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Old 05-12-2005, 06:57 PM   #15
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I agree Dan, the sun is not the problem. Lack of use and ozone are the culprits. I checked my truck spare last week, and it's all cracked and checked. Now the spare is mounted under the truck bed, that means no direct sun. It is impossible to block ozone from your tires, so lack of use must be the only thing we can control.

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Old 05-13-2005, 06:20 AM   #16
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After having a tire fail at speed, I went to the Goodyear Dealer and this is what I was told, the average RV tire will not accumulate enough mileage to wear out the tread, He said 5 years is the absolute limit for RV tires, he also said the sun is an insignificant factor, the major cause of failures is belt separation and this occurs over time. When a tire is made rubber and metal are all bonded tightly together, over a period of years the dissimiliar materials expand and contract with differences in hot and cold until enough looseness between these material cause failure, not being am expert it sounded good to me, what do you think.

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