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Old 10-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #29
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I purchased new tires this year and the salesman had no problem making sure the tires were only a few months old- they had to order them and when they came in he called me and told me the date of manufacture. seems like everything I need here in Elkhart they have to order - I'm waiting on a few parts to come in at Freightliner - we might be the RV capital but not the parts capital. LOL
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As long as you don't have to pay anything up front to order the tires, have them get the tires and if they are not to your liking when you see them, tell them why and don't pay for them.

I had this option on the last set I bought for my truck and they were Toyo's. They came in and were within 6 months date code. I took them as they were difficult to come by at the time.

Did the same thing with my coach at a different dealer and checked the codes before they put them on. These were Michelin 295's.

Both dealers were truck tire dealers and both said that the distributor at the warehouses would not hand pick date codes.

If a dealer has the tire in stock, then you can pick the date codes but I would imagine it would be difficult to get them through a dealer that has to get them from a distribution center, not impossible evidently but difficult.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:14 AM   #31
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Alright help the new guy out here. Within the next month or two we will be getting our first DP, actually our first motorized RV ever. I need to understand the aging tire situation. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:51 AM   #32
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Alright help the new guy out here. Within the next month or two we will be getting our first DP, actually our first motorized RV ever. I need to understand the aging tire situation. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Some people here will tell you (wrongly I might add) that tires HAVE to be changed at 5 years or you're going to kill yourselves and everyone around you.
Tire manufacturers say, in writing, that tires, treated correctly, will last at least 5 years, then they should be inspected annually by a professional and absolutely replaced at 10 years. Michelin is one and they, as well as GoodYear and Toyo publish RV Tire Guides that give this info. I have all three at home.
I'd post the actual quotes but they're on my laptop and I just put it away since I'm about to leave work and head home.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:39 AM   #33
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Michelin RV tire Guide

Mr D is correct, Here is the Michelin RV Tire Guide.....

RV_Tires_Brochure.pdf
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update #2

Well, it's been one full week, today, and Howell Truck Tires in Pensacola, FL still has not responded to my email, nor my Phone call, request for a Quote on 6 TOYO M154 245/75R22.5 tires for my MH. Good grief, this is a $2800.00 sale!! It has truly scared them thoughtless to be asked to provide tires that have a DOT mfg date less than 6 months old! I wish I could bring this to the attention of whoever the owner is! Man, business must be great! Rook
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