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Old 09-03-2014, 10:31 PM   #1
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All day fixing wheel well

Last week a Carlile tire with about 2500 miles came unglued on the way home. Catastrophic failure. I spent most of the day fixing wheel well and banana wrap. I ask the tire dealer what he recommended his only idea is to carry two spaires seems to me a comment on the tire industry. Just venting.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:45 PM   #2
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How long have you owed them? I have Carlie tires too, about three years old now..


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Old 09-03-2014, 10:52 PM   #3
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Bummer! Our "fresh" tires also failed at near 5000. Not Carlisle.

Today we run LT Goodyears..15" wheels. May upgrade some day to 16".

Added tire pressure monitors. Very revealing to watch the temps and pressures. The good news is I should know as soon as I lose pressure or over temp/pressure.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:56 PM   #4
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My local tire shop told me that Lt tires would develop flat spots since they are not designed to sit unused. Any problems so far? It sounded odd to me.


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No problems with flat spots or flats.

I leave all the weight of the 34 on them, but we try to camp a couple times a month.

It is not hard to raise and chock your trailer if that is a concern.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:29 AM   #6
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Silver flames, they are about four years old. Much of that time was sitting while I rebuilt the AS. Hoped to have good tires as I retired and want to use more. The main concern I have three more. Some day I may break down and get aluminum 16inch rims and other tires. I guess I could be fair to the manufacture in it might be possible something like a bolt could have hit it going down the interstate, who knows. I guess it's the chalanges of camping.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:19 PM   #7
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No more tire troubles

Well, I've had it. Yesterday traveling to flordia I blew the second Carlile in 300 miles. All less then 2500. The first one I gave it the benefit of road hazard but with both not loosing any air pressure but a complete loss of tread should not happen. As soon as I get home they are all comming off. Both times did some undercarriage damage. Question for someone who knows:will a six lug zero offset sixteen inch x six inch aluminum wheel fit a 1976 sovereign. If so what size or kind of Michelin tire will be the best choice. About the last time I'm planning to do this.
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Get a set of 235/75-XL15 car tires and never look back and never worry. The ST tires are designed for manure carts and hay wagons. Also they are speed rated to 65 MPH.

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What was the load rating on them D or E?


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They are good for 1985lbs per tire. You max trailer weight is probably 7000 lb and 700 of that is on the tongue. You have plenty of margin.

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I'm starting to get nervous, I got a set of Carslie Tow max, load E that are about 4 years old.. I might have 1500 miles on them..


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A 1969 Ambassador came original with LT 7.00x15 6 ply rating (today's equivalent is a Load Range C) The same for a 1976 Sovereign.

I use and recommend the Michelin LTX M/S2 P235/75/15XL 108T.
There are also LT235/75/15LRC LRD and LRE available if you don't want to use a P tire on a trailer.
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The car tires also give your trailer a smoother ride which is important if you are running the original axles which are most likely dead by now.

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Got new Axels 2 years ago, still have not welded on the shock brackets yet. Otherwise a smooth ride.

I'm at 4 years on my tires, I think I need to start saving for a new set.

To the folks with LT tires, has anyone developed flat spots from the trailer sitting unused months at a time?


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