RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Carlisle Radial RH speed ratings (2023)

Topic: Carlisle Radial RH speed ratings - many over 65pmhPosted By: RinconVTRon 01/30/15 12:13pmI installed a set of these tires late last summer in 205/75 R14 size and so far I have zero complaints. They were a big improvement over the OEM bias ply, that much is sure.

And I always assumed the speed rating was 65mph, until I asked. Here is Carlisle response, which includes a speed rating chart for this series.

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Posted By: 3oakson 01/30/15 12:49pmNow that's something different for ST tires.

For me though, towing my TT at a top speed of 65MPH is fast enough.

Posted By: dockmasterdaveon 01/30/15 01:01pmDo you remember about what they cost?
I'm just starting to shop for tire for my cargo trailer.
The TT tires are good. 2014 F 150 ecoboost
2008 Chrysler Aspen
09 Amerilite 21 (modified)
2013 Bendron 14' enclosed cargo
2011 4x8 open cargo Posted By: midnightsadieon 01/30/15 01:04pmcarlisle will prove in a short time to hold up there past rep. JUNK Posted By: CKNSLSon 01/30/15 01:09pmThe "old school" (like "midnight" above) on this forum are still complaining about Carlisle tires that haven't been manufactured in the last 4 or 5 years. I too have a set of 4- 14" ST of the new "RH's" that have about 8,000 miles on them with zero issues.

Mean while there has been more than one MAXXIS failures. At last count about 4 failures I believe.

Posted By: midnightsadieon 01/30/15 02:20pmyep I,m old school .don,t fix what ain,t broke, time will tell the story on the junk tires. Posted By: spoon059on 01/30/15 02:21pmI have some of these on my trailer. Put them on before a trip to Florida last year. Tires did great. No complaints. I bought load range D which was almost 50% more capacity than I needed. I have high confidence in the tires. Just like anything else, companies can improve. I believe that Carlisle makes a quality product. 2015 Ram CTD
2015 Jayco 29QBS Posted By: DutchmenSporton 01/30/15 02:23pmI had Carlisle's on my last trailer and had no issues. But I had Duo??? tires on it for 5 years before that (original) and had no issues either. They dry rotted on me, so switch. I feel comfortable Carlisle is a good tire.

Now about those speed ratings? are you sure that is MPH and not KPH? (Kilometers)???? RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Carlisle Radial RH speed ratings (2)

Posted By: CKNSLSon 01/30/15 02:39pm

midnightsadie wrote:
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yep I,m old school .don,t fix what ain,t broke, time will tell the story on the junk tires.

Here's what your saying-Carlisle made less than a desirable product about 7 years ago. I am saying they improved their product. But IYHO they are still junk.

Reality - there isn't any company that's going to stay in business making junk (again your words) product for years.

Unbelievable!

Posted By: coolbreeze01on 01/30/15 02:54pmGood news. Where are they made? 2008 Ram 3500 With a Really Strong Tractor Motor...........
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2014 Sandsport 26FBSL Posted By: kellertx5eron 01/30/15 03:30pm

coolbreeze01 wrote:
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Good news. Where are they made?

You'll only need one guess.

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SUPPORT TEXAS STATE PARKS Posted By: coolbreeze01on 01/30/15 03:36pmWhere are Carlisle tires made?

Depending upon which Carlisle tire you select, the tire could have been made in a U.S. factory or elsewhere. We are an American company committed to American manufacturing and standards.

Posted By: CKNSLSon 01/30/15 03:40pmCarlisle sources from different countries, like most other tire companies, some of the ST tires are from China.

Edmund says-
But just because a tire is manufactured in the Middle Kingdom doesn’t automatically mean it’s junk. Edmonds said “we have a few SKUs that are made in China from a few major manufacturers.” He also said “[there’s] a line called Fuzion that is actually manufactured by Bridgestone.” It’s an entry-level brand they introduced and while it’s not as good as their top-tier product, it is less expensive.

“If they’re [the major name-brand tire manufacturers] having the tire built in China they’re having it built to their specifications. They maintain control of that raw material,” he said. Not to mention the engineering and development work. What TireRack.com does not offer are tires that are designed and engineered in China by Chinese firms.

Michelin, Goodyear, Yokohama and Continental “they’re all there building tires in China” Mielko said, adding that Pirelli’s biggest factory is located there.

Carlisle-like Maxxis is not a Chinese firm.

Whole article here

Posted By: midnightsadieon 01/30/15 04:54pmcarlisle tires are major builders of small tires ,there bread and butter. not auto tires, yep I still think there junk. just my .02 cents. have a nice day. Posted By: CKNSLSon 01/30/15 05:16pm

midnightsadie wrote:
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carlisle tires are major builders of small tires ,there bread and butter. not auto tires, yep I still think there junk. just my .02 cents. have a nice day.

Please tell us WHY? PLEASE DO!

