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    Posted: 22 Apr 2024 at 5:18pm
Originally posted by James07

So, I learned that I've been running 6 ply (load range C) Toyo Open Country AT light truck tires on my pod.  Have been trouble free, including a round trip to Alaska over the pot holes on the Alcan.

However, with the info you all have posted, will be going with Carlisle Radial Trial or Goodyear Endurance both load range E special trailer tires.  Carlisle $135 and Goodyear $199 at Discount Tires.  Big difference in price.

My new camper came with the Carlisle Radial Trails. Due to some axle issues, I had to replace all four tires after just 10K miles. I was going to go with the Carlisles again but decided on the Goodyears at the last minute. I went with Load range E as well. I also got them at Discount. I had them balanced and told them to torque the lug nuts to 95ft-lbs. When I got home I inspected the lug nuts and about half were under torqued.
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It could also be that with the alloy rims, they may have been torqued, but loosened. That is why it is good to check torque after 50 miles. I don't remember off the to of my head, but it is also good to check them once a day at least until they stay torqued.

Also, even load range D tires are not immune to blowouts. We had that happen to us. I had noticed wear on one of the Carlisle LR-D tires and had planned to replace it when we got to our daughter's house on a previous trip. The tire did not make it that far.. I hope to never have that happen again. Our current trailer is a tandem axle model so the load per tire is less.
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It could also be that with the alloy rims, they may have been torqued, but loosened. That is why it is good to check torque after 50 miles. I don't remember off the to of my head, but it is also good to check them once a day at least until they stay torqued.


Our Escape has steel wheels and Discount is only 3 miles from our house so I think the tech just didn't do their job. You are right about checking lugs. Escape recommends anytime you change a tire/wheel, you retorque every 60 miles for 300 miles. I was seeing give in our lug nuts up to 1000miles when we first picked up our trailer. After that, the lugs were stable but I still check them periodically, at least before every trip. 
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Originally posted by James07


However, with the info you all have posted, will be going with Carlisle Radial Trial or Goodyear Endurance both load range E special trailer tires.  Carlisle $135 and Goodyear $199 at Discount Tires.  Big difference in price.


Both the above are good tires although we had friends that had a goodyear endurance blow out (and took the fender as well) that was only a year old.  Regardless, the Carlisle has a warranty that is 2x longer than goodyear, something to consider upon your purchase.

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