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RV Tire providers
« on: July 31, 2020, 03:43:54 PM »
Has anyone used “Motorhometires.com” for their RV tires compared to FMCA’s program?  Looking for 6 Class A tires.
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Re: RV Tire providers
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 04:49:00 PM »
I hadn't heard of that site, so I took a look.  Thanks for posting it.  Looks like I could get a set of Yokohamas for under $3k installed.  Reviews on that brand that I could find seem pretty favorable.  I'm due for new tires before we hit the road again next year (not going anywhere right now due to Covid).
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 04:50:28 PM »
I am also tire shopping, and have done some price comparison, at the moment at least on the tires I have looked at the big winner on price seems to be speedytire.com , I have exchanged a couple of emails with them asking about local pickup, as their headquarters are in my home state.  From their reply it seems they are just a tire broker and tires are drop shipped from various supplier warehouses.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 06:18:10 PM »
Motorhometires.com is just an alias for worldoftires.com.
For my  Hankooks and Samsons they are higher priced
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 07:10:34 PM »
 There is really no such thing as "RV tires" most any tire shop can and will provide the tires your RV requires.. It's all about shopping around,, online cost savings are offset be shipping and minimum purchases..>>>Dan  ( Shopping at your local dealers also has the advantage of working with them for the latest manufacturing date codes available..)
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Re: RV Tire providers
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 07:22:21 AM »
I hadn't heard of that site, so I took a look.  Thanks for posting it.  Looks like I could get a set of Yokohamas for under $3k installed.  Reviews on that brand that I could find seem pretty favorable.  I'm due for new tires before we hit the road again next year (not going anywhere right now due to Covid).

I checked further, as Chindog mentioned 6 Yokohama’s for under $3,000.  All tires are current new manufacture dates, they replace all valve stems, install & balance tires (included in price) plus currently offer on site installation for free, normally $99.00
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Re: RV Tire providers
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 08:11:59 AM »
There is really no such thing as "RV tires" most any tire shop can and will provide the tires your RV requires.. It's all about shopping around,, online cost savings are offset be shipping and minimum purchases..>>>Dan  ( Shopping at your local dealers also has the advantage of working with them for the latest manufacturing date codes available..)

Except, when we have no "local tire dealer" willing to order for us and work with us on mounting and installation, etc.  In which case on-line is a great option; I have two shops that can deal with the tires I buy and mount them, I use and standby balance beads for the balancing aspect of my new tires.  I have had my TOYOS for 3 years now, and 20k miles, without issue; mounted by a local mechanic.  I did the install on the MH.  And, if you shop around some on-line places run specials on NO shipping for 4 or more tires.
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Re: RV Tire providers
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 08:35:43 AM »
Depending on the specific size, I would think you could buy 6 large Yokohoma tires most anywhere for around $3000. Or Sumitomo or Hankook or even Toyos for that price.  For example, I paid $510 each for Toyo 295/80R22.5 at a local commercial tire dealer and 295/80's are a higher priced size than the more common 275/70.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 12:04:35 PM »
It really depends on the local market conditions. And size, of course. As reference, I got 6 Toyos installed (M154; 245/70R19.5) for $3,000CAD (about $2,300USD) at a local tire shop, earlier this year. They've been great, so far, except for the funky sulphur-rubbery smell when brand new. (Now it's less intense).
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 12:56:23 PM »
I bought 275/80R 22.5 load range "H" Continentals through the FMCA program for $505.00 each out the door. When you are comparing prices make sure you are including all the addon fees and make shure the date codes are new. I wouldn't settle for anything over 6 months.
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Re: RV Tire providers
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 04:26:19 PM »
I found a Goodyear place near me that did trucks and buses. They would have allowed drop shipment of any tire I wanted. Eventually let them source a pair of Continental Class Gs for the front at like $380 each.  Installation and a wheel alignment that included shimming (my alignment was way out) got me out the door for a skosh less than $1000 including Uncle DeWine's share...

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Re: RV Tire providers
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2020, 10:54:01 AM »
The brochure says his 2017 Navigator XE uses 255/70R22.5 tires.  Besides Michelin, there are excellent offerings in that size from Bridgestone, BF Goodrich, Firestone, Yokohoma, Toyo, Sumitomo, Kumho and Goodyear.  You may not be familiar with all those brand names but all are internationally respected and definitely not cheap China bombs".


I have no reason to discourage you from using an online tire discounter such as motorhometires.com or simpletire.com or tires-easy.com, but it's often easier and no more expensive to use a local commercial (truck) tire shop to source one of the lesser known brand names. Shop around a bit before you decide.
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