21 year old Tires !!!!
I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw for myself, but it is true.
My neighbor recently returned from a trip to Palm Desert (and more) over 4 weeks covering 4,000 miles.
3 of the tires on his 5th wheel were 21 years old!
1 tire was 8 years old!
The spare was new.
** He experienced "NO" tire issues on the trip **
The three 21 year old tires were Good Year Marathons (Made in Canada...
which they no longer make in Canada).
The other one was a China brand (can't recall the brand).
I tried to be supportive , before he left on the trip, by cautioning the dangers of 'tire age' but this was to be his last trip with this 5th wheel and he didn't want to spend any money on tires....besides..."they looked good to him".
The only thing that I can rationalize is that tires that were made 20 years ago were manufactured to last, unlike the "China Bombs" we see being sold now.
I only posted this information for interest sake. I do not advocate the use of 'old' out-dated-tires or tires in poor condition.
'07 WildCat 30 RLBS ~ West Coast Edition ~
Trail Air - Tri Glide Pin Box
2000 F350 DRW 7.3 Diesel Lariat 89k miles
Edge programmer, 4" SS exhaust turbo/back
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada