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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-01-2022, 12:02 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
dlkershaw's Avatar
 
2016 22' Sport
Swedesboro , New Jersey
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 97
New Tires?? Replacement time?

Have been running Goodyear Endurance since 2018, about 12,00 miles.
How often should I replace tires ? The look good, not alot of miles but looking for advice ?
Thanks in advance.
Dave
dlkershaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2022, 12:32 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
2007 16' International CCD
Vintage Kin Owner
Somewhere , Colorado
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,054
One opinion: since it’s not likely to use the trailer enough to wear out the tread on trailer tires, the age of the tires is probably key. Good rule of thumb is 5-7 years from date of tire manufacture shown on the tire, or sooner if you observe surface cracks on the sidewalls.
field & stream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2022, 01:13 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
crispyboy's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
alexandria , Kentucky
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,162
Images: 3
I use a 5 year schedule for the trailer. Aluminum repair from a bad tire can be very expensive.
__________________
Steve, Christy, Anna and Phoebe (Border Collie)
1994 Classic 30'11" Excella - rear twin
2009 Dodge 2500, 6 Speed Auto, CTD, Quad Cab, Short Bed
Hensley Arrow hitch with adjustable stinger
WBCCI # 3072
crispyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2022, 01:20 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Ray Eklund's Avatar
 
2019 27' International
2014 25' International
2006 23' Safari SE
Fort Saunders , Wyoming
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by dlkershaw View Post
Have been running Goodyear Endurance since 2018, about 12,00 miles.
How often should I replace tires ? The look good, not alot of miles but looking for advice ?
Thanks in advance.
Dave
*****
If stored in an enclosed RV Garage... look for graying of the sidewalls. If there are cracks, replace. Never had that problem indoor storage and can get more use of the tires on our vehicles and trailers. Years and mileage.

The SUN is your enemy. Often one side of trailer has more damage due to exposure. The other side OK. Greying and Cracks are part of that recipe. Check often.

If stored OUTSIDE on gravel, dirt or grass with direct sunlight... worse option of all and check each time you use the trailer.

Graying... check with a tire seller what to wipe upon both exposed surfaces.

Get a flat spots on a trailer tire, from a locking brake... replace tire and fix brakes.

Most RV Tires will Rot Out, before wearing out.

Crispyboy said it. It costs much more to repair the fender well aluminum.

Next time near a tire shop towing the trailer. Stop... get some 'free advice'. Then decide.

I will replace tires when 50% or more tread is worn on my 2016 F350 Ford and the 2019 27FBQ. Still have the original Michelin 16 inch tires on the Airstream from 2019.

Both F350 and Airstream are stored inside a garage. Keep the trailer tires inflated. I like 80psi when stored for the Season and then lower the PSI to your pressure, when ready to use.

I replaced the REAR Michelins on the original 2016 F350 as they were around 50% worn this Spring. When the front tires are around 50%... they will be next. The tires were in excellent condition and could have gone longer...

I am a Neanderthal and survived using my brain and not my walking stick. If your tires go bad... the walking stick may be needed. Do not be overly concerned. Marathons never wore out... they fell apart. The Endurance are much better tires.

Check the Month and Year the 'new tires' were manufactured at purchase... Letter is month, two numbers the Year. (if not correct, correct me as I am a Neanderthal)
__________________
Human Bean
Ray Eklund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2022, 01:28 PM   #5
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
2022 Interstate 24X
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 14,865
Hi

As well as past usage, future expected use also matters. Having a tire die in storage is possible, but unlikely. Best guess is that in NJ, it's about time to winterize and go into storage. At least to me, that would make this a "next spring" sort of decision.

Next layer in usage: Are you planning a drive to Alaska next year? Is it more likely to be 500 miles at < 45 MPH next year? In the first case, yup, replace the tires. In the second case, more digging might be worthwhile.

Five years is indeed a "good guess" sort of time range. Cracks in the sidewalls are a bad sign at any age. Changing a tire by the side of the road is not any fun at all. At some point "better safe than sorry" becomes the driver.

Lots of variables ....

Bob
uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2022, 01:50 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
1988 25' Excella
1987 32' Excella
Knoxville , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,673
Blog Entries: 1
For me I change every 4 years. I just feel like the newer a tire is the stronger it is. And like Bob said, at the end of the long seasonal storage period. I am cheap on most things but not on tires.
Bill M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2022, 04:37 PM   #7
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 12,817
Images: 5
We run Michelin 16" LTs on Lucy. We last replaced them in 2019 after her Alaska trip. They were 5 years old at the time but had logged 71,000 miles and were starting to show some tread wear. We replaced them with Michelin Ribs. They were pricey, but Lucy is worth it.

