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Old 04-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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New tires???

We purchased our first MH on Saturday. The 97 Pace arrow needs 8 new tires and we new that going into it. It is 36 ft. long and the tire size is 235 85 16. They have toyos on them but These are the second tires that have been put on them. Wish I knew what the original tires were. Not even sure what tires to buy. We don't have a ton of money to work with. Les schwabb said they could put 8 on for $995 out the door. That seems low. I want a tire what we will be safe in. Any suggestions on brand or place to buy?
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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I am a fan of Michelin.

You might be able to find these tires at tirerack.com.

They will ship directly to you or where you are having the mounting done.

Good luck and hope you find a great deal.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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How much do you usually save having them shipped? Do you know how much a tire place will charge to put them on?
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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We saved on tax right off the bat.
So I guess this will depend in the state you live in. Also if you live near one of their distribution centers you can pick them up.

In my case they were car tires and I think I saved 25%.

Another place to consider is Sams Club or Cosco.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:25 AM   #6
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We purchased our first MH on Saturday. The 97 Pace arrow needs 8 new tires and we new that going into it. It is 36 ft. long and the tire size is 235 85 16. They have toyos on them but These are the second tires that have been put on them. Wish I knew what the original tires were. Not even sure what tires to buy. We don't have a ton of money to work with. Les schwabb said they could put 8 on for $995 out the door. That seems low. I want a tire what we will be safe in. Any suggestions on brand or place to buy?
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I wouldn't worry about the brand of the original tires, makes no difference now. What brand of tire did Les Schwabb give you a quote for?
I purchased my tires from them last year in Oregon and they did a great job, would use them again. I had Toyo's install and am happy with them so far.
BTW, maybe you should let the people on your other post know what MH you purchased.
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I have talked with tire dealers who say" ASK for the house tires" for the best prices 10 ply of course .shop shop shop...cosco??..hmmm big 20/20 story a while ago showing where some of these wharehouse company have tires for years and they actually are dry rotted from the sell date to you the buyer......food for thought ...jim
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Regardless of what tire you buy or from whom, ALWAYS confirm the DOT date code on every tire before they are mounted!
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I've had good experiences with both Toyo and Les Schaub
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I'm only an expeet on my own experience:

I just bought six Michelin 235/80-22.5 at Costco $375. per tire less a coupon $70. off for four plus tax----I specified the DOT date had to be less than 2 months old, when my tires were delivered they were two weeks old. The Costco salesman called with my specification while I was standing there and told me they would be virtually new. Les Schwab installed, balanced the fronts and also installed dully valves (I provided) less than $240.

My previous Michelins were ten years old smooth as silk inside and out.
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I apologise having re read the post I did not answer the questions.

Yes $995. for eight tires sounds like an error somewhere. My comment would be to at least shop at Costco comparing apples to apples and see what price you get for comperable tires. Toyos have seemed to be a good choice for many budget minded here in the forum over the time I have been reading and participating. Les Scwab handles TOYO.

My above post was to tell you that I came close to the Les Schwab Toyo price by getting my Michelins at Costco and they were virtually brand new. Les Scwab would not guarantee a DOT date Costco did. Incidently most of the tires on the floor at Costco were six months old at least however I made a specific request around the DOT date and they honored it for me. Costco can install your 16 inch rim tire so the price will include installation. Worth a look is all I am saying.

Tires are extremely inportant; thrifty is good, cheap, not so good when you are looking.
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We had Michelins on ours when it came time to change. Sidewall cracking took it's toll. I don't know how much traveling you're going to do but we changed over to Firestones and it was much cheaper. The only reason I mention the amount of driving is if you intend to sit alot I wouldn't go with the most expensive tire. We averaged about 5000 miles a year at the time we had our previous motorhome. Didn't see any difference in ride between the two brands. The fella at the tire center said they'll age out before you wear them out so why pay the extra money? I should mention ours were the 16" as well at that time. We had a Fleetwood Bounder. Good luck with your decision.
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