Tire talk

Tuesday, October 31

The crew and I return to Cal’s Repair Center in Overton, Nevada.  The flat tire of yesterday gave me a much needed kick in the rear to have the tires replaced on the Perfect Tow Vehicle.

Today is the day!

Back in October of 2013, I bought four new tires for the PTV while we camped at the state park near The Dalles, Oregon.

See post: “Deschutes River State Park, a little salmon, a big steelhead, and new tires!”

At the time that those tires were mounted on the PTV, her odometer read 135,197.

Flashback to October 2013

Approximately four years later, on October 31, 2017, I’m having those tires replaced at Cal’s Repair Center.  The mileage on the odometer is 174,928.

I’ll do the math for you:  39,731 miles.


At any rate, I’m happy to have new tires. I’m getting them when I need them and in the location where we are at the time of the flat tire.

I do like the traction of these Toyo All Terrain tires, also that they aren’t noisy on the highway.

Okay, what about price?

Let’s compare.

Les Schwab, The Dalles, Oregon, October 2, 2013:  $930.80 + no tax in OR

(Four Toyo Open Country AT II LT245/75R – 16/10 tires at $232.72 each)

Cal’s Repair Center, Overton, Nevada, October 31, 2017:  $624.40 + tax

(Four Toyo Open Country AT II LT245/75R – 16/10 tires at $156.10 each + $51.51 tax)

The difference in price?

Don’t worry.  I’ll do the math again.

 $930.80 – $624.40 = whoa!  $306.40 less at Cal’s!


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How does Roger feel about getting new tires?

As you can see, the little guy had a rough day.

He’s become accustomed to a different sort of day.

Walking around the parking lot of an auto repair shop is no substitute for walking in the park in the shade of cottonwood trees on soft, green grass!



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