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#232 of 258 Still traveling....
Jul 05, 2011 (7:34 pm)
It's been a while since I've posted on my 'own' thread! Ha Ha!!!!
Currently on a 6,500 mile trip taking us from California to New York and back. The motorhome has 41,500 miles and increasing with each passing day.
We are currently at a campground in Santa Claus, IN, and you would think there must be a motorhome shortage..... this is a huge campground FULL of RV's of all types. It's nice to see families interacting with each other.
#233 of 258 Re: Still traveling.... [mark156]
Jul 05, 2011 (8:54 pm)
The motorhome has 41,500 miles and increasing with each passing day.
Glad to hear you're still using it to the full. Too many seem to get just a couple of thousand annually.
Jul 15, 2011 (7:42 pm)
We made it back to TN for a few weeks then we'll head north east towards New York with stops in Corning, NY, to see the glass blowing. The Steuben factory is there too where I think you can see the glass being made.
Niagara Falls is also on the list and we'll try and enter on the Canadian side as 'they' say it's the better side to see the falls.
We plan to take the motorhome close to NYC but will be visiting B&B's in the New England area and leave the motorhome in the outskirts.
I just had the tires rotated (front axle to the tag axle) as I was having a little wear on the steering tires and virtually no wear on the tag axle. So, with over 40,000 miles on the tires, I thought I could get maybe another 40,000 miles before I need to change the tires out.
Motorhome tires need to be changed out on 'age', not mileage. The way the tires are wearing, I could probably get 200,000 miles easy. But, motorhome tires last 7-10 yrs with change-out at a max of 10 years (per Michelins chart). At $650 per tire mounted (we have 8 tires), I want to get my use out of our current tires before change-out.
I just had the major oil/filter change, generator oil change, chassis lube, battery check and fuel filter change. We change the oil every 10,000 miles but can go 15,000 per the manual. Chassis lubes are every 5,000 miles.
I like to stay on top of service and so far, it's served us well with no breakdowns.
#235 of 258 Re: The MoHo [mark156]
Jul 16, 2011 (6:22 am)
Presumably one of the reasons for defining the tire life by time rather than mileage is the constant exposure to UV by the outer facing sidewalls.
It would seem logical that the life could safely be extended if the tires were reversed on the rims at some point equaling half an improved lifespan (maybe at 7 1/2 years giving a 15 year life)?
#236 of 258 Re: The MoHo [mac24]
Jul 16, 2011 (9:55 am)
Nice trip, Mark! You make great use of that thing.
If you fine yourself going south of NYC let me know. I'm 30 miles north of Atlantic City.
#237 of 258 Re: The MoHo [mac24]
Jul 16, 2011 (4:01 pm)
Mac, that's a good point. When "Pete's" rotated the tires from front to back, they turned the tires around. Even thought they stayed on the same side, they are now, in a sense, rolling backwards from their original position.
Apparently, Michelin has no problem with reversing the tires. The guy at 'Pete's' wanted the date codes to be on the outside. Most of the dates codes are around '4306'. Now that the tires are turned around, the sun can hit the new side. LOL!
I keep 303 protectant on the tires so I have no cracking as of yet.