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Richert

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Posted: 04/10/14 07:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought 6 new Bridgestones that were 1 year old, the dealer gave me over $100 off per tire because of age.


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I just bought a set of Michelins, about nine months old. When I questioned the age they put me in contact with the rep, according to the rep they make RV tires once a year.

They had just started gearing up for this year and if I wanted a newer date code I would have to wait two to three months.


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Our new Michelins were almost 5 months old when we had them installed last year. I'm OK with less than 6 months. I would love to have one week old tires but it didn't happen. LOL!

When we bought in May, they had tires made in 2012.... I said no, I want them all manufactured in 2013 which is what I got. I knew I was going to sell the coach this year (2014) and wanted to basically state that the tires had 2013 date codes.

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Posted: 04/10/14 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just bought a set of Toyo's in
March date code was 01/2014. They did come from a big commerical tire dealer.


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#1 concern should be manufacturer...#2 should be application...#3 should be tread design...#4 should be cost in your quest. Lastly should be the date of manufacture. Actually the older the better, and this of course knowing that those inventoried at the place of purchase won't be that old anyway.

The advantages to buying a older tire far outweigh those of buying a newer. Actually buying the newest possible gives the buyer only 2 advantages: dry road traction and a slightly better ride...the fresher the more elasticity they have. But this is short lived and goes away quickly.

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The last 3 sets of Michelins I purchased at Samsclub were still warm from the molding process! Sams does not stock the truck tires so have to order them from Michelin. Evidently they FedX them to the store in 4-5 days and each sets date code was barely a month old. Very happy with that!

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Aaargh! I was reading the Michelin site and it states that the date only has to be marked on ONE SIDE of the tire and wouldn't you know all 4 visible side walls on my new old Allegro Bus are turned the wrong way!


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The date on all my Toyo's are on the inside also. Luckly I looked at them before they were put on.

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Not a Clue wrote:

I just bought a set of Michelins, about nine months old. When I questioned the age they put me in contact with the rep, according to the rep they make RV tires once a year.

They had just started gearing up for this year and if I wanted a newer date code I would have to wait two to three months.
I would have ask the rep how many tires they make that 1 day of the yr, What a crock of BS, tire plant usually run yr round, not just so many days of the month or yr.


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Johnny G1 wrote:

I would have ask the rep how many tires they make that 1 day of the yr, What a crock of BS, tire plant usually run yr round, not just so many days of the month or yr.


Sorry, but tire plants don't produce the same tires day in and day out. The machinery can make a variety of different types and sizes and gets changed when needed.

In the tire plant I worked in, the only thing that didn't get changed every day was the molds - and there was always several daily mold changes being made out of the hundred of molds in production.

So the claim that they only make RV tires once a year is quite plausible. The production run might take several weeks, but they produce enough to satisfy the entire year's worth of sales.

Besides, tires don't age as fast in warehouses. They have wax coatings and antioxidants to protect the tires during storage. It's been said that any tire within 3 years of production is nearly the same as a freshly made one.


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