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Old 03-23-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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Tires on class A motor home 4400 hundred miles 10 years old tires no cracks on sides

Help 2014 class A motor home bought new tires have 4400 miles (very few) want go from San Diego to Lake Powell no cracks on side walls. Are still good to drive on????
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #2
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10 year old tires on a 2014 MH? How did that happen???
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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What is the DOT dates on the tires?
Is it a 2004 MH?
What is the brand of the tires?
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Looks like a typo...

Assuming the OP meant it was a 2004 RV...10 year old tires definitely need to be inspected closely by a tire pro. The fact they only have 4400 miles on them is not good. Tires need to be driven.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:21 PM   #6
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R U saying the MH has 4400 miles in 10 years and these are the original tires with 4400 miles?
Has the MH been parked outside for the 10 years or always inside?
6 years regardless of looks seems to be the life limit commonly thought of on MHs.
I blown tire will cause more $$$ damage than a set of tires cost.
If you are going to Lake Powell after mid May the road temps will be high throwing more stress on the tires. Especially by having to transverse all the desert between SAN and Page.
Personally, I wouldn't do it without new tires.
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I wouldn't trust those tires, they're probably rotted inside. Only real option is to have a tire shop dismount them and inspect. But you're probably going to replace them.
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700 miles SD to Lake Powell. 10 year old tires - might make it, might not. As others have said they should be replaced due to age. Circumstances I assume are that you don't want to do so unless absolutely needed. The problems, over and above the inconvenience and expense of a flat tire or blowout, are safety (both to you and the others on the road) and possible damage to the coach from when a tire lets go.
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[QUOTE="Bob hardin;1980585"]Help 2014 class A motor home bought new tires have 4400 miles (very few) want go from San Diego to Lake Powell no cracks on side walls. Are still good to drive on????[/QUOT




2004 Tires are shot because of age. Makes no difference what brand and who inspects them. Bite the bullet and have a carefree trip .
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Agree with Chuck...buy new tires.
Nothing anyone says here can remove the risk.

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Nothing wrong with 10 year old tires if used here!!!!!!!.



Please just buy new tires
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Help 2014 class A motor home bought new tires have 4400 miles (very few) want go from San Diego to Lake Powell no cracks on side walls. Are still good to drive on????[/QUOT




2004 Tires are shot because of age. Makes no difference what brand and who inspects them. Bite the bullet and have a carefree trip .
You are on borrowed time with 10 year old tires.
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Yep, absolutely need to be replaced for safety. New tire costs are a small price to pay for the damage that can happen from a blowout.
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How old are you Bob? I'm 45 - I'd do it in a heartbeat. A little adversity's not a bad thing

That said - I'd drive carefully, ensure the tires are properly inflated, be on the lookout for wheel speed vibrations check them at all rest stops for problems and bulging, I wouldn't speed excessively. And I'd be prepared to replace one along the voyage. Either by calling for help, having a spare on board and or both.

Chances are you'll have a great trip. Possibilities exist that you may have a flat or blow out. If your not speeding it's manageable especially if your prepared for it and listening to the rig and how it's responding and feeling in your butt.

Of course theres always that guy that runs off the road, kills himself and his family from a blow-out along with five cars on the freeway. That guy's not me


Now if I was 85, hard of hearing and driving by wire...... I'd probably make sure I had brand new tires
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