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Old 09-07-2018, 12:04 PM   #1
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Tire replacement

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I have a 2008 Phaeton Motorhome. The tires on them are 7 years old, however only 10,000 miles.

Should the tires be changed? If so, what would be a good replacement?

Right now I have Bridgestone, 295/75 R22.5

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Old 09-07-2018, 12:17 PM   #2
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if it was my coach i’d replace them. i’ve had goodyear and michelin and like them both.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Only you can make that call. I hear 7 to 10 years for replacement, depending on who you ask.

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Old 09-07-2018, 01:11 PM   #4
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Bridgestone tires are good. Just make sure you get the right load rating and all position or steer tires. I bought General HS series in same size and load range h. they were $2600+ for the 6 installed with disposal fee.. I like em but I don't think anybody on this board knows anybody that runs them..
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I had Bridgestone tires on my motorhome for eight years. I replaced them last spring with Yokohama’s. When I made the trade the dealer a lot it ma I had Bridgestone tires on my motorhome for eight years. I replaced them last spring with Yokohama‘s. When I made the trade the dealer allotted me $150 each. He said he be able to sell them for trailer tires.
Get your tires inspected. The bottom line is it’s your call.
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If 1500 miles a year is what you do'I would use Samson or Dyna trak tires,about $250 each,sell the old ones to trucker for trailer tires.Have used these tires on dump trucks,where I work now we sell many with no problems.I like the Samsons,they ride well.Just my 2cents,would be different if you went 10k miles a year.
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Michelin website has pictures on what to look for in an old tire, like the size of dry rot cracking, to determine if they are still good or need retiring.
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You will get differing answers, but mine will be the one that will be 100% correct.



If you run a tire, any tire longer than 7 years, you will surely die, but probably not while driving your coach.



To me, it's a judgement call. If you are buying a coach and have 7 years old tires, replacement would be more on my mind than having 8-9 year old tires that I bought new and know their history.


Here is a link to the over 3,300 previous threads discussing this topic and if you take time to research this further, pay special attention to postings by Tireman9.



https://www.google.com/search?q=%227...earch=irv2.com
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Hello

I have a 2008 Phaeton Motorhome. The tires on them are 7 years old, however only 10,000 miles.

Should the tires be changed? If so, what would be a good replacement?

Right now I have Bridgestone, 295/75 R22.5

Thanks

rob
Do they indicate they need replacement? Stored outdoors? Hot and humid climate?
They are your tires and your money.
Remember many RV throwaways end up on commercial vehicles and are driven until almost bald. I would never throw out 7 year old tires just because of old wives tales spun on this topic.
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Your tires are probably a good candidate for a life of 8-10 years, but the risk of failure increases as they age. Inspect them carefully for signs of cracking, tread separation, uneven wear etc. If all looks good, I would go at least another year and maybe 2 or 3.


However, if you are highly adverse to risk of any kind, you may be more comfortable changing now.
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