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Old 07-17-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Date codes on Michelin RV tires

I have a vendor that wants to sell me 2 Michelin tires for my RV with a DOT date code of 4606. 46 week of 2006. He tells me that Michelin told him that as long as the tires have been on the shelf and out of the sun there is no issue with them. I was under the impression that tires have a shelf life. He tell me that Michelin says their is no shelf life. Just thought I would ask you experts . Should i take a chance on these ?. Considerable discount on these tires. 275.R70 22.5.
Any input would be helpful. Don't want to make a mistake with safety.. These tires would go in steering position.
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NO WAY. Even if he gave them to you.
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If you can buy them at a very good price and get them installed free and not run them more than 2 years, go for it.
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Why not get your information directly from Michelin?

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NO WAY. Even if he gave them to you.
Nope. Not even for free. Anything going on my bus would have a date code in 2012...
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Where do you think the dealer picked them up from. Surely he hasn't had them sitting for 6 years. E-bay maybe?
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Well, the "experts" are Michelin, not us here. You get opinions here and everyone has one of those.
Michelin, does, in fact, put it writing that the aging process only starts after they are put in service and they should know.
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I would not use any tire over 5 years old. The ozone in the air attacks the tires and causes the rubber to deteriat. Look at all the "gater guts" on the road!!!
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You say considerable discount ? 50% 60 %
If you go to trade/sell your unit , when the code says the tires are 8>10 years old , any one,in the no, will be discounting their offer .
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how old are the tires your replacing? i wouldn't buy em.....Not worth the itch in the back of my head wondering when the tires were going to let go....
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The tires are not the problem! The dealer is the problem.....I would find me another dealer without hesitation!
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Well, the "experts" are Michelin, not us here. You get opinions here and everyone has one of those.
Michelin, does, in fact, put it writing that the aging process only starts after they are put in service and they should know.
you are a fool if you think tires dont age prior to being put in service.
Where have those tires been for 6yrs?? in a climate controlled warehouse??
Because there is no such thing in the US.
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Considerable discount on these tires. 275.R70 22.5.
Any input would be helpful. Don't want to make a mistake with safety.. These tires would go in steering position.
How comfortable are you with the combination of the above-enlarged words?

The tires are "considerably discounted" for a reason...
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