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Old 06-23-2018, 07:13 AM   #1
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Castle Rock tires

I have 2016 Castle Rock tires st205/r75 14 that came with the rig. Iíve put 4000 miles on them with no problems, I check and service them every time before moving the trailer. Anyone out there have any have any bad experiences with the newer Castle Rocks I know the older ones had blow out issues. Considering upgrading to the Goodyear Endurance tires. They can get them today for $100 ea plus a $60 rebate from Goodyear.
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:31 AM   #2
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My trailer is a 2018 bought fall of '17. The tires were Castle rocks and I didn't like the history or the look of the contact patch. The contact patch is recessed in the center even at max psi.

I swapped to the Goodyear Endurance (up from load 'D' to 'E') and couldn't be happier about the switch. I was shocked that I could tell a difference within a few miles at highway speeds...less side flexing and up/down motion. I just put 2800 miles on them in high temps and at speeds above 70 miles an hour. The increased speed rating from 75 to 87 combined with the increase weight rating was good for my conscience.

My friend at work and I had a discussion about these tires because he had them on his new trailer. He told me after a pull that he could feel a temp difference between the center of the tire and the outside. It would have been nice if he had a temp gun with him but anyway he swapped for the Endurance before using the trailer again.

I'm glad I switched.
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:51 AM   #3
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There are hundreds of posts here about Castle Rock tires and thousands more about switching to Goodyear Endurance.

A search will bring up days of reading.
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Dump them!!!!!!!!! They are an explosion just waiting to happen!
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:04 AM   #5
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We recently upgraded TT and have Castle Rocks. I checked the load ratings and they just barely meet the TT GVWR. I was also concerned about the 2 ply sidewalls.

Sooooooo I am replacing them next week with Goodyear Endurance. Now I'll have a better tire with a safety margin in the weight ratings.

BTW, anybody interested in slightly used Castle Rocks 205/75/14 with 9/32 tread remaining?
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:16 AM   #6
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I have 2016 Castle Rock tires st205/r75 14 that came with the rig. Iíve put 4000 miles on them with no problems, I check and service them every time before moving the trailer. Anyone out there have any have any bad experiences with the newer Castle Rocks I know the older ones had blow out issues. Considering upgrading to the Goodyear Endurance tires. They can get them today for $100 ea plus a $60 rebate from Goodyear.
I haven't had any problems with our Castle Rock tires but I also don't go over the rated speed rating of maximum 65mph. I usually tow around 62-63 mph and have never had a problem with any trailer tire in 50 years of towing.
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Old 06-23-2018, 01:25 PM   #7
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A done deal. Purchased the tires and will get them installed next week.
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A done deal. Purchased the tires and will get them installed next week.
Good for you...I know I felt and slept better about switching.
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:26 PM   #9
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If replace Castle rocks get new wheels

My castlerocks are on 14 inch Lynx rims which are rated at 50 psi, so if you replace with 65 lb 2015 tires, you will need to upgrade rims. I am not an expert but this was what I found in my research.
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Old 06-30-2018, 05:32 PM   #10
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Update

Just got back from a 350 mile round trip and couldnít be happier with the tires. I instantly felt more stability. I do not feel the trailer react to the 18 wheelers as much as before and when the winds got up to 18mph I definitely felt more stable
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