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Old 10-22-2007, 11:13 AM   #1
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Carlisle or Greenball Tires

Hello all...I need to replace my tires and wanted to know which ones are the "better" ones to get...Carlisle or Greenball. Has anyone had any good or bad issues with the two..

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Also..My trailer calls for 7:00x15 6 ply tires. Is this the same as 700:x14.5 tires?
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:24 AM   #2
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...Also..My trailer calls for 7:00x15 6 ply tires. Is this the same as 700:x14.5 tires?
Aluminati,

NO, the 15 or 14.5 is the diameter of the wheel and the tires are not interchangable. If I remember correctly from a recent episode of TheVAP, the 14.5 was used in only 1958. That size is common, however, on mobile homes.

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I had Carlisles on a previous (SOB) trailer and had constant problems with them.

Friends have had good experience with Greenball.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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A friend of mine has an SOB that weighs approx 8000 lbs loaded out. He pulled it (2004 box trailer) to Wyoming this summer and had three tire failures. These were apparently belt seperations and tread delaminations.

He pulls with a Ford V-10 and tries to run 65-70mph.

The tires were original equipment Carlisle and he lost 3 out of 4.

I am only relating what he told me. There could have been trash on the road that penetrated the carcass, etc. Tires were not checked by a knowledgeable eye so who knows. For what it is worth.

Never really heard of green ball?
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:26 PM   #5
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Carlisle tires are limited to 60MPH & must be inflated to max pressure listed on the sidewall.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:32 PM   #6
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NO trailer tire is rated above 65 mph. High speed invites all sorts of other problems - like the trailer pushing you if you brake, or a rollover caused by a flat or a tire going off the pavement.

If it's as purrdy as an Airstream... SLOW down so that the peons can SEE it!

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Old 10-22-2007, 12:59 PM   #7
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Great!!!...no wonder they were at such a good price...$ for (4) of them mounded and balanced. I guess my mom was correct...Just because you pour syrup on poo dont make em pancakes!!
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:32 PM   #8
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I have Carlisle 7x15's on my trailer, were there when I bought it two years ago. I had to replace one that picked up a nail too close to the sidewall to be patched. I had to replace it with a tow master. 2 years, 20 trips, 5000 miles and 1 nail. Not everyone has had bad experiances....
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:07 PM   #9
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What ever you consider buying check the country of manufacture. Greenball shipped the molds to China last spring.

What a lot are now doing is installing LT truck tires that have a rated speed above 65 mph.

I just replaced my wheels with 16 in. and now use Michelin LTs
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:45 PM   #10
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BF Goodrich is owned by outright by Michelin.
A close friend of mine has an uncle that is a corporate officer of Michelin located in South Carolina.
The uncle assures my friend that the BF Goodrich is just an inexpensive Michelin, not a cheap Michelin.
Also, as I have stated before the Commercial T/A Load Range D in LT225/75R16 is the same outside diameter as the Original Michelin XCA 7.0015 that came on my 1984 31 foot Excella and the same max width as the Marathon.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:17 PM   #11
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I have Carlisle 7x15's on my trailer, were there when I bought it two years ago. I had to replace one that picked up a nail too close to the sidewall to be patched. I had to replace it with a tow master. 2 years, 20 trips, 5000 miles and 1 nail. Not everyone has had bad experiances....
I also have Carlisle's, two years on them and several thousand miles no issues what so ever. Mine are load D's (80 psi) and have been fabulous thus far. It is not uncommon for me to tow in excess of 65 mph, typically around 70 or slightly over. They are mounted to the aluminum mag's 7" x 15" and balanced individually because I have had the brake drums precision balanced to 1/4oz./in. Seems to me the vast majority of tire failures that I have read about and even witnessed have been Marathons.
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I also have Carlisle's, two years on them and several thousand miles no issues what so ever. Mine are load D's (80 psi) and have been fabulous thus far. It is not uncommon for me to tow in excess of 65 mph, typically around 70 or slightly over. They are mounted to the aluminum mag's 7" x 15" and balanced individually because I have had the brake drums precision balanced to 1/4oz./in. Seems to me the vast majority of tire failures that I have read about and even witnessed have been Marathons.
Dave,

Are you sure about that max cold pressure. Typically, LR 'D' tires get 65psi and LR 'E' tires like the LT 225/75-16 that I run on my Sprinter and now on my 19CCD go to 80 PSI max cold.

Better check the sidewalls of your tires again....please!
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:27 AM   #13
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Just Purchased Tires

Well, I purchased the Carlisle tires...have't put them on yet...it will be a week or so before I can do it. I purchased 4 (D) rated tires 8 ply for $272 Mounted and balanced. Paid for them on Monday...the guy said he only had three...after I paid for them . So he said he would order another one from another store and it will be in on Thrusday. I went into the store yesterday and he did not know if they came in... . So he said let me go check....now I am waiting...and he comes back with 4 tires. but they were not the ones I orderd...He gave me the 10 ply E rated ST225/75R15 with a capacity of 2830lbs each.

I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth but will these tires be good for my 4K lb overlander and is this overkill?
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Does anyone have any info (good/bad) on Loadstar trailer tires?

Trailer Parts Superstore - ST225/75R-15" RADIAL Tire, L.R. 'D'

LOADSTAR's KR03 'KARRIER' Series Trailer Tire.
Radial trailer tires are constructed for a softer, more quiet ride than bias ply tires. 'ST' series trailer tires provide better durability and bruise resistance under heavy loads than 'P' series passanger car tires.
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