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Re: Check your tires

Postby Gary Dotson » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:29 am

That's quite true about the new old stock thing. I always check the build date on them. Back in Feb. while at the Fl. Flywheelers show, I bought a pair of tires for my trailer, knowing I would need them before the end of the show season. Instead, I bought a new trailer in July and sold the old one. Now, I have a nice new pair of tires that will fit the new trailer but will be old by the time I need them. I've offered them at a couple swap meets but haven't found a taker yet. I guess I should list them on the vine.

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Re: Check your tires

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:44 am

I put new tires on a car in 1985. That was before anybody thought of the 8 year or 5 year rule. So they should be grandfathered shouldn't they? still be good to go?

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Re: Check your tires

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:05 am

:lol:

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Re: Check your tires

Postby Winfield Dave » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:02 pm

Jim Becker wrote:I put new tires on a car in 1985. That was before anybody thought of the 8 year or 5 year rule. So they should be grandfathered shouldn't they? still be good to go?
Works for me... :D
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Re: Check your tires

Postby Steve Butram » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:06 am

Tires are getting a lot of attention by the National Fire Protection Association( NFPA) The latest addition of NFPA 1915: Standard for Fire Apparatus Preventive Maintenance 2013 addition dictates the the tires on the fire apparatus shouldn't be older than 7 years.Think about all the old fire trucks sitting in fire Stations that probably don't have more than a couple thousand miles on them that are going to have to be replaced.

I Have replaced several tire on my Fire Apparatus this year due to minor issues that would have been left on a normal truck. I will not take any chances on tires that are on the fire apparatus that I'm responsible for.

before I leave on any trip with with the motor home all the tire pressures are checked. The tire specialist's will tell you that under inflation is the leading cause for tire failure on heavy trucks.

I agree that when you replace your tires check the date code to my sure you get the newest tires that you can.
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Re: Check your tires

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:45 am

5-6 years does seem a bit premature. Tire retailers (discount tire, bell tire, pep boys, etc) won't service or repair tires that have a date code over 10 years old. I guess care is important as well. A tire baking in the sun sitting on clay won't last as long as one that is protected from UV and sitting on wood.
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Re: Check your tires

Postby Barnyard » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:52 am

The insurance appraiser was out Sunday. she said it might be a week before she has her estimate. Called my RV body shop yesterday. They are waiting to hear back from the manufacturer in Elkhart. They do not have a support frame for across the back. We still may have to take it there for repair.
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Re: Check your tires

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:18 am

Barnyard - Did this ever get resolved? What did they decide to do? Is your RV going to be ready to roll this spring on all new rubber?
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Re: Check your tires

Postby Rick Spivey » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:17 pm

Just a couple of considerations. Denny mentioned the covers for RV tires, I think they could be effective, but not a cure-all. The two biggest issues for tire failure (excluding road hazard) are under-inflated/overloaded, and the ozone damage to the sidewalls (causes cracking). The ozone is especially prevalent if tires are stored near electric motors, or where they get UV light exposure (think sun). So the covers could help, and should be used if available. But under-inflation and overloading are by far the bigger issue. Keep in mind that tire pressures change as seasons do, and that no tire is totally impermeable, so air loss will happen over time. Different brands of tires do lose air at different rates, mainly related to the formulation of the inner liner, and the tire design. None of them maintains pressure without somer ]level of attention and monitoring. Just checking them once per month would make a huge difference if everyone would do it.
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Re: Check your tires

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:18 pm

outdoors4evr wrote:Barnyard - Did this ever get resolved? What did they decide to do? Is your RV going to be ready to roll this spring on all new rubber?

The motor home will be going to a local fab shop that builds off road equipmentment. They will determine the repairs needed to the frame.and the cost. After the insurance company agrees to those repairs it will go to the RV dealer for the rest of the repairs.
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