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Carlisle Radial Trail RH Tires Review

Refreshed Trailer
Fred Williams
| Brand Manager, Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off Road
Posted January 1, 2013

Axle Upgrades, Trailer Tires & Wheels

Our big red Carson trailer is the toughest workhorse in the stable. It sees more junk, abuse, miles, dirt, and mayhem than most of our 4x4s. It has been across America numerous times. It gets bounced down rutted dirt roads and over curbs, all the while hauling some big-tired trail machine on its back. And since we first drug it home from Carson over five years ago, Big Red has been working like a slave. So it was finally time for the full monty refresh.

Rather than another patch job, we opted to return the trailer to Carson for a major redo. The axles and suspension were upgraded, and prior to that we fitted a new set of tires and wheels from Carlisle and Black Rock wheels. Big Red is now ready for another 100,000 miles of work in all terrains.

Make & Model: Carlisle Radial Trail RH
Size tested: 235/85/R16
Type: Radial
Load Range: F
Maximum load (lb): 3,960 @ 95 psi
Tread: 3 polyester plies, 2 steel, 2 nylon
Sidewall: 3 polyester
Approved Rim Width (in): 6
Tread depth (in): 13⁄32
Tread width (in): 7
Section width (in): 9
Overall diameter (in): 32
Weight (lb): 44.8
Sizes available (in): 21-32


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