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    Well I got four years out of my bias ply Nanco tires which were $68ea installed and balanced at the time. I purchased them for the heavier sidewalls for the dual axle turning. I do not recommend these tires. I had them balanced and I still got a bouncing effect from them, uneven wear and actual worn divots in them. I guess for the price with about 20,000 mi's on them I did okay but I just don't trust them for another long haul especially if it's a hot day travelling.

    I have since decided radials are the way to go even with softer side walls. Does anyone have an opinion on Carlysle tires? Right now they are $100ea at Kal Tire but I was also shown a Kakla Radial tire which I liked more than the Carlysle. The Kakla seemed to have a harder rubber composition and were the same price as Carlysle's

    Any suggestions or comments on Carlysle or Kakla tires?

  • #2
    You can keep the Carlisle tires... Never saw the other brand... I use Goodyear Marathon but recently I see those are also made overseas. I think most if not all trailer tires are made overseas or in Mexico now...

    Still, I am happy with the Marathons... I'm looking for a good sale now. I need 4 myself...
    Doug ;}
    MMSI: 338068776
    "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)



    • #3
      Thanks Doug I may inquire about the Marathons as well.


      • #4
        If you buy Carlysle tires you probably do not deserve what you get, BAD_BAD, I only buy E rated tires now.

        I boat loadstar's last year for my small trailer, FL to Alaksa, does not show wear, E rated 13" tires.
        Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

        Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
        Twin 350 GM power
        Located in Seward, AK
        Retired marine surveyor


        • #5
          20,000 on bias tires, I say you did GREAT!
          Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
          1998 3055 Ciera
          (yes, a 1998)
          Previous boat: 1993 3055
          Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
          Sea Doo XP
          Sea Doo GTI SE
          Life is short. Boats are cool.
          The family that plays together stays together.
          Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club


          • #6
            I've never had a Korean trailer tire that didn't give me problems. Car tires have been fine, but not trailer.


            • #7
              If you are not going with an ST then you need to go LT and as was already said, E rated wil carry the most weight.

              You wouldn't believe how much this is discussed on the RV forums.:hor-


              • #8
                Had Carlisle's on both boat trailer & 5th wheel. Blew two on 5th wheel within a couple of months. Replaced all with marathons. Then blew boat trailer tire. Did not wait for the second. No problem in 4 years.

                Tires were all in good shape, properly inflated, not over loaded. They just failed without warning. Will never buy a Carlisle.