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Old 09-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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I am a new fulltimer and have purchased a 2005 dutchstar 4023 with 20000 miles and original tires. I am scheduled to have all new tires installed tomorrow. When I ordered the tires I informed the dealer that I wanted tires with a fairly current dot date. My question is , what should I consider a current and acceptible dot date. This may not be an issue but I want to be prepared. Thanks in advance. Roger
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When I ordered mine the dealer told me that Michelin would not look at the dates before shipping them.
What I got were tires about 3 WEEKS old.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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I would be unhappy with anything over 6 months.

Large tires are made in big batches and if you have an odd-ball size, thebatches don't get made very often. That can lead to more aged tires in the warehouse and the dealer can't anything about it except to tell you to re-order in a few months and see if a new batch came in. But if your size is a more common one, new batches are made all the time and the dates are usually quite current.
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Thanks for the info. I was thinking of less then 6 mo myself. Thanks again. Roger
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Agree - six months. When I last bought Michelin's the dealer was very aware and ensured as fresh as possible, while turned out to be about 1 month old.
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I was thinking of less then 6 mo myself
Newer is obviously better, but you have to be somewhat flexible unless you are willing to wait around for newer tires. Your call.
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If you get tires that are the same year you ordered, your OK the Month does not matter. Don't forget this is not a food item with an expiration date.
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Had new tires installed. Date code was 3013 and 2913. Seemed reasonable to me. Now I have figure out how much psi I should carry. Just purchased coach and have not had a chance to put on a scale yet. Any ideas how this should be done? Getting ready to hit the road and want to take care of this first. 2005 dutchstar 4023. Thanks to all who have answered this thread.
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