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htneighbors
05-09-2008, 09:23 PM
OK, Heartland Owners, want some more tire info? Ok, then!

Just watched a 20/20 story. It seems MANY tires out there are being sold as 'brand new', when they are actually many years old - since date of manufacture. If you follow your DOT code all the way to the end, the last number is the date code. 436 would mean the 43rd week of 1996, 2304 would be the 23rd week of 2004, and so on.

It is highly recommended not to run, or buy, OR SELL, a tire over 6 years old. Many stores are out there selling NEW (OLD) tires.

Just a little info! ;)

TXBobcat
05-09-2008, 10:06 PM
Yea.. I heard about the way to check the date of mfgr of tires. On most of the forums it is usual to indicate that tires need to be replaced when they reach 5 yrs old reguardless of how good they look.

You also need to check where they were mfgred and by who.

Ray LeTourneau
05-10-2008, 09:53 AM
I watched that report also. Good info! I checked our new Goodyears before they were installed and all were made in late 07. I kept our original spare just to save a few bucks. I'll have to crawl under and check it's code. I never did check the tires that came with the trailer. I guess we all just assume they're "new".