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Old 05-20-2011, 07:01 AM   #1
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sell your old tires !

dont be foolish an pay to dispose of your old tires ! you can easily get 50 bucks a tire back ! i just did it on craigslist ! he wants more just so happenens i know someone else with some ! gotta love it !
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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I get $100 back each from the tire dealer for 295/80r22.5 tires if they are not cracked and have tread.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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Just bought new utility trailer tires $85.00 dollars each still good just old gave then away to save $10.00.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:15 PM   #4
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I figured that out a couple or three years ago when I took off 6 Michelins and gave the dealer who installed them 5 and then paid something like $20 each to get the new ones mounted. Oh well!!
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Interesting about the value of your old 295/80's. Dealers near me would not buy my old 295/80 - said there was no used market for them. Motorhometire only, they said, plus they were old (7+ years). But they would pay for a used 11R22.5, which is nearly identical in size, because it is a common truck & trailer tire.

I put 11R22.5 on the back of the coach now - much better pricing when new and I'll get something for them when I'm ready to replace. Easier to find if I have a blowout on the road too.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:10 AM   #6
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The dealer that bought my old tires also does all the tire work for a very large local RV dealer he must have contacts with local haul truckers that are using the 295/80r22.5 in place of the 11R22.5 on their trucks or trailers. They are the same load range.
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Hey guys,

I'm not real clear on the difference between a 295/80r22.5 and an 11R22.5. An internet search helped me not.

Can you help fill in the blanks?

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This discussion is kind of interesting. While I was waiting for some worked to be done at a local Wingfoot Goodyear dealer, I began talking to one of the staff that worked in their recapping shop. I asked him about recapping dated tires. He said the only thing they are concerned with when checking a casing for recapping is the interior condition of the tire. The manufacturer date apparently was of no concern.

So, are there shops out there recapping our outdated motorhome tires that we paid someone to take off our hands? I remember when tires with worn out tread were still worth a couple of bucks as casings to be recapped. When we bought new tires they gave us a couple of bucks for our recappable casings.

Are we being taken advantage of now days? Are truckers running our recapped tires?
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If they are a popular size and the tire carcass is solid, then yes they are.

On fleets of city garbage trucks, we frequently installed recaps on the rear axles and new tires on the steer axle.

We experienced many sidewall failures due to damage (curbs, construction sites, and disposal sites) and seldom worried about wearing down the tread. So recaps were a better solution.

I am sure many other vehicle operators do the same.

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My first reaction to all of this was that people were buying tires we had removed as unsafe and were probably putting them on their rigs.... putting everyone in danger.

Hopefully that's not the case and they are being recapped legally. Any experts in the house who know if "timed out" tires can be recapped?

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Interesting. My curiosity is peaked.

If tires are good for recapping then why are they not good for use as they are if they have good tread, no side wall cracking a good interior and have been run wih proper air pressure and weight their entire lives---no matter the age.

And if they are automatically "bad" at six years as many claim (one in a thread on this same page to a newbie--"you must change your tires at six years because they are all rotted inside") how in good conscience can they be sold for use somewhere else?
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My first reaction to all of this was that people were buying tires we had removed as unsafe and were probably putting them on their rigs.... putting everyone in danger.

Hopefully that's not the case and they are being recapped legally. Any experts in the house who know if "timed out" tires can be recapped?

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First let me say I don't think anyone would put recapped tires on an RV and I don't think anyone would buy tires that old for an RV. Those tires that I mentioned that I sold back at the beginning of this thread as stated went to local haul truckers. The Tire guy buying them from me would only buy them if zero cracking and good tread. Don't lets get this thread carried away on what those used tires are used on. I know the know the owner of that tire store and I can tell you he will not knowly sell them to somebody to put on an RV. Don't know of many long haul truckers that would put recaps on their tractor especially on a steer axle. Maybe local trucks do such as garbage trucks.
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Don't know of many long haul truckers that would put recaps on their tractor especially on a steer axle...
I, by no means, have any expertise in this area, but have always understood that truckers used recapped tires on their rigs... probably only on the trailers.

Has that changed in recent years?

And where, or too whom, is Wingfoot selling all their truck size recaps?
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