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Tires need replacing.
« on: July 12, 2013, 03:23:31 pm »
Just had the free 22 point inspection provided by good sam at Camping World. they stated that I need to replace all the tires as they are starting to dry rot.  I have only owned the coach since January this year and they said the former owner did not take good care of the tires.  They said it was a shame since they seem to be new tires.Date on the Tires is 08/08 ..Everything else was fine in the inspection.  Just have to replace the gasket on the air conditioner as I was getting moisture in the coach. My son will take care of the installation and I was not going to pay camping world for the job when I can get it done free. Luckily my son lives next door. Gasket was only $25.00.
    So any suggestions for the Micheline tires. the Coach has 22,000 miles on her.They are L225/75 R16 radials.  FMCA has a program with Michelin but don't know if this size tire is included.  Awaiting a response from them.
Trying to decide if they should be replaced before attending the reunion  Will the factory give me a good price. I can stop there on my way to the reunion.
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Re: Tires need replacing.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 06:40:15 pm »
If you don't have notable cracking in the tires, I would not be quick to replace the tires given they are 3 years old.

What defines dry rot?
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Re: Tires need replacing.
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 07:35:13 pm »
If you don't have notable cracking in the tires, I would not be quick to replace the tires given they are 3 years old.

What defines dry rot?
  I think I will get a second opinion. 

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Re: Tires need replacing.
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 09:22:44 pm »
3 years old?
Carry on, regardless..................
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Re: Tires need replacing.
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 08:03:11 am »
If you don't have notable cracking in the tires, I would not be quick to replace the tires given they are 3 years old.

The tires are almost 5 years old and could need replacing, but not because CW said so-they just want to sell tires.

FMCA program does not cover tires under 19.5.
It's not that I'm insensitive, it's probably that I just don't care. ;)

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Re: Tires need replacing.
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 07:32:36 pm »
I think someone else mentioned  2010 unit with 2008 tires OUCH, not much you can do now,,,  I use Discount Tires a lot and like their service,,,, when I took my unit up them (2008/May tires 6500 miles) I was also worried about cracking, service guy had a  chart/card with pictures on it to compare,, no problems so get that second opinion somewhere,,  BTW, if you decide to buy make absolutely sure you get you unit aligned  food for thought,,, you can research this,, but most of us Not all of us are going once you get these Beasties align and everything going good, leave'em alone except tire pressure

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