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Old 03-24-2019, 03:58 PM   #1
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My prior RV came equipped with very cheap “ China Special” tires that lasted about two trips before the tread separations started. Within less than two years I was shelling out another $500 for a replacement set of Goodyear’s.
I’ve noted that my new 5.0 came with Rainier tires that are 8 ply and load range D. To me they look to be very heavy duty and good quality. However, I have never heard of Rainier tires and looks can be misleading.
I am not sure how long Escape has been using this brand, but I would like to hear what experiences long term Rainier owners have had with these tires.
Also, what does everyone think of Maxxis and Carlisle tires as well ?
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:02 PM   #2
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I’ve had excellent service from Carlisle ST tires
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:25 PM   #3
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For What it’s Worth.... In July 2018, I purchased a used 2011 Escape 15a, which still had the original tires on it. Although the tires looked new, I was not about to travel back to Minnesota (from Bellingham, WA) on seven year-old tires. I called four local tire shops in the Bellingham area and they all indicated that probably the best trailer tire on the market was the Goodyear Endurance followed by the new Carlisle HD. I ended up with the Goodyear Endurance, and have been very satisfied with its performance.

I had Carlisle tires on my previous trailer, and they were fine.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:51 PM   #4
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I saw a Carlisle that had 42,000 miles on it and would have went longer. Sorry I am not familiar with Raniers. We are running Goodyear Endurance and like them so far. Probably 15000 miles on them now. Wearing well. Rotating in the spare on this set. Good sidewall strength it seems to me.
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:02 PM   #5
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I know this is a subject that has been hashed out over and over but as soon as the Carlyles on my trailer are due for replacement, LT truck tires are going to replace them.

Airstream quit using ST trailer tires years ago and for a good reason - they are junk.
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:15 PM   #6
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If a person had a valuable piece of equipment on the road and it was rolling on what they considered were junk tires, why wouldn’t they change the tires at once to something they trusted. Is my logic faulty here?
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:20 PM   #7
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And why would they put LT tires on just because Airstream uses them? Maybe Airstream uses them because they are plentiful and cheap.
These tire thread all seem to take the same route. One person gets a flat and then the vitriol flows and spreads through forums until it's time to complain about another tire.
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How come tire threads never clear up anything?
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