Posted By: John / Angelaon 01/30/15 05:37pmOur Carlisle Radials have been going strong for a few years. One more year and I'll change them out as we have a big cross country trip coming in 2016. 2003 Revolution 40C Class A. Electric smart car as a Toad on a smart car trailer
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but rather by the moments that take our breath away. Posted By: bhallon 01/30/15 08:56pmJust bought 5 of these from Discount Tire with 5 Refund Certificates and free shipping for $478.75
I got ST205/75 R15 LRC. I was thinking of going with D range but after speaking to the wheel mfg, they recommended that I stay with the C range because of the tire pressure rating. Not many options for me with a 15x5 wheel. Posted By: ScottGon 01/30/15 08:56pmCarlisle is the only tire I have ever seen that can have a tread separation on a tire that never touched the ground. That made for 100% (5 for 5) failure rate for me.
Got better tires and never had a failure again. Posted By: pitchon 01/30/15 09:10pmmidnitesadie, Just curious,do you have any qualifications to make your opinion more valid than any one else's or are you just making noise?
If you have some factual information please educate us. Posted By: ScottGon 01/30/15 09:23pm

pitch wrote:
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midnitesadie, Just curious,do you have any qualifications to make your opinion more valid than any one else's or are you just making noise?
If you have some factual information please educate us.

The deficiencies of carlisle tires have been so well documented here and on other RVing sites that he probably doesn't feel the need to expound upon them.
And I agree with him.

Posted By: CKNSLSon 01/31/15 12:01am

ScottG wrote:
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pitch wrote:
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midnitesadie, Just curious,do you have any qualifications to make your opinion more valid than any one else's or are you just making noise?
If you have some factual information please educate us.

The deficiencies of carlisle tires have been so well documented here and on other RVing sites that he probably doesn't feel the need to expound upon them.
And I agree with him.

Yep-failures that have happened on the old style tire. But the "good old boys" just won't let go. A company can't possibly improve it's product? Right?

Posted By: rtz549on 01/31/15 12:47amThe RH tire is a new tire so it may well prove to be a good tire. What was the model tire that was so problematic in the past?

http://www.carlisletransportationproduct........duct/tires/trailers-toy-haulers-towables

Posted By: TomHaycrafton 01/31/15 05:21amAfter a lot of reading, I went with the Carlisle Radial Trail RH ST205/75R15 last summer. Bumped up to the Load Range Ds for a bit more capacity (margin of safety). I'll need to look at the markings again as to speed. Not that I want to travel at 87 mph, but as a reassurance that I'm not driving them at their limit when I'm at 65 mph.

Just over 3,200 miles on them right now, they roll and get their workout once a month, covered parking, balanced when mounted, TPMS monitored. Despite the gloom and doom of these message board, I have confidence in what I purchased and how they are cared for, I'll report back when I replace them.

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2017 Grand Design Reflection 303RLS - TST 507 TPMS Posted By: nomad297on 01/31/15 05:22amFor those of you who want trailer tires made in the USA, look here, at Carlisle's USA Trail line of tires.

I think Carlisle might be coming around a bit.

Bruce

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RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Carlisle Radial RH speed ratings (9)Posted By: spoon059on 01/31/15 06:41am

nomad297 wrote:
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For those of you who want trailer tires made in the USA, look here, at Carlisle's USA Trail line of tires.

I think Carlisle might be coming around a bit.

Bruce


The sad part is that the USA Trail line had worse reviews than the Radial Trail RH's when I researched them a year ago. So much for American Made. I won't buy American Made if it is a less desirable product. Posted By: dodge guyon 01/31/15 09:21amI'm on my second set of load range "E" Carlisle's. The first set lasted me 5 years and approx. 10k miles. I replaced them last spring by age and 1 tire that shifted a belt. I have no issues with them and will continue to use them!
Many people do not do a walk around d the trailer every once in a while. That is how I found my bad tire. If I didn't it would've failed on the hwy with potentially bad results! This can happen to any tire from any manuf. Wife Kim
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Posted By: CKNSLSon 01/31/15 10:12am

rtz549 wrote:
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The RH tire is a new tire so it may well prove to be a good tire. What was the model tire that was so problematic in the past?

http://www.carlisletransportationproduct........duct/tires/trailers-toy-haulers-towables

Carlisle didn't change molds or tread design on the improved tire. Therefore, the only way you can tell it's the new tire is by an "RH" designation next to the model of the tire. It's Carlisle "Radial Trail RH". The "RH" designates the new model with the nylon cap and improved heat resistance.

The old tire was just called "Radial Trail".

Posted By: CavemanCharlieon 01/31/15 10:15am

spoon059 wrote:
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nomad297 wrote:
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For those of you who want trailer tires made in the USA, look here, at Carlisle's USA Trail line of tires.

I think Carlisle might be coming around a bit.

Bruce

The sad part is that the USA Trail line had worse reviews than the Radial Trail RH's when I researched them a year ago. So much for American Made. I won't buy American Made if it is a less desirable product.

I will.

Posted By: CKNSLSon 01/31/15 10:18am

spoon059 wrote:
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nomad297 wrote:
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For those of you who want trailer tires made in the USA, look here, at Carlisle's USA Trail line of tires.

I think Carlisle might be coming around a bit.

Bruce

The sad part is that the USA Trail line had worse reviews than the Radial Trail RH's when I researched them a year ago. So much for American Made. I won't buy American Made if it is a less desirable product.

