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Old 06-25-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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Is there someplace that can ship me recent new tires?

I'm trying to replace the tires on my 1994 Winnebago Brave 29RQ. The size is 8R19.5. I wanted something all season so have selected the Bridgestone M724s. However the only ones available in Denver are 1.5 yrs old and they only have 5. I would love to get 6 shipped to me with a more recent date code. Has anyone found a dealer willing to check a date code and ship?

Sears can ship them but they didn't know if they would also just get the 5 old ones plus a different one on order and if I don't like the date code I have to pay a 15% restocking fee. They don't have a way to check the date code in advance.

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Old 06-25-2010, 12:49 PM   #2
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You try Tire Rack yet?
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:42 PM   #3
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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Thanks to you both!

Thanks for both the suggestions. Either folks don't carry the tire or if they do they have no way of checking the date code.

As a result I've got to decide between 5th week of 2009 for 5 tires (1.5 yrs old) and undetermined age 6th tire Bridgestone M724s and 44th week of '09 Goodyear G647 RSS tires. Unfortunately I read a very poor review for the Goodyear G647 for motor homes. <sigh>

The only other option is to order undetermined age tires from Sears and hope they are are newer. If they aren't then I pay Sears a 15% restocking fee.

Any input is welcome. I hate paying close to $2K for old tires!

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Old 06-26-2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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ya know, I understand the issues with tires deteriorating with age--- however, I have to question the validity of this theory concerning new tires, that:

have been sitting in a warehouse
haven't been exposed to UV rays
haven't been mounted to a rim
haven't been aired up
haven't held up any weight
haven't had its cords, sidewalls or tread stressed in any way--

We have portable phones with more computing power & capabilities than the first space shuttle, yet our most technologically advanced RV tires will wear out all by themselves even when stored in a warehouse?

someone tell me it ain't so!!
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:21 PM   #6
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Unfortunately it is so, but it isn't just RV tires

Aged Tires: A Driving Hazard? - ABC News

This is a great video to watch to learn about the date codes and hazards of places selling old tires like they were new. A very sad story of a man who lost his son because he brought new but aged tires for his van is also featured.

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Old 06-26-2010, 07:32 PM   #7
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Have you tried Les Schwab in Oregon Tires, Wheels, Batteries, Brakes and Much More! - Les Schwab Tire Centers Home Page. I don't know if they will ship tires but can't ask for a better tire dealer.

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Old 06-27-2010, 09:54 AM   #8
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Tire dealers have no way of knowing what the warehouses will send them in terms of tire dates. I bought 6 Toyos for my National from a small dealer in Boulder City and just crossed my fingers. They were 3 months old.
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I second Les Swab. Great outfit, legendary customer service. Call one, he'll check his stock, call all the others, they will check their stock, and in a day, they'll collect you 6 tires.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:34 AM   #10
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I'm about to get 4 new Firestone 'E' rated tires installed on my Titanium fiver this week. The Firestone on-line guaranteed price ends up being less then my my usual favorite, Tire Rack when you factor in shipping and mounting even at the Firestone outrageous shop rates - a surprise to me. Then the date code - these tires were manufactured on the 19th of Jan 2010 according to the date codes. And no, I wont use the Chinese made Marathons!!!!

Unfortunately, some tire sizes are only manufactured occasionally for resupply due to demand. You get 'stuck' with older tires if you end up at the wrong end of the cycle
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:25 AM   #11
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Wrong end of the cycle

It appears we are on the wrong end. We ended up going with Hankook AH11 8R19.5 tires. Although they are very hard to find a spec. sheet on they appear to be all season load range F. Unfortunately they are dated the eight week of 2009 so we ended up with old tires. I had to buy 7 of them since the spare tire was a 1993 and the ones on the RV were 2002 with uncertain treatment.

Thanks to everyone for suggestions. Next time we buy tires I'm starting to research and find them months in advance so we can have them shipped in if need be and be sure of the date code. Taking what is hanging around doesn't work for recent date codes.

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Old 07-11-2010, 05:27 PM   #12
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What's the tire been doing since it was manufactured? Sitting on a shelf? What ruins the tire are the UV rays from the sun that are attaqcking your tires as they are on your RV. If your dealer has them in his store I would want to inspect them for any cracks on the casing, if none our found I don't see any reason for not purchasing them.
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I just had new Bridgestones installed and they were made June of this year. The shop I bought from sells enough to always have the latest made on hand. Not sure if you want to buy from a place in VA but if you do, I can pass you their info.
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Thanks! We've got the Hankooks on now. Next time I'll know that I need to shop way in advance of needing the tire.

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