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Old 01-27-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
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Tire side wall cracking

Inspecting the tires on my Greyhawk related to the recall I found the outside rear tires have cracking on the side walls. The tires are only 3 years old. I do not cover them but the Greyhawk is in a covered area and gets no direct sun.
Sould these be replaced ASAP and shouldn't these have lasted longer?
My tires are not covered by the recall$k&%?
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:10 PM   #2
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I was able to get my tires replaced under the recall, but my tires were cracking as well and they were only 19 mos old. I have always covered the tires, and recently moved into covered parking. I just assumed the cracking was the result of the recall, but was afraid it was from all the time they spent uncovered while in service. I have wondered the same though. How long should they last? The dealer that replaced the tires reminded me to make sure that I don't use a petroleum-based protectant like Armor-All, but he thought the cracking was premature as well.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:32 PM   #3
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You may want to contact the tire brand dealer. The tires should have lasted longer than three years. Stan
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If it was a trailer, I would be concerned. Since it is a mh, I would have a authorized Michelin dealer look at the tires and give an opinion.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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When you say 3 years old is that from when you bought the tires or from the date of manufacture code on the sidewall? Tires have a 5 year life from when they are made, NOT put into service.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:37 AM   #6
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Just talked to the local dealer said the Michelin have a tenancy to crack on the side wall, no warranty so going with 6 Firestone tires.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:05 PM   #7
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How many miles do you put on your rig a year? Is it driven regulary or does it sit for months?
Knock on wood, I have been running LTX MS/MS2 tires for over 15 years and have not had a blow out or tire shread yet. I have seen some superficial cracking on the tires. I expect I will be replacing RV tires more frequently than truck/van tires due to lack of usage and them sitting in one spot too long.
Tires are meant to be used and I cant see it being good on there structure to sit for long periods.
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4000 a year, move the rig about once a month.
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Well found out today that the tires are covered and are doing to be replaced. But that there is a "nation wide back order on the tire" so they are being replaced with Uniroyal tires.
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I would opt to wait for them to become available if that is an option.
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