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.
Reply
  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 01-31-2010, 01:51 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Pete & Linda's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lakemurray,SC
Posts: 955
I think that's CYA.
__________________

__________________
Sunny South Carolina
2004 Pace Arrow 37-C WH W-22
Pete & Linda 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 01-31-2010, 05:54 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,313
I you are interested, go to Michelin Sidewall Cracking Chart - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery and see the Michelin Side Wall Crack chart. The photo uploaded quite nicely. Print the picture. Use it to compare it to your tires.
__________________

__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 06:18 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,425
Quote:
Originally Posted by RV Roamer [Gary] View Post
The Michelin RV Guide also says that the tires must be dismounted and inspected on the inside every year after year five. I'm surprised the email didn't mention that.



This is an excerpt from Page 1 of the Michelin RV Tire Guide




Does it really say "DISMOUNTED"?
__________________
2003 34' Dolphin 5342, W22, UP, UPGBrake, F and R Track Bars, Rear IPD sway bar, Koni FSDs, Safe-T-Plus, Scan Gauge II.. 2004 Jeep Liberty, Blue-Ox Adventa..
M&EM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 06:51 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Luv2go's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Appalachian Campers
Ford Super Duty Owner
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,888
Quote:
Does it really say "DISMOUNTED"?
I searched the document for the word "mount" and saw one reference to "demounting", it was related to tire repair, none related to statement about inspection after 5 years (which is on page 1 as Gary (RVRoamer) said). Gary may be speaking from personal experience.

Stewart
__________________
Stewart, Brenda and kids
2008 Newmar Canyon Star 3410
2006 Roadtrek Versatile 210
Luv2go is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 07:54 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Pete & Linda's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lakemurray,SC
Posts: 955
GaryKD that chart is scary, my MH is an 04 and I don't have any cracks.
__________________
Sunny South Carolina
2004 Pace Arrow 37-C WH W-22
Pete & Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 08:11 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,425
By the time I got one of those charts, my tires were already 4 years out of the mold and all 6 were showing some cracking. According to the chart, I was at the least worry some level indicated.

By 7 1/2 years, and 55,000 miles the cracks hadn't changed much and still appeared to be between the 2 least unsafe levels. The remaining tread was probably good for at least 2 more years but my comfort level didn't agree and so I changed them out last month.

For some reason my Michelin LT 235s on my 91 Wrangler show absolutely no sidewall weather checking after 7 years and only 10,000 miles. It also sits for long periods of time- more so then my coach ever did.

Marty
__________________
2003 34' Dolphin 5342, W22, UP, UPGBrake, F and R Track Bars, Rear IPD sway bar, Koni FSDs, Safe-T-Plus, Scan Gauge II.. 2004 Jeep Liberty, Blue-Ox Adventa..
M&EM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 09:11 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Pete & Linda's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lakemurray,SC
Posts: 955
It may be a combination of mileage and time. I have 4,200 miles on my 04 and no cracks. I will have to check the date on them.
__________________
Sunny South Carolina
2004 Pace Arrow 37-C WH W-22
Pete & Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 10:19 AM   #22
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,060
Interesting. A previous version of the Guide said tires had to be inspected on the inside, i.e. dismounted. Now it does not mention that:

Quote:
The MICHELIN® RV tires should be inspected thoroughly
at least once a year, and any time the owner drives in rough
or rocky terrain, or when the owner is having their RV
serviced. This inspection should include both sidewalls, the
tread area, and the valves, caps, and any valve extensions.
Inspect for nails, cuts, bulges, aging, or fatigue cracks and
weathering or ozone cracking. Also, check between the
duals for objects lodged between them. See the MICHELIN
dealer at once if anything unusual is observed.
There is also a Michelin Tech Bulletin on RV tire service life. It doesn't mention removal either.

See the Service Life of RV Tires TB here:
http://www.michelinrvtires.com/asset...r-RV-Tires.pdf

Guess my comment was out of date. However, I do feel that you can't make any serious conclusion about a tire's condition just be looking at the outside. Cracks may be shallow or deep. Bruises may not show on the outside at all, but cause internal damage. I'll still change mine out at 7 years, give or take a bit.
__________________

__________________
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
Reply



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
Space Age Airless Tires Gadget Man Class A Motorhome Discussions 4 01-11-2009 01:14 PM
Onboard compressor to fill up the tires gMw Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 05-08-2007 05:42 PM
Tires Tires and Levelers type2bd MH-General Discussions & Problems 9 11-29-2006 06:23 AM
Nitrogen in tires The Shadow MH-General Discussions & Problems 11 04-17-2006 05:29 AM
G670 RV tires.....have they been discontinued????? Ragman MH-General Discussions & Problems 9 05-31-2005 05:21 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.