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Old 07-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #29
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Hmm interesting about the Carlisle RH.. Since Goodyear owns Carlisle, is Goodyear beefing up the spec quality of the G Marathons ST's?. I think when we buy new tires for Squarestream, it will be sporting Michelins. After 3 blown up sets of Carlisles, they have mud in their eyes.

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Old 07-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #30
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Tires O' Doom

Had a full set (4 on, 1 spare). Every one of them failed catastrophically despite my near anal attention to inflation, balancing etc. Usually failed with sidewall blow out but had two with belt separation.

Gave my Pressure Pro a real workout.

Fired my tire guy over these crappy tires.


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Old 07-03-2011, 09:47 PM   #31
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Hey Paula. Gonna give your old rims a test drive in a few weeks. We're planning a trip to Quebec and over to PEI and back down through Maine. The wheels are lookin great but haven't had them out on the road yet. I hope we have as good an experience with them as you have with yours. Maybe down the road a but I'll go the 16" route with Michelins too. I did go Michelin on my truck this past year. So far so good. Some towing too.

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Old 07-04-2011, 01:10 AM   #32
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"Probably" turned into "did." We are under odd circumstances though, using the gutted airstream as a large tent for the time being. Went with load range D Carlisle RH's (not sure if they are US or not but will check.) With the trailer weighing around 3200 pounds, I think it should be ok. We'll likely roll the 16" route once we do our full restore next winter. We leave the morning of the 5th to go from Colorado to North Caroliina and will report back on if there are issues or not. More on our tire situation at Carlisle Radial Trail RH tires on an Airstream trailer
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:35 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Condoluminum View Post
RH is simply the model of Carlisle tires....

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Old 07-04-2011, 10:01 AM   #34
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I've been running Maxxis ST load range D tires since I purchased them in 5/08. They have around 9,000 miles on them so far without any problems. I did have a blowout with a fairly new Carlisle on my '77 Excella years ago. I've been pleased with the Maxxis tires and will buy them again.

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Old 07-04-2011, 10:29 AM   #35
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The person who sold us our trailer had put Carlisle bias ply tires on. Based upon our experience, I will not ever have another set of Carlisle tires on our trailer.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:10 AM   #36
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We put new Carlisle tires on our Airstream just prior to attending the WBCCI rally in Madison, Wisconsin. We had a blowout on the way home and replaced that tire.

On August 15, 2011, we had another blowout and the second tire separated from the rim resulting in a jackknife incident. We will go with different tires in the future.

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