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Old 06-06-2016, 10:12 PM   #41
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:50 AM   #42
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Just had the 225/75R15 Carlisle installed on my Travel Trailer, Have only gone from Tucson to Venture, to San Diego and back to Tucson. Had no issues, the trailer tows much better than the factory 6 ply tires. I went with the E (10 Ply) total overkill for my trailer. I also put a tire psi monitoring system on them. Will see how they do.
Keep the pressure up near full rated cold pressure and I am thinking they will carry that load for years.

That is what we did with the old one Th and the new trailer has LR D China Bombs but with carefully watching them and running our new Temp Pressure monitors on them, we look forward to being fine.. until we get a couple years on them and them replace them with Carlisle "E"s
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:11 AM   #43
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What trailer do you have? How long have you had the tires and about how many tow miles? Just curious for comparison.
WE had Tow Max LRD from stock that ALL blew out or had tread separation. We went to Maxxis LRE and wish we had done it $3,200 ago [Damage from the blowouts] The Maxxis M8008 not only feel better, but the temps and pressures are far more stable than the Tow Max trash. We run them 80psi cold and haven't had to add air since we installed them last year.
Just returned from a 2,000 + mile trip up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway and have total confidence in these Maxxis. It's hard to argue with success. They either work or they don't. These work. They were NOT made at the Shan Dong tire plant in China.
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Old 06-07-2016, 05:59 AM   #44
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My snowmobile trailer is about 3600 pounds fully loaded and came with load range C tires on 15 inch rims same as my 8500 pound TT.

I tow the enclosed snowmobile trailer at 73 - 75 mph without a thought. Never had a tire issue.

I mostly tow the camper at 65-70 and have tread loss issues. It just seems there isn't enough safety margin on ST tires the mfg puts on. I would think a LR E tire inflated to 50 psi would be much more reliable on most trailers

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Old 06-07-2016, 06:11 AM   #45
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The tire thread sticky was 3 years old and I did a search too, thought I'd just ask.
These are my local choices for replacing my tires after my blowout last week.

225/75R15

Goodyear Marathon load range D

Carlisle Radial Trail RH load range D

The goodyears are $7 more per tire but that doesn't matter to me, I just want to put the best tire on.

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I have been told by folks whose opinion I respect, and my personal experience, that Carlisle Load Range D tires are OK, but their Load Range C tires stink. I know first hand that the Goodyear Marathon D range tires, when used in an OEM load range C application, are freaking awesome.

I have had extremely good luck on Marathons and they survived a bearing failure (due to a mechanic's mistake - loose axle nut) and an axle failure (driver's mistake hitting a rail crossing too fast) that wore it right down to the cords; yet still held air and got our sorry butts home in one piece.

You can't go wrong with the Marathon Load range D in my opinion.
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Herk....what pressure you run in the Marathon's?

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Remember, even though your new tires have a higher psi rating than the old ones you must consider the max psi rating of the wheels (rims). Careful!
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Herk....what pressure you run in the Marathon's?

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The OEM C rated tires I ran at the max 50 PSI.

The D range Marathons ran great (nice and cool) at 55 PSI (65 PSI MAX). The steel rims handled that just fine.

Our dishes appreciated the softer ride as well.
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My C rated wheels have E rated tires with 80 lbs and no problem......

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