Today, I went out to meet a friend. As we were standing in the parking lot, she said "what's wrong with your tire?" The tread had peeled off the tire!! Straight to the tire shop I went.
Now, I have read about old tires being dangerous on an RV and have been watching my tires on the clipper very carefully - they are only about 3 years old, so are still good.
What I didn't think about is that for the past 7 years, I have seriously reduced my drive time with my Durango. Taking the bus to work for 5 years, and now driving a mere 12 miles per day for work. For the past 3 years, I've used the clipper to go long distance. So, my Durango has been getting much less than 6,000 miles per year. I bought the Durango in 2005 (it's a 2002) and thinking back, don't believe I have ever changed the tires out. So, that puts the tires at least at 10 years old. The tire shop guy said those tires haven't been produced in about 7 years. I had planned on buying new tires after the new year - the tread was getting down there - but this damage was completely due to the age of the tires.
So, yes, old tires ARE DANGEROUS!!!! No matter how good the tread is on them.