carlisle tires

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by BlackTalon, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon New Member

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    There seems to be mixed reviews about carlisle tires. What gives? I've been looking for st185/80d13's for over a week now and the only brand I can get locally is a carlisle. The tire dealer that handles my company":s fleet said thier good tires but the forums say otherwise.I've heard more negative things about duro than carlisle. What's everyone's thought? I can get the carlisle's at a discount thru my company for $45 instead of 73 so I'm leaning towards doing so
     
  2. kreich

    kreich Member

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    I was told that the carlise tire had issues a few years ago and it was leaning to wards the 8 and 10 inch size. I have them on my pup and have around 5000 miles this year on them and they are doing fine. I'm getting ready to put another 1400 this weekend on them. They are radials by the way.

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  3. BlackTalon

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    The one's that were offered to me were bias not radials. The radials don't come in my load range
     
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    bigdad Active Member

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    HI i have the 10 inch on my coleman i haved know problems with the tires have you check to see if you can get them in goodyear tire.
     
  5. outdoorxman

    outdoorxman The mountains are calling me and I must go.

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    I have Carlisles on my PU in the exact size you use. I have had them for about 1 year with no problems what-so-ever. I have about 2000 miles on them too. At first I too was hesitant but now I think they are fine. This was the only brand I could find as well. I bought them from a local independent dealer. I wish I could find a dealer that would allow me to switch over to nitrogen on them.

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  6. Fly

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    I've had good service from Carlisle tires, too. In fact, had one go bad some time back, began to seperate in the tread while it was maybe 6 mos old. The warranty for their tires is two years with certain wear limits. I called Carlisle and they promptly dispatched UPS to pick-up the tire from my address (no charge to me) and I heard from them very shortly saying it was indeed a defective tire. They then asked what I wanted, a replacement tire, or if I had already replaced the tire, payment for the replacement. I chose the later and they asked for a reciept, which I provided, and in a few days there was a check in the mailbox. They stood right behind their product and in my book that's an indication of a first line company.

    Carlisle tires have been the most used by different RV manufacturers and so they are a lot of them out there. One of the problems of buying an RV that's set on the dealer lot for a long time, especially if the rig has set in the back lot where there's no pavement (on the bare ground)the tires dry rot. So when Mr. & Mrs. New Customer buy that rig, it goes a short distance and there's tire problems. Then there have been cases where a tire(s) was replaced with the wrong load range tire, for example, a PU orginal equipment called for an 5.30 X 12" (load range "C") tire and it was replaced with a 5.30X 12" (load range "B") tire. They look the same and are the same size, but the "B" will not handle the load the "C" will, resulting in a tire failure. Then there is plain neglect where the proper tire inflation is not maintained and when the tire blows, why it's the tire manufacturer's fault!

    No doubt tire manufacturing has a run of some bad tires every now and again ... and who knows for all the reasons why. But when a company stands behind their product, like Carlisle has with me, they have my future business!



    Fly

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