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When did Carlisle Trailer Tire Become a Good Trailer Tire


When did Carlisle Trailer Tire Become a Good Trailer Tire

Old 08-30-2020, 07:33 PM
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Default When did Carlisle Trailer Tire Become a Good Trailer Tire

I was surprised to see that Carlisle trailer tire were rated so well,what happened a few years ago they had a lot of bad reviews.
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:53 PM
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They are still China bombs!
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:05 PM
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I had a couple Carlisles a few years ago as they came cheap with my new wheels. They almost lasted a few months before the sidewalls developed bubbles
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I've been using Carlisles for about 2 seasons. We don't tow much, generally 200 miles roundtrip, per weekend in summer. They came highly recommended from a good friend of mine who is an exec at a local (large) tire distributor. They have been performing well, but I just had to replace 2 tires on the front axle (tri-axle) due to side walls were breaking down on the trip home from Destin. But, that situation may be self inflicted from pulling in an out of my building (requires a sharp turn).

I'd buy them again.
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Even Goodyear MARATHONS are made in China now. In fact, I haven't found ANY trailer tire that isn't. The big guys like Goodyear all built facilities there.
I've had really good luck with Carlisle tires, actually.
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Goodyear endurance. I had marathons and they were crap. The endurance line is made in the USA and is a great tire. I have about 15000 miles over 3 years on mine. I just towed out to Powell from south Florida and back. No issues.
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+1 for the Endurance
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Here's my experience with them. I had the older model Carlisle tires and had 3 failures of the sidewall unbonding from the cords on a single long trip. Tires were inflated to spec etc. They were 4 years old at the time. So, I didn't buy any more Carlisles for my next sets on multiple trailers.

Then when it was time for me to replace again, I saw Carlisle came out with a new model called the Radial Trail HD. Carlisle had a video at the time showing the design improvements and heat resistance vs other brands. They even admitted they had a real problem with the earlier model and needed to start from scratch to regain their reputation. When I heard that I thought that was really good of a company to admit they failed and are trying hard to fix things. So, I bought a set. They performed flawless so I bought another set for another trailer. No problems so far with any of them. (I now make a practice of replacing trailer tires after 4 years of use too.)
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The tire to get is the CSL16 its HD and made in Tenn. load range G and 81 mph rated Carlise tire sells them
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