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Old 04-21-2019, 12:17 PM   #21
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Agreed. And why are they always right? That's what frustrates me. But I keep arguing with her anyway. It's my job
I ask my wife if she gets tired of being right all the time. She says no!


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Old 04-21-2019, 01:12 PM   #22
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Truck tires wear down in about 3 years, I replace 4 the 1st time and trade tucks the 2nd due to mileage. If I ever keep a 5er 5 years all 5 will be replaced, even the unused spare. We have always traded before the 5 year mark so far.

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Old 04-21-2019, 01:46 PM   #23
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From Discount Tires:

"How Long Do Tires Last?
The average life of a tire is determined by the conditions a tire is exposed to throughout its life - not measured in calendar years. Temperature changes, sun exposure, storage conditions, usage, and maintenance schedules all contribute to the rate at which a tire ages.

It is impossible to determine a tireís exact life expectancy, because there is no way to account for the level of influence any one of these factors may have on a tire. However, you can defer to the vehicle and tire manufacturers replacement recommendations:

Vehicle manufacturers recommend tire replacement at 6 years
Tire manufacturers' warranties expire at 6 years
Tire manufacturers recommend replacement at 10 years, regardless of tread depth
Discount Tire Direct recommends that you replace your tires after 6 years of age, regardless of tread depth."

This recommendation is in line with most all of the tire manufacturers and the rubber trade association.

I absolutely would NOT use a 7 year old tire, I had two 5 year old tires on my TT fail catastrophically, on the same trip and cause a bunch of damage.
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Old 04-21-2019, 02:18 PM   #24
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My TST 507 always lets me know about the slow leaks. I wasnít pulling the camper this time.
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Old 04-21-2019, 02:33 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by spock123 View Post
Since I need new tires I told DW now would be a good time to trade trucks, DW said the new tires are just two truck payments.
That was how we always knew Dad was going to buy a new car, he would get new tires and a muffler then trade it in a few weeks. Mom was always mad for a week after. lol
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Old 04-21-2019, 03:50 PM   #26
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Best just buy new tires. And discard the old ones . I have had good Looking tires turned down on state inspection . They check the date they weíre manufactured .
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:48 PM   #27
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Spock, we have had nothing but great service with Michelin truck tires for the past 40+ years. I will put nothing else on our tow vehicle.

I wish they still manufactured trailer tires, but I cannot find them anywhere.
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:31 PM   #28
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Iíll order the Michelin tires tomorrow, most of the response has been a no on the 7 year old spare. I just canít take a chance on a old tire. Sometimes we are on back roads with little cell phone service or none.
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:32 PM   #29
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You will be happy with the Michelin tires. I had a set of those and ran 75K...yes you could see the air in them.
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:36 PM   #30
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It's always amazing. And yes, I'm going to be the other side of the story about michelins.
My entire farm family use to use nothing but michelins. Then we had a few years of nothing but problems and blowouts on everything from farm equipment to passenger vehicles. Switched to Cooper. No problems since. And they are much cheaper than the overpriced michelins.
I hope you have better luck spock123!

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