Those are bias ply tires I believe. They run hotter and are less stable than radial tires.

Posted By: ScottGon 01/31/15 10:20am

CKNSLS wrote:
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ScottG wrote:
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pitch wrote:
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midnitesadie, Just curious,do you have any qualifications to make your opinion more valid than any one else's or are you just making noise?
If you have some factual information please educate us.

The deficiencies of carlisle tires have been so well documented here and on other RVing sites that he probably doesn't feel the need to expound upon them.
And I agree with him.

Yep-failures that have happened on the old style tire. But the "good old boys" just won't let go. A company can't possibly improve it's product? Right?

Of course they can improve. But so far they have not proven that they have done so. Unless you feel stamping "RH" in the sidewall and releasing a slick marketing spiel somehow makes them better.
They have to prove themselves with time and miles.
Given their history, I sure wouldn't want to be the guinea pig.

Posted By: hotpepperkidon 01/31/15 10:54am

CavemanCharlie wrote:
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spoon059 wrote:
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nomad297 wrote:
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For those of you who want trailer tires made in the USA, look here, at Carlisle's USA Trail line of tires.

I think Carlisle might be coming around a bit.

Bruce

The sad part is that the USA Trail line had worse reviews than the Radial Trail RH's when I researched them a year ago. So much for American Made. I won't buy American Made if it is a less desirable product.

I will.

I didn't see any 16" tires in their list

2019 Ford F-350 long bed SRW 4X4 6.4 PSD Grand Designs Reflection 295RL 5th wheel Posted By: CKNSLSon 01/31/15 02:12pm

ScottG wrote:
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CKNSLS wrote:
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ScottG wrote:
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pitch wrote:
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midnitesadie, Just curious,do you have any qualifications to make your opinion more valid than any one else's or are you just making noise?
If you have some factual information please educate us.

The deficiencies of carlisle tires have been so well documented here and on other RVing sites that he probably doesn't feel the need to expound upon them.
And I agree with him.

Yep-failures that have happened on the old style tire. But the "good old boys" just won't let go. A company can't possibly improve it's product? Right?

Of course they can improve. But so far they have not proven that they have done so. Unless you feel stamping "RH" in the sidewall and releasing a slick marketing spiel somehow makes them better.
They have to prove themselves with time and miles.
Given their history, I sure wouldn't want to be the guinea pig.

You already have several posters on here running them with several thousand accumulative miles. While not a long term test-early indications are they are an indeed an improved product. Remember, these tires now have been out at least 4 years.

You must have read my post incorrectly-they have added a nylon cap and not just stamped RH on the sidewall. (Unless of course your a hater and think it's a big plot by Carlisle and they haven't improved their product-they only just put a new designation on them).

There are as many Carlisle haters on here as there are Maxxis lovers (tires that have failed at least 4 times on posts I have come across-with not many numbers on the road)-those haters (the old boys network) will never accept Carlisle as an improved product....NEVER!

Posted By: shakyjayon 01/31/15 03:40pmI put a set on about 1 1/2 years ago and so far they have been great. I do check my tires regularly and run them at max inflation.

Interesting that on another recent thread a poster identified himself as a tire dealer and stated that they had seen several blow outs with Maxxis. One of the posters here with his comments in that thread essentially disputed his claim.

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That's what tire threads have become on this forum. We have "haters" who claim a company coverup to simply "rename" their products, and others who recommend tires that the quality of the tires MAYBE as dubious as the tires they hate.

Tire threads on this forum have become ridiculous!

Posted By: RinconVTRon 01/31/15 06:18pmSomeone within these 4 pages someone asked about costs. My 205/75 R14 were $83. Four my 6x14' enclosed trailer that runs 205/75 R15 they are $100...but that trailer is still running the OEM china tires.

I'm not sure how I'm perceived here having posted the speed rating of this series of tire and being an owner of them, but I can tell you I am not biased to any single brand. But I have a lot more experience with one, than all others.

I (we) have run Carlisle tires for every single trailer tire replacement since I was towing as kid with my Dad. Why? Simple. They are always found at any "Fleet Farm" or "Farm and Fleet" throughout Wisconsin for fair prices.

So that's how we made our decision for many, many decades. And before that, my grandfather towed his family around with some looking bias ply's and he too claims not a single trailer tire failure. But he did have many RV tire problems on his ol'Allegro. Go figure.

So, within 3 generations of my family towing campers and RV'ing, not one trailer tire failure, even when running the known "china bombs" people hate on here for years and years. Obviously there is some luck mixed in here, but that doesn't take away from the facts.

My point of sharing all that is, blanket statements seldom hold any weight. They rarely apply to the masses. And thus strong opinionated blanket statements are what ruin so many decent threads on here, and other forums too. I like people with strong opinions, but reasoning as to how they came to their strong conclusion is also needed, or its just BS bar room talk that is forgotten the next day.

