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Old 09-21-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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How old are your tires, survey!

I have read much on this site and others about the need to replace tires on motor homes. I currently have the original 2006 ( Dec. 2005 to be exact) Michelin 305/70 22.5 s on my DSDP with about 48000 miles on them. I always use the correct tire pressure rating according to my weight, and the tires show no sign of age. I know I have to replace them soon. I would like to take a survey to see how long you have had your tires, and if any have the same tires as mine.

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Old 09-21-2016, 03:47 PM   #2
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Some of mine are dated late 2007.

Called today and got prices through the FMCA Advantage program for 4 365/70 and 4 315/80 22.5's installed, balanced, rebuild the present metal stems, 8 new SmarTire sensors and programming comes to $6,763.48. About $1500 under the retail price at the same tire dealer.

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Old 09-21-2016, 03:51 PM   #3
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I replace mine every six to seven years. My RV is stored in my garage when not in use. If it was sitting out in the sun I'd replace them every five years. I think Ten+ years is really pushing it.

Michelin put on a new set two years ago at no charge during their recall. The Michelin tires I had then were only three years old.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:52 PM   #4
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2 Front Yokohama RY103 - less than 10 months - 6,200 miles
4 Rear Yokohama RY103 - 8 years 10 months - 11,300 miles

Motor home always stored inside except when on the road.

TPMS to monitor pressure and temperature.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:10 PM   #5
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10 years, 7 months when I replaced them. I normally go with the manufacturer's recommendations for most things including tires.
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We had a blow out last May, inside right rear . They were from 2008.
So we just replaced them all .
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Six plus years here from date of manufactured. Plan to replace next year.

Dec 2005 date is way past pushing it, IMHO.

I had a set about 10 years old on a used coach we bought. Did not replace immediately and had a blowout on the rear. Luckily it did not do any additional damage and we had coach net and a mounted spare, so we're on our way soon and only about 75 miles from home. Replaced all seven tires a couple days later.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:18 PM   #8
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Just replaced mine 2003 still looked good no side wall cracks but!! you know the rule , I kept the old ones and put them on a trailer I use just around town .
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:22 PM   #9
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my Tires were replace 1 year ago. I replace them every 5 to 7 years.
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My two front Michelin's are Feb-2010 and the four rear Bridgestone's are April-2010. I had them all installed in April of 2010.

I plan to replace all of them next spring/summer while on our National Park tour out west if I don't have any problems before then.

They will be just over 7 years old when replaced.

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I have always been told to replace RV tires by age (5-7 years max) not by mileage or wear. I also got a new set during a Michelin recall 2 years ago.

Do you know how to read the date code on tires? There is a 4 digit code on the sidewall. The first 2 are the week, the last 2 are the year. Tires manufactured during the 25th week of 2016 will have a 2516 date code. I bought my RV in March 2011 but the chassis is a 2010 model. My recalled tires had an early 2010 date code.
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Recently replaced all 6 tires 6 months ago, the tires replaced was from 2009, they were cracking already.
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New Michelins with the recall 2 years ago.
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Check yourself or have a GOOD TRUSTWORTHY tire guy check them for you. If you're not seeing any sidewall cracking or other signs of wear, I wouldn't worry. Your coach has miles on it and the running of the tires keeps the rubber in good shape. Sitting in the sun, or storage or in an area where there is excessive ozone (as in a shop where welding is performed) is what causes premature wear and cracking. Look on the Michelin web site and they will have good info and PICTURES as to what is minor surface cracking and what you need to be concerned about.

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