For anyone living in the Nashville, TN area, I know of two brand new Maxxis 175/80R13 Load Rating C tires
available at the local Discount Tire store! Date code is "2316". Link to the store below. They're made in Thailand but Maxxis owns their factory, molds and does not have "another" company making their tires
and putting their name on them. (This info can be found on a MAXXIS Tires
article in the latest (Sept '16) Trailer Life magazine.)
Here's how that came about. I had been searching tires and settled on the Maxxis from their HIGH reviews (never found a negative other than a little pricey). I had called our Discount Tires store (DT) for pricing. $219 mounted/balanced/new valve stems. Before making the decision, I wanted to know the date code that would be on the tires. (Etrailer says theirs can be up to TWO yrs old!) I didnt get a call back. So to shorten this story, I wound up calling Maxxis and they highly recommended Real Deal Tires - Buy Tires Online - Leading Brands including Maxxis, Michelin, Kumho and BFGoodrich
. Austin of RDT actually went to his warehouse, called me back the date of "2316" and I clicked the order button. $162.86 to my door which was yesterday. Was going to get my BiL at a local automotive repair to install them/balance etc.. $27
Yesterday morning, I had a voicemail stating my Maxxis tires were in at the local DT store!!??
I called and told him that I was still inquiring on the last call but did NOT tell them to order the tires and never got the promised return call so I ordered online. He was VERY apologetic about it. And what he did shocked me...but told me to bring HIM the tires/wheels and they would mount/balance for free and he DID! He wants my business and will get it! My wife actually took them and couldnt believe how nice they were and didnt make a dime off of us.
I called this morning and they still have the two MAXXIS tires and again the same date code as mine. So if someone around in the Tennessee/Alabama/KY area has a 13' trailer with 13" tires and wants a good deal on what I feel is the best tires, they're there. He said they would be there for a couple of days if someone calls and wants them! Otherwise, they will send them back.
Discount Tire Store in Spring Hill, TN | TNN-10
Also, there is another thread I had started last week about tires and include the link here. I show some pics of the treads and how these were ACTUALLY balanced! (Another story!) Also some interesting info on "ribs" that I found out about and post pics of. Click here to view that thread: