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Old 01-02-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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when should tires be replaced?

I recently checked out a 2008 class A 38' MH. Gas, with 37000 miles. the coach was riding on 22" michelins with excellent tread depth, and no visible side wall cracking. the tires were stamped 1507. Should new tires be installed? Or will these tires be good for awhile? I've read articles where they say tires should be replaced every 5 yrs. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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I think most will agree you're getting close as they are 5 1/2 years old. Michelin says you can go 10 years. Most feel that 7 is a good time to replace.

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It seems that 10 years is absolute max (and taking your life in your hands)
6-8 years is when most people do replacements.
Many people on this forum consider 5 years to be right.

Yours are just about at the 6 year mark. I would plan a replacement strategy soon before you have an issue.
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My tires had a date code of 05 when I bought the coach last yr. This year I replaced the 2 front, in two years I will replace 2 or 4 more and I think I might just change 2 every two years thereafter... Once in a while, I will put the new ones in front, that's where I want the best rubber. It will be fairly easy to keep track of which tires are where as I keep really good and detailed service records.
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Since they are going on 6 years I would just do it. One less thing to worry about. A tire blow out on the road can be hard to control and can cause alot of damage to the underside of your RV.
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I bought a brand new 2010 Fleetwood Bounder, that was built on a 2011 chassis and is riding on 2009 rubber...I plan to replace the front tires in the later part of 2015, and the rear tires in the early part of 2016 (God willing, I am still around). I took this into consideration when I bought my motor home last October, as it had sat on the dealers lot for over 900 days in Las Vegas' hot desert heat.
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Save your money for new tires.

Now is a good time to start to put a few bucks aside for when the time comes you will be able to replace all of them at the same time.
Just a thought.
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Thank you all for responding so quickly. Quess I'd better start saving some money.

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Now is a good time to start to put a few bucks aside for when the time comes you will be able to replace all of them at the same time.
Just a thought.
Hi Terry, and pls. what is the advantage of doing them all at the same time?
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Seven years seems to be the normal replacement one.

I was just camped next to a guy last week that had 1994 tires on his class c.

Hard as I tried to convince him he was presenting a real danger every time he went down the road he just shrugged!

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Best time is 100 feet before they blow out!

Michelin says 10 years max, but start having them checked every year at 5 years old.

I went just under 8 years with mine with no trouble.
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Michelin says 10 years max, but start having them checked every year at 5 years old.
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At five and six years, we had our motorhome tires taken off and the outside surfaces looked at closely by me and the tire guy. This spring the tires will be seven years old and still look really good. Nevertheless, I will replace them in the spring before we leave on our trip. There is a lot of anecdotal information about tire problems on motorhomes when tires are older than six or seven years. I am not willing to take the chance and not replace them. Your family. Your choice.
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Date code?

Can some one tell me what the date code is and how to read it? My rig is a 1994 I've had for just a few months. I replaced two tires and what a difference, but the others look ok......
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