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Old 09-28-2020, 03:09 PM   #1
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Looking for new tires for a VLite TT. Suggestions?

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Old 09-28-2020, 03:11 PM   #2
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Goodyear Endurance all day. Best tires out there.
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Old 09-28-2020, 03:49 PM   #3
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Looking for new tires for a VLite TT. Suggestions?
everybody has their favorites... many on here will swear by the Goodyear Endurance tires, made in America. They have only been out for about 3 years so some will say the verdict is still out. Personally I have had my Endurance now for about 2 1/2 years. They are superior to the OEM tires, and I am glad I switched them out when I did. Look closely at your OEM tire and the same size GY Endurance and you will find that the tire carcass is heavier and more rigid proving at least to me it is a stronger tire.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:32 PM   #4
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Flagstaff V nose i have using Maxxis 8008 6 ply. Did great to Alaska and back. Some one else liked them enough they " borrowed " one.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:46 PM   #5
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Flagstaff V nose i have using Maxxis 8008 6 ply. Did great to Alaska and back. Some one else liked them enough they " borrowed " one.
We got a set of Maxxis M8008 E rated tires in 2014 when we bought our gently used 8,000 lb. (loaded) TT & they were still fine when we sold it last month. We traveled up & down the East Coast, throughout the Smoky Mountains, and out to Yellowstone without any issues. I did ruin a bearing on a short local trip but it didn't harm the tire... Best $600 I spent on the TT for peace of mine...
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:46 PM   #6
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Leaning towards Carlisle Radial Trail HD myself.
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Old 09-28-2020, 10:23 PM   #7
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I have the Carlisle Radial Trail HDs on my Flagstaff. Trailer came with load range c and I went up to d. I have no experience with GY endurance but I mount all my tires and the new Carlisle tires are much better to me than any other trailer tire. It has heavier sidewalls. I suspect that the GY do too. I think both are in the good brand of tires. My Carlisle tires have 10k in four years. Look good and are wearing even.
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Old 09-29-2020, 09:49 AM   #8
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Upon the advice of many experienced folks here I replaced my nearly new Castle Rock tires with Goodyear Endurance at the beginning of this year. I just returned from an over 2,000 mile trip from Eastern Washington State to Western South Dakota and back. Other than driving day air checks and routine visual inspections at stops along the way I didn’t hardly give my tires a thought. When I traveled across state last year on the Castle Rocks I constantly worried about my tires. The Goodyears were around $600.00 as I recall and I feel it was money well spent, for a relaxed drive if nothing else.
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Old 10-01-2020, 11:27 AM   #9
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Be careful if you purchase Hi Run trailer tires. They are a Chinese made product and poor quality. Included is a picture of one. The belts are separating and pushing out the tread. Just bought these on line last year. Tire was made last week of 2017, so not a very old tire. I've had three flats with these tires. Lucky I was stopped then they went flat. Changed over to Carlisle tiresClick image for larger version

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Old 10-03-2020, 09:20 PM   #10
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I wonder about some of the tire problems that are mentioned. My Brother had trouble with blow outs and damage on his 2014 5th wheel, but he does drive like a bat!!!! I have a 1998 Spinnaker 38ft with three slides. No damage whatever, triple axle, seems well built, but heavy @ 16,500. I have Cooper tires of LT235/85/R16 that are dated 2002 by Les Schwab in Grant Pass, OR when I picked up a nail. Tread is approximately 8-32. We have been to Oregon ,Seattle, Glacier Park, Yellowstone, South Dakota, from Colorado with all kinds of road conditions. I still have them on my 5th and intend to run them till I need to replace them. Why do I have such good luck when a lot of folks do not. Camper is in excellent condition except paint fade.
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:28 PM   #11
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Carlisle radials HD served me well for 10 years on smaller trailers. Very happy with the Contender G rated in the heavier trailer.
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:37 PM   #12
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X2 on the good luck my first TT had OE tires don’t recall name but tires lasted close to 5 years and almost 20k miles. The sun caused them to start weathering so I replaced them. Then the wife wanted a 5th wheel so very few miles before I traded TT. My OE tires on the 5th wheel last 3 years and close to 18K before vandals slashed the spare. Discovered when I went to get trl from storage took the trip with intention of getting new spare before I returned it to storage. Wouldn’t you know 20 miles from home on return trip, I got a flat. I can’t say it was the tire or if I ran something over. I can say I was a fool trl had been sitting 5 months and cold weather hit but I never checked air pressure. I don’t like odd ball treads so I bought 4 new tires and used the new one I bought to get home as a spare
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Old 10-03-2020, 09:41 PM   #13
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