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Old 07-05-2008, 07:00 AM   #21
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I have a 09 2501ss which came with Carlise tires, i had a bad vibration from mile 1, i took the tires off and put them on the balancer (i own a goodyear tire dealer), just to find the tires had anywhere between .060-.080" of runout, I called Carlise's warranty dept & they will not replace any tires unless the runout exceed .100, which is way too much, goodyear calls for max .040" anything more would cause ride disturbance, i replace all 5 tires with marathon & now it's smooth as silk, the way i see it, it's cheap insurance to pay for worry free traveling, anyone for a set of brand new carlise with 20 miles on them? One more thing, i check the bearings while i had the wheels off, guess what i found, china bearings, i replaced all of them at once with sku bearings, luckily that i did because two of the bearing cages were bend, this is a unit with 20miles on it.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:35 AM   #22
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I had a blowout last month, and when I got to discount tire, they told me the failure was because the factory used 50# valve stems in a 65# application, they were really flimsy, at at speed will bend over and crack, leacking all your air out, then boom...... replaced all stems and then fiinsished over 3,000 miles going at time 75mph with no ploblem from then on. all that damage to the coach becuase of a 50cent part
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:39 PM   #23
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I won't argue that Marathons are better than Carlisles.
Probably much better but no one is immune...
here is a snip from my other trailer chat group.

When leaving the CMA festival in Nashville in early July, we had the rear drivers side tire blow out. It was a Goodyear Marathon with about 20k miles on it. It really blew-strings of metal belts and rubber.
Once settled there I was searching under the sink for something and realized I was seeing light in this usually dark place and I was seeing bushes and grass!! The blown tire had fractured the wheel well along the seam.

It can happen to the best of them
I almost forgot to mention, this happened on an Ultra Lite trailer that
was no where near max load per tire.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:07 PM   #24
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Have you ever looked in side of a Carlisle tire?
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:14 AM   #25
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What's your point?
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:13 PM   #26
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Just for inspection to see now China makes the tires.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:27 AM   #27
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We had two tire blow outs on our trip from Buffalo NY to Boston, Mass. on our 2002 25' Rockwood. One on the way there and one on the way back. I learned a lot about trailer tires that weekend. We are pretty new at this, the tires "looked" new so I didn't worry about them at all. It turns out the tires were 8 years old! Some major points about tire maintenance:
- Jack up the trailer to get the pressure off of the tires. Sitting idle is the worst situation for trailer tires. Putting tires up on boards to get off the concrete is not enough.
-Cover the tires to protect from damage from the sun. It was amazing how much newer the spare looked (protected by a wheel cover) compared to the other tires.
- Carlisle recommends replacing all of your tires after 3-5 years regardless of how "new" they look. It may seem like a sales ploy but it makes sense. The longer a trailer sits the more the tires sit with all of that weight on them.
-Inflation, check it often. We went on a two day trip. I set the tires to 50psi before we left. The day we left for home the temp outside jumped about 15 degrees. I checked the tires and they were at 55psi before we left! I backed them off to 48.5 psi to allow for expansion due to heating up while driving. Carlisle does not recommend this but I checked their chart of psi vs weight support and even with under inflation the tires will support the weight of our trailer and all the stuff in it.
-It probably wouldn't hurt to find a good armoral type coating to protect the tires from sun damage while out on trips. Or to just bring the wheel covers and throw them on while parked.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:11 PM   #28
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It's strange how we have to baby camper tires, but yet automotive tires in some cases do not even get washed when the car gets a bath.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:07 AM   #29
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Well it amazes me that in all of this discussion that there was no point made about towing speed. ST tires are only rated for 65 miles per hour. So, if you are towing in excess of this speed, don't be surprised if you have a blowout; especially if it is hot and the trip is long. Watch for under-inflation, over-loading, and excess speed.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:48 PM   #30
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we camped at myrtle beach last week and i talked with anther FR TT owner that had a carlisle blowout on his trip to the beach. it didnt damage a lot but the tire and all were safe, thankfully
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