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?
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.
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.
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.......
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