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Old 12-26-2015, 09:26 AM   #11
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Leon, it will be interesting to see which model Carlisle you have on The Skylark.

From what Reace told me when I was tire shopping, he has switched to all Carlisle from Goodyear due to a huge rise in Goodyear prices. If they use C rated on the 17B still, I am hoping that that might be an easy switch onto the 21 as they should have lots of those mounted in stock.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:32 AM   #12
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When I ordered the 21 I specified Michelins at $50 each extra, ouch. I had excellent luck with them on a Airstream some years ago and again on our Escape 19 so I went for them. I never keep track of miles on a trailer, but after two trips to Canada, once to Texas, once to Oregon and many California trips I am sure we are well over 25000 miles and the tires are in very good condition in my opinion and I change tires well before getting to the wear bar. I think the $50 was well spent.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:37 AM   #13
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Jack which Michelin's did you get?
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:43 AM   #14
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I plan on just going with whatever Escape is putting on at the time, and 7 years later (assuming the time factor expires before the tread), just worry about what to replace with then. While I am a fan of going with the best quality in some cases, with trailer tires adequate quality is good enough for me.

I have used Carlisle many times before, and have never had an issue with them.
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Jim after my blowout experience on a busy highway l've gotten more paranoid I think
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:46 AM   #16
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I plan on just going with whatever Escape is putting on at the time, and 7 years later (assuming the time factor expires before the tread), just worry about what to replace with then. While I am a fan of going with the best quality in some cases, with trailer tires adequate quality is good enough for me.

I have used Carlisle many times before, and have never had an issue with them.
Would be surprised if you had any choice. To be clear I think Carlisle tires are fine, and didn't have any problems. Thought I would switch brands, and the D load tires will weigh more.

Am curious if those with newer 17's have the same 4-ply Carlisle tires. It's printed on the sidewall. Am thinking they are and that ETI gets all their tires pre-mounted.
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Am thinking they are and that ETI gets all their tires pre-mounted.
I hadn't thought about it, but imagine they would. They could get a much better deal that way. I watched Princess Auto for a sale on mounted Carlisle 15" radials, and sure enough, they came in sale cheaper than I could buy new ones installed for.
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I'd better pay attention to what I'm saying. My tires are Goodyear Marathons not Michelin as my Jeep has. Too many things about vehicles right now, as we got ready to run up to Phoenix Thursday the Jeep battery was nearly dead, after only 5 years.
Charged it and jump assist and we took off and didn't shut it off until reaching Phoenix and picking up a new battery. I'm thinking about a new tow vehicle after Quartzite and can't find anything I like better than another Grand Cherokee with the Hemi. My 2011 GC will have over 90000 miles then with ext. warranty to 100000.
Someone will get a good used vehicle and we 'll get a new one to last us forever.
I'll even have a new set of Michelin tires to go with my Marathons on the Escape.
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Am curious if those with newer 17's have the same 4-ply Carlisle tires. It's printed on the sidewall. Am thinking they are and that ETI gets all their tires pre-mounted.
Our 2015 (Sept. model) 17A has Carlisle Radial Trail load range C, 4 ply tread, 2 ply sidewalls ( ST205/75 R15 ).
I have a utility trailer with Carlisles that have been overloaded, run on farm roads, and generally abused; they doing great.
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Am thinking they are and that ETI gets all their tires pre-mounted.
I've been at ETI when a delivery truck came. Tires were premounted and ready to put on finished trailers.
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