Posted By: MNRonon 01/31/15 07:15pmI bought a used 14k lb 5er last spring with 2yr old Carlisle RH LRF's on it. We've pulled 3-4k miles with them so far and I'm very pleased. Hope they last another 2-3yrs and 20-30k miles. If they do, I'll replace with same. Ron & Pat
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2019 VanLeigh Vilano 320 GK Posted By: JIMNLINon 01/31/15 07:20pmCarlisle completed testing of the RH tires in late '11. The RH may have hit the streets in '12 so its going to take several years and many miles on all types of trailering forums (including RVs) using all sizes/load ranges of RH's before any across the board recommendations can be made one way or the other on any P/ST or LT.

Just because a handful on RV.net members with small trailers have had no issues doesn't mean anything. Hell we have some who swear by just about any brand ST tire out here or even the old Carlisle bias ply tires.

I'm not any tire hater (sounds like high school boy talk) but I'm wise enough to use the power of the net to make a informed decision about any tire brand/type and not just depend on one rv forum.

When we can read on all the many trailering forums (including rv forums) how much the RHs have improved from owners using all sizes/load ranges of the RHs then Carlisle may have a winner and help loose their present image with their many present and previous victims.

Luck to Carlisle as they sure need it.

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Posted By: CKNSLSon 01/31/15 10:43pm

JIMNLIN wrote:
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Carlisle completed testing of the RH tires in late '11. The RH may have hit the streets in '12 so its going to take several years and many miles on all types of trailering forums (including RVs) using all sizes/load ranges of RH's before any across the board recommendations can be made one way or the other on any P/ST or LT.

Just because a handful on RV.net members with small trailers have had no issues doesn't mean anything. Hell we have some who swear by just about any brand ST tire out here or even the old Carlisle bias ply tires.

I'm not any tire hater (sounds like high school boy talk) but I'm wise enough to use the power of the net to make a informed decision about any tire brand/type and not just depend on one rv forum.

When we can read on all the many trailering forums (including rv forums) how much the RHs have improved from owners using all sizes/load ranges of the RHs then Carlisle may have a winner and help loose their present image with their many present and previous victims.

Luck to Carlisle as they sure need it.

You have to to love the back handed compliments! They MAY BE THE GREATEST but GOOD LUCK THEY WILL NEED IT.

BTW-"Tire Hater" may be high school talk to you but that is exactly what we have on this board against Carlisle. It's an accurate term.

You could have saved yourself some typing and just used the last sentence!

Yes, use your Internet searching abilities to find out about products that don't exist anymore including the Carlisle made before 2012.

Posted By: jerem0621on 02/01/15 12:13amI can't comment on the Carlisle tires. It sounds like they are making a great product and that is simply a good thing for us RV'ers.

I had 15 year old Goodyear Marathon ST's when we bought out last TT...Came time to replace them and I HAD to have Maxxis... My local tire dealer told me that the Maxxis are not carried in stock but he would order them. No problem. He didn't pressure me with his house brand...I can't remember what they are. My dealer made sure my Maxxis were less than 6 months old per my request. I made a huge mistake and only ordered 4 Maxxis ST tires. Two days before the big trip I relized my mistake and called my tire dealer. He installed a house brand as a spare...( same tires he personally runs on his Fiver and I hit the road.) the name was an off brand name.

The Maxxis served me well , many many miles towing...I am a stickler for the walk around and made sure that I did...every single time I stopped. This included when I parked at the campground.

I once had a nail penetrate one of my Maxxis tires...I thought these things were bullet proof. Ahh well, I threw the Chineese tire on there and enjoyed the rest of my trip. I fixed the Maxxis tire but used it as a spare and ran the China tire as a primary tire. Never a single problem.

Like I said, I never had a problem with the Maxxis tires, or the Chinese tire... Would I buy Maxxis again? Yes I would. I do know that My friend had two Goodyear Marathons destroy themselves in the 100° heat while towing. I ran the same route and the same roads. The Maxxis NEVER blinked. Not once.

I'm glad we have more options now, Maxxis are not perfect and have had reported failures. I am sure that all brands do at some point.

Thanks for the post OP..

Jeremiah

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Posted By: dkreuzenon 02/01/15 10:43amOver the last 13 years I have had many trailer tires between my boat trailer and car trailer. In 2002 the new boat trailer had new Carlisle tires and they lasted almost a year before 3 out of 6 separated. Replaced with Tow-Master (Greenball) and said I would never buy another Carlisle tire. Over the next few years that trailer had two tires replaced from road damage and were replaced with Carlisle's because that's all that was available at that time. Those tires are still on the trailer now and look fine but they are way past time for replacement. The boat is stored inside and only gets maybe 100 miles a year on it nor does it get over 35 mph.
In 2004 the new car trailer came with Tow-Master tires which lasted about 18 months before one separated. I replaced all 4 and purchased warranties for them. Over the next 8 years including a new trailer in 2007 (that came with Tow-Master tires) I never got much more than about 18 months out of a set of tires before one separated. Always replaced all 4 under the warranty, always Tow-Master because the warranty paid for them and there was no other options at the time. In early 2012 it was time again and the dealer was no longer handling Tow-Master but had the new improved Carlisle RH. I was very hesitant but he was the store manager and gave me his personal guarantee that if they went bad he would replace them with whatever I wanted at no cost so I went for it. This trailer is stored outside (but covered) and gets 2000-6000 miles on it a year. So far the Carlisle's have not had any issues and I am well past my normal 18 month cycle. When I made the swap I added a second spare tire to the trailer because I expected a problem. It's a good thing I did as I have loaned out both spares to a friend I was traveling with when he lost two new "Commander" tires on his trailer.

