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jjjandrbaker

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Posted: 06/08/16 12:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm going to take the longest trip I've ever taken with the Colby T this summer. I was checking my tires today and noticed that one of them was made in 2009, even though the Colby T was purchased brand new four years ago. It had been the spare until a few months ago when I had a blow out and used it thinking it was as new as the one I bought for a replacement. The tread is fine and all, but I just don't like the idea of traveling across the country with a seven-year-old tire. I've seen what a blowout can do. I was extremely lucky that I didn't suffer more damage the last time. There was some "minor" shredding of the undercoat, but none of my pipes or hoses where damaged.

I decided to go ahead and replace the tire. I started calling around town looking for one in stock somewhere. Even tried the Goodyear RV tire site to see where they think it is available. No luck. I remember having a similarly hard time finding one that last time.

I ended up ordering one from Amazon already mounted on a rim for the same price it would have cost to have one shipped to a local store. It kind of scares me about being on the road. How long will I be stuck looking for a new tire, if I need one during a trip?

Has anyone else had trouble finding tires? Or, is that just the price I have to pay for having such a little trailer?


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I had to wait a week for tires in WV. It is what it is, your size may not be one that is in demand and dealers don't want to tie up resources in product that might sit for months before turning over.


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Posted: 06/08/16 01:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check Tire Rack


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Question to the original poster: what size is the tire ?

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gmw photos wrote:

Question to the original poster: what size is the tire ?


Goodyear Marathon ST185/80C R13.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Check Tire Rack


Thanks for the tip. Good prices AND they find an installer for you. I will keep that in mind for the future.

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jjjandrbaker wrote:

gmw photos wrote:

Question to the original poster: what size is the tire ?


Goodyear Marathon ST185/80C R13.


In a pinch, a lot of times tires and wheels like that can be found at walmart, or if there is a farm supply store, like tractor supply, orschilin, etc.

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Posted: 06/08/16 04:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is this about price or availability? Any Goodyear store should be able to get you a Marathon.

Did you buy Marathon on Amazon?

Otherwise yes you may find very few of these on the shelf and have to be ordered in. Better chance of a fresh tire that way too.


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Posted: 06/08/16 05:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is wrong with AMAZON?
They will overnight almost anywhere and you do have a spare.
Change out tire figure out where you will be the next night and have the tire shipped "hold for P/U" at the nearest UPS place.


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Posted: 06/08/16 06:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Discount Tire. If they don't have it, they should be able to get it overnight.


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