Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-25-2019, 09:02 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 758
Tire life when stored indoors.

Looking at a fifth wheel that has spent it's life stored indoors. Does that extend the tire life?
comfun1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2019, 09:47 AM   #2
Kasual Kamper
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Fairfield County CT
Posts: 1,297
Not only the tires but other components such as roof, siding, awnings, etc. If the tires were exposed to sunlight for extended periods while the unit was being used however (such as a seasonal site), that will take it's toll without tire covers.
Current: 2013 Flagstaff MicroLite 21DS
Past: 2000 Fleetwood Mallard 19N
TV: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SL 4x4
JayArras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2019, 10:07 AM   #3
Senior Member
Jim34RL's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Oswego il
Posts: 2,431
In my humble opinion, I would never go beyond the 5 years of use from date of manufacture on an ST tire. Just not worth the risk of a tire failure, do to the damage it could cause to the trailer.

I know a LT tire or car tire should be replaced between 6 and 10 years after manufacturing. With 10 years being the maximum life span of a tire, if this is a daily used tire for driving.
Jim W.
2016 34RL CC; 2008 Ram Mega Cab 2500HD, 6.7L, 68RFE 6 speed, 4X4, Smarty S67, TDR 145K+miles
Jim34RL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2019, 10:22 AM   #4
Senior Member
KeithInUpstateNY's Avatar
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 190
Maybe. It depends on whether or not the tires were kept properly inflated inflated, among other factors.

And many experts agree the lifespan of the rubber compounds in tires is only six years (I've also seen seven) regardless of the physical appearance of the tire: The date of manufacture of the tire is on the sidewall.
KeithInUpstateNY is offline   Reply With Quote

door, tire

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 AM.