires that old surely would have had some sort of an issue if they were used for any significant time. Would hate to see you spend the money if they don't need to be replaced.
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Sorry made a mistake the front tires are Samson dot code 022 three digits only. The rears are Goodyear date code 5004. If I understand this correctly the Samson are form 1992 and the Goodyear are from 2004. Is that correct. Thanks for the help from a newbie
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Hi everyone,
I have a 1998 Fleetwood American Tradition with 265/75r/22.5 tires. I just bought this unit 6months ago and need to replace the tires. Tire codes so that they are 16 years old. I am having trouble finding tires in the Pittsburgh area. Looking for any suggestions. Thanks
Try calling a local dealership for help. There's a Campers Inn in that area that should be able to help direct you further: Campers Inn RV | Pittsburgh PA RV Dealer | Pennsylvania RV With Great Deals On All RVs
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I just purchased tires from Elliott"s Tire in Butler Pa. 2nd set from them...they are very helpful. Went through FMCA and got a great discount. Just 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh.
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I purchased six 22.5 Michelin tires from COSTCO at a good price after locating a shop that could and would mount them. Actually this shop told me about COSTCO ordering them to save money and they would mount them.
I felt I had stretched the orig. tires for ten years even tho. they only had 27,000 miles.
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Sorry made a mistake the front tires are Samson dot code 022 three digits only. The rears are Goodyear date code 5004. If I understand this correctly the Samson are form 1992 and the Goodyear are from 2004. Is that correct. Thanks for the help from a newbie
Yes, you are correct. That 3 digit code could be 2nd week of 1992 or 1982 or 1972.

Found this on the internet:
before the year 2000, the date code was only 3 digits, so the first two would be the week of manufacture, and the last would be the year, so without any listing of decade, a 247 date code could either be the 24th week of 1997, 1987, or 1977 (Date stamps went back at least to the 1970s).

Drive SLOWLY to the tire store.

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Hi everyone,

I have a 1998 Fleetwood American Tradition with 265/75r/22.5 tires. I just bought this unit 6months ago and need to replace the tires. Tire codes so that they are 16 years old. I am having trouble finding tires in the Pittsburgh area. Looking for any suggestions. Thanks

I purchased my new tires at Service Tire in Allentown. I was very pleased with their service and the new Yokohamas I purchased. They are a chain and may have a store in Pittsburgh. They specialize in truck tires and service....check them out!
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