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Old 03-03-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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Well, its time for new tires for the PU. It currently has B78 13ST Load Range C tires on it. I also need to have the bearings repacked. All of the prices I've gotten for the entire package land around $200.00 (2 tires and rapack). Does that sound about normal? BTW, I'm in the southeast.

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Well, its time for new tires for the PU. It currently has B78 13ST Load Range C tires on it. I also need to have the bearings repacked. All of the prices I've gotten for the entire package land around $200.00 (2 tires and rapack). Does that sound about normal? BTW, I'm in the southeast.

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Old 03-03-2005, 07:18 PM   #3
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It doesn't sound to bad, I would check around for tire. We buy ours at several places in town. They like to give us the wrong load range all the time, We take D but I have gotten C and B. I only go by the book/ sticker.

Then see what the repack would cost. I have done ours several times, once every summer , buy new seals each time and the grease lasts a couple repacks .
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Be sure and hve them balanced also it seems to make quite a difference in not only the towability but the milage the tires seem to last a while longer
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I bought tires last year and they ran about $90 each. I ended up getting them from the dealer, because their prices were in line with other tire dealers, and as a plus, they had them in stock while the tire dealers would have to order them.
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Just don't wait 'til the last minute for tires. We get tires for our vintage pop-up at the same tire dealer that we get our other tires at but they have to be special ordered. BTW, I pack my own bearings on the pop-up. While in high school, I had a boyfriend show me how (actually I made the mistake of going over to his house while he was working on a car, so I got sucked in to helping). It's messy but pretty easy.
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Long story short.

I needed new skids for the Santa Fe. Bought 3 Carisles, mounted & balance for about $200. First long pull from TN to San Antonio, lost a tread near Lake Charles, LA. Continued on after change. Lost another tread 90 miles from destination at 5:05 pm Saturday. NUTS!! Managed to locate a Greentooth mechanic and bought a chunk of rubber from a Pinto. Limped to the destination. Trailer squiggling all over the road while maintaining a blistering pace of 40 mph. Major challenge to keep from getting run over on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio. Checked tire temps by hand and nearly was scalded.

Replaced all tires with Goodyear Marathons, mounted, balanced and high pressure stems for nearly $350. Lifetime warranty. No problems since.

That was two years ago. I spent over $500 on tires. I should have got the good skids in the beginning. Last year we logged nearly 4500 miles.

Moral. Cheap tires are not cheap.
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I bought 13" Duro tires last year through Discount Tire. Got the balancing and the metal, high pressure stems as well. Total was something around $136. The repack I did myself.
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