How old is too old, tyres that is?

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  1. gasman2008

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    Hi All,

    My motorhome is now 8 years old, it has less than 16,000 miles on it and the tyres are in good condition. I always thought tyres would be OK for 10 years if not worn out, but the dealer who serviced it said 7 years. Has anyone had this problem? and when do you change your tyres?
     
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    If tyre look ok no cracking no wear and tear it be fine. But it's wat u can't see is the problem if in doubt change it go to a proper we'll establish tyre mob.not tell u to suck eggs
     
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    I look to replace my tyres when they are between 5 and 7 years of age.
    Brisey.
     
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    7 years max, they may look good but tyre wall degradation will be a problem especially as with just 2000 miles a year they have spent most of their life standing.
    Just consider the cost of a blowout, the damage a shredded tyre will do and of course you could leave the road , not worth the risk. :Eeek:
     
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    Quite agree. Just had the car tyres changed at 4 years and had a look at the tyres that they took off. Even though the side wall looked ok on the car was surprised at the cracking in the side wall you could only see with the tyre off. I hate waste but motorhome tyres will need to be changed I think even with a lot of tread :(
     
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    change mine every 4 years .
     
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    I have Michelin agilis fitted, contacted Michelin tech services, there advice is tyre should be good for 5 years, after that it is down to the owner to keep a vigilant check on tyres tread and side walls, for craze cracking ,up to the 10 year point. There is another post on here somewhere with pictures for different deteriations of side wall craze cracking.
     
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    I normally change my van before the tyres lol
     
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    just had four new tyres fitted to the sprinter, fitter said one of those he took off was 20 years old :eek:
     
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    Me too.

    I couldn't bear to spend £800 on tyres:D
     
  11. tambo

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    In 24 years I only started putting an mot on cars 3 years ago lol ....before that I never owned a car for more than a year .....since 1990 I've owned 619 cars including around 40ish vw camper vans , 16 caravans , 7 boats and 8 motorhomes lol

    All personally owned and driven :)
     
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    I love changing my cars and or anything else with wheels, like you by the sound of it, I also love numbers

    Did you realise you have changed something on average every 2 weeks for the past 24 years, do you have a job as well :D
     
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    What's your real name Arnold Clark ?:)
     
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    Lol well i often have a few at a time as many as 8 vehicles at one time I think the record was .....my driveway can take 7 cars from front to back lol

    Yes always had a full time job .....It kind of all started when I was a mechanic I used to buy all the trade ins from work clean them up and sell on ......i had traders insurance till 3 years ago :)
     
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    thanks everyone for the advice. I'll sort out some tyres. ASAP
     
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    Ha ha
     
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    I think that would be the safe option, the 7 year change seems to get repeated quite a lot on here, must be some truth or a very good scam by the tyre makers (y)
     
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    Ford Prefect 1949 ... was Grandfather's from new - still on original tyres :eek:
     
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    If you care to research this subject you WILL find that the majority of the motoring journalists confirm that all tyres that are fitted to Motorhomes should be changed after five years irrespective of their VISUAL condition...note that an MOT inspector does not know the chemical condition of the rubber tyre make up, when we purchased our motorhome we discovered that it had tyres were over seven years old and after a long nasty confrontation with the dealer he agreed to change the tyres this was only after we had shown him our findings of what was being said from technical journalists, he also that he said he would prosecute us if we named his dealership...great stuff so who's right then:):)
     
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    When I had my MOT this week I asked to check the spare wheel/tyre. It was dated 2005, van registered 2006 so never been used. The 4 in use were new last year and the year before, fronts as a pair and then rears as a pair. MOT'er said not to worry about the spare being 8 years old as it had never been under load and never been in sunlight.
     
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