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I have a fifth wheel with Goodyear G614 G rated tires. They still have very good tread and still look good but they were made in the 19th week of 2014. I read that you can go between 6 to ten years. I know there will be many different opinions on this but I would like to hear some. Thanks.

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Six to ten years is too long for my peace of mind. I go four to five. Looking good isn’t the deciding factor. Even according to what you’ve read, it’s time.


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Just like all tires not being equal, so is the care that the tires receive. If a quality tire, such as yours, is well cared for a 6-10 yr life IMO is accurate. With fair amount of care 6 years, and excellent care closer to 10 yrs. Tire life can vary due to inflation practices, storage surfaces when not in use, parked in sun, parked/standing long term, hitting curbs and potholes, overloading, or too high of speed.

You know more how they have been treated, than anyone here. If you feel they've had excellent care, I'd trust them another year or two.

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Depends on what they look like, but, for real good peace of mind I'd get a TPMS.

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MFL wrote:

Just like all tires not being equal, so is the care that the tires receive. If a quality tire, such as yours, is well cared for a 6-10 yr life IMO is accurate. With fair amount of care 6 years, and excellent care closer to 10 yrs. Tire life can vary due to inflation practices, storage surfaces when not in use, parked in sun, parked/standing long term, hitting curbs and potholes, overloading, or too high of speed.

You know more how they have been treated, than anyone here. If you feel they've had excellent care, I'd trust them another year or two.

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I agree. Check the valve stems for cracking to. I overlooked quite often.

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If you’ve kept them clean, proper pressure, used the unit fairly frequently they may good for a while longer. If it’s used once or twice every now and then and sitting for long periods of time, get them professionally inspected. The the worst thing you can do to any RV/Tire is to let it just sit.


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6 years MAX

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b_pilot wrote:

I have a fifth wheel with Goodyear G614 G rated tires. They still have very good tread and still look good but they were made in the 19th week of 2014. I read that you can go between 6 to ten years. I know there will be many different opinions on this but I would like to hear some. Thanks.


A lot depends on how much of a risktaker you are and if you have a good Roadside Emergency Service. Another variable is what kind of RV trips you take and how often. Long trips .ie 1K to 5K 2 or more times a year. Short trips 500 miles or less. Are you ok dealing with possible damages to your RV from a blowout? As they say, "roll the dice and take your chances" I used the G614 Good Year tires for years and used to get new tires about every 5 to 6 yrs.

* This post was edited 03/14/21 09:01am by MarkTwain *

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I was running the GY 17.5" G114s and was hoping for 5 years, but one let loose at 4 1/2 years. Always run at correct pressure with the TST 507 TPMS and every thing was normal till BANG and rubber flying every where. Now running Sailun tires.


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I replaced my 17.5 GY G114's last May that were produced late 2014 strictly due to age. They had about 22k miles on them and looked like new. I just didn't want to chance it based on the "age-out" theories.


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