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Old 05-27-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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Would you use an 8 year old spare tire?

I bought a spare tire 7 1/2 years ago and kept it in the storage bay the whole time. Never needed it. In that time I replaced all the tires on the motorhome with new Michelin tires. The spare is a Goodyear of the same size.
I'm getting ready to take a long trip but decided to take the spare out cause I'm just carrying dead weight. Don't know if I had a flat whether I would use a 8 year old mismatched (brand) tire anyway.
Kind of wondering what some of you would do. Hopefully won't need it though.
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Whew, I wouldn't count on it - after all, if you are pulling a spare tire out it's already a bad day
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I replaced my tires back in April 2010. I kept a Goodyear with date code of 2403. It was one from a pair off the front. I still have it and it will stay in my "Rolling Garage" until I replace tires once again.

If you travel mostly around the lower 48 then I would NOT recommend carrying spare rubber around. In the lower 48 it is very easy to find tires almost anyplace. If you plan to travel through parts of Canada and Alaska, then it makes total sense to carry the spare rubber. You could wait for up to two weeks or more to have the proper size tire shipped to your location.

I am in and out of Alaska about every two years and if I ever need to have a tire, I got one BUT it will ONLY be used to get me to a major city where it can be replaced with a current tire or tires depending on what axle it happen on.

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Old 05-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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I do the same as Richard. I carry a spare tire and change it out every 5-6 years for the best of the ones I am replacing. This way if I can not get an exact match in Podunk USA, I will drive very carefully on it to the closest City where I can. So far, so good, have not had to do it.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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I'm with Dr4Film. Had a flat in central Canada on the way back from Alaska and was back on the road within an hour using my spare. Traveled the 300 miles to the next big town in Canada and bought a pair of used tires for backup. Tire guy told me it would have taken at least two days to get my size where I'd had the flat.

Carrying the spare in remote areas is highly recommended. But as mentioned, if you're not going to Alaska or doing a tour of Mexico, don't bother. Personally, though, I like to carry one just so I have more options available.
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I would use it to get to a place to obtain a new tire(s).
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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It completely depends on where it was stored. Hanging on the rear bumper out in the sun A tire will die a slow death. inside or under neath it will most likely be fine.

Just about a month a go I was off-roading on a trail and sliced a sidewall on my jeeps front tire. On went the 7 year old (date code 5105 ) spare tire and I drove home. Drove the Jeep to work for a week before install my other set of tires. (My Jeeps spare was under a cover)
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8 year old spare tire

NO!!

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It completely depends on where it was stored. Hanging on the rear bumper out in the sun A tire will die a slow death. inside or under neath it will most likely be fine.

Just about a month a go I was off-roading on a trail and sliced a sidewall on my jeeps front tire. On went the 7 year old (date code 5105 ) spare tire and I drove home. Drove the Jeep to work for a week before install my other set of tires. (My Jeeps spare was under a cover)
When we were looking for a MH last year I asked a dealer on one coach we were looking at "where's the spare tire?". He just looked at me chuckling and said, "your not going to be changing a tire on this". It hit me like a hammer and then I chuckled too.

I know a Dodge Diesel truck is not a MH but we bought our Dodge Ram new in 2000. Had all Michelins including the spare. We're on our 4th set of Michelins and each time I have them look at the spare, stored under the truck. Plus all our rigs are garaged. It still looks just as new as the new tires (still has blueing on the white letters) and the tire pros say it's still just as good and wouldn't change it out especially for the usefullness of just getting me to where I can get help. As for the MH.....I faithfully keep my Good Sams road side insurance premium paid up.
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If needed I would rather temporarily use my old spare the correct size, than pay $100s of dollars for a wrong size/rated tire the tow truck guy found.

When you last replaced your MH tires did the tire dealer have that size in stock or have to order? Many of our MH do not take the normal stocking shelf tire sizes.
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I would use it to get to a place to obtain a new tire(s).

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Mine is unused couple/three years old, but mismatched, I view it as a temporary only. Would not be afraid to use an old one same way, like the mini spares in some cars. How much bad luck can you expect in one day.
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If it has been in dry storage I'd use it all day long. Heck I have a date code of 03 on my coaches tires and run them all over without a worry.
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Hi Letsgoagain,
Based on the information in the OP I'd keep it, carry it and use it. I carry a full size spare tire that is 8 years old. Bought it new, wrapped and stored in the coach basement and dressed once every couple of years. Even in the lower 48 states, some sizes can not be replaced quickly. 275X70X22.5 Michelin is one of these sizes. That is my tire size. The last and most important point is, if one has it, one will not need it.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:10 PM   #14
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I agree with GaryKD. I have a 7 yr old tire that was purchsed new and placed in our basement. I give it a good coat of 303 every couple of years.
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