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Old 03-29-2015, 08:45 AM   #29
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1996 Monaco Signature with Michelin 315-80-22.5 on since the coach was new. Always stored inside and covered when outside (even if I am only parked for a few days). I really want to change them just can't bring myself to do it just yet (will happen this summer for sure I think) I have a plan for the old skins when I do. I have a off road dump truck they will go on. If anyone wants a picture of the date stamp I would be honored to post one for you.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:08 AM   #30
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How old are your tires?

All six of my Michelins were made about March of 2012, mounted July of '12.

I know a lot of folks here are old enough to remember Groucho Marx. Do you remember the name of his TV show from the 50s?
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:12 AM   #31
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:57 AM   #32
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We bought our 2000 Fleetwood (built in 99) back in July of 2014. Since then I've learned a lot about RVs and how to read a DOT number, and why. The Goodyear tires are original with a date code of 1999 with 53k miles, they're actually not in too bad of shape with very minimal cracking and plenty of tread left.

However, I've already set aside money and the first thing this season is 6 tires. Talk about being on borrowed time!
I know of another 2000 Fleetwood (Pace Arrow Vision) still with the original GoodYear tires. This MH spends about 6mo a year inside a barn out of the weather. Tires "look" darn good.
Owner is aware tires are on borrowed time.
Please note this IS NOT MY coach.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:01 AM   #33
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I see a lot of warnings about old tires and I agree, up to a point. My tires are covered when parked and I have covered storage at home. My tires came on the coach new and still look new and I cannot convince myself to replace them. I do not want to hear the dangers of old tires on this thread. What I want to hear is from the daredevils that have older tires. How old are your tires?
I never keep a motorhome past the motor warranty....

but I run with sissors... does that coun't

all kidding aside, ,most 08 motorhomes have OG tires
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:38 AM   #34
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IMO tires that are exercised reguarly will last longer than tires that sit for months on end. Tires that are driven for extended periods at high speeds or on rough roads, been regularly subject to fast accleration or hard braking, poor maintenace may not last as long.
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I wrote a blog post on how you might "soften the blow" to your wallet when it comes to buying tires.

You can stagger the purchase and keep newest tires on the front.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:55 AM   #36
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I wrote a blog post on how you might "soften the blow" to your wallet when it comes to buying tires.

You can stagger the purchase and keep newest tires on the front.
With good record keeping that should work well. I'll check out your blog. Thanks.

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All I will say is this. Years back there were no recommended time frames that manufactures would say. At least I cannot recall. Seems now that the roads and tire technology has improved so much they are now making these recommendations for a few different reasons. First to protect people including themselves from lawsuits.
Now with that said. I have a car hauler I bought in 1999 it is used by about 4 family's when needed. Stored inside and the tires look new.
But I just can't bring myself to ignore the 10 year rule when it comes to the coach.
Too much at stake.
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You can lower the hit to the wallet by spreading out the purchase and end up with probably a safer situation by replacing the 2 fronts this year then next year rotate them to one set of rear duals and fet 2 new fronts then do the same the year after than.
This way you will always have the "youngest" tires up front.
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You can lower the hit to the wallet by spreading out the purchase and end up with probably a safer situation by replacing the 2 fronts this year then next year rotate them to one set of rear duals and fet 2 new fronts then do the same the year after than.
This way you will always have the "youngest" tires up front.
good idea. when two front tires are rotated to rear, should it be one at each side? as an inner or outer (of a dually)?
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good idea. when two front tires are rotated to rear, should it be one at each side? as an inner or outer (of a dually)?
Definitely the inners on rear. Older on outside for safety of your tanks, etc.
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OUCH, that's gotta hurt!!!
Yep, it does!! Had to close out my IRA to pay and the money just came in today. Had to pay the stick house property taxes, the sales tax on the Magna ($23,000) vehicle insurance is due April 9th and I still have the income taxes to do! This is a terrible time for our bank account! May have to close out my wife's IRA if this keeps up!
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IMO tires that are exercised reguarly will last longer than tires that sit for months on end. Tires that are driven for extended periods at high speeds or on rough roads, been regularly subject to fast accleration or hard braking, poor maintenace may not last as long.
Not just your opinion, it's also the tire manufacturers statement in print.
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