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Old 09-17-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
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Another tire thread.....advice please

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I have a 2011 Fleetwood Storm/F53 chassis with 225/70R19.5 tires. The stamp on the sidewalls say they were manufactured in late 2010. In 2017 after my RV sits in storage all winter, I plan on replacing the tires per what I've read on this forum and others. The tires look great on the outside with plenty of tread left (33,000 miles), but from what I understand 7 year old tires, no matter how good they look on the outside, are candidates for replacement.

1) Are there tire chains or tire installer companies that exist nationwide (or in the midwest) where I can call for quotes on replacement? Discount Tire and a couple of other places I have called in our area don't even sell tires this size. Do I have to call truck repair establishments?

2) Roughly how much can I expect to spend to replace/mount, etc., 6 tires? Again, no one in my area has prices except Camping World and their quote seemed REALLY high.

3) I currently have Continental tires and they seem fine with me. Are there particular tire brands in this RV category that are generally considered better than others, or is this question similar to asking someone if they like Coke or Pepsi better?

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Old 09-17-2016, 05:53 PM   #2
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You can go to simple tire .com and get a good idea on tire prices.
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If you join FMCA you have access to Michelin Advantage program which gets you a discount of about 100 bucks a tire. They will also point you to a deal that honors the FMCA membership. I just had 8 tires mounted for $360 which I bought from Discount Tire. The FMCA recommended dealer need 5-7 days and I had to have them in 3, so I went with Discount who had them in the next day, but they could not mount them. I'm told they should have never sold them to me in the first place.
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You can go to simple tire .com and get a good idea on tire prices.
I assume you meant www.tires.com? I tried that site. There was no selection for the 225/70R19.5 tires. 19.5 isn't a choice. Am I missing a link or selection choice somewhere?
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If you join FMCA you have access to Michelin Advantage program which gets you a discount of about 100 bucks a tire. They will also point you to a deal that honors the FMCA membership. I just had 8 tires mounted for $360 which I bought from Discount Tire. The FMCA recommended dealer need 5-7 days and I had to have them in 3, so I went with Discount who had them in the next day, but they could not mount them. I'm told they should have never sold them to me in the first place.
Thanks very much for that info. I'd been debating whether or not to join the FMCA, but decided not to as their forum wasn't very active. This might push me over the edge to join. I'll check the organization out and take a look at that program.
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Thanks very much for that info. I'd been debating whether or not to join the FMCA, but decided not to as their forum wasn't very active. This might push me over the edge to join. I'll check the organization out and take a look at that program.
It's only if you want the michelins. Don't you have like a big o tires or less Schwab tires? They have those rv tires...for the 22.5 sizes I paid 2500 with true balancing for Toyo out the door. For 19.5 it's about the same ...
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You can go to simple tire .com and get a good idea on tire prices.
Not really, since you have to add in a substantial amount for FET, shipping, and dealer installation. You can figure that out, of course, but just looking up a price at https://simpletire.com/ will lead the unsuspecting to believe the prices are much lower than you should expect.

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No, that is not Simpletire.com
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Not truck repair establishments, commercial truck tire dealers. Google something like 'commercial truck tire' or 'RV tire dealer' and you should find several in your area. Or use michelinrvtire.com or goodyearrvtire.com (and similar for several other brands0 to locate a dealer for that brand.

Continentals are fine - I have them on my rear axles. Toyos on the front. Michelin & GY are too pricey for my budget. You should also consider Firestone, BF Goodrich (a Michelin brand), Sumitomo, Yokohoma, and Hankook, to name a few. And no, those Asian-sounding brands are not "China bombs" - they are internationally respected tire companies.
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Most Tire Dealers can order the tires in any size and have them within a week or less. I got mine at GCR Commercial truck tires they are all over the USA They ordered mine because I wanted Samson. I got the in 2 days. Mounted balanced and installed $1100 out the door for 6 tires in that size. They had other brands in stock for more money almost twice as much.
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It's only if you want the michelins. Don't you have like a big o tires or less Schwab tires? They have those rv tires...for the 22.5 sizes I paid 2500 with true balancing for Toyo out the door. For 19.5 it's about the same ...
Thanks Wills. I did a Google Map search on Schwab Tires, and nothing came up nor have I heard of the company. Big O Tires I have heard of before, but we don't have them, either. However, my Google Map search came up with National Tire and Battery, which apparently is associated with Big O. I didn't even think to call them. Thanks for that info!
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Not truck repair establishments, commercial truck tire dealers. Google something like 'commercial truck tire' or 'RV tire dealer' and you should find several in your area. Or use michelinrvtire.com or goodyearrvtire.com (and similar for several other brands0 to locate a dealer for that brand.

Continentals are fine - I have them on my rear axles. Toyos on the front. Michelin & GY are too pricey for my budget. You should also consider Firestone, BF Goodrich (a Michelin brand), Sumitomo, Yokohoma, and Hankook, to name a few. And no, those Asian-sounding brands are not "China bombs" - they are internationally respected tire companies.
Good info as usual. Thanks Gary. Will do all of those things.
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Most Tire Dealers can order the tires in any size and have them within a week or less. I got mine at GCR Commercial truck tires they are all over the USA They ordered mine because I wanted Samson. I got the in 2 days. Mounted balanced and installed $1100 out the door for 6 tires in that size. They had other brands in stock for more money almost twice as much.
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Thanks mhbell. That company is all over the US....except near me : ( I'll give them a call, though, when I start calling around for quotes to see if their price is worth the drive.
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Look around your area for a truck tire dealer.
I too checked out simpletire.com pricing. Compared that to a local truck tire dealer, who quoted pricing that included mounting, balancing, installation. By the time I added up simpletire price, freight, installation, balancing, mounting, and ease of warranty claim; I decided to buy locally-when I replace my MH tires.
BTW, when in storage, keep your tires inflated to sidewall listed pressure to minimize tire stress from sitting in one position for months.
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It's only if you want the michelins. Don't you have like a big o tires or less Schwab tires? They have those rv tires...for the 22.5 sizes I paid 2500 with true balancing for Toyo out the door. For 19.5 it's about the same ...
How do you like those Toyo tires, by the way?
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