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Old 05-27-2015, 04:17 PM   #1
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Manufature date age

Hi all,

I'm looking for new tires for my TT. How old of a manufacture date is reasonable?

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Old 05-27-2015, 04:24 PM   #2
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Hi all,

I'm looking for new tires for my TT. How old of a manufacture date is reasonable?

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That's impossible to answer. My first camper was 10 years old and it was impeccably kept, no water damage and the exterior looked new. I've also looked at campers that were 3 years old and they looked like garbage. Always start your inspection from the roof down.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:33 PM   #3
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Hi all,

I'm looking for new tires for my TT. How old of a manufacture date is reasonable?

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I would not take anything with a date code over 2 years, prefer made with in the past year. Tires start aging the day they are made. Also will depend on how and where they were stored.

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Old 05-27-2015, 04:51 PM   #4
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Ive never bought tires a year or two old ! And I've bought a lot of tires. If a tire store doesn't have "New" within 3-4 old from manufacturer date stamped on sidewall go somewhere else. Tires a year or two old are not new! As Aaron said they start deteriorating soon as they are manufactured. Just my 2 cent worth.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:22 PM   #5
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Tire codes within 6 months is usually my goal... but depending on the vehicle, I may be a bit more flexible.
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Oops, I guess I can't read. Missed the whole tire thing.


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I go with ATCguys, I ask for something less then 1 year, I first go to tire stores that are busy, they always have newer tires….If your Trailer tires are not off the ground and not covered when you storage your RV, they will age faster…..One of our pass Trailers was only one year old, but it was out in the open, sun, wind etc, when we purchased it…After one year with us, we had 2 tires blow on one of our first long trips….
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FYI: Tire date codes. For those not in the know, the four digit tire date code indicates which week the tire was cured (vulcanized). Since 2000, tire date codes have been four digits. Example, my truck tires have a date code of 0515. That means that they were cured during the fifth full week of a year ending in 15, meaning somewhere between Feb. 01 through Feb. 07 of 2015. Before 2000, the tire date code was only three digits with the third digit being the last number of the year.
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