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Old 03-18-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Where to purchase RV tires?

Hello Forum members, I would like to shop for the best deal for my RV tires which will be needed to be replace sometime this year ( I think). This is my inital search. Just tried websites of Tire Discounters, Pep Boy's even Tire manufactors some had my tires while others did not. Now I know I could probably call around and try to find them. I think you guy's might have the answer at your finger tips. My tire size is 245/70R19.5 steel belted radials. I have tried the Flying J/Pilot website as well. I would need 6 tires deals are welcome.

I do not know how old the tires are this is on a 2001 Fleetwood Storm we purchased it in the Fall of 09. Tires look good they have been retreaded already.

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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It might help if we knew what city and state you live in.

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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I do not know how old the tires are this is on a 2001 Fleetwood Storm we purchased it in the Fall of 09. Tires look good they have been retreaded already.
There is a birth date on each tire. Rule of thumb is RV tires are good for 5-7 years if side walls are taken care of.
Visit: Tire “Born-On” Date…Why It Matters

If your a member of FMCA, check out their Michelin Tire Advantage Program
Tire Connection - Michelin Advantage Program

It's good to shop around for tires, but don't sacrifice quality and ride for price.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #4
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Hi AlanTerry,

The FMCA Michelin Advantage program has your tire size for $352.08 for the tire. One must belong to FMCA to use this program.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:17 PM   #5
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Michelin says to have the tires checked by a professional every year, starting at the fifth year and absolutely replace at 10 years. Other than that there is no "rule of thumb".
Some people mistreat their tires and will always have tire trouble no matter what age, some rigs are overloaded and cause blowouts and others like me are anal about tires and checke pressures every day. Only blowout I've ever had was a GoodYear on my '97 Jeep.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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I just put your size of "245 70R 19.5 tire" into the search engine I use and came up with several places that sell that size.

Just doing a quick look I found this site for your size tire Commercial Tires & Exports Martino Tire

Try looking here Welcome to Hankook for your size.
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In the PNW try Les Schwab

Tires, Brakes, Alignments, Shocks, Struts, Batteries, and Wheels

or

http://www.gcrtires.com/
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Retreads on a motorhome
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #9
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I just purchased 6 Coopers same size for our 2000 Adventurer for $2145 out the door, that's mounting and balancing and tax. I took Goodyears off and I'm not disappointed. Great price, great ride and Made in U.S.A. I purchased these through my local tire and auto repair shop. Life is good.
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Retreads on a motorhome
WOW, my thought's exactely. The only place for retreads would be on a trailer, never on tractor, or MH.
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I did a lot of research on tires before I bought mine. I called around to quite a lot of local dealers, my selection was somewhat limited because I have 22.5". I ended up getting them at the local Camping World (one state over) because I wanted Bridgestones and they had the best price. After all the reading and talking to mechanics that I did I got the impression that tires are the most important piece of your ride equation and they had the best reputation of all the reviews.

One comment, don't be in a hurry. It's good that you are starting well in advance of the purchase. I called around to about 10 places and one reason that Camping World got my business was they called me back and offered me a better deal than their original quote. That was significant because it was well below any of the other options I had.

Another comment is Doggie Daddy is right on - check the 'born on' date for the tires you are buying. Some places that don't do a lot of business in larger tires have them sit for quite awhile before selling them to you. The life of a tire is roughly the same if it's sitting in a warehouse or on your coach.

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Another one is Superior Tire.
I got ours there before FMCA started their program and I don't think it would have saved me any money over what Superior charged. I needed 2 305/70's and they were out of stock, when they came in they were just a few weeks old. The 275/70's for the rears were in stock and almost as new.
Only Michelin and Continental listed a 305/70 and the Continental was not even being produced yet.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:18 AM   #13
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Okay, Thanks Guy's you have given me some good information. Yeah, retreads, that is what the PO had on it when I purchsed it from him. It was on consignment at a RV dealer and they did an inspection at purchase, never came up. That is one reason I want to get new rubber.

Another question is would you get 2 tires at a time or do the by 3 get one free deal.

I am in Cincinnati,Ohio if that helps.

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If you have a Les Schwab in your area try them. They have great customer service. Take a look at the Toyo tires.
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