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Old 05-04-2016, 05:07 PM   #21
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CARLISLE TIRE and Wheel stopped making tires in Carlisle in 2009. Prompted by a fire at their Georgia facility they merged Carlisle, Georgia, and some CHINA production to a new facility in Jackson, Tenn. Maybe they should be called Jackson tires. Anyway about 350 employees moved or lost their jobs. It was yet another blow to a largely industrial town.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:03 PM   #22
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If you want to spend the money, this is the best tire made for trailers - Goodyear Unisteel G614 RST Radial Tire - 235/85R16

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Old 05-04-2016, 08:29 PM   #23
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:13 PM   #24
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If you want to spend the money, this is the best tire made for trailers - Goodyear Unisteel G614 RST Radial Tire - 235/85R16

Thanks, it looks like it's only available in 16" which rules out my 14" wheels.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:54 PM   #25
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Tire failures

Had an issue with 4 blow outs on my Coachman Freedon Express 298REDS, tires manufactured in China. Just purchased a set of 6 Carlisle ST225/75R15 117N E1 from Discount Tire Direct. Great set of tires and you can purchase tags for refund or replacement of a bad tire should you have any problems.
Good luck with your purchase and have a safe trip on your next time out.
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:40 PM   #26
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LT Tires

It looks like the LT tires are the way to go. I'll be getting psi sensors first, then LT's when my Westlake "Super ST's" 205/75R/14's wear down on my 2015 Mini Lite 2104S.

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Old 05-06-2016, 01:25 PM   #27
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I bought a used 2005 Sunvalley 24 ft TT and used it for four years. I rarely checked the tire pressure and hardly gave the tires a second thought. First tire failure was in 2013. When the tire shop showed me that the tires were nine years old I was shamed into replacing all tires before I traded the unit on a Rockwood 2703ws. I had two tires fail in 16 months on the Rockwood. (Westlakes) Wish I knew who made those tires on the Sunvalley.
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It looks like the LT tires are the way to go. I'll be getting psi sensors first, then LT's when my Westlake "Super ST's" 205/75R/14's wear down on my 2015 Mini Lite 2104S.

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The Westlakes appear to be pretty good tires from previous research on the forum.
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:12 PM   #29
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First, find a tire dealer that handles trailers and knows something about trailer tires. Second, talk to the dealer about what you need. There is a certain type of tire construction you need for trailers that is different from an auto or LT tire.
Just get the info and weigh your options.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:26 AM   #30
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The best trailer tire in the world is a Goodyear G614 14 ply and that also is a LT tire. So lets not fall for all this hype. before the non regulated ST designation we used LT bias ply and radial tires. The Goodyear is labeled LT 235-85-16 RST. I think some of the tire experts on the various RV websites are on a tire or RV manufactures side. Just my thought because they all sing the same tune and always seem to put the blame on the owners. They never cast a negative comment on the Chinese tire manufactures or the RV dealers. Guess we have another dirty little secret to contend with. Knock on wood but I have never had a LT 10 ply failure and I have run 8000 lb trucks on hot florida roads for more years than I care to count. 60,000 miles is not uncommon on a set of tires. Funny I cant keep a set of ST tires for 1000 miles or 18 months. No matter how you figure it it dose't add up. Just my 2 cents.

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