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Old 02-27-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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Tire life

About a week ago I asked for advice on how many years I could go on my motor homes tires. I was pushing 13 years, and with lots of response I was forced to open my wallet (two moths flew out) and purchase new tires. Nowadays you almost need to have a cosigner just to buy a set of tires!
Thanks for all the response to my request for advice, at least now I have peace of mind,...but my wallet is a lot lighter. Gale
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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Well, if you had bought tires at the 6 year, 6 month age, you would have been only half as surprised and only one moth would have flown out.
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You made the right decision. While the cost of new tires can set you back a few bucks. It's cheaper then being in a ditch due to a blow out. Not to mention the possibilty of personal injury.
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Not only are you and your family much safer with new tires, so are all of the vehicles that you met on the highways.
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About a week ago I asked for advice on how many years I could go on my motor homes tires. I was pushing 13 years, and with lots of response I was forced to open my wallet (two moths flew out) and purchase new tires. Nowadays you almost need to have a cosigner just to buy a set of tires!
Thanks for all the response to my request for advice, at least now I have peace of mind,...but my wallet is a lot lighter. Gale
Thanks for replacing and not riding on 13 year old tires!!!
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My 2007 Outlaw still had the original tires on it. They were manufactured in late 2006 making them over 8 years old. My understanding is that RV tires won't show their age by way of tread wear so that's not a good way to assess them. As real wear could largely be invisible, many choose to replace at 5 years. Others may tell you 7 years for sure!

Not wanting to take any unnecessary risks I insisted on new tires prior to delivery. My primary thinking is, of course, safety, but also that this gives me 5-7 years of new, useful life. If I didn't replace them right now, I'd be doing it soon enough.

For me, 13 years is LOOOONG time for tires on anything. I wouldn't feel safe at all on tires that old. Good call on riding on new rubber.

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Your wallet is lighter so you don't have to worry about the new tires being overloaded. Ha Ha! Seriously good for you now you can drive safely with peace of mind.
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piece of mind gets more expensive by the day, but thanks, Gale
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I was going to weigh the mh this weekend but it didnt quite work out, but yeah the wallet really feels lighter, Thanks, Gale
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