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Old 03-28-2015, 06:18 PM   #15
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My non-expert opinion relies on frequent use of the tires. Our rig moves at least once a month or more often.

If the rig moves every three weeks, so that the rubber gets frequently flexed, I suspect the aging process is slowed.

If parked in the sun for three months or stored for six months, the tire's rubbers do not get squished to move their oils around and could dry out more rapidly.

All that said, I replaced my fronts at 7 years due to small cracks in the sidewall. We are still running the rears in year 8 with no visible signs of aging (the tires, not me) when crawling around under the rig for a lube job.
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How old are your tires?

I amortized the diff tween 7 & 10 years and decided that the chump change diff was not worth the total cost of even one flat, let alone the possible collateral damage.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:56 PM   #17
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My tires were 10 years old when I bought the motorhome. They were low miles and looked perfect. On year 11 we blew an inside side wall on the inside dually. Thankfully there was no damage but replaced all 6 before going out again.
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:11 PM   #18
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8 years and will be running them all season long.
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:41 PM   #19
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Michelin says after 5 years have the tires pulled off the rim and examined by a good tire guy for internal damage. This should be done every year up to 10 years and then replaced. I had a 7 year old Michelin blow on my last coach. $17,000 in damage. That was just from the tire. I did not loose control and parked safely. On this coach I now have I have installed the TST 507 TPMS. This is a new addition and is taking some getting used to. But, if I use it correctly, it should alert me before I have a problem.

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On this coach I now have I have installed the TST 507 TPMS. This is a new addition and is taking some getting used to. But, if I use it correctly, it should alert me before I have a problem.

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If working correctly it should alert you to everything EXCEPT a sudden unexpected blowout.

At least you have one and are using it. There are way too many people who don't use anything.

Back on topic...

I have two Michelin's on the front and four Bridgestone's on the rear.

They were all birthed in March 2010.

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:28 PM   #21
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I have 2010 date code on my Hankook. I had them inspected when I purchased the motor home last June.

They look to be in great shape with good tread on them at this time.

I plan on having the fronts balanced this spring and will have them inspected again.
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:35 PM   #22
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The Magna we just bought has the OEM Michelins on it, some are dated '07 and I had planned on replacing them but the engine work comes first, and at $19,000 (even after Cummins kicking in $10,000) the tires will have to wait a couple months.
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:49 PM   #23
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I had a set of Goodyears on my 1999 F150. I replaced them with new tires in November 2014. They still looked OK, a bit of surface cracking and a good amount of tread wear. I had about 95,000 miles on them.

Was a bit surprised when the old tires seemed to have more traction than the new Goodyear tires that replaced them.
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The Magna we just bought has the OEM Michelins on it, some are dated '07 and I had planned on replacing them but the engine work comes first, and at $19,000 (even after Cummins kicking in $10,000) the tires will have to wait a couple months.

OUCH, that's gotta hurt!!!
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Well our new to us 2000 Coachmen has 2007 on it all the way around so hope i can get to ten like some have posted.
Will be putting around 6000 miles on in Oct. Wish me luck.
If blow out cost me $17,000 will be total loss only paid 13,000 lol.
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It would be more than a total loss if unfortunately you should perish in the aftermath from the blowout.

That happened to three people driving in a small caravan of friends on I-10 freeway in the Florida Panhandle when the right front tire had a blowout.

The coach ended up off the side of the road down an embankment and into a stand of trees. The impact ruptured the LPG and the rest is history.

To me when it comes to tires, which are the ONLY things between you and the road, is to use common sense along with proper care, inflation and monitoring.

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It would be more than a total loss if unfortunately you should perish in the aftermath from the blowout.

That happened to three people driving in a small caravan of friends on I-10 freeway in the Florida Panhandle when the right front tire had a blowout.

The coach ended up off the side of the road down an embankment and into a stand of trees. The impact ruptured the LPG and the rest is history.

To me when it comes to tires, which are the ONLY things between you and the road, is to use common sense along with proper care, inflation and monitoring.

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You can find horror stories about a lot of things if you look for them. Do you know the age of the tires on the vehicle in question? Do you know they did not hit a hazard in the road? Other threads have reasons to buy tires often. I am curious about older tire life.
I see some good responses here from older tires. I am beginning to think the rigs that require lower air pressure have a longer tire life, but too soon to form an opinion. Thanks to all who have responded.
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You can find horror stories about a lot of things if you look for them. Do you know the age of the tires on the vehicle in question? Do you know they did not hit a hazard in the road? Other threads have reasons to buy tires often. I am curious about older tire life.
I see some good responses here from older tires. I am beginning to think the rigs that require lower air pressure have a longer tire life, but too soon to form an opinion. Thanks to all who have responded.

Your Sea Breeze probably has 16 inch rims, so top $ tires would be under $3000. Over 7 years the annual cost would be about $430 per year. In 10 years, $300 per year.
IMHO, an extra $130 per year, near 10 bucks per month, is not a lot to be safer.
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