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Old 02-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Your tire choices

i just found epinions on Carlisle PT205/75R15 tires, said their a death waiting to happen. i have these on my 22' Arctic Fox TT, and i fully plan to buy new tires. please give me your choices for a quality tire.

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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Your only real option on an ST tire is probably Maxxis.

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Old 02-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Go with a quality LT tire. My personal preference is Michelin
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #4
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I tried many ranges and brands of ST tires and had failures with all. I changed to Yokohama LT 215/85-R16s and never had another problem.
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A tire made in the USA !
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A tire made in the USA !

YUP - sure LOTS of choices there!

As to the Carlisles - used them on the KIT 5er, and our boat trailer with NO issues - now using TOYOs on the 5er and MH, Michelins are hard to beat - of course, ALL those are "foreign made" tires...
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First I'd check the tire DOT dates...if not ancient(some say 7 - 10 years old for replacement), I'd check to see if there's any sidewall/tread checking/cracks. If everything looks good, I'd make sure I knew how much the TT weighs and then go to the manufacturer's tire pressure/weight charts to make sure of the appropriate air pressure. Don't forget the spare.

Still not comfortable? Take the TT to a trusted tire dealer for a proper check up and a professional opinion. If all is good, keep 'em aired up and go camping. Bob

Oh BTW, I like and run Michelin's
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Size and laod capacity is probably more important than brand. And if you can find an LT rather than an ST in the necessary size and loading, I would get that instead.

The OEM tires on a trailer are often barely adequate for the trailer weight. Go up in load range and/or size to increase the tire's weight carrying capacity and you will generally get longer life.

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