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Brian Atwood
01-13-2013, 01:03 AM
I am inspecting a 2002 Newell Coach that has original tires on it. They are in good condition, no dry rot & plenty of tread, I have been told they should be replaced after 6-7 years regardless of condition. Is this true? And what would new tires cost and should I discount the tire cost if I make the seller an offer?

Brian

fulltiming
01-13-2013, 05:33 AM
Running 10 year old tires is an accident waiting to happen. Tires can easily run $500-$700 each mounted depending on brand and size so you are looking at some $$'s for 8 tires.

lbrachfe
01-13-2013, 01:53 PM
Don't drive above 35 to your nearest Michelin dealer. The 315's run anywhere from $650 to 850 mounted and balanced. The only part on a coach that can kill you if not replaced when reccomended

jack14r
01-13-2013, 01:58 PM
Join FMCA and get the best deal through their Michelin program.

Chester B. Stone, Jr.
01-13-2013, 03:45 PM
All tires should be replaced, and if the front tire size is 315, wheel and tires should be replaced with 365s.

Newellin Thunder
01-13-2013, 04:56 PM
It depends on your aversion to risk, i.e. how much of a gambler you are. The tire manufacturers, e.g. Michelin, say a large motorhome tire may last 10 years with proper care and inflation, but they also recommend having it inspected by a tire professional every year after 5 years.

Many of us here feel that 7 years is the point where the risk of a failure (blowout) gets excessive. A tire failure on a motorhome often leads to body damage as well as the risk of loss of control. $2000-$3000 in body damage is quite easy to inflict these days.

In any case, at 10 years of age yours are on borrowed time. I would be shopping for tires real soon.

Dom Ferris
01-13-2013, 09:20 PM
Running 10 year old tires is an accident waiting to happen. Tires can easily run $500-$700 each mounted depending on brand and size so you are looking at some $$'s for 8 tires.

I concur with fulltiming that running 10 year old tires is an accident waiting to happen. Change them asap.

Dom

Brian Atwood
01-20-2013, 05:59 PM
Join FMCA and get the best deal through their Michelin program.

How exactly does the Michelin program work ?

jack14r
01-22-2013, 12:14 AM
Fmca has a deal with Michelin in which you provide a credit card and a email contact and tell them the tires you want and the dealer whom you want to do the installation,the price is the best and you are billed by Michelin.I think that I saved at least 30% on my last tire purchase.All you have to do is join FMCA and then you are elgible to purchase.

fulltiming
01-22-2013, 12:33 AM
This link, from the FMCA website, Tire Connection - Michelin Advantage Program (http://www.fmca.com/join-family-motor-coach-association/member-benefits/fmca-connections/3455) will provide more information on the Michelin Tire Program.

Neweller
01-22-2013, 01:27 AM
I know cdat whom bought the '91 just joined and I know he has been wrestling around with the particulars of the program, so hopefully he will ready this info posted here, if he has not nailed down a dealer in Idaho yet. I know Jon has helped him out some thus far. I have never used the program and was personally in the dark. Starting to see some light now.......

Brian Atwood
02-06-2013, 10:30 PM
Thanks guys appreciate the info. The last thing on my list before committing to purchase is an oil sample.

Brian