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Old 08-03-2015, 11:02 PM   #321
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For the record...the calculated life of most any tire, on, off or stored, is rated at five about years. After that...they become a hazard.

I know..."my friends runs 15 year old tires with no problems". But from a liability standpoint...figure five years.

Diamonds may be forever...but not rubber.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:44 PM   #322
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Are you saying that a spare tire, never been used, should be replaced due to age? I would think it would be fine if kept out of the elements.


Tires deteriorate with age even if they look brand new. I got a flat once in the Excursion and put my brand new looking spare on. I didn't make it a half mile before pow. On my trailers, I'll put anything on because they are magnets for nails but my car or bus is a different story.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:29 AM   #323
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Absolutely they age & deteriorate. Some tire shops will refuse to mount an unused spare if it's datestamp is beyond a certain age.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:16 AM   #324
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Absolutely they age & deteriorate. Some tire shops will refuse to mount an unused spare if it's datestamp is beyond a certain age.
Yes Tango, you are on target. Here in CA state law mandates a 10 year max, and then no shop can work on them. I used to think that was just another BS law, but not anymore. I know cost is tremendous, but safety first I think.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:30 AM   #325
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Roger that. Hell...I have several "great looking tires" that came with my bus.
Virtually new looking tread.

Two of them are coded 1962 and one is...get this...from what I can tell...1958.

Am I running them?

Not.

And to top it off, one is on an actual "Widowmaker" rim. An old Firestone RH5. Which reminds me...I need to pick up some chain to wrap that sucker with. I don't like having it in my shop, but won't even attempt to deflate it without the chains.
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:54 PM   #326
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Roger that. Hell...I have several "great looking tires" that came with my bus.
Virtually new looking tread.

Two of them are coded 1962 and one is...get this...from what I can tell...1958.

Am I running them?

Not.

And to top it off, one is on an actual "Widowmaker" rim. An old Firestone RH5. Which reminds me...I need to pick up some chain to wrap that sucker with. I don't like having it in my shop, but won't even attempt to deflate it without the chains.
The spare I took out of the trunk of BC has one of those lock ring wheels. I didn't have any help at the time, so used a pry bar do get it up over the lip of the trunk, then attached a pulley to my Jeep to get it on out...the whole time trying to shield myself from that rim. Not only was the tire too dangerous to have, the wheel was even worse
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Old 08-04-2015, 05:32 PM   #327
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Dang Tano...1958? That's almost as old as me and Disneyland
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:01 PM   #328
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Older for sure..."but it looks OK and has plenty of tread".

Wish I could say the same for myself. After all..."...it's not you feel, it's how you look dahling".
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Been awhile since I did some work on BC...just been enjoying all the years of work on her and traveling But recently took down the window trim around the front windows and replaced it with something a little brighter. The old paneling around the windows was beginning to fade from the sun and I decided I wanted a little more color as well. So I put up new window trim and like the way it turned out.

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looks great,
seems like we just get our builds done, then we start to upgrade and improve things,
enjoy looks good
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