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Old 05-23-2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help needed re tires.

Hello.
I am trying to find the age of tires on a fifth wheel that I am thinking of buying.
The dealer has e-mailed the following numbers when asked for the DOT INFO.
270 468 Bw1 & 272 107 BW1
And 2 tires with 270 210 BW1

Can anyone confirm the tire ages from these numbers ?
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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They gave you the wrong numbers. The date will be the 4 digits after the DOT stamp.

example mine say 5313....... 53 third week of 2013

If there is no 4 digit number then the tires are over 12 years old and need replacing.
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The DOT date numbers are usually right along the rim of the tire. I'd request the dealer email photos so you know for sure.
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They gave you the wrong numbers. The date will be the 4 digits after the DOT stamp.

example mine say 5313....... 53 third week of 2013

If there is no 4 digit number then the tires are over 12 years old and need replacing.
Was the year 2013 some kind of special leap year with an extra week built in?
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Was the year 2013 some kind of special leap year with an extra week built in?
Perhaps on the Mayan calendar??

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=11
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Was the year 2013 some kind of special leap year with an extra week built in?
OK OK OK I stand corrected......it's week 35.

I'm a bad speeler too...correct me pleese!
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tire age.

Thanks to all for your answers. I will be driving five hours to inspect this fiver and will check out the DOT numbers at that time.
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The DOT date code is at the end of the string of letters and numbers that begin DOT and is separated by some blank space. I think he stopped short of the date code and just gave the manufacturer part of the data.
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Sometimes the tires are mounted so that the date code can only be seen from the backside of the tire.

Keep in mind that the date code, thread wear, and sidewall condition are all important. One of the more important things to remember is that under inflated tires are likely the number one cause of premature tire failure. The bad news is that you can't see sidewall fatigue due to under inflation. So, you might want to just consider new tires when determining the total purchase price. The is especially true if the tires are carrying near their rated load.
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