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Old 04-20-2015, 09:13 PM   #15
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:02 PM   #16
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Regarding the damage a blowout would do to an RV, I have seen cases that were $10,000 and up, and looked like it.

I have not had an RV blowout, but I would think it a world apart from a passenger car. Hell, a piece of tire would be big and heavy enough to kill someone on a motorcycle or in a convertible.

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Old 04-21-2015, 12:00 AM   #17
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No, I wouldn't be worried about it unless the cracks are very deep. Tyre age is not a factor yet.
If you are concerned get them looked at by a Michelin dealer (meaning someone trained and experienced about these things rather than a tyre jockey).

If 09 is the correct date the first set lasted about the same as these.
They were manufactured in week 50 of 2009, two weeks before the beginning of 2010 and unless you have a invoice giving a fitting date, you would have to assume they were fitted mid 2010 or even later.
Nothing magic about a 5 year old tyre other than that the manufacturer considers (from its VAST experience) that it is good for a few more years yet.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:30 AM   #18
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I'd be calling around getting estimates on 6 new tires
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:49 AM   #19
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What is so wrong with replacing just the two fronts?
That's what I did...
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:06 AM   #20
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:52 AM   #21
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I keep mine covered when parked, keep them inflated to 100lbs, check them often with a gauge, including the inside dual. That said, replaced the two front tires, Michelin XRV's last year, born in 2005, had light checking, not like those shown, scary. Replaced the two outside duals this spring, and will replace the two inside duals next spring.
Just my way of keeping the overall expenditure to an affordable level with my retirement income and keep everyone else safe including myself. All the tires on the coach were of 2005 vintage and still had great tread, but the checking and weather cracking had me worried. Now not so much
Before these tires time out, 10 years for me, I'll probably be thinking of settling down .....NOT
Oh yes I did notice that when the old tires were replaced, the coach seemed to ride much better, I believe the tires as they age get harder, and the ride gets rougher, course new shocks help also
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:55 AM   #22
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I have some small cracking in my 6 and half year old 235/80r22.5 xrv tires . Thinking of replacing the front 2 This year and the rest next year. But when I take it to the shop to have the tires changed I will have the remaining 4 checked out. We have a 2600 mile trip to Florida coming up soon.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-21-2015, 07:15 AM   #23
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Michelin says this in their RV tire guide. Full version here. I am no expert but have relied on this in the past.


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Old 04-21-2015, 07:36 AM   #24
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I would definitely install new tires on the front I know of someone who was going to make one more trip down South blew a front tire changed lanes and killed an innocent motorist. I'm a used car dealer and if I buy a car in S Florida that I know is going to have to have new tires before I can sell it I buy the tires to come back to the Carolinas riding on unsafe tire is not an option to me for my personal safety.. Much cheaper to get new tires at a tire store than on the side of the road.....
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:39 AM   #25
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Worried? Paniced would be a more apt term
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Just in case you missed the excellent link by oktscamp...

Here is the large print version

During the pre-trip inspection, be sure to check the tires for signs of aging, weather checking, and/or ozone cracking these show up as tiny cracks in the rubber surface on the sidewall of the tire. If the cracks are less than 1⁄32" deep, the tire is fine to run. Between 1⁄32" and 2⁄32",the tire is suspect and should be examined by the Michelin dealer. If the cracks are any deeper than 2⁄32", the tire should be replaced immediately.

I think that pretty well sums up the OP's starting point on making a good decision.

That being said, I would never worry about it...Personally, I would replace them but that is just the way I tick.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:59 AM   #27
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Oh, btw they were always correctly inflated as per Michelin table and corner weights.
So, if not under inflated, I'd like to figure out the cause. Do you move alot or sit alot? When sitting, are tires in the shade or sun? Do you use any chemicals and, if so, what? Are your other tires dated the same (or very close)? Are they showing any signs like the first one?

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