Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

About how old are the tires on your RV?

How old are your RV tires — those inflatable round rubber cushions that fit around your wheels as you roll down the highway? Are they brand new? Or have they been rolling beneath or behind you for years?

Time flies and some of us, when we stop and think about it, realize that our tires are older than we remembered. “We’ve had ’em a few years,” you say, and then your significant other reminds you that you bought them back in 2015, the same time your youngest child graduated from college.

Do you know the age of the tires on your RV? If you can’t remember exactly, take your best guess.

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George H
28 days ago

Had a blow out on an outside rear on our Class B+ going into Phoenix in late June. Replaced 5 of the 6 tires. They were 4.5 ye old with 50k on them. Big O Tires had them in their warehouse and got us back the road in 5 hours.

Don N
28 days ago

The Front Tires are 2 years and the rear 4 are 2 months old. The original tires were on our MH when we bought it 8 years ago so did not know the age when changed.

Tina
29 days ago

We are stationary seasonal campers and the tires that came with the trailer are still on there!

Marion
30 days ago

Found out the hard way that our tires, that we bought new, were several years older than we thought they were.

Linda
30 days ago

Our current tires are less than 3 months old.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

We got new tires last June (i.e., 2020) and all the date codes were late 2019 or 2020.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

All are younger than five years, with two at five, two at four, and two more at two years old.

Dennis G.
1 month ago

Current set of tires are 3 years old, on our class-a. The previous set was 22 years old, when we got the coach. They still looked good, had minor small sidewall cracks, but the rubber was hard and they rode rough.

Ron V
1 month ago

My tires are 7 years old but in great shape. I am not overly worried about them since I went from a load range E that came on the 5th wheel to a G. Why? Because the LR-E were barely rated to carry the GVWR of the trailer and I could not find an LR-F in an LT tire so went to a G rated tire. I tried ST tires but too many blowouts and the trailer data plate called for LT tires anyway. I plan to run the tires for another 2 or 3 years.

ED COWAN
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron V

RON V.
THERE ARE NO 7 YEAR OLD TIRES ON A MOTORHOME THAT ARE IN “GREAT SHAPE”, MAY LOOK GOOD BUT THAT IS NOT THE POINT, OVER 30 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY AS A MASTER CERTIFIED RV SERVICE TECH, CHANGE THEM NOW, I HAVE SEEN TO MANY BLOWOUTS WITH “GOOD LOOKING TIRES” THAT HAVE CAUSED DAMAGE AND INJURIES, DON’T PLAY GAMES, CHANGE THEM…..MOTORHOME FRONT AXLES ARE RECOMMENDED AT 5 YEARS, REAR AXLES AT 7 YEARS.

rvgrandma
1 month ago

Mine are 1999 only because I have been parked for 8 years. Will be getting new tires in the next month so I can start traveling. Unbelievably the tires are not cracked but would not trust driving on them even further than to the tire store.

Ron T.
1 month ago

The tires on our 2016 Class C are the original equipment so roughly 5 years old. They also have 54,000 miles on them as it is an ex-rental vehicle. Thus they are nearing the end of their useful life both time & mileage-wise. I’ll monitor them closely for the rest of this year and probably get new ones next spring. That reminds me to get out my tread depth gauge and check them again now.

Jim Knoch
1 month ago

I recently bought a set of 4 Goodyear Endurance tires through Walmart.com.The price was fair and I also installed metal valve stems. My only complaint was that they wouldn’t let me deliver to the store, they had to be shipped to my home, so they missed out on the mounting, which I did myself. I must say that at 69, I am getting a bit too old to be wrestling tires off and on the rims manually, but I “Got ‘er Done!”. My 28ft TT does seem to pull better now …not as much tendancy to sway.

James McKenzie
1 month ago

We just bought our 4th set of six tires for our motor home less than month ago. 129,000 miles on our 2004 Itasca. The date stamp on all 6 was the 26th week of 2021. So, they are less than 8 weeks old. I think / know I was kind of a pest at the dealership insisting on recent manufacturing dates. Our Schwab dealer outdid himself.

ED COWAN
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKenzie

OUTSTANDNG

UPRIG
1 month ago

Replaced Toyo’s at 11 years on my 2003 Fleetwood 39L… never a problem or a blemish…💀

George Sylvia
1 month ago

Just replaced a set on my fiver two years back. It is too bad that today’s tires only last a few seasons. My previous fiver the tires lasted the life of the trailer I put on new ones when I sold it 35 years later. Those tires were Bridgestone and were made in Tiwan.

Tom
1 month ago

My Michelin’s are 4 1/2 years old. I check then religiously. Have a TPMS. Motorhome stored inside when not in use. No cracks at all. And no plans in replacing them anytime soon. Roger Marble is my bible.

Barry
1 month ago

I have a MH and change 2 of the 6 tires every two years.
I never have a tire more than 6 years old

Skip
1 month ago

Changed in April of 18. Good to go for another 3 years. Change whether we have to or not. Have done tires every 6 years.

Lindy Maynes-Kolthoff
1 month ago

I kept reading, in this newsletter and on-line, about the importance of keeping tires in good shape. So, this past week I looked at our trailer tires. One seemed a bit low. We asked our storage place to check all four. There were cracks in two tires (trailer is a 2020 bought in August 2019.) Our trailer has vey little mileage on it as it is towed only 10 miles from storage to a resort and then back again. The tires should have lasted longer but to be safe we are having four new tires installed.

Irv
1 month ago

Possibly sun damage.

Norman Worthington
1 month ago

I have a 2017 Redwood, only got 4-7k miles out of a set of 16 ply tires. Had Independent suspension put on….now going on 13k miles with little to no wear….what a difference! I’ll have to change tires at 4 years at this rate.

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