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Old 11-19-2018, 08:52 AM   #21
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Was there an issue with the Carlisle's? Mine seem to be fine.
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The carlisle's are great tires . have them on my TH with over 12,000 miles and still like new . would and will buy again .
Our local tire place has indicated the Carlisle HD tires are good.
He indicated the earlier tires (without the HD designation) had some issues.

I have NO real world experience.
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:12 AM   #22
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Lately--maybe from reading this board too much (and maybe because of our last trip)--I had been uber paranoid about having a blowout on the POS stock tires provided by FR, so much so, in fact, that I had gone out this week to buy a jack, a lug wrench, and a portable air compressor--all things I should have had from the get go.


Sure enough, 30 minutes into our trip, while on US290 just outside Houston, the passenger side tire on the HW blew. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, there was no damage to our trailer or our truck, and we were able to get off the freeway safely. While I was prepared to change the tire, I decided to use FR roadside assistance. They came out, changed the tire, and were on our way...home. I just cannot risk my family's life driving on those POS tires. I am going first thing Sunday to NTB to have Goodyears or some other reliable brand of tire put on there. It is a shame that FR insists on using such a sub-par tire on
1) Did you go with a higher 'range' tire? ie. If you Fill up the fresh water tank.... food, clothing, equipment and 'now' you are 'overloaded'... Go with a higher Range tire.

2) If you 'worry' so much (or not), you need to get a Tire Monitoring System. 'If' you have a slow leak on one of your tires and are driving nonstop for a long way, you may not know about the leak until the tire is coming apart from being 'on the rim'. I have the TST 507 Tire Monitoring System and it does work.....
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:19 AM   #23
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Yes!

My TPMS worked on the very first trip out with it...

Picked up a nail and had a slow leak.
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:27 AM   #24
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Yes!

My TPMS worked on the very first trip out with it...

Picked up a nail and had a slow leak.
ie. Paid for itself on the First Trip......
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:30 AM   #25
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If one was to read threads like these they might come to the conclusion that ALL of the chinese made tires on FR products were accidents waiting to happen. When the FACTS are compiled (Facts, not hearsay) the number of failures is probably a low, single digit (if not a fraction of a digit) percentage.

The number of failures is "probably" low? Is that a FACT? LOL.


The problem with Chinese manufacturing is called a lack of Process Control. One product (like tires, washing machines, tools, etc) will last years while another fails in two months. I remember when refrigerators, stoves and just about any American manufactured product would last decades. So, are Chinese products really cheaper with half the lifespan?
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:51 AM   #26
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The problem with the known junk tires is this...

Some people have good luck with them...others have bad luck with them.

And it seems to not matter how well you take care of them or not!

The known junk tires are just like buying lottery tickets...

Sometimes you win...and sometimes you loose!

Like my grandfather used to say:

"You never know what will happen until it happens!"
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Old 11-19-2018, 11:09 AM   #27
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Our local tire place has indicated the Carlisle HD tires are good.
He indicated the earlier tires (without the HD designation) had some issues.

I have NO real world experience.

yes mine are the HD only been on the TH for 18 months and like them better then the set of hurcules which i though were good tires . set that came with unit i got rid of once i got my TH home from the dealer . went with the hurcules got about 18,000 miles with them then found a split in the tread so got the carlisle's and have been happy so far
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:53 AM   #28
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When buying check the date code on the tire. I had one tire store want to sell me a set of "new" tires that were 7-8 yrs old. Try to get them as fresh as possible.
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:42 AM   #29
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I'm not an advocate of the "china bomb" st tires per say, but there probably are quite few blowouts resulting from the trailer tire contacting a shape object at some time or another. Not always being visible back there the TT tires can drop of the pavement edge in a corner, hit a rock or pothole and owner has no idea this has occurred.

This is an opinion and maybe not fact but driving in the mountains I have looked in the side mirror and seen the trailer awfully close to an abrupt pavement edge that would surely have caused some damage.
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:57 AM   #30
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This is an opinion and maybe not fact but driving in the mountains I have looked in the side mirror and seen the trailer awfully close to an abrupt pavement edge that would surely have caused some damage.
Fully agree with this... tire abuse goes on behind us, sight unseen
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:48 PM   #31
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Fully agree with this... tire abuse goes on behind us, sight unseen
That is why I always add wide angle view mirrors to everything.

To see what is going on back there when turning...
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I hated those Cipa mirrors. I stopped using them in my old truck. My new Ford I ordered with camper mirrors. Instead if buying Cipa, just upgrade the regular mirrors to camper.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:02 PM   #33
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I hated those Cipa mirrors. I stopped using them in my old truck. My new Ford I ordered with camper mirrors. Instead if buying Cipa, just upgrade the regular mirrors to camper.
I had to buy the CIPA's as I bought an early 2015, and the factory tow mirrors were not yet available when I bought my truck.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:05 PM   #34
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I had to buy the CIPA's as I bought an early 2015, and the factory tow mirrors were not yet available when I bought my truck.
So upgrade them! My mom's 1T has camper mirrors on her 2008!

The Cipa are a big disappointment

No camper mirrors on a 2015 3/4t Chevy? Seriously?
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