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Old 07-14-2015, 12:10 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by ralphie View Post
Some people buy the old tires for yard trailers or farm use.
True! My local tire shop will take my 7 year old 19.5" motorhome tires and sell them to ranchers around here for their pickups and stock trailers. They spend so much time on dirt and gravel roads that any tire they use will be ruined by a rock through the sidewall long before it wears out.

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Old 07-14-2015, 03:52 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by kathyp View Post
...There is little wear seen on them...

Thánks again gang.

In most cases, wear has nothing to do with when to replace RV tires. They'll age out long before they wear out. JMHO, but I'd get new tires if I was in your place.

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Old 07-14-2015, 09:39 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by KT4Wextra View Post
If you have a flat on a tire over 7 years old the tire shop will not repair it (or legally shouldn't). When I got my TT the guy that gave us the PDI said you will never wear out a tire on a RV, they get too old before the tread is gone. At 9 years you are on borrowed time, don't risk the chance of major damage from a blowout.
If you don't mind, please provide your source for your 7 year repair comment. I just had a 14 year old wagon tubeless tire patched and plugged by the local Firestone dealer.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:47 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by ralphie View Post
Some people buy the old tires for yard trailers or farm use.
That's what I do. I sell them for about that. I tell them how old they are, and whether they're starting to crack, and what not. When used on a farm,...those tires will have a 15+ year life span.
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:24 AM   #19
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I had a blowout recently on the motorhome tag axel. Forunately no injuries and little damage. The tires looked like new, but in fact were over 10 years old. I didn't believe the stories about them being bad, but not showing any signs of wear. I do now and have 8 brand new tires!

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