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Old 05-04-2016, 10:57 AM   #11
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Keep in mind... they are bias ply tires.
Correct, but do you think that is a bad thing for travel trailers and fifth wheels? I'm asking because I don't know.

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Old 05-04-2016, 11:05 AM   #12
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Correct, but do you think that is a bad thing for travel trailers and fifth wheels? I'm asking because I don't know.

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You will get 17 million different opinions on this question.
There are days (maybe weeks) of reading on the 'net about using bias ply tires -vs- radials on a trailer.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:43 PM   #13
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Wonder why nobody other than China makes St tires?
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Keep in mind... they are bias ply tires.
My e-rated Carlisle's are radial.......
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:06 PM   #15
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I just got off of the phone with a rep at Carlisle and confirmed that the USA Trail is the ONLY ST tire made by them in the USA. The maximum load range is "D" (for most of our purposes) and the max speed rating is 65mph.

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Several years ago I was having trouble with the OEM tires on my Windjammer and need to get new ones and soon. Dealer said he had Carlisle ST225-75/R15 D. I asked where they were made. He said Carlisle, PA. I checked as they were mounting them and just as pretty as you please, "Made in China"!. I had no other choice so went with them and, that being said, I never had a problem with them. Last month I replaced them with Maxxis as I have never heard anything bad about them. The moral of the story is, "Don't believe a lot of what a salesman says".
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Hi I have a 2015 Crusader 40' and this year I had to replace 2 tires on our trip the tread was good and I check the TP daily and maintain 80 psi. But had two flats which I didn't notice until the next morning on both occasions. The tiresust have been soft when I backed I to the slots because the belts were destroyed. I think that I will be considering 14 ply the next time I replace a tire.
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:22 PM   #17
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Correct, but do you think that is a bad thing for travel trailers and fifth wheels? I'm asking because I don't know.

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Good or bad is a matter of opinion. But, you can not mix radial and bias belt tires. It is either all bias belt or all radials.
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:33 PM   #18
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My e-rated Carlisle's are radial.......
Yes... Carlisle does make radial trailer tires.
The ones the OP referred to are bias ply.
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You should not mix Bias and radial ply tires on the same vehicle as a matter of fact in most jurisdictions it is illegal to do so and if you are involved in an accident with mixed tires it is highly unlikely your insurance company will cover you.
As for putting automobile or truck tires on a trailer although a few people do this it isn't a recommended practice as the sidewalls on the trailer tire are supposed to be stiffer than Automobile/truck tires and more suitable to jackknifing stresses more noticeable on a multi axle trailer than a single axle.
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Yes... Carlisle does make radial trailer tires.
The ones the OP referred to are bias ply.
We have Carlisle Trail ST radial tires on our trailer. We have not had any problems with this brand. But, they are made in China.
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