Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-21-2011, 08:06 AM   #15
1 Rivet Member
 
calivw78's Avatar
 
1969 31' Sovereign
Larkspur , Colorado
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 12
We bought our Airstream with one tire that was shot. We just put a Carlisle tire on it and have had no issues. But.... then I ran across this thread which has quite a few reviews over the past years. I need to replace the other three tires, but definitely want to figure out if there are better alternatives. Did something change in Carlisle's manufacturing that has reduced the issues recently?

Carlisle Radial ST Utility Tire Reviews. Buying Guides & Consumer Product Reviews - Epinions.com
__________________

__________________
1969 Sovereign Restoration Project
http://airstream.calivw78.com
calivw78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 09:42 AM   #16
2 Rivet Member
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Kerrville , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 69
I just recovered from a very expensive Carlisle tread separation. I replaced all four tires on my 30' s/o with load range E Carlisle. All four failed with separation, last one did the most damage. I had one left of the four and it had a bulge and the dealer said it was ready to fail. Went thru the ropes with Carlisle and they just told me the tires were out of warranty after two years. Discount tire replaced all four with same brand but I am going to go with the 16" truck tire next.
Richg
__________________

__________________
richg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 09:48 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
tkasten's Avatar
 
1965 22' Safari
Vassar , Michigan
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 847
Images: 6
After my GYM blew up on my Safari I put on Carlisle from Discount Tire. They are load range E and i run them at 70 lbs. No problems with about 4000 miles. If you look over the tire threads you will find that many of the GYM troubles happened with American made also.
__________________
Tim
TAC MI 14

Everyday is a Saturday
tkasten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2011, 04:20 AM   #18
1 Rivet Member
 
calivw78's Avatar
 
1969 31' Sovereign
Larkspur , Colorado
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 12
Looks like Carlisle has announced improved manufacturing to their radial trailer tire product this month, and we'll probably be rolling these for this season.

Long winded version of this at Carlisle Radial Trail RH tires on an Airstream trailer
__________________
1969 Sovereign Restoration Project
http://airstream.calivw78.com
calivw78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 08:36 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 811
Just had a blowout with a 3 year old Carlise load range E 225 75 15 ST tire on a 6000 gvw 25 Safari.
The trip was from Tucson to Colorado and I aired up the tires to 75 pounds before the trip.
It was 100 + degrees all the way from Tucson to Santa Fe where we overnighted.
The next day the tire blew a few miles north of Espanola.
I travel in hot weather and have had many blowouts of ST tires of various makes.
I am shopping for LT tires. You will have tire trouble with ST tires in hot weather.
__________________
handn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 02:18 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Condoluminum's Avatar
 
1988 25' Excella
Sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,858
Images: 13
Send a message via AIM to Condoluminum
Interesting.. Pump 'em up, blow ;em out...

Noticed post above and recalled only blowout we've experienced was on trip where I incresed tire pressure to max cold number on warm weekend as well.. We normally run our Carlisle's at 56 pounds (we tow below max GVWR with empty tanks and low fresh water tank..).

Just wondered if anyone else has experienced blowout after pumping up tires (presumably LT's). I felt after failure that tire carcass had set with pressures in mid-50's, and bump to 65 psi may have been partial cause of failure..

I do temp checks of wheels, brake drums, sidewalls after travel, and ours run cool (relative to ambient) at those pressures. With 4 tires carrying load of ~ 1600# each, they are not really straining.
__________________
Condoluminum

In Theory, there's no difference between Theory and Practice, but in Practice, there is usually a difference...
Condoluminum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 03:09 PM   #21
3 Rivet Member
 
1967 22' Safari
South East Idaho , South East Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 143
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 7
There are better brands out there. "you get what you pay for"
__________________
Grad67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 03:20 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,883
I just replaced my rims and tires with the 16 225 LT Michelins. HINT: If you're anywhere near to the factory do it there, it's cheaper. As it was, I spent quite a bit more AND had to take off the old rim/tires and put the new ones on by myself. I did impress quite a few men in the campground by doing it, but talk about walking like a woman and smelling like a GOAT, whew!

