Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-15-2021, 03:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Kapow's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 20
Smile Online tire purchase & DOT date Concerns

We are purchasing tires online due to non-availability in our area - SC - (245/75R.22.5). We are concerned that the DOT date may be too old. Some dealers said that if the tire is in good condition and stored in good conditions that the date should not be of concern. Others day that is not true. We received one of the 2 tires, (the other comes tomorrow) the tire DOT shows date 44419 today is 6/15/21. We can return the tire and get a new one but of course we still won't know the date. We would like to know the consensus of other RVer's.

While the tire looks to be in good shape, we are seriously considering returning it after we received the other one which will solve our immediate problem if the date is not as old as this one. Yes it is from Amazon and sold by Amazon.

Thanks to all for you time and effort to this post as we feel this should help others as well as us.
Kapow is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-15-2021, 06:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 23,276
Since the storage method cannot be verified, I would return them for a refund. A local dealer will be more willing to work with you.
One of the largest detriments to a tire is oxygen and non-use; actual use releases antioxidants to counteract the effects of oxygen.

I had to order my MH tires in 2018 through a local auto tire dealer/installer. He assured me the tires would all be less than 6 months old. Sailun truck tires are made in Vietnam, when all 6 arrived they were all 5 months old.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG 11B5MX,Infantry retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA." My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2021, 06:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,990
If you are asking if I would accept 2 year old tires and pay the same as brand new?


No, not hardly.
__________________
Brett Wolfe
Ex: 2003 Alpine 38FDDS. Ex: 1997 Safari Sahara. Ex: 1993 Foretravel U240
wolfe10 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2021, 07:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
egwilly's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So Calif
Posts: 3,090
You are right in rejecting the tires.

Ask for a refund from Amazon, Have them pay the shipping back to the warehouse. Then work with a legitimate tire dealer near you.

You have no guarantee that the next tire they send you will be any better. The folks in the Amazon warehouse have no idea about tire dating I'll bet.

Your story is why I do not buy tires using that method. Local tire shops can get you any tire you want. They will order and install them for you. Most will not install outdated or "stale" tires.

Good luck and stay safe.
__________________
Outdoors RV Glacier Peak 26RLS Fifth Wheel
Ford F350 Superduty 6.7 Powerstroke
“Stick around please...I may need someone to blame.”
egwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2021, 09:23 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Pierce County, WA
Posts: 125
Tires are too important to trust to someone you can’t look in the face. The savings may seem significant, but you have already encountered one of the big problems with no-contact purchases. There are tire stores that sell outdated tires (2-5 years old) with impunity because most people don’t check.

Trust the advice from experienced RVers. This forum has hundreds of posts on the aging of tires, that’s how important a subject it is.
__________________
2000 Four Winds Hurricane 30Q
Backup RV: RANS Dynamik Duo tandem
JohnBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2021, 12:03 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 14,348
Start calling tire stores, order them specifying that all will match a recent date, and take a little trip to pick them up & have them installed. Make a RV trip out of it. We did that when in Arizona and were going to Alaska. Ordered them and got them installed in Oregon. All were within a 2-month recent date.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2021, 05:26 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Kapow's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 20
Thanks for the many replies. We are returning the tires with free return (no cost). We have learned that there is a shortage of tires in this size and will attempt to find more.
Thanks so much for all the great info. All of you are great to learn from and we appreciate the time you took to give us the benefits of your experience.
Kapow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2021, 05:37 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Carlos, Texas
Posts: 1,620
I always get my tires in person and I include asking about dates when I'm talking to the sales kid. I always look at the dates before paying. if they don't allow that, then they won't complete that sale.
charliez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2021, 06:56 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
egwilly's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So Calif
Posts: 3,090
The local Americas Tire (Tirerack on-line) always puts the date code on the warranty receipt. They always allow me to view the date before install. Even when they have to special order a tire for me.

This is the only safe way to do this.
__________________
Outdoors RV Glacier Peak 26RLS Fifth Wheel
Ford F350 Superduty 6.7 Powerstroke
“Stick around please...I may need someone to blame.”
egwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2021, 07:18 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,007
We wound up ordering from motor home tires.com. They shipped to a local installer who came to my house. Tires (6) were an even mix of 9th and 11th week of 2021. After install, the vendor called and asked about the date codes, saying they like to keep close track.
__________________
2016 Fleetwood Bounder 33C. Towing 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
F454941
Elwood58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2021, 07:27 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
jacwjames's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 8,999
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elwood58 View Post
We wound up ordering from motor home tires.com. They shipped to a local installer who came to my house. Tires (6) were an even mix of 9th and 11th week of 2021. After install, the vendor called and asked about the date codes, saying they like to keep close track.

Glad you got good service and good DOT dates.


I didn't fair so wall ~ a month ago, I ordered 6 new tires from a local vendor. I had called 3 vendors trying to find Toyo's without success, they could not find any available (they all pull from large regional warehouses). I ended up ordering a set of Yokohama's. When I went to get the tires installed the date codes were 3320, so they were ~10 months old. I was livid with the vendor, he didn't care, he said "buy them don't buy them he'll sell them anyway". I had a trip planned an in a tight spot so I did buy them. Tires are in short supply and I couldn't wait.



FWIW, the last big trip we took was in 2015 The tires they pulled off were 10 years old and they looked great inside and out.
__________________
Jim J
2002 Monaco Windsor 38 PKD Cummins ISC 350 8.3L
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/5.7 Hemi
jacwjames is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2021, 07:40 AM   #12
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 47,282
Tires are too expensive to accept old code dates! I think you made the right choice!
__________________
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2021, 11:36 AM   #13
Junior Member
 
Kapow's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 20
Thanks again to all that replied. We are returning the tires (free of charge) and getting refunds. Thanks for all the responses and your willingness to respond in the help to others. It really is appreciated.
Kapow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
purchase, tire



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tires DOT date Purchase valland Newmar Owner's Forum 16 06-19-2019 06:49 AM
Online tire purchase elbeau54 Class A Motorhome Discussions 9 11-28-2017 08:08 PM
Purchase From Simple Tire Online rvarner Class A Motorhome Discussions 20 04-26-2016 09:17 AM
DOT date code decode Bad Bolt Class A Motorhome Discussions 9 12-27-2013 09:59 PM
DOT tire numbers Retired and Happy iRV2.com General Discussion 2 10-17-2013 11:43 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.