I attended a Newell Coach Rally, and they brought in a NTSB expert on tires. He suggested that six months is a reasonable time period to expect from manufacture to sale. I would hold to that if you can. These tires are expensive and wear out based upon time, sitting still, etc. and not wear and tear from revolutions. So I would go with the NTSB recommendation and enjoy longer life on my coach.
I expect that you do know how to read the date code. I would agree with the 6 months and I also made sure that both of my steer tires were of the same Lot and that all 4 of drive tires were of the same Lot. It was a bit of discussion with the tire shop but what the heck?
Allot of the guys also suggest spin balancing and not all tire shops can do this.
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Steve & Tricia
1982 Newell 38' (built before #1) 6V92 DD, 5 Speed Allison, 12.5 KW Kohler, Couch used to make into a Bed but I fixed it! https://newellshowcase.com/thumbnails.php?album=214
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Whenever I buy new tires...regardless of the vehicle I make sure that they are no older than 6 months. I check them before I let them mount them and if the tires must be ordered, I get that stipulation in writing on the invoice..
I would take tires that were on the shelf longer than six months if there is a good discount. I would want to stay less than two years of age, and anything close to that would have to be a deep discount.
There is another member on here that got stung I think in Texas or Louisiana at a tire shop with three year old tires and he paid a high price.
I think if you know what you are getting and if the tires are somewhere between six months and two years with a great discount, go for it!
Just my nickels worth on an inflated nickel.
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Ken, I am the official whack job who got stung about a year and a half ago on 3 year old tires. I never received a discount of any kind. Wish I would have known what I know now. You guys are so right about negotiating deals. I need to get better at this.
Brady K. Jones
1986 Newell 40' 8v92
I got burnt also on a set of Michelin front tires from the dealer in Tampa I bought my Newell from. I had him put on a new set of fronts before we picked it up. They looked new but when I got home and was going over everything I found out they were 7 years old stock! After talking with dealer he said no problem, bring it back and we'll make it right. Yeah right, it would have been the same cost in fuel to pay for 2 new tires here! Anyway I stuck to my guns and they replaced them using a local dealer. But it took 2 months. I did talk to someone at Michelin and he said he wouldn't put 7 year old "new" tires on a motorhome especially not on the front.
So always verify the DOT codes!
I may have gotten twice bitten from the same truck and bus tire dealer. After reading this thread I went out and took a peek at mine and I swear they are suppose to be newer then the dates appearing. I know I bought them at two different times. I'm hunting down the receipts right now and will update my findings.
I recently put on new Michelins that were produced in Europe. Their date code is 3 months old. I wouldn't accept tires more than 6 months old. I think the tire companies will tell you up to 2 years is acceptable.