When it comes to RVing, every season seems to have a common theme. For us, this one has been the summer of tires. And now that we’re rolling along on a set of mis-matched RV trailer tires, we are obsessed about ordering RV tires online. A few flats along the Alaska Highway can do that to you.
Ordering RV Tires Online Keeps Travel Smart and Simple
The Michelin Defender tires we ordered from SimpleTire in May are performing as expected. After the two random flats in Ephrata, Washington, all four are going strong despite driving roughly 4,000 miles on the roughest, nastiest roads we have ever encountered. We’ve stuck by the Michelin line for years, and have never been disappointed.
Right now the truck tires are the least of our concerns. It’s the trailer tires that we keep thinking about. After all, when you have your entire life and everything you own riding on four sets of rubber, you really should keep them on top of mind. Over the years, we’ve learned this hard way.
Until we had our first blowout on the Utah salt flats, we never cared about boring but oh so necessary RV tire basics that affect our safety, fuel economy and overall wear and tear on the entire RV. But in the school of hard knocks, we’ve learned to put RV tires high on our list of priorities. For example:
- Every day we pay attention to what our Tire-SafeGuard TPMS display tells us.
- You won’t see Chinese-made tires on our rig if we can help it.
- And we always make it a point to keep four matching RV tires on the rig.
It’s that third point that’s bothering us right now, because we are violating it. Sure, we were grateful when Coach-Net saved the day and a mechanic brought us a new Carlisle trailer tire on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway. It’s the same class and weight as our existing Maxxis tires, but it has a different tread pattern. We’ve had Carlile tires in the past, but find the Maxxis line works better for our specific weight and driving needs.
We want to order new trailer tires as soon as possible, but we have to wait until we are back in the U.S. for an all new matching set. As of this writing, SimpleTire doesn’t deliver to Canada, yet. Total bummer, but we understand that they can’t have such low tire prices if they shipped beyond the lower 48.
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If we could do it all over again, we would have carried two spare tires with us, both Maxxis M8008 ST 225/75R-15. In the meantime, we’re counting the days until we cross that U.S. border and get our SimpleTire order rolling in the Idaho Panhandle. An entirely new set will only set us back $492. Guess I know what I’m getting for my birthday, which is today.
Guess you know you’re a real RVer when you can get excited about new tires for a birthday present.
P.S. As you may remember from our first Simple Tire ordering review, we were compensated to share our SimpleTire experience, but again, we are always brutally honest about any product reviews we publish. Things have worked out great with ordering tires online, and we love spreading the word about the convenient, money-saving experience.