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Old 04-14-2013, 06:58 AM   #11
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I am getting the Carlisle's from Americas /Discount tire. They recommended them over Maxxis.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #12
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Off-shore is not automatically inferior. Rubber compounding is a known science, and the quality of tires can be affected by a lot of variables.

You may want to consider looking at Yokohama's Avid Ascend series. These tires are compounded using Orange oil, resulting in better grip, lower rolling resistance (increased fuel mileage), and longer wear. If these qualities appeal to you, it may be worth the slight extra cost. I think currently they're only available in 15/16/17 inch sizes.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:49 AM   #13
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I am getting the Carlisle's from Americas /Discount tire. They recommended them over Maxxis.
Why did they recommend them over the Maxxis? FWIW I have Carlisle's right now and they have been fine for me, but just interested if they gave any specifics for their recommendation.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:03 AM   #14
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I am getting the Carlisle's from Americas /Discount tire. They recommended them over Maxxis.
Then I would find a different dealer. I haven't had much luck with Carlisle tires.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #15
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:30 AM   #16
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Then I would find a different dealer. I haven't had much luck with Carlisle tires.
The dealer I purchased from only sold Carlisle. When I asked if they had a different brand they responded with a no. They also said that they had no warranty problems with Carlisle tires. This was 3 years and 18,000 miles ago. My Carlisle's still look like new. I always check and adjust air pressure in the morning before I start to travel and I have tire covered when not traveling. I also keep my speed down. I always laugh when I read on this site people who want to drive 70 or 75 miles an hour with their trailer. Then the same people are complaining that their tires has a blow out. Slow down speed and pressure are the enemies of trailer tires.
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Wow! I learn so much here! Not that I get to drive, but will pass that on to DH.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #18
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Let's not forget the EPA standards are much higher in the states and even very from state to state.
just a ? ( why cant you run light truck tires on your TT and 5ers ) ?
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I bit the bullet!! Ordered Carlisle Radial Trail RH Trailer,ST225/75R15E1 117B.
made in china!
As a consolation prize, Carlisle started as a USA company. I think it still is. I worked for them back in the '80s.

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Hercules tires are manufactured by Cooper Tire and Rubber in the USA.
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