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Old 10-04-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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Tires Age Out

Was wondering if folks here had ever heard about tires aging out before they wear out. Tried doing a couple searces but got no "hits".
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:39 PM   #2
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Very common for trailer tires to age out. I sell them to local farmers when I change my tires.
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:45 PM   #3
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Yes, I have heard of it and believe it. All the things put into a tire to keep it from falling apart do deteriorate overtime. How else do you explain 'dry rot' or tires cracking.

I am uncertain how long it takes, 5 or 7 years from the date they are manufactured.

Tires are aging out as they sit in a warehouse some say. I am not that bad. I think they start aging out once the sun hits them.
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Head over to the motorized section of the forum and you'll find plenty of discussions regarding the 7 year replacement theory. With the heavier motorized class A type RV a blow out can be expensive and even deadly. Blow a steer tire and you might end up on the side of the road on the side of the coach. Roll a class A with a few years on the clock on it's side and there's a good probability of an insurance write off.

Or use this as a search phrase - "tire age out"
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:33 PM   #5
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Absolutely do age out. Valve stems too. Wasn't paying attention to the 'born on' date stamped on our old TTs tires. We bought the trailer new off a dealer's lot, but turns out the tires were already three years old. In a spring five years after we brought it home, I walked out my garage and all four were flat. Both the valve stems and sidewalls were shot. That TT only grossed out at around 12k. I'm a real stickler for the ones on our 15.5k Montana. Five - six years and they're gone.
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I'm not going to worry how old my tires are so long as the tread is good and the tire still looks good. But then, I don't run cheap trailer tires from China. Michelin LT's are on my trailer. My trailer tires are no where near being maxed out in the weight department so there isn't any reason they shouldn't last a long time.
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Head over to the motorized section of the forum and you'll find plenty of discussions regarding the 7 year replacement theory. With the heavier motorized class A type RV a blow out can be expensive and even deadly. Blow a steer tire and you might end up on the side of the road on the side of the coach. Roll a class A with a few years on the clock on it's side and there's a good probability of an insurance write off.

Or use this as a search phrase - "tire age out"



Tried "tire age out" and only got 4 posts including your's.
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Tires definitely age out and usually way before the tread is gone for us weekend warriors. I'm guessing some of our full-timing friends where tread done, but most others replace before that could ever happen.

A Google search should also bring up additional information.
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Tires definitely age out and usually way before the tread is gone for us weekend warriors. I'm guessing some of our full-timing friends where tread done, but most others replace before that could ever happen.

A Google search should also bring up additional information.
....should say "wear tread down". Love autocorrect at times.
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I know this subject has been disused in several places. I also seem to have troubles doing searches for subjects I know exist.

On both my 5th and Class C I keep the tires covered and parked on concrete pavers in a gravel area to avoid wet earth contact. I’m also sort of annual about checking pressure, digital gauge and TPMS.

Wore out the GY G614s on my 5th this summer, four years old.
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I sent an e-mail to customer service at the manufacturer of the tires that came with my fiver. They told me 5 years under “imperfect” conditions and 7 years under “perfect” conditions. Nothing is perfect so I figured 5 years.
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Michelin officially (in print) says tires are good to 5 years, then they should be professionally inspected every year and absolutely replaced at 10 years.
I replaced all 8 tires after 9byears from the date on the sidewall. 4-315/80 drive tires and 4-365/70 front and tag axle along with internal tire sensors. Using the FMCA Advantage program and it still cost me over $8,000.
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Michelin officially (in print) says tires are good to 5 years, then they should be professionally inspected every year and absolutely replaced at 10 years.
I replaced all 8 tires after 9byears from the date on the sidewall. 4-315/80 drive tires and 4-365/70 front and tag axle along with internal tire sensors. Using the FMCA Advantage program and it still cost me over $8,000.
Is Michilen talking about all tires or just motor home tires where they say 10 year life with yearly inspections after 5 years ?
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Old 10-05-2018, 03:46 AM   #14
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Just check the DOT Number to see how old they really are.
Some tire dealers will try to sell tires that are already past a two year mark. Who wants tires that are already two years old when they only have a life expectancy of seven years?
I have a set of BF Goodrich's on my Tundra that were three years old when mounted. They hit eight years next year and I will replace them although they look to have 40K miles left on them. Great tires BUT they age like everything else does
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