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Old 03-30-2023, 12:53 PM   #1
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Carlisle vs Good Year Endurance

I own a 2018 Microlite 21DS travel trailer and am replacing the Castle Rock factory installed tires that are on now...the tire size is:
ST205/75R14/D

I called 3 different tire dealerships near me (am in Chatham, Ontario Canada..45mins from the Detriot/Windsor Border) and was given quotes for both the Good Year Endurance and the Carlisle tires for my trailer.

Good Year's are $225/tire installed
Carlisle are $140/tire installed

Is there that much of difference in quality between the two brands?
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Old 03-30-2023, 12:57 PM   #2
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you are going to find good reviews from both. I have never used the GoodYears. the Carlisle tires have always served me very well. im ordering my second set next month.
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Old 03-30-2023, 01:19 PM   #3
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One of those places is charging a large price for installation which is the same cost regardless of brand of tire. Find a dealer that sells both brands to compare prices.

I'm seeing $161 and $115 for these same tires at Discount Tire here in Richmond. So the difference is $46/tire -- not $85!

$161 + $x install is still only $46 more than $115 plus the same $x install.

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Moved thread from the General Community Discussion section to the Running Gear/Axles/Tires sub-forum, in the Tech and Repair section since the OP's questions are specific to Tires and not general questions.

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You may get a lot of responses from Americans who don’t realize that prices up here are always higher than in the US. My rule of thumb for shopping the US vs Canada (e.g. Amazon.ca vs Amazon.com) is that the US price needs to be less than 50% of the Canadian price to make it worth buying from the US. If you’re planning to be in the US anyway then just be sure what the exchange rate and customs duty will be.

As for the brands, I believe both brands manufacture good quality trailer tires so go with the cheaper option as long as they are offering the same installation service. For example, are they balancing the wheels? Are they installing metal air valves?

One other brand with a good reputation for 14” trailer tires is the Maxxis M8008.

Finally, I recommend that you install a tire with a load rating one step higher than the factory tires were.
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Old 03-30-2023, 03:03 PM   #6
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Hankook Vantra are good tires too (made in Korea). I replaced the GY Endurance on my 21DS with them and have been extremely happy. Just another option to price shop
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Old 03-30-2023, 07:23 PM   #7
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I put carlisle on mine, i disnt see the need to spend the extra $$$...
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Old 03-30-2023, 07:39 PM   #8
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We put Carlisle on the 4 wheels and the spare of our trailer. Very pleased. And we just put Michelins, 275/55/R20 113H, on the truck. Wouldn't do it any other way.

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Old 03-30-2023, 08:59 PM   #9
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Do they have the same speed ratings? I think the good years are 85mph
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Carlisle has had different grades of trailer tires--be sure that you're comparing their top line tire to the Goodyear Endurance. I'm currently running Hankook--doing great.
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Old 03-30-2023, 09:25 PM   #11
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I have had Carlisle tires on many of my trailers with great success. Never used the newer Goodyear endurances................. And bought my last Carlisle tires upon the recommendation and from my Goodyear dealer.

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Old 03-30-2023, 10:28 PM   #12
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Depending on tire size and load rating and speed rating, all are in the published specifications.

https://www.carlislebrandtires.com/o...dial-trail-hd/

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Old 03-31-2023, 12:54 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone for your comments\insights\advice...greatly appreciated
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Old 03-31-2023, 12:54 PM   #14
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Uhaul uses Carlisle tires if that means anything
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Old 03-31-2023, 01:17 PM   #15
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Just had 205/75R14 Goodyear Endurance tires installed last night on my TT. They were $122.74 each and $20.94 each for installation. Total OTD $604.18.

Carlisle tires were a bit less expensive but he warned me that they are only 6 ply and not 8 ply. Maybe that's the speed rating difference.

Went with the Goodyear's and just on the drive home I believe I could tell the difference between the Castle Rocks.

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Bought Carlisle's from Discount last year for my TT and haven't had any problems.

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Depending on tire size and load rating and speed rating, all are in the published specifications.

https://www.carlislebrandtires.com/o...dial-trail-hd/

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The "factory" size for the OP's trailer is rated for 81 mph with the Carlisle, 87 with Hankook Vantra and GY Endurance. So not much difference and that difference is at speeds most don't travel at
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I went to the tire store last weekend with my spare looking to cost out replacing all five. The dealer told me what I currently have is an 8 ply and a very good tire. Got me thinking I can get at least another year out of them. Had them covered all winter and they show no signs of any ill effects. Only 3 years old per the numbers on tires.
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Carlisle tires were a bit less expensive but he warned me that they are only 6 ply and not 8 ply. Maybe that's the speed rating difference.

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Number of plies determines the load rating, not the speed rating. Carlisle Radial Trail HD ST tires in 205/75R14 size come in both 6-ply and 8-ply versions. 6-ply are load range C, have a rated load limit of 1,700 lbs at 50 psi. 8-ply are load range D, have a rated load limit of 2,050 lbs at 65 psi. Both load range C & D tires have an 81 mph rated speed limit.

https://www.carlislebrandtires.com/o...dial-trail-hd/
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Old 03-31-2023, 09:08 PM   #20
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I have the Goodyears and they have been great. But the Carlisleís where first on my list as they both have great reviews but the cost benefit goes towards Carlisle. No one had them in stock when I was in the market. So I bought the Goodyears.
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