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Old 03-23-2022, 06:07 PM   #1
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Castle Rock tires

Yes I have them. So as I have not yet looked at the dates of each tire. I know they have a bad rap so no need to respond if you have something bad. I'm curious if anyway can say anything good.



i know tire are better if you keep up on the air pressure checks etc which I do. Want to know if anyone has been using them for a year or two at least with no trouble.


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Old 03-23-2022, 06:18 PM   #2
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As you have read on this forum if you did a search, CRs mainly have a bad rep, but primarily on heavier trailers where the tires are carrying near the max weight.
Seems as though those with lighter trailers haven't had as many problems. Just my take on the subject.
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Old 03-23-2022, 06:54 PM   #3
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I'm curious if anyway can say anything good.
I got $25 for each one after I installed Goodyear Endurance tires on each of my trailers. Brand new with virtually no wear.
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Old 03-23-2022, 07:45 PM   #4
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I can say something good. After I took the Castle Rocks off of our previous trailer, and replaced them with Goodyear Endurance tires , I had three virtually brand new tires that needed a home.

It turned out my lawn guy's yard trailer used that size tire. I gave them to him and he is still using them over three years later. He seldom drives over 50MPH and his trailer is a feather weight, maybe 1500 pounds fully loaded, so that probably helps a lot. I agree with NMWildcat's assessment.
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Old 03-23-2022, 08:15 PM   #5
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#1 - Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Simply checking tire pressures periodically is not good enough. You need real-time monitoring.

#2 - Visual and feel inspection every time you stop. Run your hand around both sides and the tread. Feel and look for bulges.

#3 - Make sure you have a good spare and all the tools/jacks required to change it when (not if) it fails.

My first Castle Rock failure on my previous TT was in my driveway, luckily. Sidewall failure. I replaced with a Costco brand trailer tire - Greenball Towmaster.
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Old 03-23-2022, 08:28 PM   #6
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We have run ours for 2 1/2 years. They are spent now. Never had an issue but we kept up with the pressures, covered them when storing, and rarely went over 65. They are getting the dry rot now but still have good tread but the cost of new goodyears is cheaper than what it could cost in damages if one blows out. Discount Tores has my new ones that will be put on this weekend. My daddy used to say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Old 03-23-2022, 08:49 PM   #7
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I ran mine for 3 years with no problem. I’m always fanatical about maintaining tire pressure.
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Old 03-23-2022, 09:05 PM   #8
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Our popup came with Castle Rocks. They're a year old but still fine. Did have to change a flat once, but it wasn't the tire's fault (picked up a screw). I check the tire pressure prior to every trip and top off to bring them to just a touch under max psi (to allow for any error in the gauge). Max psi is 65, so I usually bring them to about 63 or 64. They have about 5000 miles on them so far.
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Old 03-24-2022, 11:12 PM   #9
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I ran mine for 3 years with no problem. Iím always fanatical about maintaining tire pressure.


Us too. Pressure check every trip. Walk around inspect and kick each fuel stop.

Weíre going on three years. Aroun 10,000 miles all over the Rockies. We are currently Up in Prescott today from Phoenix. 70mph smooth as butter. I think these tires (as posted above) work ok on lighter trailers. In our case, the move a lot. We take trips about every other weekend. I think the tires do better if exercised than lots of sitting.

We have some bigger trips coming up and as soon as the maxis tires come in sometime next week weíll semi retire the CR. I have a three rail mc trailer that needs a pair in that size. Loaded for bear Is about 1/4 the weight of this 2104s. Should get a few more years out of them!
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I've been running my OE Castle Rocks since July 2018 on my A-frame. Still look good, will likely replace next year (5 years). Average about 4K miles per year, 2021 was about 6K miles. Bearings repacked in 2019, are due again. Tires kept at 65PSI, rarely go over the rated 75mph, but plenty of time at 73mph. Tires started out with concave tread, still have very slight concavity. Had them balanced in 2019, tire store said they looked good.

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Old 04-04-2022, 02:42 AM   #11
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replace with goodyear endurance - done
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Old 04-04-2022, 06:51 AM   #12
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I have to admit I'm still running the factory Castle Rock 14/D that take 65 PSI on our 2021 FR Wildwood X-Lite 24rl - Bought it back in September 2020. Couple of trips to Texas, Tennessee and Florida. We don't all that much stuff in our camper more a weekend warrior type of glamper. We did have to replace 1 tire because nail went right in on the otter edge where no one will repair it because of the seams.

Eventually when we can afford to do so, will look into replacing them with Good Year Endurance, right now think were ok for another year or so. Main thing is to check that air pressure. I run mine at 60 psi. Getting good even wear over the four tires.

I will typically start off running around with 7 gallons of water in black water tank and a full fresh water tank. Speeds driven 65 mph to 70 max, I try to keep away from staying at a steady 70, use for passing, most of the time 65 to 68 seems to work with the semi trucks.
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Nope, not gonna type it, wouldn't be prudent.
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Old 04-04-2022, 07:28 AM   #14
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I'd agree with NMWildcat.
Our Castle Rocks went 3 years and about 20K with no problems. We have a Roo which isn't a heavy trailer. We do run a Tireminder system that only works sporadically, and try not to abuse them.
The fourth year (tires probably 5 yrs old at that point), final pre-trip insp showed dry rot on the sidewalls. This after the earlier pre summer shakedown showed no concerns.

I did worry a lot while using them owing to the bad reports here and other forums, but we've made out well with OEM tires on all of our (light) trailers.
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Old 04-04-2022, 08:25 AM   #15
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I discovered this weekend that my spare is a Castle Rock. Hasnít blown yet and the camper is over 2 weeks old.

Iíll probably replace it with one of the Tamarak tires that I took off to put on endurance on the 4 other tires.
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Good news, my CR's were fine for 2 yrs and about 2500 miles.
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Old 04-04-2022, 02:34 PM   #17
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OMG!
This appears to be a Castle Rock fan club!
On this forum?

Yeah, mine are 4 years old, doing fine, holding pressure through winter, but I have a set of Goodyear endurance tires waiting to be installed.

Yeah, they may not be as bad as their reputation here. I think the number of Castle Rock tires installed new affect some of that opinion.

Oops, I just committed heresy.
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My brother in law said they were great to. Then one blew out. Damage repair to trailer $1200.00. New set of Goodyear tires $700.00. He said he should have listened and not took that last trip on them even know he said they looked great. But at least I didn't tell him I told you so.
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