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Old 03-09-2010, 09:34 PM   #29
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With 4 tires, little use, and a budget (we all have that!), I would think the least expensive would be the ticket. Just my thought if it were me.

Discount Tires and Americas Tires are like one in the same. Perhaps you can get better prices. Buying tires is almost as much fun as buying a mattress..... Good Luck.

Hopefully someone has some input on the tires........

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Old 04-23-2010, 07:02 AM   #30
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I learned this at my father's knee... a true car guy. He only purchased four tires at a time ... the best tire he took off always became the spare.

That is exactly what my dad did... I miss my Dad... :-)

My problem is that all three of my tires are factory original 1985 tires!!! I will replace all three this time... not much choice.

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Old 04-23-2010, 11:19 AM   #31
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Last time I replaced the tires on our 16ft Scamp, we had had a blow-out near Crescent City, CA. and were limping on a suspicious looking old spare. I was hoping to upgrade from the 205x70-13's on the trailer, but the closest size they had in town was 185x80-13's in a car p-metric carcase. So I really had no choice but to use what was available or wait several days, this being a Friday before a holiday weekend.

Anyway, these Dayton 185x80's have worked out great for over five years. We have kids in Missouri and California and normally winter for several weeks in Texas each year so I'd guess they have more than 50K miles. The tread is about 1/2 worn out, rounded quite extensively on the edges because of their being used near, or possibly even exceeding their weight rating.

So I'm thankful for my good luck but probably shouldn't press it much longer. An upgrade is in the works. If I can, I will go with 6 lug 15's that will also mount up to my tow vehicle. Might even get ambitious and make fender flares to provide clearance for some 31x10.50-15's!

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