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Tires Doug 1-17-03  
The Goodyear tires on my 35' MH have 56,000 miles on them (Goodyear 159 245 70R19.5)I have had one blowout on a rear dual. Should I assume all should be replaced with this mileage. They still look good. Do they rot inside?
Re: Tires jd 1-18-03  
If you're like most RVers, your tires will die from old age long before wear. The rubber needs to be flexed by driving to keep the oils distributed and delay deterioration. If you aren't sure of the age of the tires, get the date codes on them cracked and if they're more than a several years old, I'd suggest you get a full set. Spare and all. Talked to a man the other day in the campground. His old tire had blown, he had an awful time changing it and when he did, the spare blew in about 30 minutes of driving. I'd've liked to see him with two 16" wheels in the mouth of his VW Beetle toad going for new ones. Said he could barely see over the front. Once you have new tires, rotate them, including the spare.
God Bless, jd
Re: Tires David Schlinkert 1-17-03  
Doug,

Most blowouts are due to under-inflation
or road hazards. If the wearbars aren't showing on the tires and the sidewalls don't have any cracks or flaking, I'd say replace the dead tire.

David
Re: Tires Gary CC NV 1-17-03  
Take it from a million miler, don't take chances with tire's. To many thing's can happen, usually Not Good. You can put a price on a tire, but you can't put a price on your Loved Ones riding on them. Take them to a Tire Professional, have em check the tire depth. Ask them what they think, if you don't think there being honest with ya, go some where else, it's your right to a second opinion. Look for any Wear Bars showing. Look for any Bald Spots, thats usually a sign of tread separation. Feel the side walls for any thing unusual, bumps, cuts, the two tires rubbing Against each other possible at one time, because one was low on pressure. I'm willing to bet that you will be able to buy two tires for the price of one in your home town, compared to what it could cost you in some backwoods town, out in the middle of no where. If you do decide to get a new set of tire's,keep them off the side of the road, because, that's where all the Flat Tires come from.
Re: Tires Georgia southern 1-22-03  
How bout recaps? bad Idea if the are just on the back? I have a 28 ft school bus what kind of tires do you think I should get?
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