Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-22-2010, 06:43 AM   #1
Registered User
fxdave's Avatar
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: jacksonville fl
Posts: 401
Send a message via Skype™ to fxdave
how old have you let your tires go to before change ?

how old have you let your tires go to before change ?
ok i know this is a loaded question but im sure there are lots of people running older tires like me i just learned mine are 03 most look great except one is just starting to weather so im just curious ?
im sure there are plenty that buy there rig and like me look at the tires an say they look great ! there's plenty of wear left !

97 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 275 Cat powered
fxdave is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-22-2010, 07:06 AM   #2
Senior Member
coffeeman's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fair Play, SC
Posts: 409
I just replaced my G670's that were going on their 7th year with Hankook's. The G670 had 27,000 miles and appeared to be in very, very good shape, however I'll stick to a 6 year plan (possibly 7 depending on mileage). My thoughts are at 6 years it is costing me $260 a year for tires if I stretched it to 8 years it would be around $200. Looking at the pictures of blowouts, etc buying early is cheap piece of mind.

2005 Sightseer 29R, F53 Chassis-Sold
2007 HHR Toad -Sold, Hankook AH11,Magnum Plus Beads,Dahon Bikes, Roo Bee the "Aussie",SCT-5 Star Tune, Mountain Master Tow Brake,2009 Bighorn 3600RL
coffeeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 07:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
hardy1000's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,357
From my understanding seven years is the max you should go before replacing the tires. I will replace mine at 6 for a piece of mind.
Del & Lori 2007 Diplomat 40PDQ - 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. M&G brake system
hardy1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 08:24 AM   #4
Senior Member
paz's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,716
Michelin says most tires will be replaced before 10 years, but all tires should be replaced at 10 years regardless of how much tread is left and regardless of what they look like. They also say regular inspections should be conducted by a "qualified tire specialist," and those inspections should be conducted at least annually after the tires reach 5 years of age. It should be noted that the inspection should include breaking the tire down to check inside surfaces.

Because most people don't bother to have tires broken down for inspection, 6 or 7 years has become a rule of thumb for tire replacement unless cracks or some other problem show up before that time.

We had 2 front tires replaced under warranty at 4 years due to weather checking. The 4 remaining tires are now 6 years old and have normal tread wear. The sidewalls of the outside duals have a few small cracks, so I will be replacing the 4 rear tires soon.
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 08:25 AM   #5
Senior Member
Vegasdan's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,874
Six years to be safe. If they look good and have lots of tread....just cry a little.
2001 National Tradewinds 7370 300 Cat
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
Officially fulltiming. The Journey Begins
Vegasdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 08:56 AM   #6
Registered User
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,517
I replaced all 6 tires, 295/80R/22.5, last springtime. The four rear tires had DOT codes of XX00 and XX01. My coach is a 2002. The two front tires had DOT codes of XX03 as I had those replaced when I bought the coach from the original owners in December of 2003 with 42,000 miles. Those tires were damaged on the edges due to poor alignment.

Let me clarify one point, the tires sat more than they were being used. That is not good for any tire. I had only put 2500 miles on the coach from 12/2003 through 5/2010.

The main reason for replacing tires was that we were leaving for Alaska in May and I wanted the best possible chance of having no tire problems on our 9000 mile journey.

All of the "old tires" looked brand new and since I use MCD wheel well covers, there was almost no sidewall cracking to any degree.

However, when the tire shop broke down the four rear tires to install the new ones, the beads basically disintegrated with their bead bars. There were dried out from old age and lack of road use.

I kept one of the front tires and now have it stowed in the cargo trailer to use as a spare if needed until I am able to find a new one.

I bought 2 Michelin tires for the steer axle and 4 Bridgestone's for the drive axle.

