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Old 03-28-2021, 03:08 PM   #29
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I purchased 6 new Michelin Tires ( 18 ply ) for my 08 Fleetwood Bounder less than a year ago from Gander RV. After Taxes, balancing and installation they were $3,850.00 out the door.
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I read many posts on this thread. At home tire change sounds relatively affordable, easy to accomplish and rather inviting.

Just wondering - Regarding the at home tire installation: Where's the guarantee clause as well as the guarantee backup if one or more item goes wrong; during or after installation?
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No one has mentioned the allowance for the old tires. Last time I bought tires from Loves for my previous coach they gave me $75 for each of my old tires. If the tires have a lot of tread left they are an easy sell to truck drivers.
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Load range "H"

Be sure you are getting Load Range "H" tires, assuming that is what came on your RV. My Toyo dealer twice tried to sell me LR-G since he had no LR-H tires in stock. He started to turn on the BS and when I would tell him what I wanted, he would say, "ok, a M177, 295/80R22.5 $376" and he would speak fast, but never confirm the LR-H. Finally, I gave him the stock number for the tire I wanted and he shut up and ordered it. This was at a regional chain store and my only source of Toyo within 100 miles.
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Sounds like you would be paying $1100 just for the convenience of driveway installation. And I would question that any mobile tire installer really carries around the proper equipment to spin-balance your tires - so I am assuming that they would not do that.

There are plenty of truck tire installers all around - as there are lots of trucks all around, needing new tires all the time. A quick search will turn up many in your area. Just be sure they can spin balance (not bubble balance!) truck tires, as that requires proper heavy duty machinery to do correctly.

Truck tire companies should also have the heavy duty jacks and torque wrenches to handle your lug nuts. You can call around and get a verbal quote for demounting/mounting/ balancing / tire re-cycling fees. Should not not be more than $100 - $200 for all the above, for all 6 tires, for your rig.
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Old 03-28-2021, 04:37 PM   #34
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I did a lot of shopping around a year ago wanting Toyo or Hankooks. Both were more than I wanted to pay. Ended up getting Sumitomos through a Ford dealership. They had the best 'out-the-door' price and their truck shop could handle the job.

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A place called Motorhome Tires quoted me the price of $3128 for 6 new Toyo M154 tires to replace my Michelins. This price includes mobile installation in my driveway. Given that Amazon is selling the same tires for $314.72 a piece, 6 of them plus CT tax would be $2008, but I would have the hassle of bringing my rig somewhere to get them installed.

I guess I'm asking if I'm missing something or does it make sense for me to get them from Amazon and start looking for an installer? Thanks in advance for advice.
I bought 6 of their tires for my Canyon Star, from the Mobile service!
Loved the price, loved the service even better.
They had a well equipped Good Year Tire service vehicle come out, in an hour, he was done and gone!
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Toyo tires

I bought 6 new Toyo tires from Les Swabb also & got a great deal.
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I bought 6 of their tires for my Canyon Star, from the Mobile service!
Loved the price, loved the service even better.
They had a well equipped Good Year Tire service vehicle come out, in an hour, he was done and gone!
I'll shop there again!
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Have you looked at FMCA's buying program?
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Have you looked at FMCA's buying program?
Jeff was cheaper.
Also, they had a problem getting tires in through the program in Miami. I had to cancel and get new tires from a second dealer.
Called Jeff, ordered, and they were in later.
Even though they were almost a day late, I was leaving on a trip, he paid out more from his side to get them installed on time!
I saw the bill od lading, the shipper dropped the ball.
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Jeff was cheaper.
Also, they had a problem getting tires in through the program in Miami. I had to cancel and get new tires from a second dealer.
Called Jeff, ordered, and they were in later.
Even though they were almost a day late, I was leaving on a trip, he paid out more from his side to get them installed on time!
I saw the bill od lading, the shipper dropped the ball.
Great customer service!

Interesting. I've used their program twice, once in Virginia and once out here in Western Colorado. It went really smoothly and was cheaper than anything else then. I'll have to look for other opportunities in a couple years.
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Replacement tires

I had to replace the tires on my 04 HR Endeavor right after we got it. That was about 2 years ago.

We had a blowout on our first motorhome in 2000. After that I vowed never to have that happen again. A Winnebago chieftain, you wouldn’t believe the amount of damage a tire blowout can do!

On our third motorhome now and on everyone we have went with Michelin. We were going to use the FMCA tire program as it would have made the tire cost $500 instead of the $600 price at the tire shop. The shop would match the FMCA price if we bought from them and cut us a reduced price on the labor. At the same time we had 8 shocks replaced with Bilsteins and centramatic balancers. I am really pleased with the ride quality and handling of the rig now.

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sell your old tires

I recently got 6 new Toyo 245 75 22.5 for $2,100 at local Atlanta tire shop. Kept one of my old tires for a spare. My HR Endeavor has storage for spare underneath. I put an ad on FB Marketplace and sold my old tires for $75 each and sold in less than a week.
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