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laknox

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That was the =base= price. I also paid for the road hazard free replacement, especially since we're going to be traveling a lot more after DW retires at the end of the year. Add sales tax, too.

FWIW, I had a set of Cooper Discoverer ATPs on my truck. They were about 6 years old with < 30,000 miles on them. Put a screw through one a couple months back and didn't get stopped in time before it shredded. So, bought a new ATP II to replace it. FF a month, and I'm driving down the road and feel the familiar "wiggle" from a tire that's separating. Replace that tire with another ATP II, just paying ~$35 for the road hazard. FF another month and =another= tire starts "wiggling". Replace that one, again paying ~$35, though I would have paid full price for another tire, so I'd have a full set. Out of stock, so I've got 3 new tires on the truck. Heading back from Prescott, I'm on the Loop 101 in N Scottsdale and feel the vibration of the =last= tire separating. Jumped off the freeway onto surface streets and limped on home. Called Discount on the way and they have a tire coming in for me, though not sure if it'll be today or tomorrow. That's a 75% failure rate on these Coopers, which have been discontinued. Makes me wonder if it would have been a 100% failure rate had the first one survived the flat.

Been a [email protected] expensive last couple of months, for sure!

Lyle

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laknox wrote:

That was the =base= price. I also paid for the road hazard free replacement, especially since we're going to be traveling a lot more after DW retires at the end of the year. Add sales tax, too.

FWIW, I had a set of Cooper Discoverer ATPs on my truck. They were about 6 years old with < 30,000 miles on them. Put a screw through one a couple months back and didn't get stopped in time before it shredded. So, bought a new ATP II to replace it. FF a month, and I'm driving down the road and feel the familiar "wiggle" from a tire that's separating. Replace that tire with another ATP II, just paying ~$35 for the road hazard. FF another month and =another= tire starts "wiggling". Replace that one, again paying ~$35, though I would have paid full price for another tire, so I'd have a full set. Out of stock, so I've got 3 new tires on the truck. Heading back from Prescott, I'm on the Loop 101 in N Scottsdale and feel the vibration of the =last= tire separating. Jumped off the freeway onto surface streets and limped on home. Called Discount on the way and they have a tire coming in for me, though not sure if it'll be today or tomorrow. That's a 75% failure rate on these Coopers, which have been discontinued. Makes me wonder if it would have been a 100% failure rate had the first one survived the flat.

Been a [email protected] expensive last couple of months, for sure!

Lyle


Got the last tire installed this AM. Truck sure rides smooth, even with 70/80 psi in the tires. Don't have time this week, but next week truck goes in for an alignment.

Also, I forgot to add to my "expensive couple of months" that I had to replace my coach batteries when we got to our annual boondocker site and water pump and LED lights wouldn't work at the same time. 100 mile round trip to Sam's in Flagstaff, with a side trip to Wallyworld, and $200 later, I had new batteries. Old ones were just toast; posts almost pushed out of the top and sides bulging. I =do= keep them up and check my water often, so I don't know what cause this. Only 3 years old. Duracell 6v golf cart batteries.

Lyle

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