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Old 09-09-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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Need new tires on 5ver

The tires on my fifth wheel are 8 years old and still look good but to be safe I am shopping around for new ones. Tire size is 225/75 15 load range D. Present tires are Carlisle and I have had no problem with them but on another forum I have heard bad things about Carlisle. The local Discount tire is recommending Carlisle and also stocks Greenball. Big O recommends a house labeled tire made by Cooper and stocks Goodyear. Others brands can be ordered by Discount. I am looking for experience, good or bad, with tire brands and recommendations on the most reliable trailer tire brand. Right now I am leaning toward Carlisle in load range E. A heavier load rating should be an improvement in overall reliability. Not sure I can get Es in other brands.

Larry (If you don't care where you are you ain't lost) 2010 Ram 3500 Cummins CC LB 4x4, 24 ft. Nomad fifth with slide, 9 ft. Elkhorn slide in, 2001 Starflyte by DynaMax 21 ft., V10.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:14 PM   #2
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You have a good experience with Carlisle--why not go with them again? The internet is full of one-off problems with tires. If you to to E load range, can your wheels take the extra pressure? Discount Tire will treat you right which ever way you go.

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Old 09-10-2009, 08:37 AM   #3
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Might want to check into how much it would cost to replace tires/wheels with an LT in 16 inch size. Michelin and BGF both have a good reputation for quality and durability.
If you want to know about tire quality, basically anything that says on the side wall, "Made in China" avoid like the plague! Do a google search for any tire brand you are interested in.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:00 AM   #4
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If you have got this super service out of your current tires why would you want to go up a load range? What's changed? Tire guys SELL tires. Your on the right path by doing some homework. If you got 8 years out of your Carlisles these http://www.maxxis.com/Industrial/Tra...ST-Radial.aspx may last you for ever.

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Old 09-24-2009, 09:13 PM   #5
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I went with Roadmasters by Greenball. Dealer says they are made by Goodyear. I stuck with load range D. Finding tires not made in China is nigh onto impossible. The Roadmasters I got came from Indonesia, which I can't really feel any better about. When I went to buy the tires it really came down to what I could get. Seems none of the local dealers had a full set. Big "O", where I bought the tires, had an employee make a special trip to another store in another town to fill the order. Everyone else said I had to wait for the tires to come in. Couldn't find Maxxis but was looking for them.

My Carlisles may have been 8 years old but they only had about 6000 miles on them. They were replaced due to age not miles. Check my signature. We have three RVs and my wife prefers her little motorhome. Fifth wheel doesn't get much use.
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