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Old 02-13-2011, 10:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation wreckenman tire quest.

Im thinking of putting new tires on my mh. im not going to be putting a lot of miles on it this year probably stay close to home till i get the hang of it. im thinking of putting 2 new steer tires on front and bandag caps on the back and tag axle. has any one had any exprience with them if so how did it work out. or just your thoughts on it thanks agin wreckenman

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Old 02-13-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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work for a large trucking company we tried bandag recaps worked ok couldn't get the miles out of them as goodyear or Michelin recaps but in your case should'nt matter as we were talking about 150,000 compared to 200,000 miles way more then general public ever will put on them just make sure they are first time caps and all should be good

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Old 02-13-2011, 03:33 PM   #3
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My main concern with re-caps on a Motor home (OR RV Trailer) is this:

I see many Alligators, that is the tread that has come off a re-capped truck tire.

Now, on my brother's flat bed steel hauler, if that re-cap comes off it will do very little if any damage to the rig.

But on a motor home.. it can take out plumging, propane, electrical, and do serious body damage as well.
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I don't know if it is still the case, but when I was still driving the big rigs, a report came out on the tread separation issue and it was found that the majority of the separations were not from re-caps but from new tires.

The cause or reason had to do with the point of separation and re-caps had already proved themselves prior to the cap.

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I see many Alligators, that is the tread that has come off a re-capped truck tire.
In fact, most of the tread you see on the road is NOT from retreads.

Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau | Retread Facts - Retread FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

And, for all practical purposes, ALL truck tires are retreads from the factory.

Now, would I recommend them for a motorhome? That would depend on where you buy them. Get newish carcasses, identical treads and widths, and buy ribs, not lugs. Be sure they are identical in diameter. And keep in mind the tread on a retread is a little harder than virgin tread, so traction is a little worse.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:58 AM   #6
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There is another option of "rebuilt tires" that is available. I am in the process of doing some research on them. From my understanding the sidewall is also rebuilt.

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