Originally Posted by Fasttimes
I'm running still on what I assume are the original tires from my 2015 Ultralite. I keep them covered and always aired correctly and for the most part look pretty good. They have about 50% tread life left and no cracking. But I'm starting to wonder if they are at the end-of-life and should be replaced?
I have a couple of in-state trips coming up that I'm going to keep things as is, but this summer I have an inter-state trip that I'm thinking maybe might be the time to swap in new tires.
What is the recommended go-to tires would you say? Run a Google search and you get all kinds of articles and feedback. I want good tires, not cheap ones.
You should have in your "Important Papers" the full DOT serial number for each tire you have. The last 4 digits will tell you the "born-on" date.
For Motorhomes RV life is 5 - 7 years with an absolute max of 10. Assuming you NEVER drove with less air than necessary to support your measured individual tire load.
For trailers life is usually 3 - 5 with again never running even 1 mile in overload.
Did you ever get a warning from your TPMS? If not then the above might work for you.
"Looked pretty good" based on who doing the inspection? What did you see when you ran the "Free-Spin Inspection I recommend in my RV tire Safety.net blog?
Or was your "inspection" just a walk around? AKA worthless inspection for predicting tire life.
Retired Design & Quality Tire Eng. Have a tire blog RVTireSafety.NET
Giving tire seminars at FMCA Convention in Perry, GA in March and Minot, ND in July 2019