So I guess I can recommend the Carlisle RH tires.

Dennis
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2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon on 2007 16' Car Trailer
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dkreuzen wrote:
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...So I guess I can recommend the Carlisle RH tires.

In 2004 the EPA banned several chemicals used in rubber production, sending the manufacturers scrambling to reformulate and come up with methods of making a broad range of rubber products, not just tires. It took a few years to get the reformulation perfected. In those intervening years EVERY tire company had an increase in defective and failed tires. I would be interested in seeing the manufacture date of all the claimed failures on this website. Carlisle also sells more tires than anyone else so it stands to reason they have more failures. I would also be interested seeing the failure rate expressed as per hundred thousand miles driven.

Some here may remember the same issue with automotive paints in 1989-1990. The EPA banned several chemicals in auto paint and the manufacturers put out some bad paints for a few years until they figured out how to make good paint without the banned chemicals. You still see a few of those 1989-1990 cars on the road with big strips of peeled paint on the roof and hoods.

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~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ Posted By: westendon 02/01/15 11:21amI wonder if the Bass Master guys are still running on Carlisle's? I would assume that a few failures and flipped tournament boats would make for a brand change.

FWIW, I'm rolling on ST205-15-load D RH and haven't had any issues.

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westend wrote:
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I wonder if the Bass Master guys are still running on Carlisle's? I would assume that a few failures and flipped tournament boats would make for a brand change.

FWIW, I'm rolling on ST205-15-load D RH and haven't had any issues.

Do you know for a fact your scenario is what happened? If you do-please share with us the links.

Posted By: kedanieon 02/01/15 11:59am
Wow! 11 posts in this thread! Most railing against the dreaded "tire haters".

So what is your motivation? Are you in some way connected to Carlisle? Sure looks that way. Every time a thread come up regarding Carlisle, one can find your posts extolling their virtue and proclaiming all other opinions to be "tire haters".

Time will certainly tell. History has shown that these ST tire generally are not a problem on smaller light weight trailers. When someone shows up having used these tires on a big 5er over 12,000 lbs for over 2 years, maybe then there will be a reason to take notice.

Let's here from some of those with the ST 235-80-16 tire in use.
Keith

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CKNSLS wrote:
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westend wrote:
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I wonder if the Bass Master guys are still running on Carlisle's? I would assume that a few failures and flipped tournament boats would make for a brand change.

FWIW, I'm rolling on ST205-15-load D RH and haven't had any issues.

Do you know for a fact your scenario is what happened? If you do-please share with us the links.

He's saying that if all those guys had any major issues, its assumed there would be a change in sponsor. Nothing was worded as a statement of fact.

But while they sponsor many events, only the teams who are sponsored directly would be mandated to run the sponsors product. I believe this company sponsors more events than actual teams, but it would take a a lot of research to find out for sure.

Posted By: RinconVTRon 02/01/15 12:16pmCool video. Its a little propaganda, but still cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UDHXl95m8Q

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westend wrote:
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I wonder if the Bass Master guys are still running on Carlisle's? I would assume that a few failures and flipped tournament boats would make for a brand change.

FWIW, I'm rolling on ST205-15-load D RH and haven't had any issues.

Do you know for a fact your scenario is what happened? If you do-please share with us the links.


SLS is in attack mode.RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Carlisle Radial RH speed ratings (37) Now he's even attacking a satisfied Carlisle tire owner who was bragging on his Carlisle RH tires.
Time to lighten up a bit. Posted By: jerem0621on 02/01/15 12:42pm

RinconVTR wrote:
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Carlisle Radial RH speed ratings (38)

CKNSLS wrote:
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Carlisle Radial RH speed ratings (39)

westend wrote:
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I wonder if the Bass Master guys are still running on Carlisle's? I would assume that a few failures and flipped tournament boats would make for a brand change.

FWIW, I'm rolling on ST205-15-load D RH and haven't had any issues.

Do you know for a fact your scenario is what happened? If you do-please share with us the links.

He's saying that if all those guys had any major issues, its assumed there would be a change in sponsor. Nothing was worded as a statement of fact.

But while they sponsor many events, only the teams who are sponsored directly would be mandated to run the sponsors product. I believe this company sponsors more events than actual teams, but it would take a a lot of research to find out for sure.

Reminds me of a Tennis player who preferred Head Tennis racquets but was sponsored by Addidas.... They took the head Racquets and put Addidas logos on them for the game Racquets. At least that's what I heard. Bahahahah...Lol.

Maybe Carlisle sponsors the boats but all the trailers are actually running Michelin Rib tires.

Thanks!

