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Old 09-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Carlisle ST225-75R15 LRE Tires

Looking at purchasing some replacement tires for the trailer. Has anyone had any experience with the Carlisle Brand ?

I have been trolling the various travel trailer forums and finding mixed reviews on every manufacturer of trailer tires.

Wouldn't mind some feedback from my home forum.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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I've got my original Carlisle tires and they are holding up fairly well after 18 months and about 3000 miles (we're staying local right now). I'll look to replace them with something next summer as we intend to head out on a two or three week trip next year to somewhere.

Not sure I would go back even though they worked so far for us. I've read those same mixed reviews.

Here's a few links for you that I had read through to get a better handle on this as trailer tires are not my strong suit. I am sure others will pop in with some more experienced thoughts as well.

Tire Choices: I'm confused!

Things to know about trailer tires

Trailer tire confusion

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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I had 3 blowouts in one trip with mine. That was 7 years ago and from what I've read the newer ones are much better.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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Be sure to check out the NHTSA website under Tire Ratings. From there you can search complaints and find several hundred complaints concerning the Carlisle brand. I just finished some research on buying new tires for the used Surveyor I purchased this past weekend and although I could have saved a few bucks by going with Carlisle ST tires once I stumbled onto those complaints and read a few concerning the blow outs and tire separation issues that they were having there was no way I wanted to take a chance and use them on my trailer. On my post concerning the similar issue you are facing someone pointed me towards the Maxxis ST tire so I checked and couldn't find any complaints on the NHTSA site for that brand. Also I found positive comments on some other RV forums concerning the Maxxis brand and no one really had anything negative to say about them. I hope I made the right choice since I'm having mine installed tomorrow.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:04 AM   #5
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I sold a lot of Carlisles over the years while helping manage a major tire store. I think they are great for the money. I wouldn't want Goodyear Marathons or ANY General/Continental or Chinese tire if I could help it. Good luck. Most important, keep fresh tires. The Rubber Manufacturers Association recommended trailer tires every three years no matter what tread looks like when I was selling and that is what I live by. Having seen too many separations on older tires it just isn't worth it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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I sold a lot of Carlisles over the years while helping manage a major tire store. I think they are great for the money. I wouldn't want Goodyear Marathons or ANY General/Continental or Chinese tire if I could help it. Good luck. Most important, keep fresh tires. The Rubber Manufacturers Association recommended trailer tires every three years no matter what tread looks like when I was selling and that is what I live by. Having seen too many separations on older tires it just isn't worth it.

Thanks for the feedback,

I have come to realize no matter what tire I look at, I hear both bad & good. At the end of the day I think I will give the Carlisle tires a go.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:18 AM   #7
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Carlisle has a new Radial Trail RH that is getting good reviews, might want to look into that over the Sport Trail. They are on my short list but after calling for pricing I can get the Maxxis cheaper so I will be going that route when I order tires. I had them on my last TT and the 2 years I had them on there did not have any issues.
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I bought the exact same size and load range back in 09. I did alot of research and I found the Carlisles with the issues were the load range "C" and "D"`s. I never ran across one complaint of an "E" rated tire issue. I have been to Mackinac MI, the Smoky`s, Disney, Northern WI. and not one issue or complaint. they are the best tires I have purchased!

I say go for it!
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I bought the exact same size and load range back in 09. I did alot of research and I found the Carlisles with the issues were the load range "C" and "D"`s. I never ran across one complaint of an "E" rated tire issue. I have been to Mackinac MI, the Smoky`s, Disney, Northern WI. and not one issue or complaint. they are the best tires I have purchased!

I say go for it!
Thanks...that is great to hear. My main motivator was to upgrade the existing load range "C" tire which barely met the load of the trailer to a load range "E" which provides a better margin of safety for load rating.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:09 AM   #10
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During the early 2000s, Carlisle's had some problems. You don't hear a lot of problems lately.

I put Carlisle's on my Trailmanor in 2007. The present owners are still running those tires with no problems that I am aware of.
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