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Old 04-19-2016, 05:29 PM   #1
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Figured I'd start a new thread since we got on the topic of tires.
One possible place to buy them for skoolies at a decent price is Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau has regional warehouses where they sell tires, batteries, and other industrial farm supplies to members. I've been a member for years but have never driven up to their warehouse to see everything they have. It's only like $40/yr for membership so might well be worth the price.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:37 PM   #2
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Yeah, it looks like I'll be getting to know Farm Bureau pretty soon.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:53 PM   #3
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Yeah, it looks like I'll be getting to know Farm Bureau pretty soon.
If you go let us know what kind of selection and pricing they have on tires, batteries and all the other goodies that can be used on buses.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:35 AM   #4
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im in my local farm bureau every week,never saw tires but ill ask next time im in.great deals on just about everything tho
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:15 AM   #5
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im in my local farm bureau every week,never saw tires but ill ask next time im in.great deals on just about everything tho
We're both members of Va Farm Bureau. I've read on the newsletters and website about the tires...maybe they have to order them. I've never been to the warehouse to see what they have on hand.
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I meant for insurance. I just got cancelled one month into the policy, again.
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My two cents, DON'T skimp on tires.


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I've got brand new Toyo's all the way around. I hate flats, and cheap tires have flats. It doesn't pay to skimp on some things. It's just good common sense to hedge your bets on a used truck like these. Take preventative measures when possible.
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I've got brand new Toyo's all the way around. I hate flats, and cheap tires have flats. It doesn't pay to skimp on some things. It's just good common sense to hedge your bets on a used truck like these. Take preventative measures when possible.

what tires are good to have on busses? my bus has decent steers but the drives are recaps.. they have decent tread but starting to get some small bits of dry-rot around the rim... so I'll be looking at new ones soon..

are recaps good or bad? or is it best just to pony up for brand new rubber?

I have those wierd "old school bus" type wheels.. Dayton's I think they call them? where the lugs are around the outside of the wheel instead of in the center like what im used to seeing...

where do you go to get bus tires bought and installed? im assuming you dont just go to your nearest tire discounters and get bus tires?

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I had to go to a big rig tire shop with my old Blue Bird. Also had one changed by a mobile big tire installer. To tell the truth, as I recall it, the mobile unit guy charged me less than the shop (?).
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