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Hi,

Help please. ...

 

we bought a 2011 Swift Coastline 550 caravan this summer from a dealer and we have had nothing but problems, now the tyre walls are cracking !

We have always been careful with our last caravan tyres and now these tyres, regularly moving every few weeks in storage.

We have just bought some tyre cradles so we don't have to move the caravan every few weeks and whilst watching the wheel onto the cradle I noticed that the tyre side wall was cracking.

We have tried to find the date of the tyre, but the only code visible is Hankook DOT 2XW1 JM H, nothing else.

Can anybody help please?

 

 

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This should help decipher any codes

 

http://www. tirerack. com/tires/tiretech/techpage. jsp?techid=11

 

The date code section may be on the side facing towards the caravan

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The date code is only on one side of the tyre, and in most cases this always ends up being the inside which is hard to see without taking the wheel off, or sliding under the van with a torch.

 

You are looking for a marking like DOT *** 3611 or similar.

The 3611 would be week 36 of 2011 for instance.

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Though as I commented in another thread I had mine changed in August, one of them had a date code (possibly) that was unknown to the tyre fitter. That was a Hankook as well

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Though as I commented in another thread I had mine changed in August, one of them had a date code (possibly) that was unknown to the tyre fitter. That was a Hankook as well

 

My two currrent cars, as were two previous cars, are on Hankook tyres and all tyres have/had the date code in an oval mould mark on one side only.

 

 

 

Perhaps a tyre fitter that doesn't know how to read a date code should have more training?

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Certainly the original tyre fitter should have more training, in as much as tyres are supposed to be fitted with date code facing out when in place.

 

I dare say then that anyone with directional tyres fitted to the car will find their date code on the outside face :)

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I'm about to buy a spare wheel and tyre that's never been used. It has no cracking at all as it's been kept as a spare tyre out of the harmful UV sun rays.

 

However the DOT number is 0105; translates as the date of manufacturing being the first week of 2005.

 

Is this tyre still safe to use? Or shall I just buy the whole wheel/tyre combination and then buy a new tyre?

 

I also have a motorbike trailer and the DOT number for that shows tyres as being manufactured in 2001. However the tyres have no cracks at all and absolutely look totally brand new. Are these safe too?

I am totally new to caravanning as of September 2014

My Caravan ----> Elddis Elusion 350/2 - 1994

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Hi this might help you regarding caravan tyres, I purchased a new caravan in 1990 and purchased a brand new spare wheel and tyre it was in the caravan front locker for 13 years before I needed it after about 200 miles the tyre completely disintegrated, tyre fitter said he had never come across anything like it. This was before there was any information on tyre age, so I learned a lesson the hard way.

 

Regards John

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Oh gosh. I'd better get a new tyre on the spare wheel as soon as I buy a second hand spare wheel then.

I am totally new to caravanning as of September 2014

My Caravan ----> Elddis Elusion 350/2 - 1994

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Certainly the original tyre fitter should have more training, in as much as tyres are supposed to be fitted with date code facing out when in place.

 

I dare say then that anyone with directional tyres fitted to the car will find their date code on the outside face :)

 

The inference was that a tyre fitter should know how to find, and read, a tyre date code.

 

However, there is no requirement to fit a tyre with the date code showing to the outside.

 

With directional and asymmetric tread patterns the date code will ALWAYS, be on the outside wall on one side of the car and the inside wall on the other side of the car!

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We have tried to find the date of the tyre, but the only code visible is Hankook DOT 2XW1 JM H, nothing else.

Can anybody help please?

Try looking on the other side of the tyre, as I have a feeling the production date information is only on one sidewall. Can anyone else confirm this?

Gordon.

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Very surprised at the number of Hankook car / van tyre users here.

For some years I ran Hankook's on certain positions on HGV's with very good results, so naturally I thought I would try them on our private cars-----total disaster.

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Very surprised at the number of Hankook car / van tyre users here.

It's possible that's what was fitted as original equipment rather than a conscious choice of brand by the owner.

Gordon.

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It's possible that's what was fitted as original equipment rather than a conscious choice of brand by the owner.

Gordon.

Hankook as OE??? never heard of it on cars---don't know about vans.

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It's possible that's what was fitted as original equipment rather than a conscious choice of brand by the owner.

Gordon.

Hankook as OE??? never heard of it on cars---don't know about vans.

 

You may be right. The last few vans of ours have come with Bridgestone tyres fitted.

Gordon.

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