Tires for an aliner

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  1. Susan Premo

    Susan Premo Well-Known Member

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    I know what size tires, we're wondering where does everyone buy their tires? Is there one place better than others? Opinions? Brands?
     
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    Got mine from Discount Tire.
     
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    My last set of TT tires came from Amazon
     
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    I ordered mine from Discount Tire Direct, online version of Discount Tire.

    I have 13” tires so Goodyears weren’t an option without new wheels and potential axle modifications. Ended up with the Carlisle Radial Trail.
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I did amazon and wallmart.
     
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    Strawhouse I miss my Camping Family... Gold Supporting Member

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    I always buy my tires from my mechanic. I trust Sean and his team completely with all of my auto needs. Yes, I know that I could buy my tires for less from other sources, but I think it’s important to support my mechanic by going to him for all of my auto service, including oil changes. In return, they appreciate my loyalty, and they always fit me in for unexpected service needs—regardless of how busy they are. This is a family-owned business, and it’s good to know that his son will continue to provide excellent service after Sean retires.
     
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    Good idea, my shop dosen't do trailor tires. So results may very.
     
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    I support my neighborhood small garage as well....I carry my online bought tires to them and pay them to mount and balance.
     
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    DiamondGirl Adventures with KODI in AZ Diamond Supporting Member

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    We bought Goodyear Endurance (14’s) for the Aliner Classic Off-road last year. Got ours from online and took them to a local shop for install. Since we were not keeping the Classic, it wasn’t important for obtaining a warranty. It’s hard to get warranty coverage from the manufacturer. DH ordered Falken for the Titan. Had to buy a new tire replacement due to damage. DH couldn’t get the manufacturer to replace it. Tire was less than 1 years old. I will use Discount next time. They will price match and provide a road warranty for future repairs. Lesson learned.

    Happy Camping...[put&hy]
     
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    Add me to the Discount Tire team. When we need new tires for the TT a couple years ago, they matched Walmart for a set of Carlisle Radial Trail HDs, saving me about $200. And since I was now a customer they fixed a flat and reset the TPM on the F-150 for free. So naturally, I went back in January for a new set of Michelins on the F-150.

    I can't say enough good things about DT.
     
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    Good to know about discount tire. I watched going nowhere fast, he said hes had the same tires on for 10 years! We dont drive fast, at all, 55-60. I dont know, our tires look good, but their 6 years old. The spare still has nubs on it. The woman we bought it from didn't go far. And always had it over winter inside. But some folks say every 3 years they should be changed. What do you all think?
     
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    I figured I would much rather pay for new tires than have to fix my Aliner after a blow out. One of the pre-owned units we looked at had a blowout sometime in the past and there was still quite a bit of damage to the trailer frame and floor. So much that we made a ridiculously low offer, were surprised when the dealership came close but still ended up walking away.

    The Aliner that we purchased was similar to yours. Spare still had nubs, tires looked good but they were the originals from 2014 with no obvious issues. I still replaced them.
     
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    Its not how they look or how far you go, its that they degrade over time. 6 years max 7 and thats pushing it. Some say every 5 years as clockwork.
     
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    Replace the spare, also.
     
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    Thank you, did you have to buy them online from Walmart, or did you find one that had them in store?
     
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    I bought online, and they arrived 2 days later; free shipping. Then I just brought them to the tire shop. You would want to call the tire shop first. I'm sure some of the bigger-name stores will only install tires they sell.

    Oh, and I'll add that the date code on the tires from WalMart online were pretty good. I think they were September, 2020.
     
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    We bought these tires for the TT a couple years ago. I got Discount Tire to match Walmart's price. I took the trailer to the store one morning and they had them all mounted, balanced and back on the trailer in less than 45 minutes.
     
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    I agree with the others. The first thing we did was replace our Aliner’s tires. My husband’s niece had a blow out while towing their brand new trailer. The suburban and trailer was flipped around and a total loss. When Aliners have a blowout it’s major damage. More expensive to repair than install new tires.

    Happy Camping...[put&hy]
     
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    Tires depend on heat up cycles to "work" them. Auto tires usually get used once a day but a camper maybe once a year. Hence, there are more blowouts among campers. The fewer and shorter your camping trips the more likely the chance of blowout.

    The two leading causes of auto blowouts are under inflation and impact damage.

    Yes, I knew a Goodrich tire engineer.
     
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