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I have had my second blowout in three months. I was informed that the Carlisle is often referred to as a China Bomb. Okay now I am in the market for four new tires. I believe my rig fully loaded is around 14k pounds. I have run usually short distances under 50 miles, stay at 55mph or less depending on conditions and weather. I am really scared right now which way to go. I have heard Goodyear Marathon, Kuomo, and Power King are the ones producing the kind of tire that I can put on. I have 235 85 16 with very little clearance between 1st and 2nd axle. I was told by every shop in the local area I am at that Goodyear was manufactured here, but wrong! I guess all tires come from China now. Also since I stay in rather warm weather all year around. I was told to help keep the tires cooler is to use nitrogen. I travel alone, and feel that I need the best tire I can afford to put on the rig. I have owned it since March 08 and this will be my third set. Suggestions, help anything, to set my mind at ease.

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Lt tires have lots of choices


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I really like my Michelin XPS Ribs


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donn0128 wrote:

Lt tires have lots of choices


X2 - I changed from 15" wheels to 16" wheels just to go with LT tires!

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If the 235/80/16 will fit.. then go with Maxxis. Do a search on this forum and you will find that's the top rated Trailer Tire for people on this forum.


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skelsey74 wrote:

I have had my second blowout in three months. I was informed that the Carlisle is often referred to as a China Bomb. Okay now I am in the market for four new tires. I believe my rig fully loaded is around 14k pounds. I have run usually short distances under 50 miles, stay at 55mph or less depending on conditions and weather. I am really scared right now which way to go. I have heard Goodyear Marathon, Kuomo, and Power King are the ones producing the kind of tire that I can put on. I have 235 85 16 with very little clearance between 1st and 2nd axle. I was told by every shop in the local area I am at that Goodyear was manufactured here, but wrong! I guess all tires come from China now. Also since I stay in rather warm weather all year around. I was told to help keep the tires cooler is to use nitrogen. I travel alone, and feel that I need the best tire I can afford to put on the rig. I have owned it since March 08 and this will be my third set. Suggestions, help anything, to set my mind at ease.


Welcome to the forum! To help you we need a little more info.

Year, make and model of the trailer.

From the Placard on the front left side of the trailer.
GAWR, GVWR, and OEM tire size and load rating.

Then measure from center to center of the axles and provide that measurement, along with some clearance measurements above and behind the tires.

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Dick_B wrote:

I really like my Michelin XPS Ribs


X2 after months of research on RV and Truck forums these tires had the highest ranking. Plus most folks indicated they got way more mileage out of these tires than others.

I bought a set of 4 two years ago for my 15000 lb 5th wheel

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04 Hitchhiker LS 32.5 double axle. The original tires were Goodyear 235 85 16. There is very little space between the first and second axles about two inches!

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Goodyear G614's


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