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Old 06-08-2018, 09:45 AM   #15
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Another vote for the GY Endurance. 18 months, 8K miles, doing great so far.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:52 AM   #16
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Discount Tire quit selling the Carlislie HD trailer tires. Why? Problems or is there a riff between Carlisle and DT?
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:13 PM   #17
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Maxxis.

Wait until the GY Endurance tires have been out a few years more to make sure they are really the quality tire people think they are. When the GY Marathon production was moved to China, it took a few years before the quality problems started showing up.
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Old 06-09-2018, 11:19 AM   #18
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Wait until the GY Endurance tires have been out a few years more to make sure they are really the quality tire people think they are. When the GY Marathon production was moved to China, it took a few years before the quality problems started showing up.
So run China bombs until then?
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Sorry if This has been answered before but, what should be the life expectancy in terms of years I should get out of my tires?
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Sorry if This has been answered before but, what should be the life expectancy in terms of years I should get out of my tires?
5 years
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:58 PM   #21
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Agreed. I let mine go 8 yrs with not too much mileage and that was way too long.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:17 PM   #22
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We will be looking to replace the tires on our travel trailer soon. What are some good brands for TTs???

Get some more just like the ones on your trailer or another brand with a higher load rating.

How many miles do you usually get on your tires?

Trailer tires are not considered mileage tires. The industry "canned answer" is 3-5 years.

Are there any brands NOT made in China?

Yes!, Maxxis - GY. Maxxis speed rating = 65 MPH...GY speed rating = 81 MPH.

Thanks in advance for any info!
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I think the HD replaced the RH. I bought 4 RH's in 2015 and currently have 20K miles on them. We are currently on another 5K trip with the same tires. They seem to be holding up well.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:26 AM   #24
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I replaced our 3 year old 8,000 mile OEM Goodyear Marathons 12/2017, because of a big trip coming up. I had to stay with the same tire size for wheel well clearance and I wanted ST tires! I went with Maxxis M8008. Goodyear would not answer detailed type questions about the construction of new Endurance. We have 8,000 miles on the new Maxxis tires and find them to be an excellent tire.
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PS - DT (Discount Tire) recommends Maxxis M8008 over all other ST tires for TT applications.
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So Carlisle is the "goto" trailer tire now? 10 - 12 years ago they were the TT bomb (literally) and Goodyears were the "goto" trailer tire.
About two summers ago a coworker took his Avion TT on a trip out west. Started at the Black Hills and worked his way down to Durango, then came home. Somewhere short of Ridgeway, CO on highway 550 he had a blowout on 2 year old Goodyears on the trailer. When he got to Durango, he went to one of the tire chain stores (Discount Tire I think) and they sold him the Carlisle RT HD and told him they had sold a bunch of them with no complaints. When he got home, he found knots on the other three Goodyears, so he replaced them with the Carlisle's and has made a number of trips since then including one all the way to Prince Edward Island, and hasn't had any issues.

Thats the best I can say about that, you don't hear anyone on any of the boards beating up on the Carlisle's (except the old ones) and that is a good thing. People are quick to badmouth a bad product, not so much gets said about one that is problem free.

I just purchased a 2008 Thor/Dutchman Freedom Lite 180 and tires are first on the list. It has lots of room and I am thinking of upsizing to 15 inch wheels and then will have tires way above the capacity of the axles or the GVWR (which is stupid high at 7700 lbs for a 19 ft coach, 23 ft OAL)

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Four years maximum. Ignore how much tread there is. IF sidewall checking anytime, replace. Speed on TT's kills tires especially on hot days.
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I called U-haul. They go with heavy duty Carlyles and that is good enough endorsement for me.
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