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Old 07-02-2018, 09:08 AM   #21
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I would also suggest you find a well respected, local tire shop that supplies the trucking industry (ask if they do many RVs) and bypass RV dealers.

I get my motorhome serviced at a truck repair shop (after all, my Workhorse chassis is a truck). "My guy" there, who is also an RVer, recommended a tire shop that didn't try to up-sell me. The tire shop also had a good rationale for what they sold me (about half the price of Michelins).

I realized while I was waiting for my tires to be installed, the tire shop supplies and installs tires for at least one of the local RV dealers. I like the idea of cutting out the middle man. I was in and out in about two hours.

Another thing, don't plan on keeping your best tire as a spare, it's going to be too old. Instead ask the tire shop for a good, used tire. Mine sold me a 2016 tire with about 50% usable tread for $75.

I agree, Bob. Les Swab is a great dealer on the west coast. As far as a spare goes, the big RV's tend not to carry one. The odds of a tire failure seem to be in our favor of not happening IF we follow good tire practices. And where do you store a 22.5" rim size tire? Then you need to call for roadside assistance to put it on. Another good reason I have left Michelin. RV sizes can be hard to find when needed.
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