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Old 12-25-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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Carlisle Tires Load Range D

As always I have been looking arounf and reading about the tires we have on our Rockwoods.
I have Duro 225/75R15 and plan to replace them with a better tire.
I know that most of the tires aare made in places other than USA.

Anyway I was just looking ar Carlisle trailer tires 225/75R15 but in a load range D which takes it up to 2,540 lbs and max tire pressure is 65psi. Part # 5178171
I also know the rims on the Ultralite is on J rated which means 50 psi is max.


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1. Has anyone used these tires?
2. What new rims have you considered for 65 psi?
3. What other tires have you bought and are using? Michelins
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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I have pulled both Carlisle and Marathon tires with nary a problem. Each set had approximately 35,000 miles on them over 5 years. They survived all-day pulls in 90 degree heat, nasty-rocky national forest service roads, etc just fine. There are many other brands that will do just fine as well. I think your plan to provide additonal reserve capacity is a good one; key to many miles of happy towing.

Here is a link that shows wheels made specifically for towables. It points to a 14" rim (yeah, I was looking) but will identify the manufacturer etc so you should be able to find something in your size.

https://www.circletracksupply.com/Hi...l..html?page=1

IMO, most (not all, manufacturing defects do occur) tire issues are due to road hazard, under-inflation, over-loading, exceeding the speed rating of the tire, poor trailer balance (side to side or axle to axle), a damaged tire (like hitting a curb) or a combination thereof. Every brand will have a blowout story. I'd just buy a brand from a dealer you like and plan to motor on happily!

Good Luck and Happy Towing! Happy New Year everyone!
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:02 PM   #3
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As always I have been looking arounf and reading about the tires we have on our Rockwoods.
I have Duro 225/75R15 and plan to replace them with a better tire.
I know that most of the tires aare made in places other than USA.

Anyway I was just looking ar Carlisle trailer tires 225/75R15 but in a load range D which takes it up to 2,540 lbs and max tire pressure is 65psi. Part # 5178171
I also know the rims on the Ultralite is on J rated which means 50 psi is max.


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1. Has anyone used these tires?
2. What new rims have you considered for 65 psi?
3. What other tires have you bought and are using? Michelins

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The stock 15" rims are rated for max tire pressure of 60 PSI.
Disregard the J rating which is in relation to something else for the rim.
Thanks WMTire
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:36 PM   #4
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IGGY; everything I've read from other campers about Carlisle tire is they're nick- named "CHINA BOMBS" because of the number of blow-outs RV'ers have experienced. Most look to Goodyear, Maxxis, or Bridgestone tires.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:19 PM   #5
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"The stock 15" rims are rated for max tire pressure of 60 PSI."
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Do you have the aluminum rims? For some reason I had it in my head that they were good for 65 psi.
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I'm running Carlisle 205/75R15 at 50 psi on my Rockwood and have never had a problem.
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IGGY; everything I've read from other campers about Carlisle tire is they're nick- named "CHINA BOMBS" because of the number of blow-outs RV'ers have experienced. Most look to Goodyear, Maxxis, or Bridgestone tires.
Most OEM trailer tires are from China. I have some on my trailer now and they have over 7,000 highway miles without a problem. I always say if you watch your tire pressures yu will not have premaure failures or blowouts.
I do not believe any tires are truly made here in the USA anymore.
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"The stock 15" rims are rated for max tire pressure of 60 PSI."
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Do you have the aluminum rims? For some reason I had it in my head that they were good for 65 psi.
You know now that I think of it you are correct also. If that is true then I can install the D rated tired and keep them at 65 psi.
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I'm running Carlisle 205/75R15 at 50 psi on my Rockwood and have never had a problem.
Yes but I plan on taking itt up to 225/75R15 and 65 psi.
Most this size are load range D and have a max load of 2,540 lbs
A little over killl for a 30ft Rockwood Ultralight but a little less strain on the tires will help from getting too hot here in Arizona where it can reach 110 plus degrees so you can imagion what the street pavement temps could reach.
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You might consider Maxxis M8008 ST tires. They're not made in China and have a very good track record on various RV forums.
They make an ST 225/75R15 not only in 6 ply, but also 8 ply and 10 ply.
I had them on my first TT and really liked them.
Here's their site: M8008 ST Radial
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