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  1. #1
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    Unhappy $130 EACH for trailer tires!?

    Have to admit I got a bit of a sticker shock when I called my local garage and that is what I was quoted... but is that about ballpark for non crappy trailer tires? These are for Goodyear Marathon.
    A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.



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    Um, a little steep, but not for name brand good tires. They have to be just as tough as a good truck tire.
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    Sounds reasonable, but then we've paid $400 a tire for runflats on one of our cars...



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    'bout right

    which is why having the car/truck/horse trailer/tag-along trailer can really empty the wallet -- ugh
    Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

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    Sounds about right to me. That _might_ include $15 or so for the road hazard warranty, which you could knock off if you don't want it.

    Are they 15" or 16"? Load range E's (I hope!)? (D's ought only to go on the tiniest of bumper pulls.)
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    Doesn't sound bad to me.

    Don't know where you are (CO?), but I paid $90 for tires for my PT Cruiser last year - Firestone.
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    That is about what I paid for my trailer tires last year. I got the best ones I could afford. Can't put a price tag on my horses safety
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    just paid that for 2 trailer tires and I had sticker shock too but garage assured me that is the right deal for good trailer tires (and this is a great garage so I trust them) they do look good and are the right size, weight etc -



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    That's less than I paid. G rated tires, I think, for the LQ.

    How big is the trailer are you hauling?



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    $100 per tire for a CAR is cheap, so $130 for a decent trailer tire sounds about right. Your horse's lives are literally riding on it, so, you know.



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    I wish they were that cheap-mine are closer to $200 each.



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    Okay, you've eased my mind - tires are ordered and will be mounted next week.
    Now if I could only find the mystery leak in my gooseneck so my bed area stops getting soaked every time it rains...
    Oh, and it's a 2000 Trails West 2 horse GN



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    Sounds pretty cheap to me. I just paid almost $200 (discount to family price) for my trailer but I also got the really good ones. Tires are one thing I don't at all skimp on
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    I paid $240 for ALL FOUR trailer tires for my stock trailer.
    "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."



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    just checked- 140 each, load rate E, metal valve stems, for a 3H slant with 4' short well GN. Four of them. I haul alone pretty often and a long way...I don't like to skimp on tires if I can afford not to



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    well let me just say that when you buy $70 trailer tires, they last less than a year before being BALD. Now I have the $144 trailer tires on again because the last ones went for four or five years. Sometimes going cheap is not saving money.



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    Seams like a typical price to me.



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    My $240 total for 4 tires have been used regularly for 2 years now, and they still look brand new.
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    Check Tirerack. I paid $90 for a trailer tire a couple of months ago.



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    In 1980 I bought a 1962 Rice trailer from a race track buddy. Back then they were all the rage, if you could find one. Mine was the top of the line model, but had to be completely redone of course.

    We did the floors, wiring, paint, the whole kaboodle, but tires - ugh. An outfit in Florida was the only one who carried them, and they quoted me over 400 bucks each. Plus the FET, plus shipping to Virginia, it would have been well over 2K.

    I finally sold the trailer. It was just too much to try to fix the hydrolic brakes, put a break-a-way battery and switch unit on, and the tire situation vexed me to no end. The people who bought it had an auto shop. I wish I could find out how that all turned out.



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