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Old 10-09-2013, 02:55 PM   #15
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I was at a Goodyear dealer yesterday needing 2 replacement 22.5 tires and the lady manager said they would have to order the size I needed. I requested a set of tires that would be no more then 6 months old. She curtly informed me the supplier would not check dates and she couldn't send them back if they didn't meet my specification. Guess I will do some more shopping.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:56 PM   #16
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Weird, my code is 4 letters after the DOT! Of course they are reverse mounted if that makes a difference. Anyone know why?
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:52 PM   #17
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Update.....I have not yet received a quote from the Pensacola dealer. The 6 Toyo tires will be about $2750.00, mounted, balanced, out the door. I'm beginning to think that I may not even hear from them. I chose Dave Howell Tires, Pensacola because they specialize in Commercial tires and they offer "spin balancing" on a 22.5 inch wheel...there are few Dealers that do this. He seemed "aggravated" that I asked for DOT mfg dates of less than 6 months. However, since the tires I want, the M154 245/75R22.5 are on backorder, maybe the date question is moot? Rook
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:19 AM   #18
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On my last set of tires that I bought in June of 2012, I went through 4 different dealers before I could get all the tires dated in 2012. The final dealer had to have 2 tires shipped from North Carolina to California in order to get all 2012 dates. When you are spending over $3K, you need to get what you want.
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On my last set of tires that I bought in June of 2012, I went through 4 different dealers before I could get all the tires dated in 2012. The final dealer had to have 2 tires shipped from North Carolina to California in order to get all 2012 dates. When you are spending over $3K, you need to get what you want.


I'd say, when spending 3K, you not only need to get what you want. But deserve, to get what you want.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:27 AM   #20
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Rook,
You may be right regarding back-order and date. As I understand it tires are batch processed at the plant so a bunch may be making the mold. However, it is a chance.

If the do the balancing etc., that you want could you purchase the tires somewhere else and have them do the installation? Might cost a little more.

If they had the tires in stock and could not provide a recent date I would assume they have a low turnover and lots of stock.
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Wayne, I thought of that, but 6 tires of that size are heavy and bulky and I do not have any way to haul them around, except my MH....and I do not want black rubber marks on my carpet. So, I have ruled that out. Rook
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I use Les Schwab (west coast dealer), and last year when I asked for recently made tires, it took them less than a week to fulfill my request.

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When I bought new tires I went to Les Schwab tires. I said that I wanted fresh tires. The salesman said they had a set of RV tires in the back; do you want to see them. We went into their shop where they had 6 tires with a four month old date code.

I next went to a nearby Camping World where I asked about RV tires. The saleswoman said that they had tires that would fit my rig. Next I asked for a date code and I could see her getting mad. She did go into their shop and after about ten minutes she returned with a date code written on a scrap of paper. It's needless to say but the code was over a year old.

I bought my tires at Les Schwab Tires.

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It's makes you feel like asking tire salesmen/women " what would you rather pay for ?...a fresh donut or stale donut... Oh by the way they are the same price ! "
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Remember that just because they work for Camping World doesn't mean they own or even know anthing about RVing. In the non-rv world, you buy tires and wear them out long before they get old by date. The idea that when you buy tires for an RV they often are replaced by age rather than by tread wear is alien to most people including tire sales personnel. I would never pay thousands of dollars for RV tires that are already a year old or older. I would explain the reasoning to the sales person and then shop elsewhere if that doesn't work.
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It's makes you feel like asking tire salesmen/women " what would you rather pay for ?...a fresh donut or stale donut... Oh by the way they are the same price ! "
If I remember correctly the Camping World tires were about $200.00 more. For that amount of money they were about the same price.

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Remember that just because they work for Camping World doesn't mean they own or even know anthing about RVing. In the non-rv world, you buy tires and wear them out long before they get old by date. The idea that when you buy tires for an RV they often are replaced by age rather than by tread wear is alien to most people including tire sales personnel. I would never pay thousands of dollars for RV tires that are already a year old or older. I would explain the reasoning to the sales person and then shop elsewhere if that doesn't work.
You may be correct and perhaps she didnít have a clue about RV tires butÖ..

I told her the size of tires I needed and she was very helpful. She said that they had tires to fit my rig. I found out how much they cost per tire. Then I asked about the date code and her manner changed. Her answers became very curt. She went to their shop and was gone for about ten minutes. When she returned she had the date code written down on a scrap of paper. She handed me the paper and walked away. The tires were a year plus a few months old.


It appeared to me that this had happened to her before and when it happened she lost the sale. If I didnít know to ask the manufacturing date of the tires she probably would have made the sale.

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Asked about ordering fresh, "distributor will not check dates". (otherwise his stock would not rotate)
I got the same answer from dealers here too. Ended up ordering mine from Superior Tire in Portland OR. They were less than a month old when they came in. It did take a couple months though as the 305/70's I needed we not in stock anywhere in the US at the distributor level.
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