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Old September 29th, 2010, 08:15 PM   #1
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I have read several old posts about how carlisle radial trailer tires were not a good tire to buy. I was wondering if they have improved now. My tire source at work says that the have not had any problems with the carlisle radials. I have sold a few sets without any problems. So are the problems with blow outs fixed now, or should I buy something else.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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I build trailors where I work and they use them all the time without issues that I have heard of.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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i have heard nothing but good about Maxxis trailer tires
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Old September 29th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #4
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I have about 50k on a set of Carlisles load E without any issue's
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Old September 29th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #5
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i have heard nothing but good about Maxxis trailer tires
x2...hard to find and most stores have to order them though if you need a replacement
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Old September 30th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #6
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I think you'll find most of the complaints with trailer tires will also be from people that do any of the following things:

- Overload the trailer;
- don't verify correct tire pressure;
- drive over 65 mph when hauling.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 07:13 AM   #7
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I think you'll find most of the complaints with trailer tires will also be from people that do any of the following things:

- Overload the trailer;
- don't verify correct tire pressure;
- drive over 65 mph when hauling.
Or spin the trailer sideways in tight spaces trying to turn around. Tires don't like going sideways.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #8
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My PSA: Check the valve stems real good for cracks. I've blown just 1 tire in the last 15 years hauling, that was earlier this year. Trailer is 4 years old, tires are in good shape, but small cracks were developing around the valve stems. Pressures were good when we left, blew a tire 150 miles later. Didn't know why, repaired it, and then the next trip hauling some parts 45 miles, another tire went from 50 to 25 psi. Found cracks in all the original stems.

Just had all mine redone, and bought a 2nd spare, too, since I have an oddball size.

LOL, sitting on an overpass on I75 with no spare is not a fun place to be.

Hmm, does anyone make 205/75/r15s in something other than the pussy load range C's?
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Old September 30th, 2010, 09:38 PM   #9
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I just put 6 new carlisle on my sled trailer, I hope they last.
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