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Old 09-12-2019, 06:05 PM   #1
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Tire longevity & replacement recommendations

Iím told the original carlisle st205/75r15 tires on 2017 17b need to be replaced after 24000 miles. Are these just crappy tires? What has been your experience? Also can you please suggest good replacement brands? I did conduct a search but couldnít find an answer easily. TIA.
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Who told you that? And why do you trust them?
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Iím told the original carlisle st205/75r15 tires on 2017 17b need to be replaced after 24000 miles. Are these just crappy tires? What has been your experience? Also can you please suggest good replacement brands? I did conduct a search but couldnít find an answer easily. TIA.
I have always managed between 25000 & 30000 miles between sets of tires, so that doesn't seem unusual. I used Maxxis 8008 tires on my 17, and switched to Goodyear Endurance with the last change on the 17 & the current change on my 21.

I tend to change them well before being down to the wear bars - I could have probably done another couple of thousand miles on the original Carlisle tires that came on the 21, but changed them for a set of Goodyear Endurance at 22,823 miles.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:24 PM   #4
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Iím told the original carlisle st205/75r15 tires on 2017 17b need to be replaced after 24000 miles. Are these just crappy tires?
Just judging from comments in online discussions, 24,000 miles is great tread life for trailer tires, even though you may never have had a car tire wear out that fast.
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With no towing experience, I had no idea how long my original Carlisle tires would last. I assumed 40,000 miles, based upon nothing. I had noticed uneven wear on a couple of those tires on the same side of the trailer. Postings on the Forum suggested it was due to a loose bearing or perhaps a bent axle. At 36,000 miles one of the tires disintegrated near the beginning of a three-month trip last fall.

Well, I can take a hint : I replaced them all with Goodyear tires. 9500 miles later I don't see any unusual wear patterns. But just in case, I'll have the bearings serviced and axle checked out before my next long trip. Should also rotate the tires, I suppose.
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I would replace tires based on tread depth and age, not on an arbitrary mileage number. My tires haven't come close to requiring replacement based on tread depth; just aged out.
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yeah, replace them when they are 5 years old, or if the sidewalls show bumps or wrinkles, or if the tread starts looking funky.

reminds me, the factory tires on my 2014 are due. and there's a bit of a sidewall bump on one that looks like it might be a split cord in the casing.
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I don't know how many miles we have on our original Carlisle tires but with a little over 2 years full timing and lots of traveling they are showing their age. I have an appointment at Discount Tire this afternoon to replace all 5 with Goodyear Endurance.
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Hello...

Need info on tires for our Escape 19:

I am told RVs require special tires; and that they don't take regular tires... something to do with the axle not being a car/truck axle or something. Can someone please explain the difference and let me know of a brand for durable RV replacement tire? Thank you.

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Hello...

Need info on tires for our Escape 19:

I am told RVs require special tires; and that they don't take regular tires... something to do with the axle not being a car/truck axle or something. Can someone please explain the difference and let me know of a brand for durable RV replacement tire? Thank you.

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Hi: Serendipty... I chose to replace our factory originals with Goodyear Endurance tires. My tire supplier said they were more substantial than the "China bombs" he usually recommends. He was surprised when I told him the Endurance tires are made in USA. I found the mfg's code indicated they were made in Alabama. They are however more costly than the others... but a lot is riding on my tires!!! Alf
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