tyre oversight

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  1. DavidG58

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    I recently posted a question about when to change tyres due to age, resolved that and ordered new for fitting next week. Then realised I had overlooked my spare, still absolutely as new, never been off the frame in MH garage, only sees daylight for a minutes a year.

    Does that still come under the age rule for changing, like the rest of mine it is now 7 years old this month, should I have ordered 7 tyres? :cry:

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  2. Terry

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    Hi David if I was you I would treat it as exactly what it is a spare :thumb: If you have a punture put it on but then get your new tyre fixed/renewed and put it back onto your van turning your spare back to the spare :BigGrin:--Got to be better than a can of spray foam :thumb:
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    Wot Terry said....

    Terry said it first, but it's what I would have said.

    Simon
     
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    Ditto the above. As long as you get your puncher fix strait away then replace the spare. :thumb:
     
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    i would keep all the old tyres then take them to morocco .get good money for them there .
    tyres are expensive there .
    mind i would keep running them till they blow or wear out .
     
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    take them to morocco .get good money for them there .

    6 x 205/70R16C free to good home in 2 weeks, save me £12 disposal fee!!

    Buyer to collect, I'm not bringing them down to Cornwall!:Eek!:

    David
     
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    But what about the age issue

    I agree with all above and think that will be what I do, but why does the age issue not seem to matter for the spare, albeit if only for little use, that still might include a few motorway miles

    VWAlan I already know your answer!! :BigGrin:

    David
     
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    Hope I never meet you when going at high speed on a road.
     
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    I thought our spare was okay until I took it out. The underside was pristine but the side that had been against the van floor was all cracked. I suspect the chemicals in the undersell had affected it.

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    i,m never at high speed . i usually wear mine out . not keen on having a m,home and not using it . do about 10 thou a year so wearing out tyres arent a problem . on my third set on the one i have now . only had it 13 yrs .
    all i know is get a puncture on the move with almost any tyre on the trailer its usually un usable . might be lucky if its a slow one . but you dont feel it on the road or the trailer drop.
    i think its a shame many dont use their m,homes more ,its a big world out there .
     
  11. pappajohn

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    maybe you would as you visit marocco regularly.

    income from old tyres maybe £50 each tops

    return ferry to spain/france, fuel for trip, return ferry to africa......many hundreds of £'s

    :Doh::Laughing:
     
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    hi pappa .might fetch a tenner each . but its enough .
    have taken some before . i never get like new old ones on mine .
    pick up the odd good one at a local tyreshop . worth a bottle of wine . well carton .
    old merc parts were the best . heads cranks etc . they loved them .
    all a bit changed now . they arent so wanting for old merc bits .
    not as many old vehicles over there now . loads new ones .
    not far behind us now . every year there is like 5 here .
     
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