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Old 01-10-2020, 11:28 AM   #1
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Anyone ever have a dealer install aftermarket tires and monitors before purchase?

Assuming the dealer doesn't offer upgraded trailer tires and TPMS/Heat sensors, whatcha think the odds are of me bringing in the stuff and having them swap it out before purchase?

I'm assuming 2 ways this'll go:
1) They won't do it because of 'liability' concerns.
2) They do it but will charge and arm and a leg for labor and not give any discount on the factory tires.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:38 PM   #2
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That's going to vary from dealer to dealer. All you can do is ask your dealer. Make it part of the negotiation process. If they want your business bad enough they'll accommodate you.
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then why not just purchase the RV and have a 'normal' tire shop do it for You??

RV dealers aren't really everyday 'mechanics', but more accustomed to the 'house' part of the RV...
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Assuming the dealer doesn't offer upgraded trailer tires and TPMS/Heat sensors, whatcha think the odds are of me bringing in the stuff and having them swap it out before purchase?

I'm assuming 2 ways this'll go:
1) They won't do it because of 'liability' concerns.
2) They do it but will charge and arm and a leg for labor and not give any discount on the factory tires.

Every dealer is different of course but my dealer agreed to change out my OEM tires with Endurance by Goodyear. Cost to me, 1 labor hour. Full disclosure, my TT is one year old, and I have used this sales manager for over 12years and bought three RV's from him. Ask, all they can say is no, or give you an outrageous price.
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:31 PM   #5
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I'm not even sure many dealers have facilities to change tires. The likelihood of getting a discount on the tires you are removing is pretty much nil. The dealer had to buy the rig with the tires on it. You'll probably be further ahead getting changed out at a tire shop.
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:13 PM   #6
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You will not like the bill.

The monitors are easy but not cheap.

My 16" tires were changed at a professional trailer/truck shop. They had the tools and skills. Took two fellows almost two hours. My tires were bigger (g rated) than most.

The balanced tires were $1400 Goodyear G rated American tires.
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:08 PM   #7
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Assuming the dealer doesn't offer upgraded trailer tires and TPMS/Heat sensors, whatcha think the odds are of me bringing in the stuff and having them swap it out before purchase?
dealer mechanics are not trained on tire swaps or TPMS systems (on average)... let a tire shop do the swap, they do that stuff all day long

keep your take off tires and sell them on craigslist or locally... they will be brand new and valuable to someone
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I asked the dealer to switch tires from my trade in to the new TT.


They wanted over $500 to do it.


2 years and 8K miles later, still have the Castlerocks without any issues.


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Missing some info. Have you purchased the TT and taken/taking delivery? If not, time to negotiate.

There is one suggestion that I have done when purchasing a new truck. The wheels and tires I wanted were not available from the truck manufacturer. So, before finalizing the truck order, I spoke with a tire dealer and arranged to trade the tires/rims that were coming from the factory for the tires I wanted. I ordered 8 rims from Kelsey Hayes. When the truck arrived, I drove it directly to the tire dealer where they took the tires/wheels off the truck and mounted 4 road tread tires and 4 heavy lug off road tires on my Kelsey Hayes rims. They gave me credit for the traded tires/wheels. This may work for your application with one difference. Your tires will have transportation miles. Still worth a try.
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You will not like the bill.

The monitors are easy but not cheap.

My 16" tires were changed at a professional trailer/truck shop. They had the tools and skills. Took two fellows almost two hours. My tires were bigger (g rated) than most.

The balanced tires were $1400 Goodyear G rated American tires.
I assume that these are not trailer tires as the st endurance do not come in a G rating...Must be an LT tire
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then why not just purchase the RV and have a 'normal' tire shop do it for You??

RV dealers aren't really everyday 'mechanics', but more accustomed to the 'house' part of the RV...
That is what I did. Bought the GY endurnce had GY tire place install. The dealer made a deal to offer to buy my take off tires. When I bought my 2nd V-lite from the same dealer that I bought the first from they agreed to swap tires at no cost.

what they did is just took rims and tires and put on new tt. Later RJD
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I assume that these are not trailer tires as the st endurance do not come in a G rating...Must be an LT tire
Not correct. Iíve been using Goodyear RST 16Ē G614 tires for many years. Never had a failure, and, yes, they are not cheap.
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Not correct. Iíve been using Goodyear RST 16Ē G614 tires for many years. Never had a failure, and, yes, they are not cheap.
You're both correct.

No G rated ENDURANCE tires. ( I wanted that and settled for E)


Goodyear DOES make G rated tires.


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Not correct. Iíve been using Goodyear RST 16Ē G614 tires for many years. Never had a failure, and, yes, they are not cheap.
not trying to hassle you but I think I am reading the Goodyear site and that tire is listed trailer, but if I am reading correctly the official designation is LT

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