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Old 04-20-2018, 05:02 PM   #1
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I noticed cracks in the sidewalls while doing my spring cleaning. My question are these just cosmetic or an indication the tires need to be replaced. I see it on all the tires. The tires are 4 1/2 years old, about 20k miles. I know you typically replace tires on rvs before all of the tread is gone. But 4+ years seems short. The tires are not covered in the winter.

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Old 04-20-2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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I would replace them.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:16 PM   #4
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I'd replace those as well... I've always been told that "RV tires generally don't wear out, they time out" and that five years was the replacement schedule for tires.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:03 PM   #5
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Replace.
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Definitelyyyyyy. Replaceeeeee.
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:43 PM   #7
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The pictured tires are unsafe. 5-10 years are max exactly because of the condition shown. 10 years is rare and only attained with meticulous care.
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Michelin had some issues. I would check with a reputable dealer about possible recall. Ymmv
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I'd replace those as well... I've always been told that "RV tires generally don't wear out, they time out" and that five years was the replacement schedule for tires.
X2 KEEP THEM COVERED when not in use... occasionally spray with 303 to add a year or two...
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I noticed cracks in the sidewalls while doing my spring cleaning. My question are these just cosmetic or an indication the tires need to be replaced. I see it on all the tires. The tires are 4 1/2 years old, about 20k miles. I know you typically replace tires on rvs before all of the tread is gone. But 4+ years seems short. The tires are not covered in the winter.

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What is the date code on the tires?
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