Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-23-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Jason1101's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 29
Images: 6
Question "Shield" Brand Tires??

I went to talk to my local tire guy about Carlisle tires and he rcommended "Shield" brand 7.00x15 Bias Ply Trailer Tires. They're 8-ply, Load Range D, 2040 lbs. max at 60 psi max. He said he's installed them for quite some time and that's the only one he keeps in stock now because of the quality, durability and price.

This guy's been in our neighborhood for 25 years. I don't have any reason to think he'd steer me wrong, (especially when they're the cheaper option) but I was hoping somebody out there has some experience with these, good or bad.

He quoted $70/Each. That includes mounting, balancing and valve stems... everything but Tax.

Seems like a good deal to me, but is it too good? Think I should steer clear? He said the Carlisles would be $90+/Ea, Goodyear's even more. (Arguably not a huge difference in price between any of them, but enough to make me check 'em out!)


Jason1101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2003, 03:05 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Chas's Avatar
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 949
Images: 22

I saw some Shield brand tires today on a round bale hay trailer at a buddy of mines ranch today. Did you know they are made in China? The trailers are made close to here and I called the owner and asked about the Shield brand. He said he is having better luck with them than any others. They are heavy duty tires, maybe too heavy duty for an A/S. I think they are 8 ply's. These trailers are made to haul five round bales at a time plus the weight of the trailer. I am not a rancher so I don't really know how heavy the whole thing can be loaded. There might be even more balancing issues arising from these heavy duty tires?


Chas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2003, 05:12 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
Jason1101's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 29
Images: 6
Are 8-plys an issue?

Good info, Thanks!!

Not too crazy about the made in China part. Where are the other more popular models made? Any still made in the US?

Anybody else have input on the 8-ply issue, if it's good or bad? I did notice they're only rated for 2040 lbs. each. To the best of my memory that's similar to other trailer tires. But I have no idea if the 8-ply design will affect anything negatively.

Thanks again for the input, and calling the owner. I appreciate your efforts!!
Jason1101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
Rivet Master
2005 22' Safari
Gresham , Oregon
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 621
Any one else hear of Shield Tires? This post started in 2003, but would be interested if anyone has had any experience with them, good, bad or indifferent.
sempi2 is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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