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Old 12-10-2015, 02:16 PM   #29
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So you'll just be a few years ahead of schedule on tire replacement. Shake it off and hit the road (after you get new tires) in the coach to places most can't even dream about going.

By the way, love the front bumper on the Dream. I'd have that puppy so shinny apposing drives would be waving a fist at me due to the blinding reflection of a late afternoon sun.
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So you'll just be a few years ahead of schedule on tire replacement. Shake it off and hit the road (after you get new tires) in the coach to places most can't even dream about going.

By the way, love the front bumper on the Dream. I'd have that puppy so shinny apposing drives would be waving a fist at me due to the blinding reflection of a late afternoon sun.
That has been done on a number of Dreams, when I get time it will happen on this one.

It is however a lengthy process and lot of work
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I have Samson Tires

I have 6 Samson 283A Tires on MY rig and swear by them. I have a little over 6000 miles on them and they look like new. they are 2 years old. Load Range H I am wondering if perhaps the tires you have are forgeries or fake? They don't look like the Samson's that I have. I am real happy with the ones that I have. Mine were made at the factory in China, not India.
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I really have no idea if they are fake. I do not think so.
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Must be a knockoff made by MICHELIN.
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Must be a knockoff made by MICHELIN.
this is a good one . but michelin did have a lot of bad tires. wait until mel s tells you
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Does the OP have a TPMS on his coach?
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I really have no idea if they are fake. I do not think so.
When I say gray/black market tires, I am not of the opinion that they are fake....rather that they were made for a different market and hence no date code as part of the DOT code.

They look much older than a few years to me, and I know that the OP is skilled and takes care of his stuff!
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He took it to his tire buddy and he said they were a few years old? And far as I have ever seen the date code is only molded in one side of the tire. Of all my outside facing tires(4)two date codes face out and the other two face in. It's just luck of the draw I guess when they mount them. Maybe they tried to pull a fast one and intentionally faced all codes in? But again his tire friend said they are three years old. To say that I would think he must have saw a date code on the inside.
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These are the way the date codes on my Samson 283A's look. Dated the 13th week of 2015. They are stamped into the tire instead of being raised lettering. Hope this helps.


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These are the way the date codes on my Samson 283A's look. Dated the 13th week of 2015. They are stamped into the tire instead of being raised lettering. Hope this helps.


Yep just like mine that I posted on page two post #20
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When I say gray/black market tires, I am not of the opinion that they are fake....rather that they were made for a different market and hence no date code as part of the DOT code.

They look much older than a few years to me, and I know that the OP is skilled and takes care of his stuff!
He is learning, and he tries.

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He took it to his tire buddy and he said they were a few years old? And far as I have ever seen the date code is only molded in one side of the tire. Of all my outside facing tires(4)two date codes face out and the other two face in. It's just luck of the draw I guess when they mount them. Maybe they tried to pull a fast one and intentionally faced all codes in? But again his tire friend said they are three years old. To say that I would think he must have saw a date code on the inside.
I am back from Pa and will go over to the Motor Home tomorrow and take pictures

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These are the way the date codes on my Samson 283A's look. Dated the 13th week of 2015. They are stamped into the tire instead of being raised lettering. Hope this helps.


I'll see if I can find the same thing

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Yep just like mine that I posted on page two post #20
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Ok, looks like I have passed some miss information and maybe misunderstood some things. In the long run though it does not change much.

First I need to go back an look at the decal that states front axle weight. The chassis manual says 12,000 pounds, but I think the decal states more weight. I did not go inside the motor home when I took these pictures but will have to now.

Based on this picture the single tire axle rating is withing the axle rating. It is possible I was always looking at the dual rating. I'm confused as to why the tire would be rated for more weight with a single tire.



Secondly I could have sworn that my guy state the tires were made in 2013, but maybe he state that the tires were made in a reasonable time frame to be sold a new in 2013??? I do not know, but regardless it appears these tires were made in the 46 week of 2012.

Either way they should not be cracked like they are. I have sent an e-mail to Wayne asking for an update on the contact with Samson.

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