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Old 01-23-2007, 07:12 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TexasPSDX:
Upgraded to 16" wheels and Michelin XPS ribs. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
An excellent decision! My experience with the all-steel construction E-rated XPS Ribs was so good on my previous 5th wheel that I'm getting 6 of them installed on the truck this Saturday.

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I replace mine when the tread is worn out. Getting ready to put the third set on my 04 now . Running heavy, I get about 25K miles before the tread is gone. Also make sure that you check the DOT #'s on your replacement tires, no sense put 1-2 year old tires on if you are concerned about age.
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I under stand that when the tire material is compounded there are various anti-oxidants, lubricants, sun blockers etc added to the material. These compounds work to the tire surface during rotation.

This works fine for normal auto/truck application. However most Rv's sit idle for many months at a time. This is why the sidewall/tread ages prematurely.

Check on some tire manufacturers web sites for more specific information. I think that 6-7 years is the average time that the manufacturers recommend for replacement.
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After two blowouts on Goodyears I got a set of Michelins XPS Ribs. The Goodyears were made in 2002 and I thought I should replace them before I got some damage. The Goodyears looked almost new and I keep the fiver under a shelter with covers on the tires.
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