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Old 06-14-2015, 11:13 PM   #1
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Class A tires.

I'm about due for some new tires on my Fleetwood Revolution due to age and visible cracking. I ran into an auction that had 4 brand new, never installed Michelin 22.5's. The only problem is, the date code is 2809, which is the 28 week of 2009? These have been stored indoors and out of the weather. He only wants $150 each! What do you guys think?
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:23 PM   #3
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Hell of a deal ;if you think your trading the coach soon, but if your planning on keeping the coach, for more than 4 years and then you'll need more tires or you are trading, at that time, and they check the codes, they are still 10 year old tires.
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What they said.
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They would make nice backyard swings.....
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What I've read about and seen videos of convinces me that I'll not be skimping on tires, nor will I drive without a TPMS.

My Samsons cost that much ($150 each) and they were brand spanking new. Would I rather have brand new tires, or 6 year old brand name tires?

IMO, a TPMS is a safety feature that completely eliminates the desire to buy tires with a name on them. Go to any truck/RV tire place and count the Goodyear and Michelins that have blown out; likely due to inflation.
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A six year old tire for $150, Hmmm. They certainly have another year of use in them, and maybe as many as 4 years (even Michelin says 10 years tops). So how much of a gambler are you? Maybe offer $500 for the set of 4? But, remember that mount and balance cost the same whether the tire lasts 1 year or 10.

The main risk is damage to the coach if you get a blow out. That could wipe out any savings in a hurry!
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Yeah, I think you guys are right. Forget about it. I'm keeping the coach for a few years, mine aren't too bad yet. Might as well bite the bullet and get brand new ones.
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I always tell my friends to buy the fronts first and wait a year and buy the rears. It breaks up the expenditure this time and the next time you need tires. Most of us have been trained to replace are car tires all at once, but RV tires can be bought in segments.
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Don, are you going to do that with the DSDP?
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speaking of tires..... is it recommended to rotate tire rears to fronts, staggered and what about the duellies?
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speaking of tires..... is it recommended to rotate tire rears to fronts, staggered and what about the duellies?
Have had my own RV's since I was 21 (1968) and have never rotated the tires unless there was an abnormal wear problem. RV tires usually age out before they wear enough to required rotation.
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