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Old 12-20-2017, 03:50 PM   #21
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Goodyear has the only ST tire manufactured in the USA, and so far they are awesome after about 10,000 miles. No more foreign bombs for me.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:11 PM   #22
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Goodyear has the only ST tire manufactured in the USA, and so far they are awesome after about 10,000 miles. No more foreign bombs for me.

That is what I am putting on the TT in the spring.


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Old 12-20-2017, 04:20 PM   #23
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Goodyear has the only ST tire manufactured in the USA, and so far they are awesome after about 10,000 miles. No more foreign bombs for me.
The Carlisle tires I put on my Cougar were made in the US.

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Old 12-20-2017, 04:59 PM   #24
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I was under the impression that Carlisle tires were made off shore. However I haven't owned them for years. I wonder what state they are located in.....
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:15 PM   #25
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The Carlisle tires I put on my Cougar were made in the US.

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A pic of your Carlisle sidewall tires would convince me.
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A pic of your Carlisle sidewall tires would convince me.
Well, I would have to drive to Tucson (where I traded the trailer) to do that.
You are entitled to doubt my veracity. It makes little or no difference to me.

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Old 12-21-2017, 02:54 PM   #27
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Well, I would have to drive to Tucson (where I traded the trailer) to do that.
You are entitled to doubt my veracity. It makes little or no difference to me.

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I wouldn't call it doubt, just want the facts. I found on their website a $50.00 USA Trail that was said to be made in the US but can't verify from any pics on the site. That stamp is proof, not words even from the maker imho. Most peeps here go with the imported Carlisle HD Trail. I researched extensively and i either missed it or these are new tires so I went with the Goodyear Endurance. I hope folks have good luck with them I hope they work out great. #MAGA
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:02 PM   #28
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Itís been many years since Iíve seen Carlisle trailer tires with manufacturing plant codes from any USA plant. Iíve seen code 8L on them in the past indicating a plant located in Trinidad. Most recently their HD series have a code A0 for a China plant. I cant find a USA plant code for Carlisle that builds ST tires.

However, itís quite possible their newest tires may have been moved to a TN plant to have the newest available for their affiliation with the BASS organization. When I attend the big local fishing show in a few months I'll make a special point to get plant codes from the Carlisle ST tires used for hauling those big bass boat rigs. Maybe in the meantime someone here will purchase the newest ones and provide us with a plant code. It would be nice to confirm someone is competing in the USA with GY.
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Old 12-23-2017, 01:27 PM   #29
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Geo Star 574 G. 14 ply, G rated .. load capacity 3750 at 110 psi. Been on my fifth wheel for 3 seasons of use. Very good LT tire for heavier fifth wheels. It works and gets the job done.


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Old 12-23-2017, 02:11 PM   #30
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Geo Star 574 G. 14 ply, G rated .. load capacity 3750 at 110 psi. Been on my fifth wheel for 3 seasons of use. Very good LT tire for heavier fifth wheels. It works and gets the job done.


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I don't have an older reference for Geostar but I'm pretty sure their G574 LRG LT tire was a RST - regional service trailer - tire. (A sort of GY G614 knock-off)

The newer G574s are now ST tires with more load capacity.
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I don't have an older reference for Geostar but I'm pretty sure their G574 LRG LT tire was a RST - regional service trailer - tire. (A sort of GY G614 knock-off)

The newer G574s are now ST tires with more load capacity.


I believe your right. Iíve been very pleased with these as the cost is quite a bit less than G614s. I tow at 62 and after third season Iím hoping for maybe two more seasons of use. Tires are covered all the time to minimize UV degradation


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Old 12-23-2017, 04:22 PM   #32
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Not to change the topic, but for those who haven't yet changed out the air in their tires, summer air has expired and it's time to prevent problems. Winter air is free at almost every compressor, so don't wind up like this, change your air soon !!!!!
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Old 12-23-2017, 04:38 PM   #33
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Not to change the topic, but for those who haven't yet changed out the air in their tires, summer air has expired and it's time to prevent problems. Winter air is free at almost every compressor, so don't wind up like this, change your air soon !!!!!

Wow! What a timely reminder! I just did that today. Took me a couple of hours to deflate all the tires and get fresh winter air into the compressor but got er done. Thanks John.
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Old 12-23-2017, 04:42 PM   #34
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My pleasure, Danny. It's not as critical for you folks down in Florida, but with the "crispness" up in this part of the tundra, it's nearing "crisis mode"

I did mine back in November during a particularly chilly day, so I'm set until spring. Those who do it tomorrow will really get some good "winter air" for their tires
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Don't forget to top off your blinker fluid too. You don't want to run out. EBay has a great deal on synthetic, recommended for all cars.

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Old 12-23-2017, 08:40 PM   #36
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Great suggestion but up here in the frozen North we use the winter air year round. Just one less job to do!
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Glad I had my winter air in, this morning it was -25c or -12F for those South of 49?

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Old 12-24-2017, 10:30 AM   #38
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Thanks CW for taking the time to write this thread. As, I have said before the trailer tires are one of the most important safety items on the trailers and mostly overlooked and not understood.
This last year 2 of my friends were taking fishing boats to the coast both I was helping them get the boats ready. Both had old tires and 1 also had under inflated tires, 1 had cracks all over the side walls both using ST tires. Either knew anything about ST tires, both trailer tires had most of the tread on them so, they said there OK. Heck they never had any problems, SO FAR. 1 blew a tire on the trip to the coast. The other on the next trip. I explained to them the tires are rotten and will blow up. It was not important to either until the failure.
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During our Navy years we lived at Virginia Beach, VA for 7 years. Until then I’d been a Bass fisherman but got hooked on the great salt water fishing available in the Chesapeake Bay. So, I traded my bass boat for a big deepvee and a dual axle trailer. It was an inland boat and after the 1st year I had to replace the rotted trailer for a galvanized one. We almost always put-in at the boat ramp at the Navy base at Little Creek. There was a great free fresh water wash down area adjacent to the boat ramping area. It just prolonged the effects the salt water. Then I got a galvanized one and it lasted until I got transferred to FL where I went back to bass fishing.

I learned a lot about how to take care of tires in salt, brackish and fresh water. The effect of nicks in the sidewalls or between the treads will cause them to rot from the inside, out. The salt and brackish water will ruin a damaged tire really fast because it will also eat the steel belts just about as fast as the other cording materials. Galvanized wheels and stainless steel bolts are the best preventative to prolong axle life. After our first year with the galvanized trailer and it’s galvanized wheels we had learned to change tires regularly. Even though we inspected the tires after washing we still changed them every 9-12 months. We kept the best ones for spares. Even back then we were using ST tires. They didn’t cost much and it was a lot easier to change all at once rather than one or two at a time on the side of the road. We never went out of the area so they never saw speeds above 55 MPH.

Our two boys were teens back then and we had some wonderful times drift fishing for flounder or tying-up to the bay-bridge tunnel at markers 10-15 and catching Blues, Gray Trout or an occasional lunker striper (just to name a few).
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Yes CW, saltwater boats require a bit more maintenance. I just put 5 new Carlisle HD's on my 4 year old boat trailer. It gets washed down after every trip, either at the car wash or more likely in my driveway with my pressure washer. I hit it with the leftover Salt Away after I use that in the outboard. I open all storage doors and let it sit out in the sun to dry before storing in the garage. So far no issues.
I sometimes tow it 2 hours on interstates and I really don't want to be on the side of I-10 before dawn changing a tire.
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