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Old 04-30-2014, 04:03 PM   #41
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Yeah I guess $40 bucks is cheap but I only have 3000 miles on them and the seeming simple task will have taken 10 hours of my time before it's done.
So you will jack up and block your rig, remove 7 tires and wheels, load them into a truck, drive to a tire shop, load them back into a truck, re-install them, unblock your rig for $40. Want a job here in Concord, NC? I can use some cheap labor at approx. $10/hr mowing my 1.5 acres of weeds and I'll furnish the Cub Cadet.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:18 PM   #42
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So you will jack up and block your rig, remove 7 tires and wheels, load them into a truck, drive to a tire shop, load them back into a truck, re-install them, unblock your rig for $40. Want a job here in Concord, NC? I can use some cheap labor at approx. $10/hr mowing my 1.5 acres of weeds and I'll furnish the Cub Cadet.

LOL. $40 is for fuel to get to and from the shop and 10 hours is the time I wil have spent finding a place to do it and getting it done. I considered doing what you said but only as a last resort.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:31 PM   #43
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LOL. $40 is for fuel to get to and from the shop and 10 hours is the time I wil have spent finding a place to do it and getting it done. I considered doing what you said but only as a last resort.
The 10 hrs is already spent, just wondering about the $40 vs the labor involved to avoid spending the $40 for fuel.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:30 PM   #44
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I just bought a used 2013 3170ds. It was built in 2012. I asked the dealer about the tire recall and he said these tires where exempt. I am looking at them and they are crazy weather checked. The dealer said they passed inspection and there was nothing else they could do. They appear to match the recall. Would this recall be valid for a second hand owner ? It still has what's left of the power train and 3 year 36000 warrantee. First post so thank you all.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:59 PM   #45
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If the date codes are between 0210 to 2512 and the tires were built at the Nova Scotia plant (codes B3JH AKEX) you will be able to get them replaced at any Michelin or Ford dealer that can handle a rig of it's size. I had a lot of trouble finding a place that could handle a 3120.

Also it seems odd a unit that new has tires that are cracked and dry rotted. My unit was built in 2011 and it's tires look like new with no cracking or visible deterioration.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:08 AM   #46
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I we did a full walk around last week on the RV took if for a test drive. The tires where wore but in good shape. Picked it up tonight and instantly noticed the rear tire where weather checked. Argued with them that this was not the case a week ago when we put a deposit down. They said I must have overlooked it and there was nothing they could do. Just went out side because this is bothering me so bad. Front tires are 3711. Which should be in the recall range. Rear tires are 2603. WTF, I new something was fishy. These tires are made in 2003. Any advice ? When do tires expire. It was just safety inspected and passes with a note on weather checked tires.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:26 AM   #47
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Sounds like someone swapped tires after you last looked at it. I find it hard to believe 10 year old tires would be on it.

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Old 05-02-2014, 12:50 AM   #48
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Fronts are probably the originals and as long as the plant build codes are correct they should be covered under the recall. The rears obviously were swapped out at some time. Not sure why unless the originals were recalled tires and failed before the recall came out. Kind of a judgement call by the inspection mechanic on the checking. He is putting his butt on the line by passing it with cracking but I don't think there is much you can do. It doesn't sound like the dealer is willing to work with you so you either have to walk away or just buy replacements yourself. I would be concerned with tires that old at superhighway speeds. If you only travel back roads at low speeds it may be worth the risk.
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Ok I looked again. There is no date stamp on the rear. The front have the letters and then the date stamp. After the date stamp it says 002603. On the rears there are the letters and no date stamp. It just says E2 002603. If there is no date stamp does that mean these tires are older than 2000 when the tire date was put into law? I think I got screwed. The spare is some geolander 3111.
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Tires have a lifetime of no more than 6 years even if they have tread left on them. Because the MH sits for long periods, the tires break down. Some show cracking on the sidewalls, others just fail on the road. No MH tire over 6 years old should "pass inspection". Unless the deal is so good that you can afford to replace the old tires immediately, I would walk away. On the rear tires, they are mounted facing in, so you may not be able to see all the DOT information without removing one.
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