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Old 10-05-2020, 10:43 PM   #1
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How To Tell Neighbors....

My neighbors just got home from purchasing an older large class A. They drove it over a thousand miles to get it here. We keep ours in the same storage yard so today I walked over to take a look.

When I looked at the tires I saw extensive cracking in the sidewalls. Then I looked at the date codes and almost fell down. The ones that I could see had the code of 1603. I could be wrong but that looks to me to be the 16th week of 2003.

I want to say something to them but they are not the type to take this information in the spirit intended. They know pretty much everything about everything.

What should I do?
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Old 10-05-2020, 10:45 PM   #2
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Old 10-05-2020, 10:51 PM   #3
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Next time you're in that storage yard, tape a sheet of paper on the front door with instructions regarding date codes on tires.

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Old 10-05-2020, 10:55 PM   #4
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Just talk to them

They can accept your information or reject it...their choice
But give them the choice

Ignorance is lack of information and can be corrected
Stupid is not curable
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:02 PM   #5
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Can you open up with "nice rig" etc etc, and then get into purely thinking of your safety and noticed your tires .........

Would that not work? If not, as suggested above, print off something and leave it where they can't miss it about tire age safety/cracking etc.

It's hard, when it's a huge safety issue and they aren't approachable or maybe not aufait about RVing in general.

Good luck, be interesting to see how you get on
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:04 PM   #6
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Id tell them and be comfortable having done the right thing. If you dont and something tragic happens, well that would suck worse than hurting their feelings a little bit now.What they do with the information is up to them.
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Id tell them and be comfortable having done the right thing. If you dont and something tragic happens, well that would suck worse than hurting their feelings a little bit now.What they do with the information is up to them.
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:41 PM   #8
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I agree with the others, just tell them with a positive twist.

Something like "Nice rig, I was having a look and noticed the cracks in your tire sidewalls. I took a peek at the dates, and they are pretty old. 2003, wow, maybe you should have a tire shop look at them"

That may get them thinking, and start the ball rolling. (Pun intended)

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Old 10-05-2020, 11:45 PM   #9
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You seem to be a caring person and if they would have an accident I'm sure you'd feel bad if you hadn't mentioned it to them. If they don't accept it then your conscience is clear.
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I would keep it simple, comment on the nice coach, then ask if they had noticed the cracking on the tires
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They’re lucky their alive. Driving a thousand miles on 17 year old tires is risking fate.I agree with others. You need to let them know.
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When I bought my fifth, I had it out for a weekender. All good. We were planning a longer trip so I was checking everything and noticed rivering on one tire. At my local tire shop they pointed out the date codes and strongly suggested that I have them all changed. Which I did. I was very thankful that they were on the ball and proactive.

So in this case I would just suggest they have the date codes checked as tire age out and a blowout is no fun.
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Old 10-06-2020, 04:55 AM   #13
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My comments would be to remark what a nice RV it is and ask them what their research found as the best tires for it. Indicating you may need tires soon because yours are cracking some and aging out. In other word don't tell them what they need to do, ask them what the found out. It's a shame some people are "offended" so easily and you have to dance around the subject.

Some people when they hear "you need" or "you should" take offense that you are meddling and acting superior to them. Frankly I try to avoid pansies like that because I AM superior and don't need to hang around cupcakes and snowflakes.

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It's not only their safety at risk. They may not take it well, but they need to hear it.
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