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MitchF150

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Posted: 01/04/21 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had that size on my old Prowler. The OEM LR was only "B"... I replaced them with the same size, but in a LR "D" rating and just having the extra load cap on them and extra PSI on them. I got them from etrailer and I think they were the "Karrier" name??

Never a flat and I loaded that old Prowler to it's max, if not a bit over and never a problem..

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Kenda Karrier
LRD are on super sale on etrailer.com right now. $40 off
Have 14” Karriers on 2 different trailers. 1 sits outside 24/7 and now about 5 years old and no signs of weathering. They are mostly or 100% in the shade in a cool wet environment though. Knock on wood they’ll be good a while longer.

Other set is stored inside on boat trailer. They’re 3-4 years old now and also in great shape.
This is my first round of Kendas but I believe they’re very good quality.
Get em before the sale is up.


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Posted: 01/05/21 04:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I believe you'll be happy with the Carlisle tires.
Previous trailer had 2 sets in 10 years without a single issue.
Current trailer is running Trailer King RST D rated, so far no complaints.

Key is to run them to max psi and check tire pressure before each trip.

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Posted: 01/05/21 06:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm happy with Carlisle HD. I have them on my TT for 5 years now and one utility trailer for 2.


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Posted: 01/05/21 09:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Of the 2 choices I would go with the Carlisle HD, Carlisle ST tires have improved over time. Goodyear and Maxxis ST tires are better choices, keep in mind that ST tires need to be aired up to max psi for best results. Secondly, they are really only good for up to 5 years, that is when we always got a new set, never had any blowouts or even a flat with our ST tires, and yes we went above the 65mph threshold as needed. Main failure points for any ST tire is improper inflation and overloading, common occurrence since manufacturers barely put enough axle and tire under most of their rigs to begin with.

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Posted: 01/05/21 11:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those brands are about the same. Just be sure to get the same LOAD rating or heavier than what you have. If you didn't have any issues before with blowouts you won't now either.

Trailer tires age out before they wear out even if you use the trailer a lot. Better to go with the cheap brand and replace them in 4 years than spend for a premium brand and try to get 7 years out of them.


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Posted: 01/05/21 01:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Carlisle HD as long as their not the standard worthless Carlisle tires. As others have suggested I would go with a larger size 13" tire if you have room with the highest weight rating. It sucks to have a flat on the way to a camping trip.

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BurbMan wrote:

Those brands are about the same. Just be sure to get the same LOAD rating or heavier than what you have. If you didn't have any issues before with blowouts you won't now either.

Trailer tires age out before they wear out even if you use the trailer a lot. Better to go with the cheap brand and replace them in 4 years than spend for a premium brand and try to get 7 years out of them.


I am going to disagree with this logic. The newer premium ST tires are better built, higher speed rated, and IMO, worth the price difference. I have 8 years on my Providers that came OEM. Although not worn out, still look great, plan to replace this Spring. E-trailer sells them, and gives a good review, why they are top rated.

I would still get the premium tires, even if I chose to replace every 4 yrs.

Jerry





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Posted: 01/05/21 06:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mitch, I too have used eTrailer tires and am pleased with price, service, endurance etc.


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Posted: 01/06/21 05:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BurbMan...not saying your thought of replacement is wrong. My disagreeing, is only a difference of opinion. [emoticon]

I notice that another opinion was posted at 7:10 last evening. The count went up, but no post?? Can we guess who that will be? Lol, we will likely see, later today, maybe tomorrow, just above my post.

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