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Old 02-05-2015, 07:16 AM   #15
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Read up on tires and date codes and check yours.
Four outside tires are 2011 and look good. Inside tires are old - 2004 but low mileage. I'm concerned about age of inside tires. Seller manages a truck servicing station and has been maintaining this RV since before he owned it and says the tires are fine. He seems trustable and knowledgeable, but he is the seller. Should I replace the inside tires immediately?
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:18 AM   #16
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Just for starters,spare tire no rim. 100 foot and 25 foot white fresh water hoses. Spare wiper blades and hand tools.
Why no rim? (The vehicle has a spare. I haven't picked it up yet and don't remember if it has a rim or not)
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:19 AM   #17
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So many choices. I was thinking I'd join FMCA and Good Sam (for roadside assistence).
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:19 AM   #18
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Wife and i purchased a 2004 holiday rambler atlantis.
11 year old RV! Before heading out on such a journey, assume you have made sure that it is (at least) mechanically ready for such a trip...tires, fluids, brakes, etc., etc., etc.
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Why no rim? (The vehicle has a spare. I haven't picked it up yet and don't remember if it has a rim or not)
Some RVs have unusual sized tires, which would make finding an emergency replacement difficult. Many people who were not supplied with a mounted spare will choose to carry an unmounted tire for emergencies.

On our first RV, we had an unusual tire size. I carried a tire in a storage bin, wrapped with a tie-down to slightly decrease its diameter and make it fit the bin. Our RV now uses a common tire size, and the tire is huge, so I do not carry a spare.

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Old 02-05-2015, 08:29 AM   #21
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11 year old RV! Before heading out on such a journey, assume you have made sure that it is (at least) mechanically ready for such a trip...tires, fluids, brakes, etc., etc., etc.
I had the RV checked out by a relative who owns a campground and previous to that was in the trucking industry for decades. Seller manages a truck repair shop and has been maintaining this RV since before he owned it - but he is the seller so...

Yes, I'm taking somewhat of a chance.

I haven't picked the vehicle up yet - I'll give it another going over today and check Tires and Fluids. I was under the vehicle (on lift) and brakes looked ok to me - but I'm not a mechanic.

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Good morning, Bob.

Possibly the best advice I have received from this site is to follow the "rule of 3's":

1. Never drive more than 300 miles per day.
2. Never drive after 3 pm.
3. Always stay at each stop for 3 days.

#1 has helped me the most as I get older. I break #2 the most, but it is because we are trying to reach a place where we can stay for 3 days. And, what we do for #3 is to count the day we arrive, along with the day we leave, so that leaves 1 full day to experience the area, plus 2 partial days to check out the local area. We were amazed at how much more we enjoy traveling, and finally understand the saying that "the journey is just as important as the destination".

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Old 02-05-2015, 08:44 AM   #24
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Four outside tires are 2011 and look good. Inside tires are old - 2004 but low mileage. I'm concerned about age of inside tires. Seller manages a truck servicing station and has been maintaining this RV since before he owned it and says the tires are fine. He seems trustable and knowledgeable, but he is the seller. Should I replace the inside tires immediately?
I doubt very few experienced rv'ers would be comfortable with 11 year old tires. Be glad you only have two and replace them for safety and piece of mind. Even with road side service, a flat tire (or blowout) is, at minimum, a great inconvenience. Also make sure they are installed so you can easily check and adjust the pressure.
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Please, get those old tires off right away. It's not worth the risk. I had a tire blowout and it caused $10,000 in damage.
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Good morning, Bob.

Possibly the best advice I have received from this site is to follow the "rule of 3's":

1. Never drive more than 300 miles per day.
2. Never drive after 3 pm.
3. Always stay at each stop for 3 days.

#1 has helped me the most as I get older. I break #2 the most, but it is because we are trying to reach a place where we can stay for 3 days. And, what we do for #3 is to count the day we arrive, along with the day we leave, so that leaves 1 full day to experience the area, plus 2 partial days to check out the local area. We were amazed at how much more we enjoy traveling, and finally understand the saying that "the journey is just as important as the destination".

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That sounds like great advice. First day or two may break first rule - to try to get away from the snow but after that - sounds like rules to live by.

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Hi Bob! Congrats on the new rig! Did she come with snow skis?
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I'll just add to the "change those tires" crowd. I would feel very uncomfortable driving further than the tire store on those tires. But, that's just me.
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