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It dawned on me that we bought our Mo in June 2010 and in 2014 I have the front two tyres changed as they were barely legal, but our back tyres are the ones that were on her from new. They look fine with plenty of tread. The date on the rear tyres are 04/2009 and look fine, but her MOT is booked in when we get back home in early March, so will ask them to check them. But looking at the newer tyres on the front (Continental Camper, so not cheap tyres) have no date on at all. Anybody any advice please.

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But looking at the newer tyres on the front (Continental Camper, so not cheap tyres) have no date on at all. Anybody any advice please.

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Perhaps the date is on the inner facing side?
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The date is probably in DOT format - see here for information
https://www.oponeo.ie/blog/tyre-s-date-of-manufacture

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I always put the new tyres on the back as the front will always wear out first the back ones could outlast 2 or 3 sets of fronts so could become very old. By rotating rear to front you can avoid out of date tyres.
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My regime always has been, and still is that I always fit new tyres to the front. My reasoning being......

1. The fronts do the vast majority of the braking.
2 The fronts do ALL of the steering
3. The fronts take the majority of the weight (if FWD of course)
4. The back tyres are basically just there to stop the back dragging on the ground!

So by fitting the new tyres to the front I have the best chance,should the need ever arise, of being able to stop/steer to the best possible degree.

I know the “accepted” advice is to fit the best tyres to the rear to prevent possible oversteer (the back swinging out in extremis of steering and/or braking) but very few people drive their MH (or car) that “close to the limit” I certainly don’t.

So that’s why I always have the best tyres on the front.
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Perhaps the date is on the inner facing side?
As far as I have been told, tyre are exactly the same on both sides.

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As far as I have been told, tyre are exactly the same on both sides.

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Not on my Continental Camper CP's

https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/20...tyre-info.html

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Worth watching various videos on the web by searching on google for something like

New tyres front or rear

Should find some videos from the various tv shows testing various setups on a test circuit


I ALWAYS have the newer tyres on the rear
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I have looked on you tube at all the relevant videos but still looking at the tyre nothing is obvious. The van is booked in for MOT when we return in March, I have just phoned them and asked that they look at the tyres for me lol

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