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Old 05-16-2019, 11:12 AM   #15
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Tried that, none of the local Les Schwab centers would touch tires bought elsewhere. Claimed it was a company wide policy.
Obviously, it was not a company wide policy in October of 2014. Further, they recently did leak repair on them a few weeks ago. Stupid hoses. Maybe it's a company wide policy in your local area, but not in Layton, UT.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:17 AM   #16
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Who did you get to install them?
Went to a Love's tire shop in Troutdale, Oregon. They were happy to mount and spin balance for $40 each. They are 22.5 tires. I asked if it was just local or all Love's that would install tires they didn't sell and was told that yes, all Love's.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:40 AM   #17
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I just recently went through purchasing tires online. I purchased six Goodyear G670 RV tires. When they arrived, I checked the DOT dates on the tires. Two of the tires were manufactured during the 22nd week of 2011. Not a typo. Needless to say, I sent those two tires back. The other four tires were manufactured right around the 40th week of 2017. Ironically, a friend told me about a local tire business who was able to get me the additional two tires I need at a better price, and they were manufactured right around the same time as the other four tires I kept.

Bottomline - In the future, I am going to search long and hard locally first.
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I just recently went through purchasing tires online. I purchased six Goodyear G670 RV tires. When they arrived, I checked the DOT dates on the tires. Two of the tires were manufactured during the 22nd week of 2011. Not a typo. Needless to say, I sent those two tires back. The other four tires were manufactured right around the 40th week of 2017. Ironically, a friend told me about a local tire business who was able to get me the additional two tires I need at a better price, and they were manufactured right around the same time as the other four tires I kept.

Bottomline - In the future, I am going to search long and hard locally first.
Exactly.

I've never understood the "buy tires cheap online" thing. I personally find buying tires online one of those "penny wise, pound foolish" things.
I mean....Ok, so you find some tires that are say $10ea. cheaper. I don't know pick your own number. $20 cheaper, $30 cheaper. I don't care.
• Then they ship, now you wait
• Company calls or sends email...whoops thought we had 6 tires only had 5, back ordered will be in next week. Or pick your own excuse they commonly give
• Now you're going to have to be home when they arrive OR call around to several shops that will receive them and install them for you
• What are you going to do when you have multiple DOT dates like the above example...Make more phone calls, ship those back, wait for the exchanges to come in and say sorry to the shop they were delivered to and ask them to please hold the rest of the tires for you till the replacements come in
• Then keep checking to see if the replacements have been shipped and then call the tire shop to get the right guy on the phone to confirm the new replacements have come in
• Make new appointment for install
• If shipped to your house, now you have to load them up and take them to a tire shop. Yeah that's going to be fun putting 6 of these big bad boys in the MH OR finding a friend with a truck
• Then if something is wrong with one of tires when mounting, the tire shop can't do anything about it because they didn't procure them for you

I mean seriously? Who has all this time and possible hassle factor. I'll go to a reputable, professional tire shop like Southern Tire or any number of other tire shops that will give me the tires I want, at a great price, installed and out the door in about 2 or 3 hours. Like many of you say "easy peasy".

Online purchasing is a great thing for sure. "FOR SOME THINGS". But for tires...I'll pass.

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I agree. A good local dealer will beat the online prices 90% of the time. Simple Tire wants $482 for a 295/80/22.5 Toyo M144 tire with free shipping. I replaced mine last summer for $387 each from a local dealer. They also treated me well for mounting and balancing. Ended up at $453/ tire out the door including sales tax. Not sure why anyone would pay more online and then deal with the hassle of paying someone to mount them.
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I guess you could say I bought online from a dealer. I bought these online through Walmart, and will be there first thing in the morning to get them installed.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Toyo-M154...28-N/653892673

Going to have them install beads, and these valve stems.

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Not sure how this is going to go, but we will see. I've been assured if the date codes are not to my liking, I can refuse them for a full refund, and shipping was free. I've had these tires before, and really liked them. There was no local dealer in my town that had them, though one dealer told me they could order them, but not install them. Their price per tire was $100 more, and they had no interest in any kind of price match.

It's not always price, although $100 per tire, and being able to actually install them was considerable to me. Sometimes the tires we want are just not available locally.
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