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rgatijnet1

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Posted: 04/11/14 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CapriRacer wrote:



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.


Michelin bases their recommendation as to when tires should be replaced NOT on when they were installed, but when they were manufactured.
Once a tire is manufactured, neither Michelin nor any other manufacturer, has any idea how their tires are stored and what the warehouse conditions are. Is the warehouse heated and cooled or is the warehouse subject to high and low temperatures as experienced in many locations in the USA. What is the humidity, etc?

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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.

No one said they only make the RV tires "1 day of the yr", they may however, only make a particular brand/type/size of tire in a single production run each year. A production run might last a week, or it could last a month or more, depending on the projected sales volume until the next scheduled run.


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CapriRacer wrote:

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.


Here we have some facts, very nice. Also MH mag recomends starting the time when they are installed. I have been doing this for 22 years of RVing, never had a problem.


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Posted: 04/11/14 06:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow that is a statement.


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I'll still with the fact that buying only rv tires is wasting money. RV tires means they get to charge you more. You'll really get a better deal looking at truck tires off the RV tires only choices.

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CapriRacer wrote:

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.


From what I've read I agree with this post with one caveat. It depends on how the tires were stored. If they're exposed to UV (direct sunlight) or near electrical motors that create ozone, they may have degraded.


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Three months





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