I recently completed a 4000+ mile round trip from Virginia Beach to San Antonio and back - right after I'd replaced the old Marathons which had tread, but sidewall separation from sun damage.

In spite of the 100+ heat for most of the trip, the new tires and rims performed beautifully. I spent quite a bit of time OFF the major interstates, but could run with the big dogs on I-40 when I had to.

Really could feel the difference, but I also added centramatics so?

Going to Montreal in September. (Give a woman tires that will do 70 mph safely and she turns into Travelling Tilly.

Paula
__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 03:20 PM   #23
1 Rivet Member
 
txairlover's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Woodbury , Minnesota
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 13
I just put 4 new load range E RH's on my 25' Safari for a trip out to Cali and back (3000+ miles)...traveled thru New Mexico and Arizona in 109-110 degree full sun...traveling 7-8 hours per day...tires performed well (they stayed at consistent pressures and ran cooler than the GYM's I replaced). I guess the proof of quality will come with time;-) Plan on another 3200 mile trip in about 3 1/2 weeks up to Wisconsin...will let you all know how it goes.
__________________
Paul
txairlover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #24
moderator
Commercial Member
 
Airslide's Avatar

 
2014 23' FB International
Currently Looking...
Wilton , California
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,705
Images: 50
Send a message via Yahoo to Airslide
I would be leary of any tire running at cold max temps in extreme heat conditions. The blacktop on a 100 degree day can be pushing 130 degrees surface temp or more. The tire pressures could well exceed cold max pressures and stress the tire beyond its limits. When im running in those temps I usually back the pressures down to 70 psi(assuming we are still talking about E rated tires) and give my self some wiggle room.

Just my opinion anyways..

Vinnie
__________________
"Old fashioned service on your late model Airstream"

https://www.facebook.com/VinniesNort...ir?ref=tn_tnmn
Airslide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 08:50 AM   #25
Rivet Master
 
1977 Argosy 24
Currently Looking...
Milltown , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,069
The trick is you have to ask for Carlisle USA Trail ST tires. Most Carlisle tires are made overseas except for the USA Trail tires, which are trailer only tires. I found this online and none of the tire dealers that I called knew about this. I got them mounted last night and stamped in the side-wall is MADE IN USA.
__________________
ventport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 08:04 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
2010 27' FB Classic
N/A , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,717
Quote:
Originally Posted by txairlover View Post
I just put 4 new load range E RH's on my 25' Safari for a trip out to Cali and back (3000+ miles)...traveled thru New Mexico and Arizona in 109-110 degree full sun...traveling 7-8 hours per day...tires performed well (they stayed at consistent pressures and ran cooler than the GYM's I replaced). I guess the proof of quality will come with time;-) Plan on another 3200 mile trip in about 3 1/2 weeks up to Wisconsin...will let you all know how it goes.

Don't know what RH's are. Please decode for me.
Thanks!
__________________
Bluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 09:06 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
r carl's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Lin , Ne
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by calivw78 View Post
Looks like Carlisle has announced improved manufacturing to their radial trailer tire product this month, and we'll probably be rolling these for this season.
Hmmmm, they must have raised the minimum age of their workers from 12 to 14.........
__________________
r carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 09:08 PM   #28
Rivet Master
 
Condoluminum's Avatar
 
1988 25' Excella
Sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,858
Images: 13
Send a message via AIM to Condoluminum
RH is simply the model of Carlisle tires....
__________________

__________________
Condoluminum

In Theory, there's no difference between Theory and Practice, but in Practice, there is usually a difference...
Condoluminum is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1968 GT tires that will fit... RECOMMENDED ALUMINUMINUM Tires 5 10-31-2011 12:30 PM
Tires and Alignment Airstream12557 Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 0 06-08-2011 06:04 AM
Towmaster Tires mshamilton Tires 0 05-08-2011 10:38 AM
White letter tires on Airstream Road Ruler Tires 2 03-09-2011 08:14 PM
Tires and tire size KyMoonshine Tires 5 03-08-2011 05:28 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.