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Old 07-21-2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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I'm needing to get new tires for my TT and I can get Carlisle for a good price. Is this a good brand of tire? If not, which would you recommend?



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Old 07-21-2010, 09:49 AM   #2
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What you will find is everyone has an opinion on tires and there are a ton of posts related to what is the best.

I have Carlisle and have run them for the last year with no issues. I run the E rated tires at 80 PSI and pull my boat behind also running the same tire but load range D

The single biggest issue with tires is not runing them at the right pressures andthat causes failure.

As of March 2010 all tt tires are now made overseas. This according to my tire guy?

I say get the deal and watch the pressures no matter what tire.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #3
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I have Carlisle's also, and havent had any problems with them. I have load range D's on my trailer and they wear fine so far.



IMO when you see someone complaining online about ST tires blowing out on them. 9 out of 10 times they were either under inflated or two posts later they tell you that they drive 70-75mph on the tires. Well it is going to blow out because the tire is only speed rated at 65mph. You cant go over the speed rating of a tire for long before it has issues and will seperate. But you cant tell that to the people sometimes, they still dont get it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:26 PM   #4
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Fyi - Goodyear ST Marathons can be ran between 66 and 75mph, just increase the cold inflation by 10psi.

http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires...plications.pdf


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Old 07-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #5
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Actually that is only half true. Here is a cut and paste from the article.



Based on industry standards, if tires with the ST designation are used at speeds between 66 and 75 mph,it is necessary to increase the cold inflation pressures by 10 psi above the recommended pressure for the load. I underlined this because it says for the load not over inflate past the tires max cold pressure. Read below.

o Do not exceed the maximum pressure for the wheel.

o If the maximum pressure for the wheel prohibits the increase of air pressure, then the

maximum speed must be restricted to 65 mph.


o The cold inflation pressure must not exceed 10 psi beyond the inflation specified for the



maximum load of the tire.









You cant over inflate the tire to get more speed out of it. You can only inflate it to the sidewall max pressure and the article clearly states that. Most of us will inflate the tire to the max sidewall pressure to run the tire. The side wall pressure max speed rating on an ST tire is 65 mph, that is also stated in that article too.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:16 PM   #6
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OK, so I'm on the road, back at the campsite I checked the pressure, need 5 # or so----I get out on the road to find air, but the tires are hot, do I add the 5 or what ?

Oh............ I just put Maxiis on after much deliberation----but my mechanic swears by Carlisles......









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I would add the 5# to the tire if I checked them cold and they needed it. Once I was on the road I would just add 5# to it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:19 PM   #8
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I just put a set of "E" Carlisle tires on mine before the 1500 trip to minnesota and back and they performed great. Like others have said, keeping the tires at max psi is a must. Getting ready to drag em to the factory rally tomorrow night....

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Old 07-25-2010, 12:16 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the response. I called the guy back and he told me of another tire he had called "Tow Masters." He said he has had less complaints with them than any other tire. Has anyone heard anything about this brand? They're cheaper than Carlisle, but made in Chine. I'm not too concerned with getting the cheapest, I just want quality.

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Old 07-25-2010, 09:54 AM   #10
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I thought they were both made in china. Maxxis seams the way to go right now.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:00 PM   #11
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Try Discount tire for prices, I bought Maxiis 225 15 E's for 121.00 delivered if price is not the issue. Did your guy mean "Towmax?"
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I would only put Carlisle on my riding lawn mower. I had two Carlisle tread separations on a boat trailer with damage to the fenders. When I started to read about the Chinese tires I then pulled the Towmax tires off my Cruiser and put Maxxis on. Many independent tire stores can get the Maxxis. Make sure you ask them to have their distributor check the mfg. date and get the latest date available.
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mfg dates are so important on tires and so many people have no idea what it is or where it is, and that includes the people selling the tires sometimes.

always check the date
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As of March 2010 all tt tires are now made overseas. This according to my tire guy?

I say get the deal and watch the pressures no matter what tire.
I have a new set of Goodyear Marathons I just put on this spring.
It states on the sidewall----Made in USA-- Plus they had just been MFG.
So either the tire MFG. can print what ever they want on the tire, or, your tire guy doesn't know what he is talking about.
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I'll try to clear some of this up. EVERY passenger tire on the road (car, van, truck etc) has a D.O.T # and a mfg date, this is required by law. And yes EVERY one of these tires is traceable by the govt.

Trailer tires (recreational like ours, and smaller ones for landscaping, atvs etc) are exempt from this, not sure why.

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I'll try to clear some of this up. EVERY passenger tire on the road (car, van, truck etc) has a D.O.T # and a mfg date, this is required by law. And yes EVERY one of these tires is traceable by the govt.

Trailer tires (recreational like ours, and smaller ones for landscaping, atvs etc) are exempt from this, not sure why.

Hope that helps








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My chinese Mission tires havemfg date on them. So do my boat trailer tires.
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Ridgeman, there are always exceptions.

Im no expert on tires, what i stated was just my experience
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Jim, I guess I could understand the ATV, Landscape Etc tires. But I was surprized that RV Trailer rated tires weren't required to carry amfg date.



I have know about the birth date on tires for about 15 years and have pointed it out to quite a few RV'rs on their rigsand haveyet to find one without the mfg date. Sometimes they are hard to find because they are on theside of the tire facing the inside.Maybe most tire makers just go ahead and do it regardless of the law. I knowI would never buy another RV tire without the mfg date. It is more likely that an RV tire would look OK with lots of tread left and be dangerously to old( over 7 years)to be in service than a tire on a car or truck thatprobably would be worn out before it got that old.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:12 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the help and advice everyone. I've decided to go with the Maxxis. I can get 4, mounted and tax for $530.

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Old 08-06-2010, 04:06 AM   #20
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About 4 years ago I had a Flagstaff with Carlisle tires. I blew out 2 of them within a 2 week period, the second one did about $900 worth of damage to the 5th wheel. Carlisle, to their credit and with only a little arm twisting, installed 5 new tires and paid for the damage. No problems for the next couple of years & then I sold the trailer.

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