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Old 05-09-2015, 09:03 AM   #29
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Question for you guys.

if tires fail from the inside, what difference does if make if you cover them from the the sun?

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They don't ONLY fail from the inside; UV does deteriorate rubber.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:16 AM   #30
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Why? ANY brand tire will develop cracks in the sidewalls, given enough time.
10 Year old G670's here with no cracks showing.
May be why Good Year has a 7 year warranty on cracks & Michelin 0.
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10 Year old G670's here with no cracks showing.
May be why Good Year has a 7 year warranty on cracks & Michelin 0.
After the experience I had with tires that age, that would scare me to death.
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One thing I do know.
If my tires showed sidewall cracks, they wouldn't be on my coach. I also know that the new tires that I bought to replace those cracked tires would be a different brand.
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That is precisely why my 6 then 3 1/2 year old, (per the DOT date code), Michelin tires were replaced in Dec of 2014.
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Question for you guys.

if tires fail from the inside, what difference does if make if you cover them from the the sun?

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I said "most" tires fail from the inside, some fail because you hit something, ran over something. The inner liner is what holds air inside the tire. Cracks allow moisture into the cords and belts which support the inner liner, moisture causes rust, rust causes belts and cords to weaken and break, when belts and cords break the inner liner fails, when the inner liner fails you have a loss of air-at an undetermined rate.
Direct sunlight will cause a tire to harden and shrink, causing cracks, unless it is rolling frequently enough to cause the tire body to release the lubricants and emollients mixed into the compound to reduce/prevent degradation from the environment.
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10 Year old G670's here with no cracks showing.
May be why Good Year has a 7 year warranty on cracks & Michelin 0.
I have a friend(owns an auto repair shop) who has traveled in a diesel pusher for over 40 years now. He said he always replaced his tires at 10 years, regardless of tire wear. He said he's never had a flat-ever. He also said he always runs the MH tire placard tire pressure, never any less. He does store it in climate-controlled garage when unused.
He inspected my G670's (dtd 2408), and said they should be good until they also are 10 years old unless I hit something or run over something to damage the tire.
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