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Old 09-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #11
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my local rv dealer said he had put nitrogen in my trailer tires. or as stated earlier, he may have had it done somewhere else. but anyways, i work around nitrogen anyway and i understand the advantages of using nitrogen. my question is this: does discount tire use nitrogen?
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #12
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Karrier ST205/75R15 (radial trailer tire, C load range), pre-mounted/balance on a new steel wheel
$128.95 each
Shipping is always free on orders over $150. So if you get 2 or more, you're good.
I got 4 of these on my camper this year. They show up well packaged, mounted, balanced, and at the right pressure.
They have other common sizes, and you can also get them mounted on Aluminum wheel too.
You can get the tire alone, but it will only save $24, and you'll have to pay someone to dismount, mount, and balance it, not to mention your time waiting for it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:37 PM   #13
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Make sure the tires whoever you buy from haven't been sitting around there shop for 1 or 2 years.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #14
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Make sure the tires whoever you buy from haven't been sitting around there shop for 1 or 2 years.
i do concur. same as buying diesel. i go to a place with a high turnover of inventory. just like bread.........fresh.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:34 AM   #15
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The sun (UV) is the killer of trailer tires. I doubt any place is storing tires out back in the sun. Not willing to pay nearly double for tires, for a recreational vehicle that i use for a few trips a year. etrailer is a huge company that does a lot of business. There was no settled dust on these tires/wheels.

I recommend them, although there is no way to ask them to physically check the date code for you, before they ship to you. If you need that assurance, then you are right, and the extra cost will be worth it to you (I suppose).
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dwaynerz I also buy tires from my Ford dealer and have had the same experience. Also For dealers honor the road hazard and tire warranty.
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Make sure you ask them if they can balance them. When I put new tires on my 22', (which isn't big), I was surprised that several tire places could not accommodate a trailer. I ended up at America's Tire, who where great!

Is there really a requirement to "Balance" tires. The dealerships I have talked to say its really not necessary for a trailer ?
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my local rv dealer said he had put nitrogen in my trailer tires. or as stated earlier, he may have had it done somewhere else. but anyways, i work around nitrogen anyway and i understand the advantages of using nitrogen. my question is this: does discount tire use nitrogen?
I have a related question, if I add regular air to a nitrogen filled tire, do I lose all of the benefits of the nitrogen or is it proportional? (Amount of air vs nitrogen)
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Is there really a requirement to "Balance" tires. The dealerships I have talked to say its really not necessary for a trailer ?
IMO any tire that your going to drive over 25 mph (give or take), it is worth the added little expense for a balance.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #20
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Is there really a requirement to "Balance" tires. The dealerships I have talked to say its really not necessary for a trailer ?
They charged me 16.oo per tire to balance them...totally worth it. If they aren't balanced, then you could have uneven wear, then you have to pay for new tires.
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