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Old 01-16-2017, 05:02 PM   #1
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Yes! New tires!

It's funny the things you get excited about as you get older. After one failure and one constantly going flat, the Trailer Kings are done. Picked up a set of the Carlisle HD's at Discount Tire. My confidence in running down the highway with the so called China Bombs has gone away. Whew!
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:42 PM   #2
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It's funny the things you get excited about as you get older. After one failure and one constantly going flat, the Trailer Kings are done. Picked up a set of the Carlisle HD's at Discount Tire. My confidence in running down the highway with the so called China Bombs has gone away. Whew!
Did the same thing and I feel much better running back and forth to FL.
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:45 PM   #3
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Keep us updated on how you like them.
They may be my next ones. Discount usually stocks them as opposed to ordering Maxxis.
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:32 AM   #4
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I think you'll like them, I've got three trips on mine so far... Bought them in November and they ride much better than the Trailer Kings...
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:22 AM   #5
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Probably had 15K or more on the last set of Carlisle and about 3 - 4K on the set on the new 5er.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:59 PM   #6
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Keep us updated on how you like them.
They may be my next ones. Discount usually stocks them as opposed to ordering Maxxis.
Well, 142 miles down on their first trip and I can summarize it in one word...Amazing. I went with the load range D (65 psi) over the C's (50 psi). Looking forword to our next weekend camping trip in a few weeks.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:23 PM   #7
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Congratulations, I installed Carlisle Tires and feel the same way - towing is now a little less stressful.

I added TireReminders to the 4 valve stems and now can monitor tire pressure and temperature.

I tow now with a very relaxed feeling that the tires I can't see are reliable and monitored.

Enjoy ..... Don
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:35 PM   #8
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Congratulations, I installed Carlisle Tires and feel the same way - towing is now a little less stressful.

I added TireReminders to the 4 valve stems and now can monitor tire pressure and temperature.

I tow now with a very relaxed feeling that the tires I can't see are reliable and monitored.

Enjoy ..... Don
I will add that when I had DT do the install of the tires, I had them replace the valve stems with the high pressure stems. They are brass and very stiff. My plan is to purchase a time minder type system next.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:00 PM   #9
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Tire Question

We upgraded from a 40'tag to a 39' 5th wheel, It has Goodyear marathons on it now they need replacing being we just bought it and I'm not familiar with how many miles are on them. any suggestions as to a good reliable tire at a reasonable price? we stay in state for the most part no long trips till retirement. 06' F350 dually 2011 montana 5th wheel
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We upgraded from a 40'tag to a 39' 5th wheel, It has Goodyear marathons on it now they need replacing being we just bought it and I'm not familiar with how many miles are on them. any suggestions as to a good reliable tire at a reasonable price? we stay in state for the most part no long trips till retirement. 06' F350 dually 2011 montana 5th wheel
Carlisle HD ~~~
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:51 PM   #11
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Carlisle HD ~~~
Yup! Great tire.
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:40 AM   #12
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Yup! Great tire.
^^^^I agree that they are a good tire.

I put them on in April of this year and I've made 2 trips to FL on them from TX and some shorter trips. Also went up to LRE from D; 65psi to 80. Seems to have made a lot of difference. The first time we came through on I10 in Shreveport then Jackson, MS (with Trailer Kings/65psi/LRD) I thought the trailer was going to bounce the truck off the road. When we came back thru in May I was braced for the "terrible" bumps but they never came; then they didn't on the return trip or on this trip up. I have to contribute that to the tire and increased load range - SO much more relaxing.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:27 AM   #13
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I installed these on my trailer last summer but was only able to tow a few short trips. I noticed a reduction in reactive bounce. Also it seemed to be less roll resistance i.e. less throttle to get the trailer moving and less noise, flex in sharp turning radiuses ( parking in driveway).
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:06 PM   #14
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Okay gentlemen maybe this is where I should ask since I see most of you have bought tires lately. I bought a brand new Fifth Wheel in December of 2016 and first trip I had a blowout, no damage thank God. I did several things that probably contributed to the blowout. I knew better, ran them at about 62 PSI rather than 65 as stated on the tire my mistake, followed rv dealer recommendation. I also ran the tires on a round-trip 1500 mile trip sometimes between 70 and 75 miles an hour which I Now understand you should not do. So here is where I'm at, do I put a 225 / 75 R15 E Rated Tire from the original D Rated Tire or do I put a 16 inch tire. Other sprinters run the 235/80R16 FROM THE FACTORY. I believe mine came with the smaller tires due to the fact that the factory weight didn't quite reach 10000 pounds, it was 97 30. Thoughts? BTW, my axles are already reversed (came this way).

