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Old 03-13-2016, 11:46 AM   #113
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All auto and truck tires have a DOT manufacter date code. Youll want to try and work with your tire supplier to try and find the "newest" tires that you can out of their stock. With motorhomes, you rarely wear out the the tread on a set of tires before they "age out". There is some arguement in regards to this but I believe the DOT recommends that motorhome tires be replaced at 7-8 yrs REGARDLESS of tread wear. Most folks dont put enough mileage on their tires to wear out the tread before they age out. Some folks swear by this recommendation of tire replacement and some folks will run their tires longer. Thats up to you to decide. The principle is based on the fact that the rubber in the tire deteriorates and becomes unsafe even though the tire may "look" just fine. I cant remember off hand how to read the date code but just Google "DOT tire date code" and youll find the answer. Many tires may sit on the shelf for quite some time, months or even years. If you were to purchase a set that had been sitting on the shelf for a year then essentially your "new" tires are already a year closer to needing replaced. So you want to find the newest tires you can off the shelf. Tires will be one of your biggest expenses off the bat so this is important. I also bought Hancook tires and they were 4 to 5 months old when I bought them. Best I could find at the time as far as age is concerned. Ive run them for 5000+ miles now and have had no problems at all. I had them bead balanced. To answer your original question....yes, that should be all the info they need. 8r 19.5, AH11 for Hancooks.

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Old 03-13-2016, 12:09 PM   #114
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You can wrap it in 6 mil Plastic until you find out if it is working if it works get a cover for it.If it is a coleman I have a used cover that should fit I will check
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:08 PM   #115
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Reading tire manufacturer codes.

While the DOT number appears on both sides of the tire, the four numbers that will give you the manufacturing date will appear on only one side of the tire in an embossed area at the end of the DOT number. As I posted before the first two numbers are the week, for example 35 for 35th week of the year, followed by the year, 15 for 2015.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=172

As far as the A/C unit is concerned, find out the make and getting a new cover should be easy, but as John stated, its at the end of your priority list.

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Old 03-16-2016, 10:41 AM   #116
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My Airstream finally has beautiful new windshields! No more smashed glass. I'll finally be able to actually drive it!!

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Old 03-16-2016, 10:47 AM   #117
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It sure wasn't cheap!

$2,300 for the windshields, rubber gasket, crating, and shipping.

And then an additional $650 to have it professionally installed.

Ouch!

But at least I can see out the windshields and rain can't get in.

Now on to spend a lot more money on a few side windows and a full set of new tires. 😬
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:48 AM   #118
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:51 AM   #119
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Here are the huge shipping boxes and the old, removed rubber gasket:

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So did you order directly from Coach Glass?
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:55 AM   #122
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Super!

How long did it take them to do the install once they got there?
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:06 AM   #123
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So did you order directly from Coach Glass?

No, I actually ordered them through Andy at Inland RV, but from the boxes, it looks like the must be supplied by Coach Glass.
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How long did it take them to do the install once they got there?

About an hour and a half.

They had a lot of old broken glass to vacuum up, hehe!
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About an hour and a half.

They had a lot of old broken glass to vacuum up, hehe!
Wow, that's a lot faster than I expected for such large glass sections.

I'll be you're looking forward to the first drive!
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