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Old 07-24-2013, 07:57 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by chboone View Post
Inspecting tires that have been run underinflated is one thing and inspecting tires for age defects is another. Tires that have been run underinflated will show internal signs of damage. What I was referring to were tires that are being inspected for age. Tires that have aged will normally show signs of it on the outside, before it can be seen on the inside. If the coach has been owned by the same owner for the life of the tires, and they know the tires have never been run underinflated it is a waste of money to do an internal inspection. However, If the MH was recently acquired and the history of the tires is unknown then the tires should have an internal inspection or replaced.
By the way the correct name of the company that I asked about the internal inspection is Pete's Road Service, they have nine service facilities in Southern CA. Also, as Mr_D posted there is no documentation that any tire manufacturer says tires have to be replaced after five years.

Thanks for specifically clearing that up, Chuck...the "demounted inspection" recommended at 5YOA by Michelin (and required for warranty coverage beyond five years) is of course designed to expose such defects. No X-ray needed for that, right?

And here's my "by-the-way":

I had to go back and look at my post to see if that " referringically" in your quote of it really came from me...it didn't, so- WHEW! For a minute there I thought my proofreading skills had gone down the drain with my good looks...

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Old 07-24-2013, 08:13 PM   #30
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Yes that is correct, thanks for your reply. I should have made myself clear with the first post.


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Old 07-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #31
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Just had my 6 years old tires inspected by local tire company that services most trucking companies fleets in area. Inspection revealed tires are in good shape, recommended rotation, steers to inside rear, outside rears to front. inside rears to outside. Made sense to me
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:34 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Mr_D View Post
I have yet to see any of the tire manufacturers engineers say this, so where, in the tire manufacturers literature/warranty info is this stated?
Hi Mr D,

First, i did not say it was. If you want to simply follow what the manufacturers information provides, you will be sorely lacking. Frankly, most manufactures will no longer provide a milage recommendation because they know that each situation is different.

I can say that the 5 year rule of thumb for RV tires is well accepted by many veteran RV'ers as a safety precaution to try to be sure that they can avoid tire issues or a blow out.

Each situation is different. I even said that I know some people that have had their tires for 10 years.

An example of the different situations are if a rig is stored or inside or outside. What type of weather conditions are (120 degrees in AZ is totally different than -120 degrees in AK.

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