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Old 11-26-2021, 12:02 PM   #1
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Tire age info

I saw this video on youtube, https://youtu.be/WwbLt8vZH5w . It is about motorcycle tires, but I think the info helps explain how tires in general perform regarding their age. Any way, I thought it was interesting.
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It certainly is interesting and covers the basics. What I have found interesting is how I've seen the recommendations for replacing tires go from 7-8 years down to 5 in a lot of RV forums. These aren't from the manufacturers, they are from fellow RVers.

I also like to do thought experiments, and one conclusion I've come to just traveling and thinking of the tens or hundreds of thousands of vehicles I've passed on the road is just how incredibly safe tires are. A whole lot of the general pubic pay little to no attention to their tires so all day long every day you are passing vehicles that haven't had the tire pressure checked in God knows how long. The saving grace is TPMS built into a lot of modern cars. Add to that, a lot of old beaters driving around with old oxidized tires, and people with low speed rated tires flying down the freeway at way over the tire's rated speeds, or over loaded tires, and you'd think tires would be blowing out all the time, but they don't. That's amazing.
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I saw this video on youtube, https://youtu.be/WwbLt8vZH5w . It is about motorcycle tires, but I think the info helps explain how tires in general perform regarding their age. Any way, I thought it was interesting.


We use to put some motorcycle tires in the attic for a year or two to harden up so the ice screws wouldnít pull out as easily. You can also buy motorcycle tires with different compounds and treads for the terrain you ride on.
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It certainly is interesting and covers the basics. What I have found interesting is how I've seen the recommendations for replacing tires go from 7-8 years down to 5 in a lot of RV forums. These aren't from the manufacturers, they are from fellow RVers.

I also like to do thought experiments, and one conclusion I've come to just traveling and thinking of the tens or hundreds of thousands of vehicles I've passed on the road is just how incredibly safe tires are. A whole lot of the general pubic pay little to no attention to their tires so all day long every day you are passing vehicles that haven't had the tire pressure checked in God knows how long. The saving grace is TPMS built into a lot of modern cars. Add to that, a lot of old beaters driving around with old oxidized tires, and people with low speed rated tires flying down the freeway at way over the tire's rated speeds, or over loaded tires, and you'd think tires would be blowing out all the time, but they don't. That's amazing.
Whatís amazing is the damage they cause if they do blow. My last blowout took everything but the kitchen sink. No more. Iím gonna replace 5 or 6 year old tires and and look at it like buying insurance. I probably wonít need the insurance, but itís peace of mind knowing I have it and itís the same with buying tires.
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Whatís amazing is the damage they cause if they do blow. My last blowout took everything but the kitchen sink. No more. Iím gonna replace 5 or 6 year old tires and and look at it like buying insurance. I probably wonít need the insurance, but itís peace of mind knowing I have it and itís the same with buying tires.
You can try what I'm doing. Our WI home is in a agriculture area with several private trucking firms that haul farm produce to processing plants. There is a market for 5 year old 22.5" tires to go on seasonal semi trailers. They will pay $75 to $100 per tire. That's like an $800 discount when I replace mine. I know I could run them to 7 or 8 years, but the POM to have new skins every 5 years makes it worthwhile to me.
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You can try what I'm doing. Our WI home is in a agriculture area with several private trucking firms that haul farm produce to processing plants. There is a market for 5 year old 22.5" tires to go on seasonal semi trailers. They will pay $75 to $100 per tire. That's like an $800 discount when I replace mine. I know I could run them to 7 or 8 years, but the POM to have new skins every 5 years makes it worthwhile to me.
I replaced all 8 tires last year.... 7 years old with 60k miles on them. I told the tire place I'd be taking the old ones . That saved a $10/tire disposal fee. I placed an ad on facebook Marketplace and within a few hours, a local trucker came and bought all 8 take offs for $100 each to use on his trailers. total of $880 in my pocket vs leaving them with the tire shop.
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Does anyone have knowledge, or opinions, if the same is common for 19.5 tires?

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I replaced all 8 tires last year.... 7 years old with 60k miles on them. I told the tire place I'd be taking the old ones . That saved a $10/tire disposal fee. I placed an ad on facebook Marketplace and within a few hours, a local trucker came and bought all 8 take offs for $100 each to use on his trailers. total of $880 in my pocket vs leaving them with the tire shop.
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Does anyone have knowledge, or opinions, if the same is common for 19.5 tires?
Probably not. Almost all semi and farm produce trucks will use a 22.5" tire.
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Sold many 19.5 Michelin tires, about 13 yrs. ago I sold them to a*guy that runs them on his flat bed wreckers for $100. each.He told me he runs nothing but take off and can get 80/90*thousand miles out of them. I keep the MH garaged and apply*303 protestant 3 or 4 times a yr. when I get back from a trip.I keep extending the time I replaced* with new tires, always*looking for cracks around the rim. Have never seen any cracks.The last tires I changed were 13 yrs. old, and could only get$75. each. ....coopcolt
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