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Old 06-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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In need of tire info

we live in Abbotsford BC and travel down south once in a while. we're looking for a place to buy good tires but of course we don't want to pay for good ones. I've been looking on the internet for tire locations but I am sure there must be more then the few I have found. camping world is the best so far but the price is very steep. Goodyear G670's. 275/70R 22.5 is the size. I looked for tires here in BC but they are quite a bit overpriced. can anyone out there tell me where I can find a good quality tire for a fair price?
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:28 PM   #2
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Les Schwab has a number of locations in the North West USA. They are known for RV tires. I am currently in Junction City Oregon not too far south of you. The local Schwab is very familiar with replacing motorhome tires.

To save money there are a number of good motorhome tire makers today. I have personally owned and used Michelin, Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Firestone, and Dunlop over the last ten years on RVs. All have provided good service. All of the tires I bought were made in the USA. Although most of the first tier industrial countries such as Japan, Germany, England, France, Italy, and Canada, etc should be fine. I would avoid tires made in China.

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Old 06-23-2014, 09:41 PM   #3
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If you are part of a federation usually they have a plan with the Michelin program.
Just purchased my new Michelin today at a price much lower than the best negotiated price.
For example here in Quebec the FQCC is with Michelin.
In the US they have the same thing.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:49 PM   #4
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Last year I bought 7 Toyo tires from TreadDepot.com and they had the best
price anywhere. They were delivered to my house for much less freight cost
as well.

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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Just made arrangements for 6 new Michelins from a dealer in Mt. Vernon through FMCA and in Chilliwack they were 525 each in Mt Vernon 378.
I pick them up on the 7th of July

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:07 PM   #6
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Check out Zylstra's in Lynden, WA. That's where I am going to get my tires, (6) 11R22.5 Hancooks out the door around $2800. Balance on steering only. They handle about 6 brands of big truck/RV tires. Zylstra's are part of a nationwide tire outfit which means service almost anywhere in the US. Don't know about Canada though.
If I had been a little smarter, I should have purchased my tires in Oregon on the way home. No sales tax in Oregon, about 9 percent here in Washington.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:10 PM   #7
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Do you have to pay Washington sales tax if you are Canadian? Go to Oregon and escape the tax if you are subject to it.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:29 AM   #8
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I had a very positive experience 8 months ago buying MH tires in Oregon. I can recommend GCR Tires in Coburg Oregon, right beside I-5 just north of Eugene.

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Old 06-24-2014, 05:10 AM   #9
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I bought online and had a local shop install my tires.

Cheap Tires Online, Discount Prices from tires-easy.com
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:26 AM   #10
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I have looked the website above to compare exactly the same tire a purchased via the Michelin program.

Tire Michelin XRV 225/70/19.5

Price on the above website is 414 + 17 for delivery for a total of 431/tire

Michelin program delivered price is 351.

That is 80$/tire times 6.

The FMCA program or the Canadian one for the same Michelin tire is much less expensive
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Do you think the dollar difference might be a Canadian dollar vs. american dollar thingy?
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:59 PM   #12
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Actually if I considered the currency the difference would even be bigger.
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Actually if I considered the currency the difference would even be bigger.
The Toyo tires 147's are a terrific tire and the price is as good as good as any out there. Plus no sales tax in Oregon. Les schwab is good for their service.

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