We had a down year in 2020 with all the Covid stuff. We will most likely replace the Ribs in 2025 after 6 years of use regardless of the miles used.

Brian
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with ProPride
2020 Silverado 2500 (Vivian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2022, 07:54 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
2022 25' Flying Cloud
2015 30' FB FC Bunk
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Golden , Colorado
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 827
Quote:
Originally Posted by moosetags View Post
We run Michelin 16" LTs on Lucy. We last replaced them in 2019 after her Alaska trip. They were 5 years old at the time but had logged 71,000 miles and were starting to show some tread wear. We replaced them with Michelin Ribs. They were pricey, but Lucy is worth it.

We had a down year in 2020 with all the Covid stuff. We will most likely replace the Ribs in 2025 after 6 years of use regardless of the miles used.

Brian
I also run 16 Michelin XTS RIB. Best peace of mind I could get. It is also a big benefit to run them at 48psi, per Michelin load chart, which provides a lot of valuable road cushion.
__________________
2022 25RBT Flying Cloud, Dual AC, Full Awning Package, Solar and Convection Microwave.
2012FB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2022, 08:02 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
2017 28' International
Jim Falls , Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 2,030
Blog Entries: 1
I am kind of in the same boat with a 2017. My tires look pretty good, and I have stored it indoors for most of its life. I am probably going to replace them in the Spring. I have a Goodyear dealer near me and they do quite a few campers. I figure I might as well store the AS on the existing tires. I saw a tire blow on a camper about 2 mos. ago. Not a pretty sight.
Daquenzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2022, 09:42 PM   #10
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 12,817
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2012FB View Post
I also run 16” Michelin XTS RIB. Best peace of mind I could get. It is also a big benefit to run them at 48psi, per Michelin load chart, which provides a lot of valuable road cushion.

I have been running Lucy's Ribs at 68psi. I may try lowering the pressure to gain some road cushion.

Brian
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with ProPride
2020 Silverado 2500 (Vivian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2022, 10:36 AM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
2003 28' Classic
Stillwater , Oklahoma
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 74
Look for small cracks around the rim. BTW replaced mine last month at Discount Tires, in and out in 30 minutes. They had special accommodations for trailers.
ttrout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2022, 04:00 PM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
1960 26' Overlander
Tipton , Iowa
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 140
Images: 4
Like earlier stated, trailer tires normally age out before wearing out. I learned the hard way to never go beyond 7 years from date of their MANUFACTURE. I lost two tires on my single axel Overlander during one trip, only one day apart. Just prior to the start of the trip I inspected them. The tires were wearing evenly with lots of tread left. They showed no signs of cracking and were properly inflated...They looked almost new in spite of being about 7.5 years old. I store the trailer outdoors and always use tire covers. I took a gamble and lost. The date of manufacture is a 4 digit number on the sidewall near the rim. The first two digits are the week of the year and the last two are the last two digits of the year. For example 3420 would be the 34th week of 2020.
Scott S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2022, 04:01 PM   #13
Moderator
 
jcanavera's Avatar

 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Fenton , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 10,284
Images: 143
Send a message via AIM to jcanavera Send a message via Skype™ to jcanavera
Quote:
Originally Posted by ttrout View Post
Look for small cracks around the rim. BTW replaced mine last month at Discount Tires, in and out in 30 minutes. They had special accommodations for trailers.
Discount Tire finally came to the St Louis area and has opened two retail outlets. Good to hear they can handle trailers. No major tire outlets here will mount LT tires on trailers. I’m getting too old to play the games where I have to pull the wheels off the trailer whenever I need replace the Michelin’s.

I went 6 seasons with the LTX MS2 Michelins. No issues. Now I'm running the Defenders. Not sure what I will run once we get 6 years on the Defenders.

Jack
__________________
Jack Canavera
STL Mo.
AIR #56 S/OS#15
'04 Classic 30' S.O.,'03 GMC Savana 2500,'14 Honda CTX 700
jcanavera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2022, 07:59 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6,039
Images: 9
I think 4 years is max for both the 15” and 16” Michelin tires we have on our 2015 23D International Serenity and 2014 41’ Classic. No movement is not good for tires. We store under roof with tire covers but the Arizona heat is tough on tires.

All of our motorized vehicle reside in air conditioned garages which is a bonus for all parts if each vehicle
__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic w/ twin beds, 50 amp service, 1000 watt solar system, Centramatics, Tuson TPMS, 12" disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2022, 10:20 AM   #15
3 Rivet Member
 
dvgofaz's Avatar
 
2005 34' Classic
tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 152
Images: 5
It partly depends on where the tires spend most of their lives. I too have GYE tires but here in Arizona we have to keep them covered if parked in the direct sun. A 3 year old tire that has been parked with the southern sun on it every day won't last but a few years.

