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Old 05-03-2013, 09:25 PM   #57
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If this is the language you're talking about, Floyd (here quoting from the page you posted):


Noting that it doesn't say to inflate to the tire's labeled max pressure... did your retailer provide you with tire pressure numbers different from those on your vehicle decal?

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I have never advocated inflating to maximum sidewall pressure on a passenger tire and AFAIK Michelin doesn't sell trailer tires(at least not in the U.S.)
My retailer does suggest different (higher) numbers from those on my vehicle's sticker, however...
I make the final decision based on vehicle application, tire choice, and driving habits. The OEM tires were replaced on the same day on which the car was purchased new.

I have a question for you... Did you copy&paste that quote from the PDF,or did you read it and type it? For some reason I can never Copy/Paste from a PDF and I sure would like to know if/how it is possible.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:30 PM   #58
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My tires are going to outlive this thread.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #59
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My tires are going to outlive this thread.
Yep. Car tires go by the door (except the pickup, different size/load range from factory), trailer tires are set at max.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #60
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Good ol' "Tim Fry, Product Development Manager for Goodyear Tire and Rubber"! I wonder if he actually exists...I've seen that quote, word-for-word, on many forums/blogs and never with an attributed source! Try Googling the above words and find out for yourself.

Why not just contact him through LINKIN and ask him if he ever said any of that & where - Tim Fry - Production Manager at Goodyear Tire & Rubber -no mention on his profile have ever having the Development Manager though.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #61
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I have a question for you... Did you copy&paste that quote from the PDF,or did you read it and type it? For some reason I can never Copy/Paste from a PDF and I sure would like to know if/how it is possible.
I do it all the time Floyd, but I have Acrobat Pro. Copy and paste into Notepad first before tying to paste into another application. Don't know if the same rules apply with Reader...

SOME PDFs you can't copy and paste from because they're not text based but graphics based... there has to be something to hang on to...
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I have a question for you... Did you copy&paste that quote from the PDF,or did you read it and type it? For some reason I can never Copy/Paste from a PDF and I sure would like to know if/how it is possible.
It depends Floyd if the PDF is a separate document or are trying to cut in past it off the web?

In Adobe Reader, click on the SELECT tool in the toolbar to change your cursor. In most PDF's, you can select text to cut and paste by using this. The is assuming the party who generated it didnt protect it to prevent you from doing so.

If on the web you should be able to just highlight and copy it but again if the webpage has been protected you may not be able to. If there is an option to download the PDF if you do so and then open it in Adobe you may get away with using the SELECT tool as above to copy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:31 PM   #63
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not to put too fine a point on it, but for you to say these tires failed because they had weather cracking, is actually incorrect. If you read good years service bulletin, they actually have a measurement for tire cracking ( sometimes called weather cracking ) and in that spec, there is a limit below which it is not considered a reason to take the tire out of service.
LOL George trust me it was a lot more than weather cracking! The tires were separating right apart between the treads. In both cases it was very visible from where I was standing about 12' away while pumping gas into the tug. Nothing like weather cracking you commonly see on side walls. I have no doubt that even the most frugal amongst us would have agreed on seeing it that in both cases the tire was done and not felt good about going any further than the nearest tire shop with it.
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And for anyone who thinks it is incorrect to use LT tires on a trailer, then I would suggest you research good year g614 tires. They are a LT tire that good year reccommends for trailer use.
When I bought the Carlisle trailer tires for my boler American, I was surprised to see the LT designation on the tires. My initial thoughts that they were used on those little 3 wheeled trucks you see in pictures of India.


I wonder how these white walls would work on our trailers? They look kewl ...
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You guy's are really into this happy travels .


Welcome to the modern version of the old General Store's gatherings around the pot bellied stove, Grasshopper...

Those being long gone, forums like this are where we geezers of both sexes now gather and argue interminably about minutiae. The discussion usually ends in a draw due to one/all of us forgetting what we were talking about.

Watch. Listen. Learn.

And remember: Some day you'll be one of us!


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Old 05-07-2013, 05:05 PM   #67
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- 3 to 5 years is the average life expectancy of a trailer tire, regardless of mileage.
– Maintain air pressure at the maximum PSI recommended on the tire sidewall.
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What the first item tells me is that I should not take the second item seriously.
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You lost me Brian, I don't initially see any corelation.
Sorry, apparently that was too cryptic...

A company which makes tires which disintegrate in 3 to 5 years may be building junk, and one that states this lifespan may be providing "information" for the purpose of increasing sales; in either case, they lose all credibility with me in the process.

The statement about maximum pressure is simplistic and based on the assumption that all trailer installations use the smallest possible tire... which may be true for most Carlisle customers.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #68
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I do have to wonder, would car tires have the same 5 year recommended life too. I don't think I have ever had a vehicle that went more than 2 or 3 years without requiring the tires to be changed.
On the other hand, the only vehicle I have ever had which required a tire replacement in as little as three years was used in competition (racing). Tire life depends on many factors.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #69
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– An "LT" designation, when shown on a trailer tire size specifies load range only, it is not designed for use on light trucks.
– ST tires generally offer approximately 10% percent more load capacity than a similar LT tire and nearly 40% more than a P passenger tire.
What I don't know in the last quote is where the LT refers to truck tires or trailer tires.
I believe that it refers to the tire design standard, so in this case to LT tires in trailer (or any other) service; they are referring to load capacity for the same size and perhaps inflation pressure... although with Carlisle it could also hide an assumption of higher inflation pressure for ST and LT.

In the first point, Carlisle is saying that the "LT" in the designation of their LT-standard trailer tires means that the tire follows TRA's LT standards, not that it is actually intended by Carlisle for light truck use. The 12" (145R12) size of their current radial trailer tire line is actually an LT (not ST) tire, even though it is only for trailer use and the rest of the sizes are ST.
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OK I posted to soon earlier. LOL.

I would really like someone to explain what the difference is in construction of different brands of ST Tires.

I just replaced my nine year old tires more because they were on my mind a lot. When my service guy looked them over he really could not see any reason to change them same as my tire guy.

But for piece of mind I changed them.

I had Goodyear Marathon now have Hercules both are radial and yes I'm one of those guy's that run max. pressure as the sidewalls carry the load.

Other than tire ratings does anyone know about difference in construction.
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