Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-04-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
Rivet Master
Zeppelinium's Avatar

1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,881
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
tire age?

for a new tire, how old is a reasonable tire age? These are LT tires (let's not get into the LT versus ST here, OK?) and I generally destroy tires inside of 3 years, so I'm not worried about getting 5-7 years on the trailer. If the tire is less than 6 months old, is that acceptable for a "new" tire?


Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2006, 06:46 PM   #2
Well Preserved

1974 31' Sovereign
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 19,571
Yes. It takes anywhere from 3-8 weeks to get a tire to the store, and it is not unreasonable to expect the tire to sit on a shelf for another 8-16 weeks. Popular tires will go quicker, and probably be fresher, but genereally speaking, anything less than a year old before it is installed on your vehicle is acceptable.

Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2006, 07:52 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Tarheel's Avatar
2001 34' Limited S/O
Moyock , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,010
Images: 21
Mine came from China on a slow boat. 6 months is very reasonable.
Keep the shiny side up.
WBCCI # 348
Past Region 3 President
Past President Tidewater Unit 111
Rick Bell in "Silverbell"
Tarheel is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tire pressure wb13798 General Motorhome Topics 16 01-27-2007 12:31 PM
spare tire? Chas Tires 14 07-04-2005 07:09 PM
Tire opinion Dbraw Tires 12 11-25-2002 07:39 AM
Tire Pressure TBYRNE Tires 11 08-09-2002 09:04 PM
Tire code info FrankR Tires 1 05-20-2002 09:18 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.