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Old 09-24-2015, 01:58 PM   #1
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Tires

Just bought a pair of Firestone 561's from Eagle Road Service in Riverside Ca. Talk to Daniel. Best price I got. Made in USA! Hankooks 4 years old and severely dry rotted, never again.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:28 PM   #2
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I'm curious if you cover your tires when your RV is not in use?
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:34 PM   #3
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No, not covered. But not all exposed to the sun either. Why do you ask?
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Thought maybe full sun on them all day long would create a problem.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:19 PM   #5
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Tires need to Roll not sit in the elements and covered for extended periods while Parked !
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:31 PM   #7
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Yes, tires do need to be used, that for sure. Hankooks started cracking after 2 short years. I bought to their attention when they where 3 yrs old and was told they were not cracked severely enough to warrant replacement, at least under their terms. After some careful consideration, what good would another set of junk tires do me? All 4 of the tires showing have cracks, even though one has never been parked in the sun and the others have only 2 years of sun due to new parking arrangements. Its probably due to non use and ozone too. Next couple of years has more travel plans, yeah. But if you need new rubber, give Daniel at Eagle a call, he treated me right.
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I think the previous owner of our Magna kept the rig stored inside as the tires are original and show NO checking/cracking at all. I bought covers and put them on if it's not going to be used for week. Those tires are BIG (expensive too) and I'm hoping to get another year or two out of them.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:17 PM   #9
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Mr.D I would suggest you check the date code on the tires and if they are 6 years or older to replace them. We had a right front tire blowout on our Essex with a 5 1/2 year old Michelin that did 20,000 $ damage to coach plus put our lives at risk. The tires looked great, covered them when not in use, had TMPS and didn't hit anything in the road. The FMCA tire program with Michelin is great and then if in Oregon no sale tax. STS tires is a good place to start in Oregon. Have followed your engine problems but this could be worse.
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I put Firestone 561's on my coach and after 7000 miles I am very happy with them.
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X2 for the Firestone's!
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Not saying yours did not have a problem, but this is the first bad report I've seen with any Hankook. They are a major international tire maker, not a "junk" tire. Very strange that you had that sort of cracking and rot, and have to wonder if it was caused by some chemical exposure, either in the air or the surface underneath where it is parked. Hope the new Firestones work out better. By the way, Firestone is now a Bridgestone brand.
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Hi all , looking for new tires for our 2004 Monaco Cayman we had bought used. Curious as to the best tires to look at, and your experiences with them. Current tires we are wanting to replace are the original tires Goodyears................ 255/R70 22.5 and they only put 18,000 miles on em and they have plenty tread just 2004 production tires.
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Yes Jack those Tires are Done, Your gonna get all kinds of suggestions on here . Me ? I Like Michelin's on my 4th set in 15 years , But that's just me !
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