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Lakeman1 04-22-2012 09:24 AM

Tires Purchased
 
Well I just ordered 6 new Michelin 235/80R 22.5 XRV tires, $505.12 each or $3030.72 for 6 (out the door) with a 2012 born on date. I am not a member or FMCA, how did I do on the price?

chasmatt 04-22-2012 12:24 PM

I just bought six of the same size Michelins through the FMCA. The cost per tire was a little more than $100 each. I paid $389 per tire. With mounting and balancing and local tax the total was $2971

Lakeman1 04-22-2012 09:40 PM

Thats only $60 less for the 6 tires, don't think I did so bad. Thats $10 per tire savings with the FMCA discount.

Jerry J 04-22-2012 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete & Linda (Post 1152726)
Thats only $60 less for the 6 tires, don't think I did so bad. Thats $10 per tire savings with the FMCA discount.

Looks like you did great!

Rom 04-23-2012 12:27 AM

Got a quote from Les Schwab for $478.76 + FET + tax each; another from a Michelin dealership for $496.13 each and one from an out of state tire shop for $3, 296 for six (I think all inclusive).

Been getting quotes since last year and the prices are going up everytime. Will order them in a couple of weeks before prices goes to the roof!

DeWat 04-23-2012 05:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Pete & Linda (Post 1152726)
Thats only $60 less for the 6 tires, don't think I did so bad. Thats $10 per tire savings with the FMCA discount.

I guess it depends on how the OP's message is read. I read the 3030 price as out the door, and the 2971 price as installed. If that is right, the 3030 price is still going to require installation.

Steve N Sal 04-23-2012 05:53 AM

Looks like you did OK. Boy, how things have gone up. Last April I purchased six new Michelin 235's mounted and balanced for $2600 including tax. No discounts available at that time and purchased the tires from a Belle Tire facility back in MI.

DBOL 04-23-2012 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Pete & Linda (Post 1152001)
Well I just ordered 6 new Michelin 235/80R 22.5 XRV tires, $505.12 each or $3030.72 for 6 (out the door) with a 2012 born on date. I am not a member or FMCA, how did I do on the price?


Sorry the other deal was better they had the work,you still got to put on and Balance ? Did you forget that?

shoreco 04-23-2012 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete & Linda (Post 1152001)
Well I just ordered 6 new Michelin 235/80R 22.5 XRV tires, $505.12 each or $3030.72 for 6 (out the door) with a 2012 born on date. I am not a member or FMCA, how did I do on the price?


I paid $505 each "out the door" here in Long Island, NY..

I did them in sets (two at a time)..

First set in August 2011, second set in the fall 2011 and the last set last week...(maybe 1500 miles in between)

All three sets came with pretty much the same date code from mid-2011...

I think you did good. Now go put some miles on them...

Lakeman1 04-23-2012 08:02 AM

"Out the door" means installed, balanced and taxes. Out the door not cash and carry. Total cost on the coach driving away $3030.72.

DeWat 04-23-2012 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Pete & Linda (Post 1153005)
"Out the door" means installed, balanced and taxes. Out the door not cash and carry. Total cost on the coach driving away $3030.72.

My mistake then :blush:. I know that there are many places to puchase tires without installation, so that's how I took "Out the door" in this case.

Lakeman1 04-23-2012 09:56 AM

Not a problem

larrymac09 04-24-2012 08:12 PM

from larrymac09
 
I am so confused about tires. I recently bought a 2003 Monaco Dynasty with a tag axle, (8 tires). It's got 50,000 miles, but the tires are eight years old. They look brand new, and were always stored inside. Now I'm afraid to take them on a road trip. Should I buy now, or wait?

JohnRR 04-24-2012 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by larrymac09 (Post 1154947)
I am so confused about tires. I recently bought a 2003 Monaco Dynasty with a tag axle, (8 tires). It's got 50,000 miles, but the tires are eight years old. They look brand new, and were always stored inside. Now I'm afraid to take them on a road trip. Should I buy now, or wait?

There are two schools of thought about it and the only one I would trust would be from a knowledge source that can physically see them.

The only problem with that now a days is finding somebody you can trust to give you an honest opinion.

68SILVER 04-24-2012 09:17 PM

tires
 
I replaced my tires with Goodyear at just over $2200. about a year ago

shoreco 04-24-2012 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larrymac09 (Post 1154947)
I am so confused about tires. I recently bought a 2003 Monaco Dynasty with a tag axle, (8 tires). It's got 50,000 miles, but the tires are eight years old. They look brand new, and were always stored inside. Now I'm afraid to take them on a road trip. Should I buy now, or wait?

When I first bought my coach, it needed tires badly..

My budget didn't allow me to drive from the sales office to the tire lot...

My thought was..

I have duel rear wheels, a blowout would suck, but I have another tire to get me to pull to the side of the road...I changed the fronts the following week after buying my rig...and I completed the rears in two seperate trips...

I knew I was driving on "older tires" so while I drove on them I took my time, never pushed the rig, and never ever hit the left lane...

Front tire blowouts can cause major $$$ damage...

Change the 8yr old fronts now...and do the rest in a timely manner...

JMO

Lakeman1 04-24-2012 10:13 PM

I e mailed Michelin and ask them what was the max age to change tires. They said 10 years MAX or sooner depending on cracks, see their chart. My tires are 8 to 9 years old and had very small cracks on them at places -- not a problem. On our last trip to Myrtle Beach (150 miles) when we got there as I was covering the tires I noticed many larger cracks on one of the front tires, these showed up in 150 miles! I am a believer now and tires are on order. My lesson is its not worth it, don't push it. A blowout on a front is the worse thing that can happen to you and if you can manage it safely you still have the potential to do a lot of damage to your coach. Save money somewhere else not on tires.

Bob and Inga 04-25-2012 07:07 AM

I don't like the 'if one back blows, the other will get me to the side of the road' logic. If they are both old and one goes, the other will follow real fast. Maybe halfway to the side of the road. Also, I have read where a rear tire blowout has caused extensive damage to folks that have had them. What do you you have near your rear wheel wells? Any LP lines nearby?

Bob


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