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Old 01-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Forgive me, I know this has been hashed over and it is somewhere but my question is: I need tires for my 02 Dip. I priced some locally and they priced out the door at $687 per. (Mich. 275/70-r22.5). I haven't checked FMCA price yet but will it be better then my price? Sorry if this is old hat and is somewhere else....I'm sure I will be told where to go
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We found out last year that tire prices (and, I guess a lot of things) are regional. We were able to research prices in areas we expected to travel to and eventually ended up saving about 30% over same tire pricing where we were starting from. If you have a trip scheduled you might want to call around. If not, make some calls locally - you will soon find what the local market pricing is. Most places will be about the same, and your choice will boil down to availability/service.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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Mak1 the discount price is around $444 which includes FET but not mounting and balance
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Hi mak1,
jzick provided the best thing you can do. I do this with just about everything I purchase and can wait until I get to where it is the cheapest. In South Florida, most retailers are way too proud of their products.

With the Internet, it is easy to find retailers for the products one needs to purchase. Tire retailers are one of the last groups to realize this.
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Bought 285-225's last February for $400. Timing was just in time for the season's beginning production run. Suggest you inquire around for this season's best deal.
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Your information on the left says you are in Florence OR. You should call Less Schwab in Junction City to get a price from them. You might also ask Schwab if they have some other brands of recently made tires that are good and at a lower price.

Then do check with the FMCA deal. Next time I have to buy tires I am going to check with the FMCA price.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:14 AM   #7
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BBob....the price I qoated was from the Schaub dealer here in Florence. there are two mich dealers in Eugene I intend to call and ask about the fmca price. I was useing the $687 as a gauge.....Thanks for the thoughts on this matter.....
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Also, they will not put Toyo's on a monaco because of some fallout from the past...The only other choice from them was some Chinese brand but I'm not going there...on my bike maybe, but not the Diplomat...
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Maki1 - The FMCA discount plan was not available last spring or I would have tried to get a good price on Michelin tires when I replaced my drive tires. When I priced them out at a local big tire / truck specialist called Parkhouse Tire Michelin was 28% more than Firestone. The Firestones were 3 weeks old and made in the USA. Two months before I had put a set of Michelins on my Toyota Avalon and I had to get a second set as the first was defective. So with that in mind I went with the Firestones.

I am not sorry I did. They have performed flawlessly. When I bought the Firestones I could have bought Yokohamas at almost the same cost that were three weeks old and made in Japan. I choose the made in USA tires.

My point. There are a number of good makers of tires these days and my experience indicates Michelin is not perfect.
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I don't know if Hankook makes a tire in the size you need but I replaced all my tires on my Sightseer with Hankook's because of a recommendation from my RV Ford dealership and so far so good, nice ride but only time will tell how they hold up. I paid $330.00 per tire, size 19.5.
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Mike...thanks for the info. I will check in Eugene at two centers to see if they are with the FMCA program. Where is that info you gave me...can I access it?
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Forgive me, I know this has been hashed over and it is somewhere but my question is: I need tires for my 02 Dip. I priced some locally and they priced out the door at $687 per. (Mich. 275/70-r22.5). I haven't checked FMCA price yet but will it be better then my price? Sorry if this is old hat and is somewhere else....I'm sure I will be told where to go
I bought Goodyear G670RV 265-75R-22.5 (4) on Ebay for $ 1700.00(free shipping) from East Coast Tires. I had to have them shipped to a commercial address and then mounted by someone, but it bet my friends "buddy" price of $ 575.00 per tire.
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Continental makes the 275/70R22.5 in their HSR-1 model. That's an excellent grade tire and usually priced well below Michelin and the Goodyear G670. Bridgestone & Firestone make that size too.

I'd stay away from Double Coin, a Chinese label that comes from a consortium of Chinese tire factories. There really isn't a single company behind that label if you ever have a problem.

The FMCA discount price should be much better than the $687 - I would guess at least $100 less "out the door". You can get a quote from a participating dealer - see the FMCA program procedures.

Sam's Club has excellent tire prices for members - might even be worth the $40 price of a membership if you don't already have one. Costco too..
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$2,885 out the door, 6 Toyo M-120z's, sipped, balanced, mounted at Les Schwab in Milwaukee Oregon a month ago.
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