Dr4Film ----- Richard.
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 09:02 AM   #7
Registered User
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 848
I had 2 blowouts; the tires were less then 3 years old' 275 x 22.5 and we bought it new all Kept in a gerage; I would reccomend 4 years Maxamum years; Or you can blow one out comming down off a mountian pass And pray. for trying to save a Doller;; I know this will upset a lot of posters; But you never skimp of your houses foundation when you are setting on it going 65 Mph ;; Epatat; He saved $200.00 To get here;; Oh I inflate to 100 Lbs.and wash the RV every time we get home.
bachler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 09:32 AM   #8
Senior Member
InPursuit's Avatar
Solo Rvers Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: S. Texas
Posts: 272
Originally Posted by Vegasdan View Post
If they look good and have lots of tread...
just cry a little.
Spend more money in fuel to get the max value out of that tread.

6 x $300 / 40000 miles = 4.5 cents per mile
6 x $300 / 10000 miles = 18 cents per mile

The difference?
30,000 mi @ 8mpg = 3750 gal
3750g x $2.75/gal = $10,000 in fuel
$10k / 30,000 miles = 33 cents per mile

you're gonna pay one way or another
Bryan. 2000 Georgie Boy Pursuit.

InPursuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 10:03 AM   #9
Senior Member
John H...'s Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johnstown, PA USA
Posts: 3,325
I just replaced all mine this year with less than 15K miles on them. Mostly because of this forum and what I have read. MH is 04 but chassis and tires are 03, so about 7 years.
John, Deb; & our dog, Benji, Forever in our hearts.
2014 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS V-10
2011 Jeep Liberty Jet & 2014 Jeep Wrangler
John H... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 10:40 AM   #10
Senior Member
bdpreece's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Woodburn Oregon USA
Posts: 2,651
Replaced all 6 last spring at 6 years. Three months later we traded off the motorhome. Doubt that I got any more for the motorhome at trade in but somebody lucked out getting a used motorhome with new tires.
Brian, Loretta & Daisy (Golden Retriever)
2008 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDQ , ISL 400
2014 Ford Explorer toad
bdpreece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 11:11 AM   #11
Senior Member
mikron's Avatar
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 860
How old

I change at 8 years, I also drive my coach every 2 weeks and keep the coach under cover. We check for UV damage which Michelin clams they build there tire to fight. I think the 6 years is like the 3,000 mile oil changes that we now know is not requird due to better oil and better tires. As a post stated, blow out on very new tires.
Mike, Janet & Duchess (cavalier King Charles)
2008 35B windsport, Brazel's rear TracBar, Koni shocks & Safe T plus steering
mikron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 06:13 PM   #12
Senior Member
Vegasdan's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,874
The best way to get your moneys worth is become a fulltimer.
2001 National Tradewinds 7370 300 Cat
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
Officially fulltiming. The Journey Begins
Vegasdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 06:41 PM   #13
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 42
I like the way you think. I'd only go past 6 years if I was going to trade in ASAP. I looked at a MH that had 7 year old tires & the salesperson said, "well, as long as you still see those little rubber strings sticking out, the tires are good." OK, I said, "BYE."
Hocky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 07:35 PM   #14
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,640
It all depends on how much of a gambler you are. Eventually the tire is going to fail from age, regardless of how good it looks. Michelin says 10 years max, but cautions they could fail much sooner. Failure of a rear tire is pretty much guaranteed to take out some fiberglass, wring, maybe some plumbing too. A front failure could mean an accident.

My personal risk threshold is somewhere early in the 7th year.

Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford F53 16" Tires (Tropi-cal) sunnysouth National RV Owner's Forum 6 05-10-2011 03:35 PM
Trailer Tires K-Star Travel Trailer Discussion 28 07-13-2009 08:39 PM
Some Facts about Rubber (Tires) Ernie n Tara Class A Motorhome Discussions 16 05-04-2009 09:16 AM
Replacement tires for Hybrid ?? Superslif Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 8 08-11-2008 03:50 PM
Tires and Wheels-One more time Vette Racer Toy Haulers Discussion 23 10-04-2006 04:56 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.