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Old 06-26-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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New 06 17.5" tires

Well, not really new but here's the situation. In 'o7 a new MS 38RL3 was towed 100 miles & plopped down in an RV park where snow birds used it 6 mo. out of the year - in the RV park. No road trips. The tires have a date code of 0604 and have been covered all the time. The unit has been well taken care of and looks brand new (except for a rusty tow pin - we're having it inspected next week).

Would you trust the tires for another year?

By the way, we just bought it!

1st one!

FT here we go (as soon as the house sells). Another newby on the road.


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Old 06-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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If that date code is correct, I believe the manufacture date is the sixth week of 2004.

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Old 06-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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ST tire makers recommend 3-5 years service life expectancy.

LT makers recommend 7 years service life.

I sure woudn'r trust any tire on a unit that heavy that have sat for that length of time

I would change them.
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Congrats on the new RV - Sounds like a nice one...
Your inspection is a good idea... they should tell you what we are... change them !

If you are going to move that thing, I'm not sure I would even move it to the tire shop!

Save yourself some heartache when you're new to you camper is clobbered by 4 blowouts... just worth the peace of mind...
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:18 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by JIMNLIN View Post
I sure woudn'r trust any tire on a unit that heavy that have sat for that length of time

I would change them.

Jim, don't faint, but I agree with you on this one. If it were mine, those tires would be outta here! Before I upgraded our MS to 17.5" tires and wheels, we did $2500+ damage to the RV with one tread separation on a 4 year old Goodyear G614 RST - that's about what I paid to purchase 5 17.5" wheels and load range J (4805 lbs @ 120 PSIG) tires to replace them. Don't take chances or cheap out on tires on these heavy rigs - I promise you, it's false economy to do so!

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