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Old 04-23-2015, 10:22 AM   #1
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Buying new tires in Oregon

I am going to be taking a trip through Oregon later this year. Being as my tires are 10 years old and in need of replacement, I am thinking of buying new ones as I go through Oregon, as they have no sales tax. Has anyone else done this? Is there a better place than others to purchase?
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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If you are considering Michelin tires, FMCA has a good discount deal set up with them.
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Hi Britcon, that's exactly what I'm going to buy. I just am not sure where to purchase them and have them installed.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:28 AM   #4
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I live here on the south Oregon Coast and replaced my tires last fall under the FMCA program. I used Far West tire in Coos Bay Oregon. Tire size 275 80 R--- Took a while for the tires to arrive as they were back ordered at Michelin but that was not the dealers fault. Did the deal directly through the fmca rep at Michelin and install and balance payment to Far West tire as a separate billing. By the way their tire balance machine was down so used the beads. Worked great all the way around with no problems.
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Since that's Les Schwab territory. you may want to consider their Toyos. We were very happy with ours, particularly their price, and with the service we got at our local store.
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I had a good experience, 18 months ago, with GCR Tires in Coburg OR. This truck tire shop replaced 6 aged out Michelins with Firestone FS560s. More affordable than the FMCA program for me. The shop is just north of Eugene right beside the interstate exit.

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We had four new shoes put on our drive axle last summer by Superior Tire Service in Eugene, OR. I had contacted them well ahead of time to make sure the tires were in stock for when we stopped by immediately after the FMCA rally in Redmond, OR. We arrive early the day after the rally, expecting to be the first into the shop. Others thought the same thing and a couple of them boondocked on the Superior Tire lot the night before to ensure their first place in line.

We purchased 4 Michelin 195/80R22.5 through the FMCA Michelin program and Superior did all the paperwork, including the FMCA/Michelin portion on the phone while I was there.

A friend of mine, who has a car restoration and customizing shop here in the Vancouver, BC area, also got new tire installed here. he said his cost through the FMCA/Michelin program was less than his cost at home, even being a Michelin dealer.
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I used the Michelin program with C&C Tires in Medford/Central Point Oregon. You might want to be a bit more specific as to where in Oregon you plan on being. It's a pretty good size state with a lot of miles between destinations.
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Since that's Les Schwab territory. you may want to consider their Toyos. We were very happy with ours, particularly their price, and with the service we got at our local store.
X2. Love my new toyo's from Les Schwab and their customer service is awesome.
I have the 22.5" wheels and the sidewalls are stiffer than the Michelins and there seems to be less sway in the back. I did to seem to be wallowing a bit, but after adding some more air to the rears on the MH and 5 more to the toad tires,it seems to help.
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I used the Michelin program with C&C Tires in Medford/Central Point Oregon. You might want to be a bit more specific as to where in Oregon you plan on being. It's a pretty good size state with a lot of miles between destinations.
Carl, I am going to be going all the way through Oregon twice on my trip. If I know where I'm going to buy my Michelins, I will put that city on my route. Thanks for the tip about C&C tire in Medford.
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X2. Love my new toyo's from Les Schwab and their customer service is awesome.
I have the 22.5" wheels and the sidewalls are stiffer than the Michelins and there seems to be less sway in the back. I did to seem to be wallowing a bit, but after adding some more air to the rears on the MH and 5 more to the toad tires,it seems to help.
Same here. Bought my tires from Les Schwab in Grants Pass Oregon last year. Great folks.
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We had four new shoes put on our drive axle last summer by Superior Tire Service in Eugene, OR. I had contacted them well ahead of time to make sure the tires were in stock for when we stopped by immediately after the FMCA rally in Redmond, OR. We arrive early the day after the rally, expecting to be the first into the shop. Others thought the same thing and a couple of them boondocked on the Superior Tire lot the night before to ensure their first place in line.

We purchased 4 Michelin 195/80R22.5 through the FMCA Michelin program and Superior did all the paperwork, including the FMCA/Michelin portion on the phone while I was there.

A friend of mine, who has a car restoration and customizing shop here in the Vancouver, BC area, also got new tire installed here. he said his cost through the FMCA/Michelin program was less than his cost at home, even being a Michelin dealer.
I used Superior Tire in Portland OR for the Dutch Star, it was before the FMCA program started but still got decent prices and no sales tax in OR either.
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I bought 6 new Toyo 154's at the Central Ave Les Schwab's in Medford last year. Very happy with the tires, installation and the price.
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Just about any town over 5000 people will have a Les Scwab tire store. Take your pick. I purchased my Toyos in Scappoose OR 20 miles NW of Portland on Hwy 30 which leads to Astoria. Replaced the Michelins and I was very happy with the ride and handling. I'll buy them again.
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