Originally Posted by steve dunham
I checked their website (Carlisle) and with a tire distributor and you are correct Carlisle's are " MADE IN THE USA" but are a bias ply tire not a radial tire.
Thanks Steve Dunham
Like Bruce H, I too spend a lot of time doing research on tires whether it is truck, car,trailer, or road racing.
The best research can sometimes produce less than perfect results.
Anyway... While I had satisfactory results with Marathons, I am convinced that Carlisle makes a better radial for small trailers.
I bought Carlisle's best "C" rated radial for my trailer and they are great!
Since that purchase, Carlisle has come out with a new radial which has a better tread compound and much improved UV protection. IMHO it is the best on the market, but the price reflects the quality.
"Discount Tire" sells Marathons and both Carlisle Radials...
They rate the Marathon as "BEST" and the Carlisles are each rated as "BETTER". That would support Bruce's position.
I still think that Carlisle's newest Radial takes the prize.
The Marathon is even more expensive....about 35% more.