Jeremiah

Posted By: Hannibalon 03/21/15 04:36pmI rented a U-Haul 6X12 this week. Noticed it had some heavy duty looking Carlisle bias plies made in USA for U-Haul. If any tire gets abused, it's going to be U-Haul trailer tires. I know radials run cooler and the tread lasts longer but, bias plies are tougher when it comes to sidewall damage from curbs and pavement edges. Something I've toyed with every time I've needed trailer tires.

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RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Carlisle Radial RH speed ratings (41)Posted By: TriumphGuyon 03/22/15 12:47pm

CKNSLS wrote:
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Carlisle didn't change molds or tread design on the improved tire. Therefore, the only way you can tell it's the new tire is by an "RH" designation next to the model of the tire. It's Carlisle "Radial Trail RH". The "RH" designates the new model with the nylon cap and improved heat resistance.

The old tire was just called "Radial Trail".

Trying to bring this thread back from the brink ... I admit I'm no big fan of Carlisle and switched to LT tires years ago. However if they've added a nylon cap it may be worth another look. My issues with them were all tread separations and while one can argue from an overall theoretical design standpoint if a cap is necessary, it is an additional measure to keep that tire together.

I'd like to see how they applied that cap. If others are not reporting issues it may be worth a try vs. my route of new wheels etc...

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Hannibal wrote:
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Carlisle Radial RH speed ratings (43)
I rented a U-Haul 6X12 this week. Noticed it had some heavy duty looking Carlisle bias plies made in USA for U-Haul. If any tire gets abused, it's going to be U-Haul trailer tires. I know radials run cooler and the tread lasts longer but, bias plies are tougher when it comes to sidewall damage from curbs and pavement edges. Something I've toyed with every time I've needed trailer tires.

http://www.carlisletransportationproduct........lers-toy-haulers-towables/sport-trail-lh

The U-Haul motorcycle trailers I have rented use Carlisle tires ("Sport Trail" or "USA Trail", 20.5x8.0-10)...the other trailers usually have Goodyears. They are, as you said, exclusive to U-Haul.

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FAQs

What is the speed rating on Carlisle trailer tires? ›

How fast can I travel on Carlisle trailer tires? In the past, most trailer tires were rated at 62 or 65 mph. Today, some of our tires are "rated" (speed symbols) at 87 mph (N), some at 75 mph (L), some at 65 mph (J: ST tires) and some at 62 mph (J: non-metric tires).

How fast can an R rated tire go? ›

106 mph

How do you find the speed rating on a trailer tire? ›

You can easily find the specific rating for your trailer tire speed if you know where to look. You can usually find it in the owner's manual or on the tire's sidewall. If you can't locate it in those two places, then you may find it designated on the driver's side door.

Can I go faster than my tires speed rating? ›

If you drive faster than the rated speed for your tires you are risking damage to the tires that could cause safety and performance problems down the road.

Is speed rating T or H better? ›

H-Rated Tires: This is a perfect, average tire for most sedans and commuter vehicles. It might not seem to fit in our chart, but the tire speed rating “H” is rated for up to 130 mph. T-Rated Tires: This tire is often recommended for family sedans and vans. It's rated for up to 118 mph.

Is R or M rating worse? ›

TV-MA is worse than R because it contains both R and NC-17-rated material. R is OK for viewers under 17 as long as they're accompanied by an adult, but TV-MA is never appropriate for viewers under 18. Only adults are permitted to watch TV-MA.

What does R mean for speed rating? ›

Q — Up to 99 mph. R — Up to 106 mph. S — Up to 112 mph. T — Up to 118 mph. H — Up to 130 mph.

Can an R driver go on the motorway? ›

Can R plate holders drive on the motorway in NI? Yes, but restricted drivers must still stick to a maximum speed of 45mph (72km/h) on the motorway.

Are Carlisle tires made in China? ›

Carlisle Tire & Wheel Co. has its own plant in China that produces lawn and garden tires, among other specialty tires.

How long do Carlisle trailer tires last? ›

Tire Lifespan

The life expectancy of a trailer tire varies from manufacturer to manufacturer; however, most are between 3 to 8 years, regardless of mileage. Carlisle Tire estimates that one-third of a tire's strength is gone in approximately 3 years.

What ply tire is best for campers? ›

Be sure to select 10 ply tires, which are ply rating “E”. You should also always get the same or higher load index when purchasing replacement tires.

How do I find my speed rating? ›

Speed rating is easy to locate because it's usually the last item in the character sequence in the tire's size code. For example in this tire code: “P205/60R16 82S,” S is the speed rating. To view the tire size code for your current tires, just look at the sidewall.

What happens if you exceed trailer tire speed rating? ›

Exceeding this speed can cause increased wear and tear on the tires. As the tires exceed the speed rating, there's more friction between them and the road.

What is the max speed you can go with a trailer? ›

50mph applies on single carriageways unless signs show otherwise. 60mph applies on dual carriageways and motorways.

Why does my tire not meet speed rating? ›

One of the most important aspects of any tire is its speed rating. The wrong tires with a less-than-adequate speed rating for your vehicle can cause safety issues, including tire failure and a loss in fuel efficiency.

