4 load range "E" Carlisles on my TT and no failures in 8000 miles of towing. I switched from the cheap chinese "E" tires that Forest River put on after the belts shifted shifted on 2 of them with about 1500 miles of towing. since then I`ve done alot of sustained 65+ mph trips of 10 hours or more, half of those in the 90`s to 100 degrees! I never even give them a second thought. I did read about the Carlisle issues, but most of those seem to be the "C" and "D" CArlisles. I however would stay away from the "C" and "D" Carlisles. I would have went tpo an "E" rated LT tire, but I would have had to go to a 16" rim also.
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Same story for the new Carlisle's in our TT forum in the "are Carlisles the problem" thread.
A MrRchitty posted pictures his blown out new Carlisle technology tire. The tire looks like every tire on a heavly loaded trailer I've seen that the tread blew out. Most were caused by side scrubbing as it rolls and scrubs around a cornor. Side scrubbing puts a tremendous twist in the tires tread belts. Over time a less reliably tire will do the same as MrRchittys Carlisle did.
Only time will tell if Carlisle can prove they have a more reliable tire for trailers of all sizes.
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I've used carlisles for over 20 years and never had a problem except a blown valve stem and corrected that with metal valve stems. But, I only have single axle trailers. most of the problems I read about here is on multi-axle trailers.
Also, At least Carlisle is making an attempt to improve their trailer tires. Then again, some people enjoy bad mouthing a product and that won't change on this forum.
There are people here I respect for their advice (you all know who they are) on trailer tires. The others I don't bother to read.
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