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Old 10-18-2017, 12:42 PM   #1
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Tire life

We just bought a 2002 Jayco Greyhawk 26SS. We don't have the original owners manual.
My question is how long should one expect tires to last, even if they were kept under ideal situations?
The dealership says beyond 6 years is still not unusual for tire life and passenger safety. I was wondering what the industry standard is for when to replace tires.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:58 PM   #2
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You'll get a variety of responses. For most of us, it's NOT mileage, it's checking and cracks from Sun exposure. As well as how well they were cared for and covered.

You're really going to have to examine the tires yourself. Maybe find a tire shop you trust.

I'm *budgeting* for replacement at 5.
But we're in a high-sun, high UV area.


I hope those tires aren't 15 years old.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:03 PM   #3
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A tire shop wants what is in your wallet. You want to preserve what is in your wallet.
If the tires are in good condition and kept away from exposer to UV rays, keep running them till they get bad.
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There is a date code (you can Google how to decode it) on the tire that tells when it was manufactured. Lots of folks on this site say that 5 years is the maximum no matter how they may look.

IIRC, Discount Tire will not repair a tire that is 5 or more years old, but, of course, they sell tires so...
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:36 PM   #5
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If they are Michelin you may get lucky. The company made a bunch of bad ones. I had one of mine just explode for no reason driving. Took it to the tire shop. I was told they had a recall on all my 6 tires. Now I have 6 new ones. There is a code on them somewhere. Stan
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If they are Michelin you may get lucky. The company made a bunch of bad ones. I had one of mine just explode for no reason driving. Took it to the tire shop. I was told they had a recall on all my 6 tires. Now I have 6 new ones. There is a code on them somewhere. Stan
I had a 265/70/17 LTX MS2 blow apart on one of my trucks at highway speeds exactly like yours. Took it back to the tire dealer and they informed me that Michelin had the recall going on the MS2's and it should be covered. Next day, I found out that Michelin recalled many other sizes except for the 265. I fought them for several months but Michelin refused to help, even though the failure looked exactly like what happened on all the other sizes.

Needless to say, that's the last set of Michelin tires I will ever buy.
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Michelin says no longer than 10 yrs from the date of manufacture and they should be professionally inspected yearly, beginning with yr 6.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:35 PM   #9
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The Michelin's on mine fell apart at 6 yrs 24k last ones I will ever put on.
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The Michelin's on mine fell apart at 6 yrs 24k last ones I will ever put on.
Low mileage doesn't mean anything, it's their age. A 6 yr old MH could very well have 7+ yr old tires since the chassis could be from the previous model year.

This is what GOODYEAR says:

Usage per year - more frequent usage will result in longer life
Vehicle storage practices (6 months loaded with little or no rotation is not good!)
Usage in warmer climates can also impact a tire's overall life due to greater extreme ozone exposure
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