Does more wheels equal more speed? ›

Yes; provided the wheels are turning at the same RPM. You have to put proportionately more effort into turning a big wheel but it will go faster if you can keep it spinning at the same rate as a small one.

Do speed ratings on tires have to match? ›

In general, all tires on the vehicle should be the same speed rating and replacement tires should have a speed rating equal to or greater than the speed rating of the OE tires.” “Tires with different speed ratings may vary in ride, handling and/or other performance characteristics.

What ply is speed rating H? ›

The “T” or “H” on tires pertain to their speed ratings. A T-rated tire can withstand top speeds of up to 118 mph (190 km/h), while an H-rated tire can support up to 130 mph (210 km/h). It is important to note these markings and stay within those speed limits.

What does the H mean on tire ratings? ›

The H or T written on tires refers to the speed ratings. An H-rated tire can withstand up to 130 mph, whereas a T-rated tire can support up to 118 mph. Hence, it is crucial to understand these markings and stay within the defined speed limits.

Is there anything worse than rated R? ›

Rated G: Suggested for general audiences. Rated M: Suggested for mature audiences - Parental discretion advised. Rated R: Restricted – Persons under 16 not admitted, unless accompanied by parent or adult guardian. Rated X: Persons under 16 not admitted.

Is there anything higher than an R rating? ›

NC-17. The NC-17 rating is the highest rating (even higher than the R-rating) that a film can be given, and it means the movie is for adults only (ages 18 and older) and no one age 17 or younger will be admitted. This rating, prior to 1990, was previously rated X.

Is there a rating higher than R? ›

MPAA has five rating categories

The new ratings system began with four categories: G (general audiences), M (mature audiences, changed in 1969 to PG, parental guidance suggested), R (restricted, no children under 17 allowed without parents or adult guardians), and X (no one under 17 admitted).

What's the difference between R and ZR tires? ›

The Z in ZR corresponds to an old label used by manufacturers to indicate that the speed index is higher than V, i.e. 150 mph. Thus, a ZR tyre has a speed index of V, W, or Y. R indicates that the structure is RADIAL.

What does the R stand for on tires? ›

“R” stands for the construction method of the tire indicating the tire is a radial tire. The following two numbers (16) indicate the diameter of the wheel rim in inches. The next two or three numbers (94) indicate the load index of the tire.

Is speed rating Y better than W? ›

Confusingly, W-rated tyres are rated at a higher speed in excess of 168mph. Y-rated tyres are rated in excess of 186mph. See the full list below. Tyre speed ratings should be matched to the official top speed of your car.

How many points can an R driver get? ›

Any new driver who gets six points or more on their licence within the first two years of driving will have their licence revoked. This law, which is laid out in Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995, includes any points accumulated on your provisional licence before passing the practical driving test.

How many penalty points can an R driver get? ›

If you reach six or more penalty points in that time, you'll lose your licence. Then, you'll have to apply and pay for a new provisional licence. This means you'll be a learner driver again.

What does a red R plate mean? ›

R-Plates. As a new driver, you have to drive a car fitted with R-Plates for one year after passing your test. These plates let other road users know you are a new driver, and to make allowances for your speed and experience.

Is Carlisle tire Made in USA? ›

Carlisle Tire & Wheel (CTW), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE:CSL), announced today that it will consolidate its manufacturing facility located in Carlisle, PA with the former Bowdon, GA manufacturing plant and portions of its Chinese operations into a newly acquired 568,000 square ...

Are Carlisle RV tires any good? ›

Carlisle produces some of the best trailer tires. Its tires are highly dependable and affordably priced. Also, its tires last longer than most of the other trailer tires on the market, thanks to their exceptional heat resistance. Furthermore, they also deliver a smooth, quiet and comfortable ride.

Who is the largest manufacturer of tires in the world? ›

Michelin

Are 20 year old trailer tires good? ›

Even though an older tire might appear to have plenty of tread left on it, dry rot and cracking can cause tire failure. The mating surface behind the bolt holes should be flat, and should mate perfectly with the face of your hubs. I would definitely replace the tires before using the trailer again.

How fast can you drive on 8 inch trailer tires? ›

For this size 4.80-8 like the part # AM10002 the common speed rating is 65 mph which as long as you kept the speed under that you'd be fine.

How can I make my trailer tires last longer? ›

Maintenance
  1. Keep tires inflated to the maximum PSI recommended for your trailer.
  2. Don't overload your trailer tires; the maximum load is listed on the tire sidewall.
  3. Give tires a visual check before each trip, looking for uneven wear or major abrasions, punctures, bulges, dry-rot, cords, or metal showing.

Which is better bias ply or radial for trailer tires? ›

If your trailer sees mostly country roads, slow speeds, rough or unpaved roads, or infrequent use, then bias ply tires may be the way to go. However, if your travels take you down larger highways, at higher speeds, for longer distances, and more often, then a radial would be your tire of choice.

Do you need 1 ply toilet paper in RV? ›

The truth is yes. You do indeed need to use quick-dissolving RV toilet paper. If you don't have tissue that's safe for RV use, you shouldn't flush it into your RV's sewage system.

