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Old 04-01-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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What kind of tires come on the Windjammer?

Can someone tell me the brand of tires that come on the new Windjammers? We just ordered our new 3008w, and of course after you order, you remember all sorts of questions you should have asked beforehand, lol! Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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our 2009 came with carlisles which we have now replace with Hankooks....
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
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Every one on the lot where I work has Carlisles. I've learned the hard way over the years that doesn't mean that's what will be on your new trailer, but I'd say it's a pretty safe bet.
I like the front kitchen models, using the extra space up front for the kitchen-y stuff gives a lot more room in the trailer than, say using it for closets in the front bedroom models.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info! Not really familiar with Carlisles. I had Maxxis on my previous trailer and never had any kind of issues whatsoever. What kind of tread life can I expect with Carlisles?
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:51 PM   #5
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Just from reading the forums over the years I suspect that blowouts, not tread wear, are the main concern for many folks. Just my impression, may be wrong.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:13 PM   #6
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I just recieved my 2011 2306 March 9th and I got the 14" upgrade with the Double step - The Tires are - "Karrier" Load Star

Never heard of them and not sure if they will be the same as what you are getting but figured since you asked about tires I would post up.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:59 PM   #7
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Imagine my disappointment when we get to the dealership today to pick up our new 3008, and the tires that came with our unit are...DUROS!!!
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:32 AM   #8
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Imagine my disappointment when we get to the dealership today to pick up our new 3008, and the tires that came with our unit are...DUROS!!!
Our 2011 V-Lite came with Duro's and we took it over 6000km on one trip last summer with no issues at all. They are nitrogen filled so the pressure stays pretty much the same hot or cold. I also carry a digital temp gun and monitor all the tires on the truck and trailer at every stop and they all stayed within a few degrees of each other. I would not get over excited about having Duro's as I have had more issues with my Goodyear Marathon's than these Duro's. The important thing is to keep under 65mph and always have proper inflation.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:50 AM   #9
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Our 2011 V-Lite came with Duro's and we took it over 6000km on one trip last summer with no issues at all. They are nitrogen filled so the pressure stays pretty much the same hot or cold. I also carry a digital temp gun and monitor all the tires on the truck and trailer at every stop and they all stayed within a few degrees of each other. I would not get over excited about having Duro's as I have had more issues with my Goodyear Marathon's than these Duro's. The important thing is to keep under 65mph and always have proper inflation.
Appreciate you sharing your experience with the Duro's, John. I am hopeful that my experience will be the same as yours, however the Duro's reputation is concerning, so I must admit I was a little disappointed yesterday. I even mentioned to the tech that did our PDI that we got the worst tires possible, and he smiled and didn't disagree. Only time will tell I guess, and it's good to know that there are some folks who have been trouble-free. I usally drive between 60-62, so I will definitely be taking it easy. I will still be looking to put on a set of Maxxis sooner rather than later.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:16 PM   #10
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Most of the problems you read about are with the duro bias ply tires. I have duro 2100 radials on mine and they are working out fine. Took a 1200 mile trip a few weeks ago with no problems. Same PSI reading as last fall. Haven't had to touch them other than check the PSI now and then. I also was worried after 'reading' how bad they are. Then with a little more digging found the radials have a better reputation. I also thought about changing them out, but decided to keep them.
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