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Old 03-23-2016, 02:06 PM   #31
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On my last trailer, I ended up just buying tires already mounted on rims from etrailer.com. The cost difference between just a tire and one with a rim was less than what I would have paid for mounting. It was a lot easier too. I just took the old ones off and installed the new wheel.

These were on steel rims. I imagine YMMV depending on the wheel and rim wanted.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:51 PM   #32
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I buy the very best tires available for all of my rolling stock. Michelin is my favorite.
Do not buy the cheapest tire from Joe's Crappy Brand Tire Shop. You will pay for that mistake.
In all of my travels I have only had three flats and one was my own fault.
The travels included 80 trips over the Alaska Highway, seven trips to Mexico (Cancun) from Alaska, two trips around the United States and several across Canada.
It is your families safety as well as the safety of your rig that you are risking by using "cheapo" tires. Not worth the risk.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:08 AM   #33
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I think I am finished with Discount Tire. I got my last truck tires there and it took forever and a day to get out. Tried to save a few bucks and just didn't like the service. We have a small family owned business that I should have gone to and will in the future. They have been in business since 1954, so its not a fly by night operation. They are not as cheap as Discount Tire, but the service makes up for it.
Our DT is ALWAYS packed, so sometimes it's slow getting in and out, but I've always had excellent service despite a bit of a wait.

When I had my trailer tires mounted by a local shop (local small business), I got prompt and excellent service, and it's closer to home. They will also perform an alignment if needed, which DT will not do. On the one hand, I will try to support a local small business whenever I can (being a small business owner myself, it's important). On the other hand, I like being able to hit a DT just about anywhere, nation wide if I have a problem.

I can say that the local shop will most likely get the first shot at my next set of tires, and I may even have them rotate my TV tires at next oil change because I would like them to check my alignment, so we will see how they do...
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:20 AM   #34
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I purchased 4 Maxxis 8008 8 ply tires from Discount Tires on the web with great price and quick delivery. Then had local tire shop mount them, no problem.
Then, at home I was admiring them and saw that my "new" tires were actually made 2 years ago. I complained to Discount and got nowhere except "send back for full refund." I figure it took 2 years off the life of my tires and I am not a happy camper with Discount. DO NOT BUY FROM DISCOUNT TIRES ON LINE! Local shops seem okay cause you can verify that the tires are recently produced.

Now, from all you tire experts.....am I overreacting on this? Are the tires still as good as tires produced last month or have they started 2 years of deterioration? Thanks,

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I bought 4 tires last spring this way from DTD and they were Maxxis 10 ply at 3 months old. Takes 2 to get from production to stock so they were new. Got a $100.00 gift card as well with the deal and FS.
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I buy the very best tires available for all of my rolling stock. Michelin is my favorite.
Do not buy the cheapest tire from Joe's Crappy Brand Tire Shop. You will pay for that mistake.
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