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recalls and tires

Posted 11-16-2010 at 09:34 PM by pawpawboyce

well i got a recall notice today for my norcold 4 dr fridge. called the dealer and he says parts will be here in 2-3 days and it will be a short fix. that's not really the problem.
i've been in a querry over my tires. they are 4 years old, the tread is deep (only 15,000mi), but they look like 10 yr old tires with weather cracks all around.i don't dare go on a trip with them in that condition and now i guess it's time for tires. michelin tires should last longer that 4-5 years against uv damage. it' a monoply in my opinion since they are the only mfg. of the 255/80R22.5. believe me, it's boocoos of money to purchase 6 of em. think i'll look for an alternative. no matter though, we love rving and the change of tires will be coming soon.
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  1. Old Comment
    Wanabee FTer's Avatar
    Before you have them installed, insist on seeing the tires before installation to check the date code. Sometimes tire dealers will allow a slow moving tire to sit on their shelves for years before they are sold. This may not be an issue for most car tires, but for RV's it's a huge issue, since the tires usually wear out by time before mileage.
    Posted 11-21-2010 at 11:02 PM by Wanabee FTer Wanabee FTer is offline
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    butterbean's Avatar
    Howdy pawpawboyce,
    I luv that grin!!! The Escapees swear by the DOT dates for changing tires.. We went to a Boot Camp and one of the instructors was an engineer who used to work for one of the major tire manufacturers... He said tires began to deteriorate WHEN THEY LEAVE THE MOLD!!!!!
    THATZ STUPID!!!! WHY SHOULD ANYTHING THAT MAY SIT FOR A LONG TIME BE CONSTRUCTED TO FAIL AT A GIVEN TIME!!!! YOU THINK ITZ $$$$$$$$ I'm glad I only have 6.
    Posted 11-22-2010 at 02:25 PM by butterbean butterbean is offline
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    Gerheardtg's Avatar
    Responding to an old post, but wanted others to get some good info!
    Just in Case!
    Some cracking is ok as long as they are not deep and connecting in longer lines say 8 or more inches. Here are some helpful links. Tire Replacement Guidelines - Goodyear RV
    https://www.michelinrvtires.com/asset...ireArticle.pdf
    My cracks where less than 1/32nd inch deep and the lines didn't connect to form past 6 inches. A friend who changed tires on highways examined mine and Ok'd them. I replaced them a year later anticipating lots of travel. My two inner rear tires where in good shape and I saved them as emergency front replacements. I recommend making sure your front tires are the safest and newest. Replace your rears but examine the inside and outside of your old tires
    for salvaging.
    Good luck.
    Posted 12-25-2012 at 04:43 PM by Gerheardtg Gerheardtg is offline
    Updated 12-25-2012 at 04:47 PM by Gerheardtg (Original Post)
 
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