Can Google tell my speed? ›

The addition of a speedometer in your navigation shows you how fast you're driving on the road. Important: Speedometers shown in the Google Maps app are for informational use only.

Can I use V rated tires instead of H? ›

If you head to the maximum speed limit at 130-mph, you can choose H-rated tires. Meanwhile, the corresponding number of the V-rate tire is the limit at 149-mph. Each type of tire has a different top speed, and substituting a lower for a higher is often not good for the vehicle.

What is a good driving speed? ›

7. The Energy Saving Trust says that the most efficient speed you can travel in a car in terms of achieving the best fuel economy is 55-65mph. Any faster, though, and the fuel efficiency decreases rapidly.

Is 90 psi too high for trailer tires? ›

The 90 psi rating is actually normal for that size tire. For example, the Taskmaster 4.80-12 Bias Trailer Tire # TTWSF48012C has a Load Range of C which means 990 lbs at 90 psi.

Should I run my travel trailer tires at max psi? ›

When it comes to trailer tires you always want to have them inflated to their max psi when cold. Not only do you get the full capacity at the max psi, you also will generate less heat in the tire since there won't be as much flex in the sidewall, you'll get better wear and better fuel mileage.

Can you drive faster than 45 mph when towing a trailer? ›

Yes, the law states that any vehicle towing must not exceed 55 mph. What is this? Some believe that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) no longer enforces the rule. However, CHP still issues citations for those exceeding the speed limit while towing.

Is it OK to use cruise control while pulling a trailer? ›

Fortunately, you can use cruise control while towing. There's nothing to stop you from engaging your truck's cruise control while you're in tow/haul mode. This won't necessarily do any damage to your vehicle.

What is the maximum speed you are allowed to drive a car with trailer on roads outside of built up areas in Germany? ›

The maximum speed for a car-trailer combination in urban areas in Germany is generally 50 km/h. The maximum speed in extra-urban areas is 80 km/h. In some situations, however, the relevant traffic authorities may grant a special permit to travel at speeds of up to 100 km/h.

Can you go 70 mph with a trailer? ›

Can you go 70 mph with a U-Haul trailer? With the trailer, you risk getting a blowout. Those trailer tires are not rated for high speed at all. I did that and the tandem wheels, 4 wheels on the trailer, one blew one and the blowout damaged the rim.

What is speed rating on 14 ply trailer tires? ›

Even though you might be able to get a great deal on a heavy-duty, 14-ply set of tires, the speed rating may be lower than you think. Most trailer tires' maximum speed ratings check in at 65-mph.

What are H rated trailer tires? ›

An H speed rating indicates the tire is approved for speeds up to 130 mph (210 km/h) under optimal conditions.

What does NHS stand for on Carlisle tires? ›

19.4. All Outdoor Power Equipment are Non-Highway Service (NHS) Tires. † Indicates mounted diameter and mounted width.

What is the speed rating for ST205 75R14? ›

Endurance ST
SizeST205/75R14
Speed RatingN (87 mph)
Load Index105 (2040 lbs)

What ply tire is best for travel trailer? ›

Towing heavy loads with your vehicle is a challenge. In this case, 10-layer trailer tires are the perfect proposal that you should invest in the vehicle's operation. Unlike traditional tires, the 10-ply trailer tires are especially with the right tread and high-quality materials.

What speed rating should I get? ›

If you're wondering what tire speed rating your vehicle manufacturer recommends, simply look in the manual. You might also find it in the driver's side door jamb, the gas tank hatch, or inside the glove box door – anywhere that lists the right tire code for your vehicle.

Which load range is better G or H? ›

From a G to an H

Load range G is a 14-ply configuration, while load range H tires have 16 plies. The heavier-rated tire will usually add between 700 pounds and 1,000 pounds more load-bearing capacity per tire (see "How Much is Too Much," next page).

Why do tires say not for highway use? ›

Tires that have NHS in the tire size designation are designed for off highway applications. They must not be used in normal highway service. NHS tires are not intended for the speeds, temperatures, or stresses of highway use. They are typically intended for farm, off-road, lawn and garden, and industrial uses.

Who makes Carlisle tire? ›

Carlisle branded tires are exclusively manufactured and sold by The Carlstar Group.

What pressure should I put in my ST215 75R14 RV trailer tires at? ›

Expert Reply: For optimal performance, long life and to realize their maximum load bearing capability, trailer tires should always remain inflated to the maximum pressure rating listed on the tire sidewall, which in the case of the Karrier ST215/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire, # AM10229 is 50 psi.

Which is better D or R trailer tires? ›

A radial tire flexes more than a bias tire, giving it better ground contact, traction, stability, and tread wear. A radial tire will normally run cooler than a bias ply tire, especially when the tire is under a load. A tire that runs cooler will last longer. For those reasons I would recommend an R tire over a D tire.

What are the best travel trailer tires to buy? ›

The 10-ply Maxxis M8008 ST is a top choice for owners of large travel trailers. Its load capacity of 2830 pounds in load range E is up to the task for most RVs in that class and it has a speed rating we don't ever recommend testing with a trailer (R, which is up to 106 miles per hour).

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