Surfside 1978 tires - where to buy? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-29-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I love this site. We just bought our first - a 1978 Surfside and we're so excited. In Winnipeg and it needs 3 new tires. Any suggestions where to shop new or used?

Also, know anyone who does upholstery?

Thanks,
Mel
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hi everyone! I love this site. We just bought our first - a 1978 Surfside and we're so excited. In Winnipeg and it needs 3 new tires. Any suggestions where to shop new or used?

Also, know anyone who does upholstery?

Thanks,
Mel
Hi Mel

I just bought two new trailer-rated tires for my Trillium at the local Kal Tire outlet. They had a couple of choices and the price seemed reasonable. You might want to give them a call and get a quote - then you can go shopping.

Can't help you with the upholstery.

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Old 07-29-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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Upholstery??? Do you live near (what used to called when I lived there... Tec Voc?
You pay for fabric only and you don't get it back till the instructor is HAPPY with the student(s) work.

Tires?? I find our here in our area that Big O tire people are much more knowledgeable (and friendlier) than O.K. Tire or Kal Tire, but thats MY experience. On the other end of the scale, I've NEVER had a bad deal (for tires anyway) at the local Can/Tire outlet.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:00 PM   #4
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Hi Mel,

Us Canadians had a discussion on tires this spring when David posted about Tire Outlets in Canada:
Tire Options (In Canada)?

Surfsides are basically Trillium 4500's so they use the same tires as our Trillim 1300's. As mentioned in the post I bought Nanco ST185/80 13's at OK Tire. Note, you will find some debate on this but IMHO I would get ST (Special Trailer) tires.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:01 PM   #5
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Hey thanks very much everyone. We checked out all the options and went with radials from Costco: ST180/75/R13 with rims, $89.99 each. Good price but the white rim takes away from the retro look a bit. Next - cushion and foam hunting...

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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Mel,

I can suggest an upholsterer if you need one; West End Upholstery. Seem to be reasonable if you don't know someone who is good with a sewing machine.


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