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Old 06-06-2015, 02:14 PM   #11
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I replace tires at 7 years regardless of tread. Solves a lot of problems. Also if you lose tire pressure look to replace tire
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:41 PM   #12
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Depends on what you consider failure. I have Goodyear Marathons and they have not exploded, but I just noticed that they look like they are about to. I did an inspection of them recently and noticed that compared to a new tire, the center of the tread is much higher than the edges, and the entire diameter is quite a bit larger than my unused spare. Also there are very large cracks between the treads, looks like they could blow at any minute just sitting there! These tires are only 3 years old and only have about 6000 miles on them! Take a look at the photo in this post, mine are similar. I am going to replace them with Maxxis tires. Bearing repack look at this!
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:42 PM   #13
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Got rid of the "bombs" and had to get what I could at the time. Ended up with Carlisle and have towed them for @ 15-18,000 miles with no problems. Saying that, all hell may break loose tomorrow!
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:12 PM   #14
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Edmund---witch Carlisle LRD OR LRE -- wheel 15 or 16 i'm interested because I'm ordering from Karl Tire shop in Hawkesbury Ont. MONDAY.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:43 PM   #15
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Much thanks everyone. I like Michelins on my truck & Suburban, but do they make a trailer tire? Also my local tire dealer does not recommend or even carry GY marathons. Just so much to consider when buying new tires. I know a lot of this is personal preference, but experience does speak volumes. Again thanks to all who responded. At least it gives me some idea as what to do. Also, man at Tire Kingdom told me that BF Goodrich Radial TA's are made by Michelin. Thats what I have on my 2500 Chevy Duramax & love them.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:48 PM   #16
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Edmund---witch Carlisle LRD OR LRE -- wheel 15 or 16 i'm interested because I'm ordering from Karl Tire shop in Hawkesbury Ont. MONDAY.
ST225/75R15 LRD, Radial Trail RH, Duratrail. This rig (Windjammer 2809W) came w/LRC. I had it weighed at FR Rally in 2013 (prior to getting the Carlisle) and I was at least 2-300 lbs under weight but still got LRD. Good luck.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:25 PM   #17
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X2 on proper tire maintenance, my Flafstaff came with DUO radials. After 3.5 years I have run just over 18k miles! Check pressure before every trip, am finding the Nitrogen tires seem to vary a good bit on cool mornings. One thing I do that I did not see mentioned, since the tires are radials, I rotate the front axle tire to the rear axle same side every 5k miles just like my Chevy HD TV. have been watching the China bomb posts closely, will be grading to a "D" series. Am planing a long trip to the west coast hopefully soon.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:47 PM   #18
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...the center of the tread is much higher than the edges,...
Just referring to the tread statement, if the tread is higher in the center than the outer edges, they have been run underinflated.
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:51 PM   #19
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Just referring to the tread statement, if the tread is higher in the center than the outer edges, they have been run underinflated.
I know this is usually the case, but I always checked them before and during trips, and made sure they were inflated to the max as stated on the tire sidewall. Also, the trailer was not overweight, and the tires did not run hot. (I checked this often also.) Not sure what is going on with them. I've never seen tires grow in diameter like that. The old tires are several inches taller than the new tires of the same stated size.
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