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Old 09-26-2014, 07:52 AM   #61
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I as well had trouble with the Trail Express tires which came with my Rockwood 5th wheel. Mine only had over 2000 miles on them and the trailer was just over a year old. I was type A about checking my pressures and had a TPMS on them. I weighed my trailer fully loaded and was well within specs. There was no sign of cracking or damage on the tires. We were heading out on a family vacation to Destin when I had two blow out on me without any warning on the same day. Fortunately I had bought a new spare before the second one blew. I stopped at the next Discount Tire and had them all changed to Carlisle load range E. I would have bought maxxis range D but they did not have them and I was in a pickle. I have had them now for over a year and finished the Destin trip and just got back from the Grand Canyon and southern Utah without any issues. I keep them at 65lbs ( wheels are rated for 65 lbs max). No problems with overheating I believe they ride better than the originals. Based on my experience, I would keep the Trail express for a year then get new tires. I have been very pleased with the Carlisle tires thus far. Just if you get the load range E don't run them at 80 lbs unless your wheels are rated for that.


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Old 09-26-2014, 09:31 AM   #62
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I as well had trouble with the Trail Express tires which came with my Rockwood 5th wheel. Mine only had over 2000 miles on them and the trailer was just over a year old. I was type A about checking my pressures and had a TPMS on them. I weighed my trailer fully loaded and was well within specs. There was no sign of cracking or damage on the tires. We were heading out on a family vacation to Destin when I had two blow out on me without any warning on the same day. Fortunately I had bought a new spare before the second one blew. I stopped at the next Discount Tire and had them all changed to Carlisle load range E. I would have bought maxxis range D but they did not have them and I was in a pickle. I have had them now for over a year and finished the Destin trip and just got back from the Grand Canyon and southern Utah without any issues. I keep them at 65lbs ( wheels are rated for 65 lbs max). No problems with overheating I believe they ride better than the originals. Based on my experience, I would keep the Trail express for a year then get new tires. I have been very pleased with the Carlisle tires thus far. Just if you get the load range E don't run them at 80 lbs unless your wheels are rated for that.


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You may be overloading the new tires at 65lbs. Check with the manufacturer.
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:45 AM   #63
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You may be overloading the new tires at 65lbs. Check with the manufacturer.
You may have a different rim then I do, but mine are stamped 60 lbs max, But I run Marathon D at 65 psi. no problems, and yes I have read the load rating, and per my weight I can drop to 50 psi, but I like running them at the CP rating. Which creates great rants on this subject. But I have always done it that way.
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:11 PM   #64
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I own a second generation Exlporer (my TV) and other than the free Good Year's Ford used to replace my OE Firestone's I have been using the Firestone Destination LE on it and my pick up truck with great results. The Good Year's were some of the worst tires I have every had on a vehicle. Not only were they noisy but their life was nowhere near what I've gotten on Firestone of Michelin.

Part of the tire problem was the result of Ford not using the recommended tire and using lower than recommended inflation pressures for the tire in order to improve the ride. This was the heyday of the truck based SUV but many of the people that bought them complained that the ride was like a truck (I wonder why). The result was Ford did what it could without redesigning the vehicle to make the ride feel smoother. Many folks also didn't understand how to handle a higher center of gravity vehicle which resulted in role overs and a lawsuit caused redesign in 2002. In the end it was the beginning of the midsize SUV becoming a car as opposed to a multi-occupant truck much to my chagrin.

I use the destination le's also. After the over rated and over priced goodyears wore out. (though the last set firestone ripped me off of the lousy $50 gift card rebate, turns out if you don't buy them from a Firestone store they find a loop hole to not honor the rebate)
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:44 PM   #65
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You may have a different rim then I do, but mine are stamped 60 lbs max, But I run Marathon D at 65 psi. no problems, and yes I have read the load rating, and per my weight I can drop to 50 psi, but I like running them at the CP rating. Which creates great rants on this subject. But I have always done it that way.
Just suggesting that you check. There are many out there that don't understand the relationship between load rating and tire pressure. The manufacturer can deliver the real answers.
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Just suggesting that you check. There are many out there that don't understand the relationship between load rating and tire pressure. The manufacturer can deliver the real answers.
That is good advice, I have tossed that theory around and around. At the end it comes down to the owner. I have talked to my tire guy, he recommended to run at CP, even through the chart tells me 50 PSI not 65 PSI for my weight. Some people on this forum will run at the table by the manufacturer and others like myself run at the CP. It's the same as my truck I run what the sticker says. I really have no idea, so I play it safe and run at the CP rating. The tires show nowhere at all after about 3000 miles, I don't see any excess bounce or anything so I just stick with it. They got to last longer then trail express no matter what. I'm surely not an expert on tires. I guess I would call myself a consumer who keeps these people in business.......
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:37 PM   #67
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My wife and I purchased a 2014 Rockwood 8329SS travel trailer and I noticed right away the tires looked "low". After checking and verifying pressures they still looked "low". We then have some friends with a similar trailer who had experienced 3 blowouts and begged us to check again on our tires. Well, looks like Warren Buffet and his team of "experts" from FR took to the very cheap and did get the worst and cheapest tires on the market for the Rockwood trailers. Do they not remember the tire fiasco with Ford and their Explorers? Come on guys move forward in the right direction before another lawsuit comes up and God forbid someone gets hurt unnecessarily. The trailer is great except for this. Thanks
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Seems like a great time for a u.s. company to convert its assembly line to TT tires and advertise "made in usa" on television and trailer magazines. Couldn't keep up with the demand and would probably gt a lot of manufacturing contracts too.
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with the problems with the ford explorers, i worked for firestone during the recall season, and we had a ford explorer come in, changed the tires and when you opened up the drivers side door, we were shocked, i had to call my manager in to see it as i was not believing my eyes, according to the manufacturer on the sticker it told us the front and rear tires are supposed to be at 16 psi, he took a picture and sent it to his boss. we could not believe this sticker, i looked at another one in the shop same year, and its sticker said 35 psi. this was a big screw up on fords part, not firestone.
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Seems like a great time for a u.s. company to convert its assembly line to TT tires and advertise "made in usa" on television and trailer magazines. Couldn't keep up with the demand and would probably gt a lot of manufacturing contracts too.
Wouldn't make any difference if they manufactured to the same standards as the Chinese 'El Cheapos'. The results would be the same.
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