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StephJohn2010

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Posted: 05/15/19 04:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been going back and forth with a tire store for the past 2 months, which is ridiculous in and of itself. I asked for tires that were no more than 6 or 7 months old. He essentially promised me that he'd get tires no older than 6 or 7 months old. The tires arrived and they are 1 year old, which is better than the 2 year old tires he was trying to sell me in the beginning. Is it impossible to get tires that are only 6 or 7 months old? Do I need to just accept the tires that are 1 to 2 years old when replacing all of my Rv tires ?? FYI, I have 22.5 inch tires.


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StephJohn2010 wrote:

I've been going back and forth with a tire store for the past 2 months, which is ridiculous in and of itself. I asked for tires that were no more than 6 or 7 months old. He essentially promised me that he'd get tires no older than 6 or 7 months old. The tires arrived and they are 1 year old, which is better than the 2 year old tires he was trying to sell me in the beginning. Is it impossible to get tires that are only 6 or 7 months old? Do I need to just accept the tires that are 1 to 2 years old when replacing all of my Rv tires ?? FYI, I have 22.5 inch tires.

It is only impossible if there is only one tire store within 500 miles of your home.


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Find another tire store.


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the dealer CAN order tires that are dated less than 6months old been there. IF you let him put the older ones on your rv? there yours.

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refuse to accept the tires.





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Find a new tire dealer. Tell your current man you are moving along if he doesn't meets your needs.

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Just say no and move on. Your next trip check with tire shops for a better result.

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I always ask my tire dealer for tires not older than 6 months, never been a problem getting them.


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StephJohn2010 wrote:

I've been going back and forth with a tire store for the past 2 months. I asked for tires that were no more than 6 or 7 months old. The tires arrived and they are 1 year old, which is better than the 2 year old tires he was trying to sell me in the beginning. FYI, I have 22.5 inch tires.


I don't know how much you drive, but, . . . . you should be able to buy RV tires with a reasonable remaining retail shelf life. IMO, 6 months is reasonable retail turnaround. I would tell the "dealer" that you replace your tires every 5 years regardless of mileage due to safety concerns. (the dealer doesn't know how much you drive) If the dealer insists on selling you aging tires, say 2 years old for example, I would ask the dealer for a 2/5 or 40% discount because of their age considering the allowable life remaining. (3 years in time) If they won't cooperate/negotiate, or get you newer tires, . . . . hit the road, . . . . immediately. Find a dealer that actually "sells" RV/truck tires for a living, . . . everyday!

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So you are willing to accept 6 or 7 months but 12 is too much? IMHO you are overthinking the problem. These tires spent those unacceptable 5 months stored inside, not exposed to sun, moisture, asphalt or road debris, and without 5-10 tons sitting on them while under-inflated and often parked in the same spot. I would put them on the coach and save the receipt so I knew when it was time to think about replacing them again.

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