We bought B.F.Goodrich "Land Terrain" tires from Walmart for our old 1995 Chevy G20 van probably 10 years ago, and never had a moments problem with them. We towed for probably 20,000 miles with them before retiring the van to beach buggy use, and they are still on the van, but are showing their age. As said, the advantage of Walmart is they are everywhere for warranty work. What could be a disadvantage is the many of the tires Walmart sells are made exclusively by the manufacturer for Walmart, and the warranty is only good at Walmart. Even thought are tires are labeled B.F. Goodrich, if we would have had a problem, only Walmart, not a Goodrich dealer, would have helped us.
Bill & Kate - Stone Harbor, NJ
w/ Sunny (parti poodle) & Molson (goldendoodle)
2005 Ford/Quigley 4x4 E-350 Chateau Super Duty Van with 6.0L PSD ("Moby")
2012 Outback Super Light 277RL - 10th Anniversary Edition ("Salty Dog House II")
I just bought Firestone Transforce HT tires, a set of 5, as my spare was shot and the take offs wouldn't fit under the carrier cover, for $850.00 including balancing, taxes, disposal, etc. Any dealer in the country that sells Firestone tires including Sears will honor the warranty. You can go to Tirerack.com and see a list of over 50 brands and models of tires in your size along with a consumer's report for each. The ones I purchased were rated 12th out of the 56 listed on their site.
Thanks for the info. We have a Firestone dealer very close to us. I plan to replace all four tires now before going on a few long trips. We missed the B Rally because we were involved in our move to our new home in Texas. We live between San Antonio and Austin now. I hope to see you folks again but I am not sure about the Michigan rally since we recently toured the state. I racked up a lot of miles on the PW this past year going between Maryland and Texas hauling trailer loads of stuff to the new house. Never had any problem with pulling the load.