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Old 06-17-2015, 09:10 AM   #15
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I always tell my friends to buy the fronts first and wait a year and buy the rears. It breaks up the expenditure this time and the next time you need tires. Most of us have been trained to replace are car tires all at once, but RV tires can be bought in segments.

That's the plan I follow. Even did a blog post Feb 10 on the details. Did my first two 7-1/2 year old tires in April. Next two will be Spring of 2016 and last two Spring 2017.
Always with the newest on the front.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:46 AM   #16
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I would be the odd man out here. I'd stick those suckers on the rear in a heartbeat. Not in the sun and never mounted...Even if you only used them for 4 years, it would be a bargin. Stick new ones up front and go camping.
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I agree with Bucky.
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Ok, so I bought some new Toyo M122's for the Motorhome today. $2500 out the door. With dyna beads for balancing. New to that product for balancing. Anyone have experience with them?
So, I'm wondering if my old Bridgestone R260's have any value? They have a lot of thread, like new I'd say. But they do have some sidewall cracking. Not a lot , but to me, too much for my $100K rig. I'm thinking for trailer tires on a big rig?
Any input? I would guess at least $100 each or so? Any ideas how to market them?
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:52 AM   #19
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Ok, so I bought some new Toyo M122's for the Motorhome today. $2500 out the door. With dyna beads for balancing. New to that product for balancing. Anyone have experience with them?
So, I'm wondering if my old Bridgestone R260's have any value? They have a lot of thread, like new I'd say. But they do have some sidewall cracking. Not a lot , but to me, too much for my $100K rig. I'm thinking for trailer tires on a big rig?
Any input? I would guess at least $100 each or so? Any ideas how to market them?
Trust the person selling you the balance beads suggested the appropriate valve stems with the filters to prevent dust from getting into the valve core or TPM sensor which can render it useless.

RE selling old tires. I just did a new post on my blog just on that topic.
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That's the plan I follow. Even did a blog post Feb 10 on the details. Did my first two 7-1/2 year old tires in April. Next two will be Spring of 2016 and last two Spring 2017.
Always with the newest on the front.
I read it in your blog a few months back and I'm starting with my steers next month. I'll keep one of the old ones for a non-mounted spare and... I dunno... roll the other down a sand dune I guess It's really not worth putting up with Craigslist losers just to try to sell one tire.

Not only are you not shelling out all that money for eight tires at once, it actually helps free up the budget for other things, like shocks, brakes, front end alignments, etc. I need a front end alignment for sure, and I'm even considering installing a Safe-T-Plus... maybe. I don't need it or really even want it, but it might make my wife feel safer driving it. The point is that instead of having to talk her into $8k for tires and $450 for this and $399 for that, it's $1600 hundred for front tires, balanced, alignment and new shocks. We'll start all over again next year with the drive axle, and the year after that for the TAG
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That's the plan I follow. Even did a blog post Feb 10 on the details. Did my first two 7-1/2 year old tires in April. Next two will be Spring of 2016 and last two Spring 2017.
Always with the newest on the front.
I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the rest of us. It's a clear source with credibility and invaluable for debunking wives tales and Internet know it alls.
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Ok, so I bought some new Toyo M122's for the Motorhome today. $2500 out the door. With dyna beads for balancing. New to that product for balancing. Anyone have experience with them?
I've had set now for 6.5 years. Extremely durable. Very smooth driving tire. They track well, too. If I had to nit pick I'd say the sidewalks are a bit stiff. That said the Dynasty in my year came with moderately stiff shocks.

I plan to replace them with Michelins. I have a long history with Michelins, truck auto and motorcycle. I'm looking for a softer side wall, too.
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I would go for em myself if the other tires need replacement....just wouldnt put them on the steering axle, I'd go new on those.Thats a heck of a deal...I put used michelin tires on the rear duals of my last coach and had no issues ...was even considering re-treads at the time but couldnt find the right specs....but thats me I might be a bit of a risk taker...or just cheap!!
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I would buy them in a second and have them inspected every year for the next 4 years.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:49 PM   #25
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Think about this. Even tho the tires are unused they are older. Older tires are dirt cheap. And by that they are not worth $150.00 each. Seventy Five or eighty each would be a good deal for you. Put them on the rear and give them good care and you will get 4 good years from them. That way they become a really good buy. At $150.00 not that good a buy for a 7 or nearly 8 year old tire. Watch them carefully for sidewall cracking after they are in service.
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