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Old 03-25-2014, 05:56 PM   #15
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A blown tire doesn't necessarilly mean you run off the road and have serious injuries or worse but I think that blown tire will do body damage around the wheel well that would end up costing to repair about as much a new set of tires - worse if water lines or electric wires happen to be that wheel well area. Just my thought but I'd not trust the old tires. Was on an Alaska trip about 8 years ago and a class A traveling with us lost an inside dual. Took out wires to the tail lights, took out a shower drain, water pipes and did damage the side of the RV. They didn't realize they had lost the inside dual.

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Old 03-26-2014, 07:20 AM   #16
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Tires have to be exercised! With only 4400 miles, this MH has been parked A LOT! the tires do not get exercised while the coach is parked. As EVERYONE else has said, GET NEW TIRES NOW! These are a blowout or several just waiting to happen.

I have read several threads in the past where someone in a very similar situation had a blow out, got the tire replaced, drove down the road a couple hundred miles, had another blow out. Why would you ever want to chance it. The rot starts from the inside due to the lack of exercise.

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Old 03-26-2014, 12:09 PM   #17
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All it takes is one blowout to damage a lot of fiberglass. If you think tires are expensive, get a quote on fiberglass body damage...
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:14 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Full.Monte View Post
All it takes is one blowout to damage a lot of fiberglass. If you think tires are expensive, get a quote on fiberglass body damage.
Having a good RV insurance company with a low deductible on Comprehensive will take care of that expensive damage

Must watch Michelin 23MB video on how to handle a blow out in a RV.
It really worked with my Michelin zipper front blow out. On tires half as old as the OP.

Have a TPMS system on those tires before the trip.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:32 AM   #19
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Learn from Experience

Last fall, I blew my right front tire at 67 MPH. It did $19,600 damage to the coach and a lot of mental damage to my DW. From now on, my maximum is 5 years and I don't care about the mileage. Trust me, it is not something that you will ever want to experience again. My families safety is worth a lot more than the cost of new tires.
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On the way to the tire shop to replace my 8 y/o rears, a 6 y/o front tossed a tread.

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