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View Poll Results: I just purchased a 1997 Monaco Dynasty 38' with 5 year old (DOT 2800)Goodyear (295/75R22.5 ) G397's
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:20 AM   #1
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I just purchased a 1997 Monaco Dynasty 38' with 5 year old (DOT 2800)Goodyear (295/75R22.5 ) G397's on the front and G159's on the back. They look to be in perfect condition, but I'm considering $2500 replacements due to age. I want to be safe, but also don't want to needlessly spend that kind of money.

According to the FAQ on the Goodyear web site at:

------------------------------------------------When should I replace my tires based on age?

There are many variables that could dictate tire removal/replacement relative to age. Some of the obvious would include: mileage, usage per year, and vehicle storage practices.

Many RV owners replace tires when the tire manufacturer's standard workmanship and material warranty expires.

Goodyear's warranty on Unisteel Radial Medium and Light Truck tires expires at 4 years from date of original manufacture or new tire purchase date. The warranty on Goodyear's Premium Radial tires expires at 5 years from date of original manufacture or new tire purchase date.

If you do not generate many miles per year on your RV tires and store the vehicle out of the sun, your tires will last many, many years.

I only wish they would define 'many, many years'.

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Old 02-03-2006, 07:22 AM   #3
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I would get one more year out of them, then start shopping. Five year old tires are fine. At 6 years they are getting marginal. At 7 years one or more will likely fail at any time, with no warning.
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:10 AM   #4
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I tend to agree with Gary, so I voted "don't replace". Of course this is only based on what limited information we have at this point.
-But it sounds like the tires on your coach are not the originals, and that they are just now 5 years old. I'd give 'em another year. I've seen spankin' new, just-received, coaches that came on the dealer lot and they had tires that were one year old...

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Old 02-03-2006, 09:10 AM   #5
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Tires are like batteries, you take care of them, they take care of you.

Did the previous owner(s) take care of the tires??? Who knows!

$2500 for 6 new tires. One blown tire can cause $2500 in extraneous damge along with making an exciting event if not worse.

I would replace the tires and make certain your new tires have very current production dates on them before they mount them. Reject them if the dates are more than 6 months old.

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I just bought a '96 Safari that had 45k miles on it. The back tires were original G159 Goodyear. They looked brand new. The Fronts were Toyo with 00 and 01 dates.

I replaced all 6 with Toyo's. When the rears were dismounted, we looked inside and out very closely. They "Looked" like brand new tires.

I saved the '01 Toyo for a spare. Now what this means is this. I replaced the tires for a "piece of mind" kind of thing. There was no way I was going to run 10 year old tires and with one front 5 years old, I felt it was better to spend the $1700 for a new set of 6 and know I had fresh tires on my "new" 10 year old M/H. One blow out will do more damage than the set cost me. Yes, I have insurance, but the inconvience is worth something.

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