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Something to think about before retiring.


I ran across this today and I thought it was food for thought.  I've heard the same things, from other sources, as I've heard here about tire age but this seems to refute that.  I haven't gone to Bandag and looked at what they have to say but I do believe it's something to think about, especially for those who run 22.5 in tires.

http://www.tirereview.com/how-long-do-truck-tires-last/

 

 



-- Edited by arcaguy on Thursday 12th of July 2018 04:19:07 PM

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I have written a few posts on tires on this forum (and others) and have for the most part stayed away from an absolute number. The reason is simple, most tire manufacturer, mainly the top tier ones have engineered thier tires to last for a number of miles/years. Probably more so in commercial application designs. 

My professional opinion is to gauge the tire on channel cracking in the tread area ( don’t confuse with cuts), checking on the sidewall, or the condition of the tread. But more important it all comes down to the owners peace of mind. If one isn’t comfortable with thier tires due to age then everything else doesn’t really matter. 



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This post fooled me ... retiring means stop working to me ... HA!


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You're not the only one. I was trying to figure out why buying tires was different once we retired - assumed it was just another "senior moment thing".

That said, what must be remembered is that even though we have truck tires on the motorhome, we don't drive like truckers.  No long hours, no large number of miles.  UV rays are our enemy.  Yes, we do check them, but 7-8 years is as long as we want to go before we replace them.



-- Edited by Barbaraok on Friday 13th of July 2018 10:30:21 AM

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Same Barbara and Ron, thought it was going to be about prepping something before retiring LOL.

Due to uneven wear (worn tread!) more than anything else we've had to change ours more frequently than we'd like, and touch wood, only had one blow out on a rear duly when we were on the road back from Alaska 11 years ago, which caused some damage to the vehicle but nothing we couldn't handle going very very slowly for quite some time (everything up there is miles apart) on just one tire instead of the two.



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Rickl wrote:

I have written a few posts on tires on this forum (and others) and have for the most part stayed away from an absolute number. The reason is simple, most tire manufacturer, mainly the top tier ones have engineered thier tires to last for a number of miles/years. Probably more so in commercial application designs. 

My professional opinion is to gauge the tire on channel cracking in the tread area ( don’t confuse with cuts), checking on the sidewall, or the condition of the tread. But more important it all comes down to the owners peace of mind. If one isn’t comfortable with thier tires due to age then everything else doesn’t really matter. 


 This is helpful to me and alleviates some issues that I have had.  We've now moved twice in the last year (Oregon to Utah and Utah to Oklahoma), and for each move, I've inspected the tires prior to moving.  This last move's inspection showed that we needed new truck tires.  Even though the sidewalls of the tires looked really good, there were cracks in between the treads, so those got replaced.  The truck tires were purchased in 2009.  The trailer tires did not have any cracks anywhere, and those tires are original equipment on our 2010 Mobile Suites.  However, with this last move, I did my best to keep my speeds as close to 65 mph as possible to help prevent overheating.

Terry



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My new rig had four good looking rear tires, two bad ones on the front and two flat spares. "Yay! I only need to buy two tires".   Then my mechanic says   "Your trig takes 16" rims and someone put 16.5's  on the front. So you need two new rims also". Okay, two rims and tires now, NP.  Then I found a gash in one of the rear sidewalls and the mech says , "Where am I going to put a third new tire? You need all new rears". So two rims and six tires later, she looks really good (except for the spare tire question) .

I just hope I can change one of those big boys on the side of the road after I retire 



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