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Old 03-20-2013, 08:27 AM   #15
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would you get 2 tires at a time or do the by 3 get one free deal.
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I don't know that I understand the question, I saved up and got the tires replaced. If you're driving on them they aren't going to wear evenly if you replace them at different times and if you aren't driving on them it doesn't matter if you replace them.

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Old 03-21-2013, 01:56 AM   #16
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Smile Best place to buy tires

About a year ago,I replaced my 22.5 goodyears with Michelin energy plus. Searched every dealer in my area, and finally bought them from sam's club for about$415 ea. saved close to $ 150 per tire as I remember, however they can't mount them, so I looked online and found a tire dealer that would. I asked him for a quote also and he said he couldn't even get close, but would mount them for me! He was fair on the mounting, and I came away feeling very good about my purchase! Anyway, checkout your local Sam's club! Prices may have changed by now, but at that time they were the best!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:32 AM   #17
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My tires are dated 0407 so I have been doing some local calling and to areas I frequent through. I prefer Michelin and have been using them for decades.
Went thru FMCA.com to locate Michelin Advantage Program Participant. Breakdown cost is:

Labor for Mounting & balancing 2 front tires = $363.40
FMCA Michelin Advantage Pgm tire Prices: $378.52 ea x 6 = $2,271.12
FET Federal Excise Tax $ 11.06 ea x 6 = $ 66.36
CA State Tax 8.75% $ 33.12 ea x 6 = $ 198.72
TOTAL for 6 tires w/mounting and balance: $2,899.60

The next closest price I found was $250 more with a military discount.

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #18
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We had Toyo's on our 03 Excursion when purchased. They were two years old an the ride was not "cushy". However the held up well and were a very good buy. I have read on this forum that Toyo's are designed for OTR trucking and not MH, don't know that for a fact!
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:37 PM   #19
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Michelin Truck Tires have a harder ride than the Michelin XRV Tires and the XRV tires have more sidewall preservatives in them too.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #20
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I see that you're in Ohio but if you are planning on being on the west coast any time soon, be sure to check out the Les Schawab dealer in Junction City Oregon. They are not only a FMCA commercial member and will offer the FMCA Michelin discount but are RV tire specialists. And, another big benefit, you will not be charged sales tax which can amount to saving a few hundred dollars too.

Their name is Bob Dickman Tire Center and carry Goodyear and Bridgestone along with Michelin for motorhomes.

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And yes, it's true what others are saying about Toyos being a truck tire and will not be well suited for motorhome owners who want a "cushy" ride. In fact, Bob Dickman Tire Center, although being a Les Schwab store, does not recommend Toyo for motorhomes. Personally, I like Toyo tires and may consider them for my next purchase.

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In the PNW, check out Pacific Tire.

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Found this and I use the Mfg recommendation.

"When does NHTSA recommend that tires should be replaced?

While tire life will ultimately depend on the tires’ service conditions and the environment in which they operate, there are some general guidelines. Some vehicle manufacturers recommend that tires be replaced every six years regardless of use. In addition, a number of tire manufacturers cite 10 years as the maximum service life for tires. Check the owner’s manual for specific recommendations for your vehicle. Remember, it is always wise to err on the side of caution if you suspect your vehicle has tires that are over six years of age."
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:46 PM   #22
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I appreciated all the help and suggestions pertaining to tres. I think I mentioned my tires are retreads, They are not they are regroveable! they were new tires at one time. DOTMJ93 PMAW 149 is on the side wall. So how old are they? I also found these weblinks from Popular Mechanics on Tires. I hope this helps everyone as well.

Thanks for the information.
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I appreciated all the help and suggestions pertaining to tres. I think I mentioned my tires are retreads, They are not they are regroveable! they were new tires at one time. DOTMJ93 PMAW 149 is on the side wall. So how old are they? I also found these weblinks from Popular Mechanics on Tires. I hope this helps everyone as well.

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The 149 seems to indicate that he original carcass was manufactured in the 14th week of 1999.
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The 149 seems to indicate that he original carcass was manufactured in the 14th week of 1999.
So they are about 4 years old....that is good news. Thanks

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So they are about 4 years old....that is good news. Thanks

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1999 Alan. They are 14 years old. Look at them again very carefully. The code before the year 2000 was 3 digits. 2000 and later is a 4 digit code.
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1999 Alan. They are 14 years old. Look at them again very carefully. The code before the year 2000 was 3 digits. 2000 and later is a 4 digit code.
Bummer!

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Thinking about it the chassis is a 1999 so that would make sense! I will keep an eye on them while I save my pennies :(!

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I know some people are paranoid and change their tires every 5 years but even the manufacturers say change them at 10 years regardless. Don't risk driving on 14 year old tires.
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