Originally Posted by johnmbeard
I bought a new 2010 Fleetwood Bounder, that was built on a 2011 Ford Chassis, sitting on 2009 tires...I plan to change the tires in 2014. My reasoning is that the motor home sat on a paved lot for over 900 days before I bought it. The tires "look" great, but the desert heat compounded by the coach sitting on asphalt for 3 years is a good recipe for dry-rot. I am not taking any chances...it's five years for me.
Curious, did you mean a 2011 on a 2010 chassis, or are the chassis built ahead of time? Mine is a 2004 on a 2003 chassis is what made me wonder. Another issue I see not addressed here is "shelf life". A few years back I bought "new" tires for my boat trailer, I specifically shopped for Maxxis (I think) having read good things about them, anyway, a few months later when working on the trailer it occurred to me to look at the dot codes, almost 2 1/2 year old tires were on there! When I went back to the dealer of course they would do nothing since the tires were now used. So.....did I have 5 month old tires or a little more than 2 1/2 years old????
I usually changed trailer tires at 5 years, either boat trailer or travel trailer.