After calling around the nation to different major tire vendors and warehouses in different states... I've deducted that there seems to be a nationwide problem with this tire.
Discount tire is looking at a 6-month wait for this tire in 275/315 sizes...and everyone else I talked to could not get their hands on it either, most saying "probably not for a long time, as they don't stock us very well"
if ANYONE knows where i can get an all season tire for this rig, preferably the continentals for their 540 UTQG rating.... please let me know! I no longer drive this vehicle anymore and it's simply a baby hauler being driven by a woman....so this winter i'd like to make it as safe as possible.
FWIW i'm coming out of vreds, which were great to me for 25k miles, but are 2/32" left now