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Old 05-22-2018, 05:59 PM   #15
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so hes not your friend right
Try and sell them to a pawn shop
Mught get a few bucks for them
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:13 PM   #16
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IF those four digits are at the very end of the line that starts with "DOT", then yes they were made the 44 week of 2000, but I can't imagine them looking so good if that is actually the date code. It is likely only on one side of each tire, and must be the end of the DOT line to be the date code.

You didn't say what size, but I think even a lawn tractor tire costs more than $50 these days.
I had 17 year old tires on my old class A that would pass for almost new if washed and had tire shine applied. So it is sure possible.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:15 PM   #17
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You may find a farmer or storage trailer rental place nearby that will give you something for them.

As is often stated here, if you drive on a tire more than 7 years and one day old, you will surely die, and I agree.

I just don't agree that the tire will be the cause.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:10 PM   #18
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Camping world in Utah sold my coach to the previous owners with 16 year old tires that had some severe cracks in between the tread. The new owners drove all the way back to WI with it. I am surprised they didn't have a blowout. Before we took our first trip in it a few weeks back, I had new Toyo's installed. Peace of mind is worth whatever the cost. Installed a TPMS as well just to be sure. My guess is you air up the 18 year old tires, you will see cracks you didn't see before they were mounted.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:47 PM   #19
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Not to sound like a smart alec but I wouldn't give these tires to my worst enemy. I value the life and welfare of my wife, my family and myself as well as others I could endanger around me on the highway too much to even consider mounting and using these tires.
Tires are expensive but so are long hospital stays and funerals as well as the vehicle you are planning to use these tires on. New tires would be a bargain compared to the alternatives possible to what could happen. Just a tow off a busy highway could exceed the price of a complete set of new tires.
Even a tire expert can't tell if a tire has been subjected to internal damage. Over a span of 18 years the chances are far greater than tires even 7 years old which seems to be the yardstick for RV tire replacement. Just sitting for extended periods of time in one position can do undetectable damage.
If these tires were so good why would the person who sold them to you do so?
Cut your losses and run.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:06 PM   #20
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There are two things on my MH that I don't get cheap with. Tires and brakes. Even though you show a lot of tread those tires are way past their time. I would never mount a 17 yr old tire on my vehicle. Unfortunately this was a $300 lesson.
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No way I would put them on my RV. Way too old for safety. Put them on Craigslist for a trucker to pickup for trailer tires. Should be able to recoup your money. I've sold four sets of RV take off tires this way.
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Iíve read post where people sell there junk tires that were to dangerous for them to drive but they will sell to someone else. Your lose is someone elseís gain on your life.
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Originally Posted by macandphyl View Post
These tires are 18 years old !!

You would have to be completely stupid to use them.
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OK, someone smarter than you replaced even though they still had good tread.
A $300 education is better than a blowout on the front that takes you to the scene of the accident.

I’ve gone 10 years on tires that I put all the miles on but only on the rear as I replaced fronts at 7 years IF they pass a good inspection at 5. I’m replacing 4 year old Michelin’s with cracking on the front as I did not put any of the miles on them.

Even if they are 8 years old, You do not know the history and how they were taken care of...Run Forrest RUN.
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old tires

thankyou so much for all the great replies, I will buy 6 new tires
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