That was the case when I bought my 05 Classic, tires looked great, had not been travelled much, and the 'born on' date was just over three years ago. First 2 times I took a slow left turn two tires sidewalls let go. It would nice if there was a method to test the quality of the rubber in addition to knowing how old they are.
dvgofaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2022, 10:23 AM   #16
2 Rivet Member
 
2018 22' Sport
Beaconsfield , Quebec
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 37
Just changed the original tires on mine, about 4.5 years. Due to wear. About 15-20k miles.
duboismjjp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2022, 10:28 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
SailorSam205's Avatar
 
South East , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 510
My view, replace trailer tires between 3 and 5 years of age from manufacture depending on your risk tolerance...
__________________
Al
2017 29' SOB, 2022 Platinum F-150 SCrew, ProPride
SailorSam205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2022, 10:39 AM   #18
Site Team
 
richard5933's Avatar

 
1994 25' Excella
Waukesha , Wisconsin
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 4,145
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by dvgofaz View Post
It partly depends on where the tires spend most of their lives. I too have GYE tires but here in Arizona we have to keep them covered if parked in the direct sun. A 3 year old tire that has been parked with the southern sun on it every day won't last but a few years.

That was the case when I bought my 05 Classic, tires looked great, had not been travelled much, and the 'born on' date was just over three years ago. First 2 times I took a slow left turn two tires sidewalls let go. It would nice if there was a method to test the quality of the rubber in addition to knowing how old they are.
I think this is a key factor here - location.

My coach came to me with great tires - Firestone. They were already a few years old so I took them to be inspected by a commercial Firestone shop here in town. The manager inspected and told me that they're good to go. We repeated this every year till they were nearly 10 years old, and at that point they reached the point time-wise that he could no longer give a positive recommendation. Not because of the condition - they still looked great - but because this is the max he was allowed to go on these tires.

Same tires in the south with the sun beating on them likely wouldn't have fared so well. I've seen the same tires on coaches from the Southwest with cracks in them in just a few years.

Trailer tires are no different. My trailer is used mainly in northern states and is parked indoors when not in use. My tires will likely last much longer than a trailer kept in the south or parked outdoors year round.

There is no hard and fast rule about when to replace tires. When I first got into RVing the recommendation often heard was 5-7 years. Now I'm hearing 5 years or less. My plan is to take my tires to a reputable shop after about 4-5 years to have them inspected, and then depending on that make a decision for the following years.
__________________
Richard
11018
1994 Excella 25 Follow the build on Gertie!
1999 Suburban LS 2500 w/7.4L V8
1974 GMC 4108a - Custom Coach Land Cruiser (Sold)
richard5933 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2022, 11:00 AM   #19
3 Rivet Member
 
Berkel-Enschot , Noord-Brabant
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 189
Airstream TT have comfortable reserve in the tires to the GAWR, and comfortable reserve in the GAWR('s) to the GVWR. Airstream is an exeption to the rule in TT land For that reason, if you kept recomended pressure, you never have overheated one or more tires, so that part is covered.
Then if you cover when standing for sunlight, and dont store near electrical instruments, that produce peroxides, like Ozon, and let them be checked by an hounoust specialist every year, especially on aging signs, the tires can make 10 years of use before preventive renewal. 2 years profesional storing after production date can be sold as new, so sometimes this can mean 12 years after DOT date, preventive renewal.

This is what also tiremakers in europe write, but OK laws of nature are different in Europe.

The 4 years was courced by the poor reserves of most other TT brands, wich gave often overheated tires, wich gave sometimes only after 3 years blowing tires, when the cracks made by only once overheated, got big enaugh to give blowing tire or treath separation
jadatis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2022, 01:33 PM   #20
1 Rivet Member
 
2017 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Orange , California
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 6
5 years regardless of how they look. We took our unit on a trip with older tires and had 2 separate blowouts at freeway speeds in a rural area. Both replacement tires were different brands so when we got home had to replace all 6 tires.
trapport is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Tires...Tires...Tires Bob Thompson Tires 280 11-07-2021 11:46 PM
Is it time to buy new tires? aliner Tires 75 03-09-2019 04:40 PM
Bambi 16' - Time for New Tires RDM16CCD Tires 3 04-14-2009 03:29 PM
New time streamer, long time dreamer Wilburstream Member Introductions 25 01-12-2009 09:32 PM
Help tires, tires, tires. jimmini Tires 9 10-18-2008 08:54 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.