There comes a time when a motorhome owner has to bid farewell to their trusted rubber. Just like us our tires have a life span and for RV tires it’s normally based on age rather than wear. At seven years old my tires were nearing the end of their usefulness. Since all six tires were “born” during the last week of 2001, I would be pushing my luck if I kept traveling on them. Most of all I didn’t want a catastrophic blowout, which could end up costing much more than replacing them now, not to mention the threat they posed to others, Mac, myself, the motorhome and the Jeep. As I watched the manager of Jack Furrier Tires in Tucson write up my total bill I said goodbye to my old tires AND $3124.95. I’m glad to report they ride REAL NICE!
Don’t trust old tires on your RV. Read their “birthday” on the side of the tire. You’ll see the letters “DOT” followed by some numbers. My new tires read: “DOT XXX XXX 4507″ which translates into the 45th week of 2007. Try to get a set of tires born at the same time and with a date as close to the date of purchase as you can get. Also, plan ahead to replace them in seven years for sure.
Michelin XZA 2 “Energy” 275/70 R225