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Grit dog

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Posted: 01/28/20 02:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^Theyre not usually the first thing to hit a tree.....lol


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Posted: 01/28/20 03:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit...appreciate your humor...ya got me good with that one !!!


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I'm the OP. Thanks for the input. To fill in some of the blanks;

In the past, my annual mileage was considerably higher and I wore the tires out before 6+ years...or traded before the tires were this old

I plan to trade this truck in 4 years or so as I prepare to retire and enjoy life! That's part of my thoughts of getting new tires and ride 'em for those 4 years (probably at 5,000 miles/year!) rather than wait a couple of years and trade my truck with nice, new tires!

My anecdote about old tires....I was running 18 year old Maxxis tires on my utility trailer that were on my previous TT. Pulled my golf cart to the repair shop (30 miles) and about 28.5 miles of the way home....that's when she blew!! Not a pleasant experience.


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BenK wrote:

Grit...appreciate your humor...ya got me good with that one !!!


Good times! Adds a little levity to my otherwise serious day. All in fun Mr BenK.

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Desert Captain wrote:

YES!

Last October I had a disastrous blowout on my Class C of a 5.5 year old Michelin. I’d had them all inspected by Discount Tire the day before. They looked perfect, had 4/32’s of tread and were aired up to the ideal psi.

The damage totaled $4,131 and it could have been a lot worse as I was able to safely get over and off of the interstate. ANY tire over 5 years old is potentially dangerous and I will never own one again.

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What caused the blowout while driving?
Which Michelin tire model were you running? Who has model did you replace them with?

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B.O. Plenty wrote:

What difference will another 6 mos to a year make? Buy new ones now and enjoy the ride.
B.O.


X2, and old tires (like old batteries) always fail at the most inconvenient times!


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