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Old 06-03-2015, 11:55 AM   #29
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I purchased a 1985 Alpenlight, which I'm in the process of refurbishing. Towed it home 80 miles and parked it. Felt like it had a wheel out of balance,
but smoothed out about halfway. While working on the interior, I happened to notice the rf tire has what looks like curb damage, and has raised a small bulge where it appears to have that damage. I'm getting close to having enough renovation done to take it on it's first trial run, about 50 miles round trip. I don't want to replace a set of tires until I assure that the unit is going to perform as expected. Will I have a problem only replacing that one tire for
that period of time? Can I put an LT tire on with the Goodyear trailer tires?
It's only a 25', but seems to be pretty heavy. I don't want to take a chance pulling it on that tire.
Tire mixing is not recommended. It’s okay for short emergencies such as using a mismatched spare to get to a tire shop for proper replacement.

How old are your tires? Here is a reference to help you find out.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=11&s_kwcid=AL!3756!3!724546551 73!e!!g!!tire%20date%20codes&ef_id=VU@f2AAAAVxa6zd J:20150603164423:s

Tire history is a very important thing to know. You have already found one damaged. Severe damage is not always visible.

Make sure your replacement tires have as much load capacity as the trailer manufacturer has recommended on the certification label - if you can find one, it should be on the left external section of the trailer. It will also be in the owner’s manual if you were lucky enough to get one from the previous owner.

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I purchased a 1985 Alpenlight, which I'm in the process of refurbishing. Towed it home 80 miles and parked it. Felt like it had a wheel out of balance,
but smoothed out about halfway. While working on the interior, I happened to notice the rf tire has what looks like curb damage, and has raised a small bulge where it appears to have that damage. I'm getting close to having enough renovation done to take it on it's first trial run, about 50 miles round trip. I don't want to replace a set of tires until I assure that the unit is going to perform as expected. Will I have a problem only replacing that one tire for
that period of time? Can I put an LT tire on with the Goodyear trailer tires?
It's only a 25', but seems to be pretty heavy. I don't want to take a chance pulling it on that tire.
Taking a look at this picture - rear tire at about 5 O'Clock position, you will see a little lump. This was explained to me by a tire engineer from BFG that this was where the ply fabric ends are overlain (seam).. All of my tires exhibit this bump when the seam gets to a point of rotation where the weight is on them.

These are ST tires on my trailer and I have already purchased the Load Range G tires to replace them.
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I'm getting close to having enough renovation done to take it on it's first trial run, about 50 miles round trip. I don't want to replace a set of tires until I assure that the unit is going to perform as expected. Will I have a problem only replacing that one tire for
that period of time? Can I put an LT tire on with the Goodyear trailer tires?
A trailer is a very forgiving vehicle when it comes to using different tires.

One of the biggest reasons its recommended tire on the same axle should be the same diameter/load range/tread design is unequal braking performance at the axle ends especially on wet pavement. You should have no problem on your 50 mile run but just be aware of braking differences.
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Carlisle tires are made in America. Their RH trailer tires are available rated "L" and "N", 75mph and 87mph respectively.
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Carlisle tires are made in America. Their RH trailer tires are available rated "L" and "N", 75mph and 87mph respectively.
Maybe or maybe not according to Carlisle' Website
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Where are Carlisle tires made?
Depending upon which Carlisle tire you select, the tire could have been made in a U.S. factory or elsewhere. We are an American company committed to American manufacturing and standards.
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My 2016 Heartland 3160EL Bighorn came factory with Sailun ST235/85R16
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My 2016 Heartland 3160EL Bighorn came factory with Sailun ST235/85R16

That's pretty encouraging actually... Those tires are the heaviest trailer tires I have ever bought..



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I just bought a set of Sailun ST235/85R16 to replace the "new" tires on a 2015 Carbon Toy hauler... Seems to be "rebranding" going on with Power King / Trailer King - at least that's my assumption at this point and I'm not going to take the chance.

Make sure the rims are rated for tire pressure. Make sure valves are rated for tire pressure.
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Does anyone know of any American made tires for a fifth wheel? Everyone I've seen on lots all have Chinese tires!
It would help if we knew a couple of things.
- What type, size and Load Ranger are your current tires?
- What is the measured load on each tire? If you don't know that what is the measured load on each axle?

With this information it is then possible for us to make an informed suggestion rather than just a guess.
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Taking a look at this picture - rear tire at about 5 O'Clock position, you will see a little lump. This was explained to me by a tire engineer from BFG that this was where the ply fabric ends are overlain (seam).. All of my tires exhibit this bump when the seam gets to a point of rotation where the weight is on them.

These are ST tires on my trailer and I have already purchased the Load Range G tires to replace them.
Its very important to be sure we are talking about a sidewall depression or a raised ridge.
The "splice" where there is a few extra cords of body ply where layers were overlaped during tire assembly. This normally results in a depression. This is of little concern and is basically just cosmetic.

A raised ridge running from the tread toward the rim may be either an "open splice" where the body plys are not overlapped, or there could actually be broken body cords from a pot hole or curb damage. This is of concern as there is a potential for a sidewall break and rapid air loss.
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