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Old 10-19-2016, 10:04 AM   #1
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Question Confused tire date???

Hello, I am trying to figure out what the date on my tire's are hopefully some one could clarify it for me.. I have been reading alot about tires date's here so I am nervous . I purchased this rig a year ago the tire's look great plenty of thread and no cracking . I have been injured all summer so the coach has not been used . Wife will not drive it ( to big and to nervous) it not a vw. so today I went out and looked at the ds front tire. the #s go like this from left to right -- 1114 dot PJ12 DBIV 169--- can anyone tell me the year?____ are they--- original ? or-- 2014. If they are original I'd like to set some money a side so I can have them put on over the winter and scratch that off the bucket list. # 1 priority is keeping my family safe!!! Hopefully come spring when the snow melt's The bucket list will be empty so I can enjoy the coach Thanks in advance for any input..
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That 1114 is the date code. It means the tire was manufactured in the 11th week of the year 2014.
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Without knowing the year of your RV , can't say if they are original .
Posting the tire manufacture would also be a help.

Info on third page of this file.

If your still confused , please post a picture of what you see on the sidewall.
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:29 AM   #4
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The coach is a 1988 gulfstream high rise sunvista here is a photo of the tires edge not sure if you can see ##
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Mudfrog has it, your tires are a little over 2 years old (assuming they all have the same date code).
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The date code is the last 4 digits of that DOT number.
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If the 1114 is inside of an oval that would be 2014 tires. However way back when (not sure when), they had a different system so they could be really old tires. Just wanted to make sure you don't think you have tires newer than you think. So is it in an oval?
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Mudfrog has it, your tires are a little over 2 years old (assuming they all have the same date code).
Only thing that concerns me is that Steppingstone put the 1114 in front of the DOT. On 2000 and later tires, i've always seen the digits in an oval to the right of the DOT. Maybe i just don't get out much..

Since it is a 1988 model, it's certainly possible the tires are pre 2000. If so, then the 169 would be the number to use. 169 would mean the 16th week in the year 9. That could actually be 1989 or 1999 in this case.
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Only thing that concerns me is that Steppingstone put the 1114 in front of the DOT. On 2000 and later tires, i've always seen the digits in an oval to the right of the DOT. Maybe i just don't get out much..

Since it is a 1988 model, it's certainly possible the tires are pre 2000. If so, then the 169 would be the number to use. 169 would mean the 16th week in the year 9. That could actually be 1989 or 1999 in this case.
I think your on to something. It should read DOT followed by an oval containing the date code. These could well be some very old tires.
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I really doubt your tires are 28 years old if they look as good as you say.

Drive it to the nearest tire store and have them come out and give you the real answer.

Tires should be replaced every 5-7 years even if they still look good. Deterioration happens from the inside out. Be safe.
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Tires should be replaced every 5-7 years even if they still look good. Deterioration happens from the inside out. Be safe.
Although Goodyear provides a 7 year warranty and does not recommend replacing at a certain age. Michelin says 10 years. So where did 5-7 come from? Other manufacturers or your just your opinion?
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I really doubt your tires are 28 years old if they look as good as you say.

Drive it to the nearest tire store and have them come out and give you the real answer.

Tires should be replaced every 5-7 years even if they still look good. Deterioration happens from the inside out. Be safe.
that what is confusing me if it's the last # after the dot stamp then they are around 17 year's or 27 years old I just don't see it with the condition of the tires. Before I was injured in july my family took a trip to lake michigan on these tire's it was a 2400 mile round trip and it drove fine we had other issues but not with the tire's
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The date code is the last 4 digits of that DOT number.

For - 1114 dot PJ12 DBIV 169...
The "169" should mean the tire with this number was made in April (16th week) of 1999 (new tires on the 1988 RV at 11 years on the road):

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ID:	142000

If covered and cared for over the last 17 years, they could be free of checking and cracks.

A 2014 tire would look like:
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ID:	142003
That's probably NOT these tires.

Maybe post a photo here and/or take it to a tire store for expert opinion.

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I want to thank every one for helping me figure out my tire date issue . I find it very hard to believe that these tires are from before 2000 in this condition , they seemed to hold up very well if so. Seeing the out come look's like I have to purchase new tire's all around this is some thing that was very unexpected . This is going to cut into my up grading remod budget. Do any of you think I can get away with just replacing the steering tire's come spring seeing how my trip's are pretty much local or just bit the bullet.
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