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Old 03-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Recommendations For RV Tires In Tucson

Any recommendations for new RV tires, mounting and balancing in Tucson, AZ? For a 2008 class A, aluminum rims, 245/70 R 19.5, currently have 6 year old Michelin XRVs mounted, about 18,000 miles on them.
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Find the nearest Les Schwab tire dealer to you.

We have Toyos on ours, great tires and much cheaper.

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Since you are in Tucson, also check out Discount Tire. they have several locations in the Tucson area and in Washington State. I've always had good prices and service there and won't go anywhere else. They also have an optional road hazard warranty that is iron clad.
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Find the nearest Les Schwab tire dealer to you.

We have Toyos on ours, great tires and much cheaper.

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Les schwab has no stores in Arizona, (as per their web pages anyway). Thanks for the recommendation though.
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Since you are in Tucson, also check out Discount Tire. they have several locations in the Tucson area and in Washington State. I've always had good prices and service there and won't go anywhere else. They also have an optional road hazard warranty that is iron clad.
I use Discount Tire for our cars, but did not get the impression they dealt with motor homes and such. I will check them out too. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Try "Jack Furrier's Western Tire & Auto Care - 3645 S Palo Verde". The auto tire store is up front by the street and the Truck/RV tire center is on the North side in the back of the building. They service big rigs and RV's and seem to be fair but you need to do the pricing. You can also try Costco and Sam's Club but they will order them in and send you to some else to install the tires. Bill
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Try "Jack Furrier's Western Tire & Auto Care - 3645 S Palo Verde". The auto tire store is up front by the street and the Truck/RV tire center is on the North side in the back of the building. They service big rigs and RV's and seem to be fair but you need to do the pricing. You can also try Costco and Sam's Club but they will order them in and send you to some else to install the tires. Bill
Thanks, have a quote from them and they are on my 'A' list....
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Since you are in Tucson, also check out Discount Tire. they have several locations in the Tucson area and in Washington State. I've always had good prices and service there and won't go anywhere else. They also have an optional road hazard warranty that is iron clad.
I contacted Discount Tire and they do not deal with anything as large as 19.5s... They 'may' be able to order them but that is all they could possibly do. I would prefer to work a business that would mount and balance them (as well as check and adjust alignment ofthe motor home if necessary).
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GCR tire on Romero road Used them before They handle and do large vehicles all the time.
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GCR tire on Romero road Used them before They handle and do large vehicles all the time.
Thanks for the recommendation. I had gotten GCR's name as a recommendation from the service department of the Tucson La Mesa RV too. GCR's recommendations, price and response to my RFQ put them at the top of the list and I'll be going there for new Hankook tires, mounting, balancing and alignment.
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Thanks for the recommendation. I had gotten GCR's name as a recommendation from the service department of the Tucson La Mesa RV too. GCR's recommendations, price and response to my RFQ put them at the top of the list and I'll be going there for new Hankook tires, mounting, balancing and alignment.
Did you get the tires from them and if so may I ask the price out the door?
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Did you get the tires from them and if so may I ask the price out the door?
No, in the end I opted to drive back to WA to have them replaced in the same town as my prefer service center (for realignment and such if necessary) as I prefer to use the same RV service center for alignment and chassis work. GCR's price was $2,382.92 (Hankook Tires, Valve Stems, Balance, Alignment, Enviro, Waste, tax, Etc.). One note, our tire size is 245/70R19.5, so you might want to keep that in mind if you are using the prices I got to compare to something else.

As it is I will plan to purchase Toyo tires out of a Les Schwab which is just down the road from where I have my RV serviced in WA, ($2,846.90). Then I can drive my motor home directly to my preferred service center for alignment and chassis checks.
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What kind of mileage can you expect from a set of Toyo's?
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What kind of mileage can you expect from a set of Toyo's?
For mental health reasons I've never made mileage one of the things I keep track of. I don't believe, (at least in my case), that the ROI on tire brand, Banks-like systems, air tabs, (which I have, but for handling purposes), and things that promote better mileage is there. Again, at least in my case. As far as motor homes go, the one we own right now gets pretty good milage, but only comparatively speaking. At one time we got 8ish on average and as high as 10ish if the stars and planets all aligned just right. The Toyo tires are about $100 per tire less than the OEM Michelin XRVs and may not have the tread wear life in miles, but the Toyos have more plys and at the miles we put on the motor home per year the Toyo tread will last longer than the safe life of the tire itself. Our next motor home will probably get even worse mileage and be more expensive to operate due to fuel costs and such rising too, but we will keep on keeping on.... Gasoline is still less per gallon than most bottled water...
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