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Old 08-07-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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New tires

My original tires on my '07 Revolution are now 4 1/2 years old with 42K on them. I am thinking of breaking up the expense of buying 6 tires over 3 years by purchasing 2 new tires for the front, then rotating them back after a year and putting 2 more new ones on the front, then doing it again the following year.
Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #2
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That sounds like a plan. I am in the process of doing that with the 8 tires on my Mountian Aire. I have two to go, the tag axle tires. I started with two new on the steer axle, then moved those back to to the drive axle, with 2 new ones on the other side and 2 new on the steer axle. The 2 best old ones from the drive axle went to the tag. Next I will buy 2 new and repeat the process, moving front to rear with the new on front.

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Old 08-07-2011, 01:23 PM   #3
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I think it an excellent plan particularly since your tires are getting about 10k per year---they actually may be in really fine shape----meaning leaving those on the road for a few more years/miles is not problematic IMHO
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:49 PM   #4
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I don,t see the advantage to just replacing them as they age or wear out. Usually tires are rated or designated stear tires.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:30 AM   #5
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Your tires have a lot of life left in them, assuming they have all the same date code on them. By doing the 2 at a time thing you will never have a complete new set of tires. Why not save your $$ and do them all at the same time,JMHO.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:21 AM   #6
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We have done that for years with our OTR trucks. It assures new, safer tires on the steer axle, keeps new enough tires on the drives and if something does happen you do not run the risk of losing control. The down side is you have to watch the date codes very close, you do not want a blow out on an old tire on a motorhome as it wll likely do a lot of damage to the motorhome. Watch VERY close for cracks in the sidewalls, if they get deeper than 2/32 get them off at once no matter how much tread or the date code. Motorhomes tend to crack more because they sit a lot, tires are meant to roll and will last a LOT more miles if they are used regularly. The cracks are the critical indicator that you need to replace the tires. all just my opinion and experience.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:00 PM   #7
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I would just put the money away for them. Time wise, you have plenty and if the tread is still good you have another easy year or two. It seems to me you'd be giving up 25% of the tire!!!
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:54 PM   #8
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The downside is that you are throwing away some perfectly good tires 2-3 years before their time. That's expensive at RV tire prices.

If you feel you must spread it out, replace the fronts one year and the rears the next, say at 6 years and 7 years. Bank the money you would have spent in the 4th year for two tires and use it later.
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Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
The downside is that you are throwing away some perfectly good tires 2-3 years before their time. That's expensive at RV tire prices.
Agree. The concern is money, so I don't understand this logic.

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