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Old 09-06-2016, 10:53 AM   #29
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. . . So while many companies put short term profits first, the ones who put customers first usually do better in the long term.

Thats why I was surprised to find a "Discount" tire dealer that seemed to put customer satisfaction first.
The original 'Discount Tire' may have begun by selling tires at a discount (from nominal retail price), and may still do, but by now it's mainly the trade name of a chain of tire stores, not a description. You want a high-end tire at a high-end price, I'm sure they'll sell it to you.

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Old 09-06-2016, 11:11 AM   #30
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I know this is a "tiring" subject---

Ok...it’s come my time. I was airing up my 8 yo DICO’s and see dry rot. I know...that’s way past the suggested 4-5 yr date. ....
Assuming for the moment that the "Logan's Run" method of tire maintenance is appropriate....
I know you have used the number loosely but seriously...
Just who suggests 4-5 years? What are his credentials? Are they better than those who say 3 years? or those who say 6 years? or those who say 10 years?
(Ten years now being the general standard for refusing to mount a tire)

If "Logan" must arbitrarily enter the carousel to be "renewed" (re-tired) shouldn't he know at least when to turn himself in?
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:45 AM   #31
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I've spoken to Gateway Tire and Discount Tire here in my county. They've priced me everything but the ones we've mentioned! DT tells me ALL the tires are made in China for trailers now. I've never heard of any of the following tires until now..... One thing I feel like I have going for me is, my trailer is NOT hard on tires. The treads still look basically new after 10K miles. So I'm not sure it's going to matter which brand... change'm in 5 yrs for $120 and forget it! Opinions?

DT- Heartland tires $138 out the door. (was higher originally but when I told him about Gateway, he dropped the price )

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Omni Trail $118 out the door (he suggested I will get just as good of service out of these as I will the following he quoted)

Duro- $146 out the door. (meaning mounted/balanced)
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:15 PM   #32
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Get three if you are carrying a spare.

One of each, three of one kind, anything Darral, just get rid of those rotten tires!

I have not been able to un-see them all morning here.
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:09 PM   #33
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Now THAT was funny "Guy". Believe me, I'm going to be "Civil" about it and replace them before it rolls out of my driveway again. But I will say this and to me it's weird. I checked the other side (drivers) and the tire looks NEW...no sign of dry rot whatsoever. Same with the spare. Believe me I checked it with a flashlight and magnifying glass. Funny I know.

About the Maxxis tire...whewww... they were out the ROOF in pricing. Double the others. Double the quality? This was at DT and they said they would order anything I need.

I HATE making decisions like this.

To throw yet ANOTHER mix in- Kenda. If you go to eTrailer, they have a very high rating. I just DONT want a pre-mounted tire on a rim I dont need!

Karrier ST175/80R13 Radial Trailer Tire with 13" White Wheel - 5 on 4-1/2 - Load Range D Kenda Tires and Wheels AM31985


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Get three if you are carrying a spare.

One of each, three of one kind, anything Darral, just get rid of those rotten tires!

I have not been able to un-see them all morning here.
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:26 PM   #34
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Just a thought, you might ask what the available date codes are on the tires at the different dealers.

Buy 'em like tomatoes and try to get the freshest ones - ?

I don't know how your loading is vs. your size range there on the Scamp. eTrailer does have a bunch with tires only (no wheels). There's a mix of radials and bias ply and the load ranges and capacities vary quite a bit.

Tire Only 13 Inch Tires and Wheels | etrailer.com

(Please check that I got the size right.)

So, maybe "freshness" and load ranges to narrow down the choices - ?

On edit: At up to 65 psi you would want to be sure your rims could handle the pressure. I hear they are stamped on the inside - ? I've never paid any attention because I have just run compatible tires (~35 psi) on cars and light trucks all these years.
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:35 PM   #35
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I DID think to check the date on the Carlisles at Walmart yesterday and they were 3016! (Fresh as you say). I noticed on the DICO's that are on my Scamp were "08" so they were nearly 2 yrs old when I bought the Scamp new!

That's a good idea though and I agree 100%. All the tires I've checked so far are C-rated which is also what's on my Scamp @ 1360 lbs each. My Scamp weighs MAX 1800 when she rolls. So remove the apx 175 lb tongue weight and the tires have PLENTY of "safety margin" or at least they do in my opinion. (I had my Scamp weighed when new and I do NOT travel with any water in the tanks OR water heater).

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Just a thought, you might ask what the available date codes are on the tires at the different dealers.

Buy 'em like tomatoes and try to get the freshest ones - ?

I don't know how your loading is vs. your size range there on the Scamp. eTrailer does have a bunch with tires only (no wheels). There's a mix of radials and bias ply and the load ranges and capacities vary quite a bit.

Tire Only 13 Inch Tires and Wheels | etrailer.com

(Please check that I got the size right.)

So, maybe "freshness" and load ranges to narrow down the choices - ?

On edit: At up to 65 psi you would want to be sure your rims could handle the pressure. I hear they are stamped on the inside - ? I've never paid any attention because I have just run compatible tires (~35 psi) on cars and light trucks all these years.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:34 PM   #36
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I DID think to check the date on the Carlisles at Walmart yesterday and they were 3016!
Those tires are meant to be mounted on a Delorean, not a travel trailer. You might get a discount if you buy a flux capacitor at the same time.

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I noticed on the DICO's that are on my Scamp were "08" so they were nearly 2 yrs old when I bought the Scamp new!

That's a good idea though and I agree 100%. All the tires I've checked so far are C-rated which is also what's on my Scamp @ 1360 lbs each. My Scamp weighs MAX 1800 when she rolls. So remove the apx 175 lb tongue weight and the tires have PLENTY of "safety margin" or at least they do in my opinion. (I had my Scamp weighed when new and I do NOT travel with any water in the tanks OR water heater).
My Greenball tires on the new Scamp were almost ten months old when I picked up the camper. They are the same rating (1360 each) but my trailer's weight is within 300-400 lbs of that.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:54 PM   #37
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Ok Gordy I surrender! I may be slow on jokes...but I've completely missed the "Delorean"!?!?!

[QUOTE=gordon2;607702]

Those tires are meant to be mounted on a Delorean, not a travel trailer. You might get a discount if you buy a flux capacitor at the same time.
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Tires dated 3016; I had the same reaction even though I know tires are dated week/week/year/year.

Think YYYY instead of WWYY.

On edit: Jon, I may type faster but sometimes more worser.

Months are now corrected to weeks now.

Whew!
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"3016" is read as the 30th week of 2016, which is mid-July on my calendar. No Delorean needed.

EDIT- Mike, guess you type faster than I do!
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Tires dated 3016; I had the same reaction even though I know tires are dated month/month/year/year.

Think YYYY instead of MMYY.

Not month/month the 30 means the 30th week of the year


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[QUOTE=Darral T.;607708]Ok Gordy I surrender! I may be slow on jokes...but I've completely missed the "Delorean"!?!?!

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Those tires are meant to be mounted on a Delorean, not a travel trailer. You might get a discount if you buy a flux capacitor at the same time.
Time travel should really throw wrench into that date code replacement policy!
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