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    DOT= Department Of Transport
    the date of manufacture should be in ONE block as in picture in post #29

    Maybe have another look and post the pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Why? Not even 4 years old
    My thaughts exactly!!
    Which is why ive been trying to get hold of their head office for 3 days
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    According to Michelin, the DOT number is the manufacture date.
    Had a look at BFG website and nothing about replacing at 5 years. Michelin recon change at 10 years from DOT.

    Now starts the runaround with the head office.
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    "Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do.
    We are all capable of greater things than we realize"
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    Finding some pretty interesting reading!

    How Long Does a Tire Last?
    Carmakers, tire makers and rubber manufacturers differ in their opinions about the lifespan of a tire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has no specific guidelines on tire aging and defers to the recommendations of carmakers and tire manufacturers. Carmakers such as Nissan and Mercedes-Benz tell consumers to replace tires six years after their production date, regardless of tread life. Tire manufacturers such as Continental and Michelin say a tire can last up to 10 years, provided you get annual tire inspections after the fifth year.
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    My experience. By far the best tyres I've got fitted are the KM2's. My previous set of STT's looked the same after 40 000km (see photos) . The Dueler AT's I will not even comment on. We are currently on holiday at the South Coast. Coming down a vibration was noticeable between a 100 to 120 km/h similar to what I have experienced with the STT's. I noticed the cracks (radial) in December. Finances did not allow me to buy new tyres. A few points to mention:

    1) Last 3 years quite a bit of gravel. From the farm to the tar road is min 10km minimum, but more often 26km of nasty gravel road - one direction.
    2) because of point 1 my tyres' pressures were always on 1.8bar. This is most probably the reason for the condition of the tyres. I will have to make a plan to have "proper" pressures. I don't know how. I still have all my own teeth and own kidneys
    3) the tyres did quite a bit of off-road
    4) rotation every 5000km
    5) 80 000km done with this set.
    6) All 4 tyres manufactured CW40 to CW42 2011

    I am replacing them tomorrow, following Jelo's advice, i.e. not replacing it with the expensive stuff.

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    My caravan Firestone Wilderness tyres are 10 years old and appear brand new to me, tyres been to Mozzie twice
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    Quote Originally Posted by julius caesar View Post
    My caravan Firestone Wilderness tyres are 10 years old and appear brand new to me, tyres been to Mozzie twice
    How was the caravan stored? In a garage will help (no direct sun).
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    Quote Originally Posted by julius caesar View Post
    My caravan Firestone Wilderness tyres are 10 years old and appear brand new to me, tyres been to Mozzie twice
    I lost a tyre that looked like that on my Fleetline. It was 6 years old. It smashed the inside of the wheel housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    How was the caravan stored? In a garage will help (no direct sun).
    Under carport, no sun at all
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