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Old 10-10-2020, 01:25 PM   #81
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Tire mfg. dates

We have a 2018 Thor Chateau 31 ft. I was checking the tires for wear issues and noticed that the mfg. date on the tires was 2012!!!! How can this be possible? They were almost six years old before they hit the road! Anyone else check tire mfg dates?
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Old 10-10-2020, 03:10 PM   #82
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We have a 2018 Thor Chateau 31 ft. I was checking the tires for wear issues and noticed that the mfg. date on the tires was 2012!!!! How can this be possible? They were almost six years old before they hit the road! Anyone else check tire mfg dates?
We went to a rv rally in Indiana in August of '13, when touring the Elkhart area we drove by a factory for class Cs, it's August so likely they are already receiving '14 model chassis's, their lot had minimum of 200+ Ford cutaway chassis, looked like an ocean of white chassis, with weeds up the mirrors awaiting for assembly, if you figure their quota is 8 to 12 completed rigs per day out the door they had several months worth already & the new models on the way. All of these had tires/wheels on them from Ford so In actuality some of those tires could of been a year old prior to putting on that chassis, it's now sat waiting assembly for a year, now the tires are 2 years old before it became a rv for sale.
Apparently that's why some folks say they have a chassis that's 1-2 years older than the rv is registered for.
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Old 10-10-2020, 03:12 PM   #83
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We have a 2018 Thor Chateau 31 ft. I was checking the tires for wear issues and noticed that the mfg. date on the tires was 2012!!!! How can this be possible? They were almost six years old before they hit the road! Anyone else check tire mfg dates?
Did you purchase the coach new?

Are all the tires the same date?

Interesting to say the least
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