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Old 07-24-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Retreads on duals

will be replacing the rear (4) tires in August. Just today, replaced the two steer with Michelans, and saved 50/60 on each tire thru FMCA Advantage program. We all know tires age long before the tread wears, so asking for thoughts on retreads for the duals. Cost for michelan retreads was $150 less than the new ones today. Always a great site with valued opinions!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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the big question then becomes: how old is the carcass?
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IMO....Retreads are for storage trailers you want to occasionally move. For the extra $150.00 each, if you can, go for new. Not saving enough to use retreads.
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I would not chance a retreaded tire on my RV. For that $150 you are saving, think of the damage done when it throws a tread....many times the $150.

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Coming from the trucking side, we run retreads on our 15 trucks, but they are special michelin 1 piece treads, we have had no issues at all and usually get 115k miles out of them. On the other hand. We run standard recap tires on our trailers and through a summer we do lose 1 or 2 tires due to the cap blowing off. Personally I would not put them on my RV because if you were to have one blow off, it is going to cause ALOT of damage which will cost ALOT more than the $600 initial extra cost. IMO buy a set of Yokohama virgin drives, excellent tires and quality is equal to the michelins.
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Coming from the trucking side, we run retreads on our 15 trucks, but they are special michelin 1 piece treads, we have had no issues at all and usually get 115k miles out of them. On the other hand. We run standard recap tires on our trailers and through a summer we do lose 1 or 2 tires due to the cap blowing off. Personally I would not put them on my RV because if you were to have one blow off, it is going to cause ALOT of damage which will cost ALOT more than the $600 initial extra cost. IMO buy a set of Yokohama virgin drives, excellent tires and quality is equal to the michelins.
I have run Yokohamas for 50,000 + miles after taking off Michelins that were starting to get cracks in the sidewall.
See all those treads lying in the Highway, yup, recaps, Bad idea.
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Retreads on duals

Yep, pretty much as I had figured. Will go with new!! Great comments, thanks to all
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