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My four carlisle ST235/85R16 tires are 6 years old and although the tread looks good.. The side walls have hairline cracks starting. From what I'm reading about carlisle tires, I better replace them soon

What brand 16 LT tires should I consider for the long run?


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Michelin XPS Rib or BF Goodrich Commercial TA would both be excellent choices.


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You might also look at Hankook Dynapro AS tires. Those that are using them like them a lot and the prices are generally pretty good.

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donn0128 wrote:

Michelin XPS Rib or BF Goodrich Commercial TA would both be excellent choices.


Thanks.. Since my TH spends most of its time in the back yard I'm leaning toward the BF Goodrich Commercial TA for $100 less than the Rib.

Be nice to find them sold on rims..

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Also look at the Bridgestone R250. Incredible steel carcass tire (Like the Ribs) at $100 less.


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Firestone transforce HT. They work good on TV and RV

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Ditto Michelen XPS Ribs


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donn0128 wrote:

You might also look at Hankook Dynapro AS tires. Those that are using them like them a lot and the prices are generally pretty good.


Those do have a nice price. I dont really need the mileage because I dont travel much. But I do want dependable tough tires..

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Also look at the Bridgestone R250. Incredible steel carcass tire (Like the Ribs) at $100 less.


Where are you finding prices under $250 per?

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I've done a lot of research on this. And gotten lots of great forum recommendations/information.

I recommend at a minimum, a commercial grade LT tire, like any of the fleet tires. Its rated specs must fall within the GVWR limits of your th/axles... within reason. My TH had trailer tires with 3500lb rating on my 6000lbs+ (3)axle TH. The TH GVWR is 13,000lb. So my logic is, my TH, even overloaded, will never get over 15,000lbs. Well within the 3042lbs LT tires I have now giving me a 18,252lb total max load tire rating.

Michelin XPS Rib, Bridgestone Duravis m895, Commercial TA, Firestone HT are all fleet type commercial grade tires.
Obviously the Ribs or Duravis are the strongest, being a total steel belt/carcass tire. But their price reflects that. If you have only 2 axles then I would go with the more expensive Ribs/Duravis vs the fiber belt/carcass tires.

I went with the 235/85 16e Commercial TA all season for my 13,000gvw 3 axle th. So far seems like a big upgrade from the trailer china bombs.
What is your 2 axle TH gvw ?

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Not to hijack (didn't want to start yet another tire thread), but what considerations need to be made, if any, when switching from St to Lt? We are full-timers averaging 1K mi. per month on 3 Marathons and 1 Carlisle, lucky me , in need of some rubber. (225/75/15 ST right now).


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