Tuesday, June 10, 2008

RV Tire Sales May Go Flat This Summer

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As the skyrocketing price of gasoline and diesel fuel threatens to rain all over distant-travel plans, some RVers may opt to motor only to the nearest campground and remain stationary throughout the summer.

“We want them driving,” says Mike Wilborn, store manager at the Allen Tire Co. outlet in Lakewood, Calif. The 21-store chain serves all tire categories, yet RVers have proven to be a profitable segment over years – choosing from Allen’s stock of Goodyear, Kelly, Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal RV tires. They also purchase repairs, especially for brakes and shock absorbers.

“They’re still buying the tires and driving on them,” Wilborn tells Tire Topics, “but they’re driving shorter distances.”

“We’ll know more when school lets out; that’s when the busy season starts,” Wilborn reports. “We’ll have to see if a slowdown starts then.”
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