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soren

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Posted: 05/16/19 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I ordered mine online through Simple Tire. I called, and discussed what to expect regarding tire age? They assured me that they direct ship from huge volume warehouses, and typically their tires are at most a few months old. I ordered Sumitomos. They were a bit over two month old, when they arrived. I also saved a ton of cash by having them direct shipped to a truck shop, and paying their installation fee. I literally paid less than half of what the local RV shop quoted to put Goodyear RV tires on.

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Early April I had the front tires, Michelin XRV with no cracks, going on eight years old changed. I put on Toyo tires with a date code of two months old. I am very happy with the Toyo tires, they seem to track better than the Michelins did.


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Hondavalk wrote:

BillyBob Jim wrote:

Hondavalk wrote:

CapriRacer wrote:



HOWEVER, the company I used to work for had data that indicated that there was no difference between properly stored 3 year old tires and freshly made.


So how do you know if they were "Properly Stored". [emoticon]


The same way you know that some migrant worker did not take a whiz on the lettuce that's on your sandwich.


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BillyBob Jim wrote:

magicbus wrote:

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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Sorry, I don't agree at all. First off for the OP. You told the dealer what you wanted and he apparently agreed to furnish them as you wanted. Now he wants you to take something you specifically told him you didn't want? Not a chance if it were me.

As far as the business about tires that were stored inside, not run, and not loaded. A VERY rash statement that is entirely unprovable. I just replaced 4 drive axle tires that were original to the 2013 Bus. These tires had over 101,000 miles on them and the sidewalls were uncracked and unchecked. I wore the tread off them, and if I had been able to find someone to regroove them I would have gone that way for about another 50,000 or more miles. My tire guys said mine were the first worn out RV tires they'd ever seen. Saw a lot of cracked and rotted sidewall ones, however. Tires that are USED and not allowed to sit keep the oils inside the rubber moving around and do not rot. For almost all RV'ers, this is not the case, so the tire rots, and the rot starts the minute the tire is built. Every hour that tire is not being run is costing you money as it'll have to be replaced sooner and you're not using it to go where you want to go.

Push on the tire dealer a final time, and if he is still being stupid, go elsewhere. You do need to give a dealer a few weeks to get fresh tires in, and if he can't, he's not someone I'd EVER want to deal with. It's his business to get you what you both agreed to. If he can't some accommodation needs to be made or you need to walk.


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I replaced my 5 year old Michelin tires with Toyos in March. I went to a large dealer in Phoenix area. I asked for fresh tires and got tires 3 mo old. Seems like a reasonable request. Why argue? You told the dealer what you want, he delivers or you go else where. No biggie. Some things are best not purchased at Mom& Pop shops.

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A couple of years ago I owned a Damon Escaper built on a Toyota C & C. The RV required 185r/14 tires. I inquired about tires from several dealers and was told that what i got, i got. I finally found a dealer that would actually inquired about the age from the warehouse. I got 6 tires that were less than a month old. That dealer has sold me 5 sets of tires for various vehicles since this occured. Good service gets return business. I recently ordered new tires for my TT and they are less than a month old. I have also referred numerous friends to this dealer and they all have gotten great service and better than list price on the tires.


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Tires are not made every day in every size, they are made in batches. Depending on sales volume they may make your tire once a year or less. Lets say they make them in January. If you order tires in February the tires you get will be a month or two old. If you order them in November the tires you get will be roughly a year old. There is nothing that the tire dealer can do to change this.


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I got tires that were only 3 months old. The dealer knew this ahead of time and I also got a statement of the dates on all the tires. Truck tire store near Detroit.


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Hi John
I have replaced motorhome tires several times in the last 20 years & I have always been able to do better than 2 years old as well as 1 year old. Newer tires are important to me also it just makes sense. I've never been in an emergency replacement situation so you bet I've waited for fresher tires. Are you located in the Black Hills SD? If so that might be part of the problem you are dealing with.


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Two Jayhawks wrote:

Hi John
I have replaced motorhome tires several times in the last 20 years & I have always been able to do better than 2 years old as well as 1 year old. Newer tires are important to me also it just makes sense. I've never been in an emergency replacement situation so you bet I've waited for fresher tires. Are you located in the Black Hills SD? If so that might be part of the problem you are dealing with.


No, I'm currently in Las Vegas and have time to wait for newer tires. I fired my first tire guy (Rv place working with a tire guy) who wasted 2 months of my time and gave me the run around in a multitude of different ways. My new tire guy says he can get me tires that should be around 2 months old in 3 weeks from now. Let's hope that is the case because this whole thing has been a mess.


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