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Old 07-06-2015, 04:12 PM   #1
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Different date codes on tires noticed after MH purchase.

Not sure what to think about this. In August 2014 I bought a 2012 allegro 36la from Vogt RV in Fort Worth. All the tires had a date code of 1111 except one tire. The PS outside dual is 3110. So maybe 8 months older. It just so happens that this Michelin XRV has considerable cracking near the bead area. The 1111's are perfect. Could this have come from The factory this way? Or did the dealer swap tires out. I will add that I made them replace two tires before I would take the coach because of a severe bubble almost the entire width of the side wall. They tried to tell me this was normal and had a Michelin bulletin to prove it. I told them to keep the bulletin and the coach if they refused to give me two new tires. The point is, I never knew what the date code was on the replaced tires.
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If I had to guess, I'd guess that was one of your replacement tires, but not necessarily so. I was just helping a friend locate and check the date codes on his 2010 coach, which he bought new and has assumed he'd have another couple of years before replacement was necessary. We found the tires a mixture of 2007 and 2008 manufactured dates, some as much as a year apart (no doubt his problem was exacerbated by coach builders stockpiling pre 2010 chassis, which his is, to avoid the DEF requirements).
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:37 PM   #3
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Jmonroe, to avoid any confusion like this, I should have noted that the two replacement tire were fresh, 0814's
So I have
2- 0814's - replacements
3 - 1111's
1 - 3310 - cracking.
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I doubt the dealer would have swapped it, unless it had somehow been damaged prior to your purchase. There's too much labor involved. My guess is it came that way.
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Just luck of the draw. Date codes don't always match they just pull what's there. Most never look.
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When I recently inquired about six new tires from a local tire dealer, he said he could get them but they wouldn't all come from the same place. I told him I didn't care as long a none of them were more than four months old. His response was he had never had that type of request before.
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I talked to a Michelin dealer today about sidewall cracking. He said Michelin has and uses a patented rubber compound to make their tires, no other mfgr. can use it, and it's designed for use, sitting is the hardest thing on the tires and their compound will crack if unused infrequently.
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I talked to a Michelin dealer today about sidewall cracking. He said Michelin has and uses a patented rubber compound to make their tires, no other mfgr. can use it, and it's designed for use, sitting is the hardest thing on the tires and their compound will crack if used infrequently.
Yep, sitting still is hard on tires, they need to be run to get the best life out of them. The polymers in the sidewalls need heat and flexing to bring them to the surface.
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