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Old 02-03-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Tire pricing

In my last post I mentioned that we bought our first RV from a dealer, a 30 ft. 98 Fleetwood Southwind Storm with 60,000 mi. Well, with your input (thanks everyone) I find out that the tires are original,15 yrs old, so I did some pricing around, starting with my dealer. They quoted me $3360.00 for 6, fronts balanced only. The tires are Michelins XZE 225/70R 19.5 ďHOLY COW!!!!Ē
The same tires from a well known tire shop, $2253.48 front balanced. Thatís a difference of $1107.00. Iím waiting on a couple other quotes, hope they also come in at a reasonable priceÖ
I realize there are cheaper tires out there but Michelins are the ones Iím requesting.

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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If you join FMCA, they have a national accounts pricing deal with Michelin that you can take advantage of. I understand the pricing is better through that program than anywhere else.

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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I will watch this with interest as I have to replace both front tires at some point, also due to age.
I doubt i will go with Michelin though, there are other brands out there more economical that are just as good.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
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I have a set (6) of 19.5" Michelin XRV's being installed this coming week via the FMCA program. The price was a tad cheaper than I got by shopping around for best pricing elsewhere. Install being by a Michelin authorized dealer that specializes in large trucks and RV's.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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I feel am in the same" boat".... the bear cave has the original tires on it right at 6 yrs old and right now we are trying to decide whether to get tires now or wait until they are at the r/p date. but no sidewall cracking or deformities or bad looking at all, they will be at the expiration date on the tire by years and some still have the little side studs on them as brand new
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:30 AM   #6
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Check into other brands than Michelin's. Look at Hankook's, alot have tried them and like them. If they had them in our size we would put them on the RV, we do have them the 4 Runner and love them. You might be surprised even more on prices.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:00 AM   #7
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I went with Sumitomos instead of Michelin. About $1500 less, better ride, handling, quieter and one load range higher.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:09 AM   #8
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I am currently looking at an all weather tire Wanli S3012/SDR02 245/70R19.5 G/14PR from tires-easy.com well at least it is a g rated tire and wondering more about them alot especially if I install a runflat insert too.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:46 AM   #9
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Hankook tires are a good quality rv tire and very reasonably priced. We switched to them on our previous mh about 5 yrs ago and have now run them on the front of our current one. You might be able to get (6) new ones at the same or less than the price you have quoted. We also run Hankooks on all our personnal vehicles.

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