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Old 09-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Where to buy tires (tire dealer/rv dealer)

I will need to purchase four new tires for my trailer in the near future. While I had my car at the Discount Tire dealer, they said that they can install the tires for me. They gave me a good price on the Goodyear trailer tire.

Question: Is there any difference between how a RV dealer installs tires and a regular tire dealer? Any comments.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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I don't believe there's any difference on tire installation. Remove old tire, mount and ballance new tire, install and torque to specs. I got mine from Discount tire.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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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!
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Only difference is price.
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Question: Is there any difference between how a RV dealer installs tires and a regular tire dealer? Any comments.
You might be surprised to learn a lot of RV dealers don't mount tires, or have the equipment/personnel to do it. They just take the wheels off the trailer and run them over to their favorite tire shop. Of course they don't tell you this.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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Make sure they put the tire pressure you want in them and the high pressure (100 PSI) steel or brass shank stems. You will want a tire pressure monitor system one day and the sensors will bend the rubber ones over and bang the sensors on the rims. Bent over like that will cause them to leak over time.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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Before I was a teacher I helped manage Discount Tire Stores. A very honest company and very able and knowledgeable. I'd say they are equal or better to any RV dealer when it comes to tires and wheels and they will meet or beat anybody's price as well as allow you to get free repairs, rotations and road hazard at any dealer. We even took care of customers who were on the road and had to do something at a non-Discount store. They brought us the bill and if possible old tire and we reimbursed them. Now that is service!
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I will need to purchase four new tires for my trailer in the near future. While I had my car at the Discount Tire dealer, they said that they can install the tires for me. They gave me a good price on the Goodyear trailer tire.

Question: Is there any difference between how a RV dealer installs tires and a regular tire dealer? Any comments.
I would also ask them to try their best to get US or Canadian made tires with a date not older than 6 months.

X2 on the metal valve stems as Herk suggested.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #9
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I use discount tire all the time for my truck,rv and boat tires. They are awesome. I will not buy anywhere else. I buy the warranty on the tires. If they blow out or come apart you are covered. I have had a few tires replaced on my rv due to road hazzard issues and there were no problems!
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local ford dealer sells tires, and i havent found anybody to beat or even match their prices. recently replaced tires on 08 duramax with michelin mtx(?) 70xxx mile tire for under 950 bucks. that was mount, balance, dispose, tax and "shop fees" (whatever those are). even the big name big box tire dealers couldnt match or wouldnt match their price. i was quoted prices at least 200 more than the ford dealer and in 1 case almost 400 more.

i was skeptical at first too, but i bit. i wont shop anywhere else for tires now.
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