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Old 06-27-2014, 05:49 PM   #61
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I'll replace the tires later this year.
Never thought about age of tires making a difference if in use.
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How Long Does a Tire Last?
Carmakers, tiremakers and rubber manufacturers differ in their opinions about the lifespan of a tire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has no specific guidelines on tire aging and defers to the recommendations of carmakers and tire manufacturers. Carmakers such as Nissan and Mercedes-Benz tell consumers to replace tires six years after their production date, regardless of tread life. Tire manufacturers such as Continental and Michelin say a tire can last up to 10 years, provided you get annual tire inspections after the fifth year.
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Even if a blown tire does not cause an accident costing lives and limbs, it can cause a lot of damage to the fender. In an RV, the broken steel belt trashing around can destroy the wheel well, the walls surrounding it. A big mess!

I read the story of an RV'er whose blown tire whipped the exhaust pipe and caused it to deflect, unbeknown to her after the tire had been replaced, and to blow hot exhaust gas onto the black sewage tank, melting it.
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Even if a blown tire does not cause an accident costing lives and limbs, it can cause a lot of damage to the fender. In an RV, the broken steel belt trashing around can destroy the wheel well, the walls surrounding it. A big mess! ............
A relative had a tire blow on a travel trailer and take out the propane line, which was on to power the refrigerator. Whipping tire carcasses are destructive.
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An update:

Drove the KIA from Ohio to Florida 10-13 April (~1100 miles). He did most of the driving. Every part of the car worked fine (had some brake work done ~6 months back).

Will probably be flying to Ohio and driving back with rented truck when (if?) house sells
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