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Old 09-08-2021, 10:11 AM   #1
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Time for new tires????

I replaced my 4 rear tires when i purchased my coach installed 04/16 with a date code of 10/15. They have approx 30K on them but show no cracking or unusual wear. With all I hear (5-6yrs)on tires is something I should be looking to replace or am i jumping the gun alittle. I know the damage that a blown tire can cause. I just did front with new 2 yrs ago offset cost alittle. I use Toyo M144 front and back now. So 2 ?? without start a large debate replace now, next yr?? And then the big one brand recommendations.
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Replace now. I had a blow out on the left rear inner tire. Took out side radiator. Bought coach used, 2013 tires. I hope I've learned my lesson.
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Tough call. Do you plan to travel extensively this winter?
If so, I'd probably replace them now.
Will it sit at home all winter? Replace them next spring.
I'd put 144s on the rear and call it good.
That's just my .02c worth of thinking, but yeah, a rear blowout can be very costly to a side radiator rig.
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Old 09-08-2021, 11:53 AM   #4
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RV tires AGE out,,,not WEAR out

6 yr old tires next month

As suggested...traveling this winter/replace
Going into storage...budget/shop/replace when you bring it out of storage
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I have found that my Michelins last right at 6 years covered or uncovered.
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I replace the tires at 5 years. Reason being that I can still sell the old ones to local seasonal truckers that haul farm produce to storage or to processing. They work great for them for several years because the loaded distances are generally 30-50 miles or less. Last time, eight 295/80/22.5 M144's cost $3,000 installed and balanced after selling the take offs. Going to do the same in two years.
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I replaced my 4 rear tires when i purchased my coach installed 04/16 with a date code of 10/15. They have approx 30K on them but show no cracking or unusual wear. With all I hear (5-6yrs)on tires is something I should be looking to replace or am i jumping the gun alittle. I know the damage that a blown tire can cause. I just did front with new 2 yrs ago offset cost alittle. I use Toyo M144 front and back now. So 2 ?? without start a large debate replace now, next yr?? And then the big one brand recommendations.
Thanks everyone happy motoring.
Reading the thread I agree. If your going to use it probably time to replace. As for replacing them in split sets, IE: Fronts Vs Rears or tag, I'm not a fan. Reason? Most coaches have matched tires all the way around. Tires change quite frequently, hence, you may be able to get one brand/size/model when you do a partial set, then they may not be available when you need to replace the rest. I've always don the same with my cars and truck, replace them all. Cheap insurance. Just my opinion.

And I replaced mine this summer with Brigestones, from Pomps tires. I trust their recommendations. Good by on them I think. They were $28 each more than Toyo's and Yokohama's, half the cost of Michelin's.
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I just replaced my steers with new toyo 144's. Fortunately I have a great relationship with my tire guy, but he's really having issues getting the 144's in stock. And he's a pretty big dealer so has some clout.
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If this is on your mind now and you fail to replace them, the guilt will set in as soon as you hit the road!

I say, "change them", then travel in peace!

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I'd wait for 7 years if they condition is good and they have never been run soft. Maybe even 8 years. But it really depends on your tolerance for risk and how deep your pockets are.
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Sounds like you are questioning your tires. That speaks volumes

Replace em
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Old 09-10-2021, 06:20 PM   #12
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I replaced the GoodYear tires that were OEM with Toyo tires. Brigestones, Toyo's and Yokohama's, are very good tires. The OEM were over seven years old by manufacturing date when I purchased the rig. They looked really good, but it is time not miles with almost all RV's. The GoodYear tires only had 8.9k miles on them. Replace the tires. How much will it cost you in a lost trip, damage, and time vs new tires?
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