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Old 05-30-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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age for tire replacement

Can anyone tell me what is the recommended age for replacing tires on an RV? I've been told replacing tires 7 years or older is a must and I've been told it depends on manufacturer.
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Can anyone tell me what is the recommended age for replacing tires on an RV? I've been told replacing tires 7 years or older is a must and I've been told it depends on manufacturer.
There are so many factors such as where the tire was used, how often,
under inflated or over inflated, weight tire carried and so on.
No matter who made the tire they start to deteriorate starting day one.
If you want to be real safe at year 5 is when some replace them at age
7 they need someone that knows what they are looking for inspect them
inside and out. At age 7 I visit the tire store as beyond that age the risk
factor goes up and I think all tire companies do not suggest running any
tire past 10 years. In all fairness early in my life for 20 years I investigated vehicle accidents and have had to deal with the results of failed tires and what was left to pick up.
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Date codes on my tires are "0405" All eight of mine will be new by next week! OUCH!
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That's like asking "how old is too old to drive?". As tires - and people - age the risk of a serious problem increases. At some point the risk gets too high to be acceptable.

Michelin, for example, thinks the tire failure risk is too high after 10 years, but also warns that the tires should be professionally inspected each year starting at year 5. They acknowledge that some tires may be failing at as early as 5 years.

I'm willing to risk it at five years (though I had one tire fail at just over five), but by 7 years I feel I have pushed my luck as far as I want to go. My tires will be replaced well before they reach age 8. You may decide that you reach the same point at 5 years - or maybe not until 8 or 9 or 10. Your call.
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Our MH has Michelin tires and here's what their document says:

"SERVICE LIFE FOR RV / MOTORHOME TIRES

The following recommendation applies toRV / Motorhome tires. Tires are composed of various typesof material and rubber compounds, having performanceproperties essential to the proper functioning of the tireitself. These component properties evolve over time.

For each tire, this evolution depends upon many factorssuch as weather, storage conditions, and conditions of use (load, speed, inflation pressure, maintenance, etc.) to which the tire is subjected throughout its life. Thisservice-related evolution varies widely so that accuratelypredicting the serviceable life of any specific tire inadvance is not possible.

That is why, in addition to regular inspections andinflation pressure maintenance by consumers, it isrecommended to have RV/Motorhome tires, includingspare tires, inspected regularly by a qualified tirespecialist, such as a tire dealer, who will assess the tire’s suitability for continued service. Tires that havebeen in use for 5 years or more should continue to beinspected by a specialist at least annually.

Consumers are strongly encouraged to be aware notonly of their tires’ visual conditions and inflationpressures, but also of any changes in dynamicperformances such as increased pressure loss, noise, orvibration, which could be an indication that the tires needto be removed from service to prevent tire failure. It isimpossible to predict when tires should be replaced basedon their calendar age alone. However, the older a tire, thegreater the chance that it will need to be replaced due tothe service-related evolution or other conditions foundupon inspection or detected during use.
While most tires will need replacement before theyachieve 10 years, it is recommended that any tires inservice 10 years or more from the date of manufacture,including spare tires, be replaced with new tires as asimple precaution even if such tires appear serviceableand even if they have not reached the legal wear limit.

For tires that were on an original equipment vehicle (i.e. acquired by the consumer on a new vehicle), follow the vehicle manufacturer’s tire replacementrecommendations when specified (but not to exceed 10 years)."

BOLD emphasis is mine
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Do tire covers help? Common sense says 'YES', but does anyone have documentation or experience? Probably not, just asking....
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Do tire covers help? Common sense says 'YES', but does anyone have documentation or experience? Probably not, just asking....
Tire covers do limit the UV exposure to tires that are in the sun, so as to
your question yes they help to what degree that is hard to say.
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Ozone also attacks the rubber. So what
about the back of the tires.
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Ill hang around this thread to see if anyone can post something scientific or not fear related propaganda in regards to tire replacement.

Ive read the michelin statement regarding annual inspection. I understand "why" they issue a recommendation. (begins with lie and ends with ability).
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Ozone also attacks the rubber. So what
about the back of the tires.
Id love to see a modern tire with ozone damage... well at least one thats been installed.
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Ill hang around this thread to see if anyone can post something scientific or not fear related propaganda in regards to tire replacement.

Ive read the michelin statement regarding annual inspection. I understand "why" they issue a recommendation. (begins with lie and ends with ability).
Scientific fact:
Tires start to deteriorate from their design specifications starting day one.
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I'm with Gary on this, I have G70's now and I feel my luck is getting thin. I'm changing out for Michelin's. This is from past experiences on other MH's. There is no correct answer, but I play the odds. We're leaving soon for a long trip in the summer heat. I'm not comfortable on 7 1/2 year old tires, call me silly but do you want my tires at a good deal?
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Scientific fact:
Tires start to deteriorate from their design specifications starting day one.
Im going to need more proof than just your word. I agree that tires deteriorate... thats not what Im debating.

A more scientific statement would be... tires in excess of 2400 days past production date are ___ % more likely to fail than tires 1 day past production date if subjected to the following conditions.

Other than "fear" mongering... nobody has presented a valid, reasonable recommendation for such unrational concerns.

The basis for my question is pretty simple. RV take off tires... regardless of age get reused by the logistics/transportation industry. And an additional rube I saw today with my own eyes... 2004 date code tires on a city bus. (gasp)
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[QUOTE=WeatherTodd

The basis for my question is pretty simple. RV take off tires... regardless of age get reused by the logistics/transportation industry. And an additional rube I saw today with my own eyes... 2004 date code tires on a city bus. (gasp)[/QUOTE]


Wow, that's really something! Ten year old tires on a city bus? Driving every day? With all those passengers? Are you kidding me?? How many thousands of miles do you think they have on 'em? Wow....

Did you notice the brand name? I want some.
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