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Old 01-24-2017, 06:00 PM   #15
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I wouldn't think that 3 pounds would cause a failure. Most folks pressure gauge isn't that accurate. Get yourself a Joes Racing digital tire pressure gauge. And quit believing that dealer! LOL
http://www.joesracing.com/series-198...ure-gauge.html

There are a lot of issues to consider if you step up to 16 inch. Load the trailer up like you're travelling and weigh it. You need to know how much weight is on the tires. Then look at the tire specs and see how much reserve capacity you have. More is better, a lot more is a lot more better. I would call and talk to Discount Tire. See if you can hook it up and take it to one of their stores that has a big parking lot easy to get in and out. You'll have to consider the height of the 16" tire and if it will fit under the trailer and not hit the trailer on bumps. I don't know if you can find a 16" wheel that will fit your 15" hub. If it's 6 lug maybe. If do you switch to 16" tires and wheels it will get pricey. Discount usually stocks Carlisle. Their new HD series has received good reviews. They can also order Maxxis which many consider the best.
Yeah quit driving so fast. You might have to stop fast.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:44 PM   #16
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Yup.....agree with all statements. Looking at the keystone sprinter widebody website, i see that anything less than 9800 lbs got the 225/15 tire and any thing above 9800 reveived the 235/16. It was the same for TT or fifthwheel, 9800 was the cutoff. I agree that lots of cusion is way better than just right. It is a six lug so no problem there.....not sure why keystone didnt offer it as an upgrade like jayco does, on their half ton towables. I was concerned on this first trip and didn't pack heavy......that said, I havent weighed it, but intend to. Understanding pin weight is confussing.....I quess pin weight is subtracted from GVW, if not, these original tires could barley handle the unloaded weight of this 5er!

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Old 01-25-2017, 04:35 AM   #17
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Orlando, if I may be so bold, can we all assume you are towing a 298FWRLS? And what is your tow vehicle? Also, what brand tire did Keystone put on your trailer? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:00 AM   #18
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Yes I am towing a 298 FWRLS with an 04 Dodge 2500, 5.9 diesel HO engine.. Keystone put trailer king ST 225/75R15 load rage D, about 2530 lbs. per tire. I guess I will buy the same size tire load E which will up it to 2833 per tire (since I was informed ftom Keystone that changing tire size will void warramty). At least until warranty is up, then I will make chage. I really like my RV but I`m beginning to feel I should have gone with Jayco.

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Old 01-25-2017, 08:32 AM   #19
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Orlando, spend 20 minutes on the Jayco forum and see what you find. And then spend 20 minutes on this website learning about what tires to buy. As recently reported, your China bombs, underinflated and driving too fast will spell disaster. Trailer Kings spell disaster no matter what you do to them. And then stop at Taco Cabana and have breakfast in the morning. You'll feel better and I'll be jealous because I'm not there with you.
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Yes I am towing a 298 FWRLS with an 04 Dodge 2500, 5.9 diesel HO engine.. Keystone put trailer king ST 225/75R15 load rage D, about 2530 lbs. per tire. I guess I will buy the same size tire load E which will up it to 2833 per tire (since I was informed ftom Keystone that changing tire size will void warramty). At least until warranty is up, then I will make chage. I really like my RV but I`m beginning to feel I should have gone with Jayco.

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You need to go to LRE at the least. Keystone puts tires on their RVs now that BARELY cover the weight they are supposed to carry. In my case they exceeded my gvw by about 100lb. or so. Not good when traveling across bumpy highways...and will, and did, lead to catastrophic tire failure. You are in the same boat. Your trailer weighs in over 12k. Your tires are rated at about 10, 160 if I recall. Subtract the pin weight and you are carrying right at the max on each tire....and they are "China bombs". Do yourself a favor and dump them before something bad happens.
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