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Old 11-14-2021, 06:12 PM   #29
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Good looking coach, I知 sure you値l both enjoy!
I値l repeat: If you decide you壇 like some guidance and advice, some tips and pointers, the RV Driving School is a good place. Good results, lots of good reviews. www.rvschool.com.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I was formerly an instructor with them.
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:53 PM   #31
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In normal times I would advise you to check tire dates & battery dates. But if you scored the deal the tires are 8 years old they can wait.
Get new tires 5 years or 6 at the latest. How do I know........ picture is worth a thousand words.....
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I have to make it to one. None are anywhere close unfortunately. Around March/April we should begin our travels, so I'll see if I can aim towards a location that has an instructor first.
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Get new tires 5 years or 6 at the latest. How do I know........ picture is worth a thousand words.....
Note taken, but that looks like a heat failure, not an age failure. Outside dully lost some air pressure, making the inside dully take 1 & 1/2 times the weight. Heating up then failing.

Also that does not look like a Michelin or a Sumitomo quality tire.

Also do believe the Sumitomo is a superior tire as it is made in (Japan), Michelin no longer says where it is made.

Manufacture of origin usually stamped on the tire, along with date code after the word (dot) 4619 would equal 46th week of 2019.
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Note taken, but that looks like a heat failure, not an age failure. Outside dully lost some air pressure, making the inside dully take 1 & 1/2 times the weight. Heating up then failing.

Also that does not look like a Michelin or a Sumitomo quality tire.

Also do believe the Sumitomo is a superior tire as it is made in (Japan), Michelin no longer says where it is made.

Manufacture of origin usually stamped on the tire, along with date code after the word (dot) 4619 would equal 46th week of 2019.
The tires have TPMS and all were within normal range. The tire that blew was a Goodyear 670RV the DOT was 4013. The outer tire is a new Michelin due to a stem failure. I had stopped for about 30 minutes at a gas station drove off got maybe 10 miles down the road when it blew. This was the last leg of a 3300 mile round trip with 250 miles left to go when it happened. The tire mechanic stated it looked like I hit something in the road that sliced into it. After reading many posts about tire failure appeared that the majority indicated 6 years is about it.
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The tires have TPMS and all were within normal range. The tire that blew was a Goodyear 670RV the DOT was 4013. The outer tire is a new Michelin due to a stem failure. I had stopped for about 30 minutes at a gas station drove off got maybe 10 miles down the road when it blew. This was the last leg of a 3300 mile round trip with 250 miles left to go when it happened. The tire mechanic stated it looked like I hit something in the road that sliced into it. After reading many posts about tire failure appeared that the majority indicated 6 years is about it.
Had a similar experience traveling through North Carolina. Came upon a hole in Rt95 drivers side about double the size of a basketball at the last second. Managed to steer the rig right then cut back left. It saved the rig, but then I felt the shutter coming all the way back through the rig as the toad took the hole on the chin. Bam, on a dam good Michelin. You could hear me cursing the next state over, now the toad's driver side mirror was showing up in the rig driver side mirror 3 inches. It destroyed that tire & now it is tracking 3 inches to the drivers side.

I saved the rig, but lost the toad tire, getting to the point. A rig in dually has to have a perfectly matched set of tires on the dually. They have to be the exact same size, if you get destruction on one of the dually, either the front tire & rim moves to the back dually (all purchased at same time) - same wear. Then replace front tire with new tire as it is not part of the rear dually, and does not matter the wear running in a single up front.

That is why all the rims on a Rig will fit anywhere else on the rig.

Dually's in the rear must run on all 4 tires of the same age & wear.

Dually's have to be a matched set, all 4. Fronts, take the replacement tires.
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All that said, and I understand the concept of the "bud" wheels, TELL the tire shop to take the front tire and move it to the rear "Aluminum wheel" (in your case steel wheel) of the dually. Then put the replacement tire on the "Aluminum wheel" on the front.

Then you won't have scratched up Alcoa rims like I have from the previous owner.

And a matched set in the dully.
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