Originally Posted by MicheleF
We just bought a 2010 Alpine FW with original tires. We're about to go out on our first trip, and are debating whether or not to change the tires here (Ontario, Canada) or wait until we are in the US (heading to Memphis).
I want to make some calls to get pricing, but I don't know what to ask for. I know I should ideally be able to read the number off of the tire - the problem is that the trailer is 2 hours away right now.
Can anyone help? Also - any recommendations for brands?
Any recommendations for tire dealers in Dayton OH (our first stop.)
When Festus2 gets online, he will probably give you quite a bit of insight as a Canadian buying tires in the States. Several months before we traded our Alpine in, I bought new Goodyear G614 tires for it, and I believe the original tires were 235/80R16E. I wanted to go with a tire that had a little more "build" than the Tow Max tires that were stock. You will get plenty of tire advice here on the Forum! Goodyear, Michelin, China Bombs . . . However, I would suggest you look at Discount Tire's website and where they are located in your planned travel area. You can actually order the tires, set up an appointment, etc., online, then pay for the tires when you arrive at the appointment and have them mounted. Discount Tire will also rotate and rebalance the tires for the life of the Alpine . . . when you get back to the States . . . at any Discount Tire location. (Note: I am not affiliated with Discount Tire except as a customer.)
If you are going to Memphis, might I suggest you look at the Graceland RV Park. It is nice, reasonable, and has good security. It is right behind The Heartbreak Hotel in the midst of Graceland. Just don't miss the turn-in on the northside of the hotel! There is a free daytime shuttle service from the hotel down to Sun Records, Gibson Guitar, Beale Street, and Rock & Roll Museum. About 6 blocks away from Beale Street is the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. It is an excellent museum. Also, from the Hotel, there is a pay bus service nightly to head down to Beale Street to visit the clubs to hear some real Memphis blues!
2011 Alpine 3640RL (Beauty)
(Gone! Now replaced by Beauty3)
2016 Ford F-450 (The Beast)
Diesel 4x4, DRW, LB, CC
Comfort Ride Hitch