Carlisle Radial Trail HD Trailer Tire Review & Rating

The Carlisle Radial Trail HD Trailer tire is designed to fit perfectly on a wide range of toy trailers, boat trailers, horse/livestock trailers, utility trailers and other specialty trailers. Suitable for short or long distance travels and for different work and play purposes, this tire is built to be longer lasting, as well as more durable and safer than most of its competitors.

Carlisle uses a unique heat and wear-resistant rubber tread compound with high-tensile steel belts that are designed to provide a reduced rolling resistance and increased impact resistance, which is a plus for this particular tire.

Carlisle Radial Trail HD Trailer Tire Review

Interconnected tread blocks help promote even treadwear and longer treadlife, while multiple plies add to load carrying capacity. Carlisle Radial Trail HD Trailer tires are designed to lose less pressure, which allows them to perform better and reduce unnecessary wear and tear.

Heat and hot weather conditions are a major concern for many trailer owners and Carlisle has added ozone and weathering protection to better withstand the damaging effects of heat when traveling in hot conditions, at higher speeds or over longer distances.

Carlisle offers C/6 ply rating to F/12 ply ratings and states that this tire is the ‘best, toughest, and safest radial trailer tire available’. (We speak more on this in our overall thoughts.) All models feature either an L or M speed rating for driving at higher, and safer, speeds on the highway.


  • Rides smooth and delivers better than average durability
  • Load range F availability
  • L or M speed ratings for higher speeds on the highway


  • Lower load range tires have had failure issues reported by some owners

Overall Thoughts

We’ll get right to it since treadwear is arguably the biggest issue with trailer tires. Realistically, you should expect these tires to provide between 3 to 4 years of service, depending on the amount of time they are used and how they are used of course. It is estimated that these Carlisle tires will last 10% longer than Radial Trail RH tires, but that’s from Carlisle.

What we like about this model is the higher load range availability and the higher speed ratings for driving on the highway.

Our biggest issue with this tire is the reports from some owners of load range C models having tire failures on the highway. It’s a common problem with most any trailer tire, but we want to point it out.

Overall, while not a perfect trailer tire, we feel it is one that fits in the top half of the trailer tire class. It performs well over long distances and delivers good value for the money.

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Tire Sizes


ST175/80R13 91M C BSB


ST205/75R14 105M D BSB
ST205/75R14 100M C BSB
ST215/75R14 102M C BSB


ST205/75R15 107M D BSB
ST225/75R15 113M D BSB
ST225/75R15 117M E BSB


ST235/80R16 124L E BSB
ST235/85R16 128L F BSB
ST235/85R16 125L E BSB

Price Range

Carlisle Radial Trail HD Trailer prices range from approximately $76 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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9 thoughts on “Carlisle Radial Trail HD Trailer Tire Review & Rating

  1. Bought Carlisle HD 225-7515 Trailer tires for my flatbed that I haul a midsize Skiploader on weighing 5500 pounds 11 years using occasionally from California to Arizona and back these tires have performed amazing now I’m going to replace them and would not buy any other tire don’t listen to these other guys must not kept them inflated properly !!!!

  2. I purchased Carlisle Radial trail HD tires 205/75/14 D load range for my travel trailer in February of 2016. They performed extremely well and i will purchase them again. I put around 20k on them towing my TT at highway speeds up to 75 mph. (Speed rated up to 81mph) they never showed any signs of dry rot and wore evenly. I rarely had to add air to them, even after storing during the off season months.

  3. I purchased Carlisle trailer tires based on the fact that web search indicated that Carlisle trailer tires were made in USA. That was important to me. So I went to my local tire distributor and had Carlisle tires installed. Only when I got home did I notice on the sidewall it said “Made in China”. Beware. If you want to support American jobs don’t be fooled!

  4. I have used Carlisle Radial Trail RH on my 12′ x 7′ cargo trailer, that is used several times a year, and is always carrying at least 2,000 lbs, and they’ve been very reliable for almost 6 years now. Time to replace them, and I think I’ll go with these Carlisle’s as a replacement option. Sorry to hear of all of the problems on other’s trailers, but my experience with the predecessor model has been good.

  5. I trailer the boat only a few times a year, less than 500 miles on these brand new carlisle tires and twice now I have had an entire tread surface fly off the tire, like loosing the recap, but these are not retread tires.
    All else is properly maintained, etc, these are bad tires, have been for decades, yet they keep producing them, go figure!

  6. Do not buy these tires! Not one but two huge blowouts on my boat trailer. Completely exploded severely damaging my trailer. When it happened the first time I thought it could happen to any tire but the second time convinced me to use something else. Both had fewer than 2000 miles on them. Destroyed my fenders and bent the 3/8″ steel that held them in place. I’m not talking about slightly bent either. These were “D” load range 205 75R 15. Lake is only 30 miles away so not like I was getting them really hot on long range drive.

  7. Carlisle tires not a good tire at all add a my car trailer when I first bought it they were made in the USA they lasted for five years and no signs of cracks when I replace them with Carlisle tires again the Tigers last approximately three years and the cracks and everywhere just astronomical and my camper I took tires off that were starting to dry rot and I installed new Carlisle tires at this point after two years I could not get my trailer out because of snow when I did get it out I found the new tires I just purchased two years ago we’re all crap in the center and on the sidewalk at this point I contacted Carlisle and they said oh by the way that tires out of warranty by 2 months so they denied to warranty at this point I personally will never by and or recommend a Carlisle Tire to anybody I suggest you people do the same get some feedback from people that have had this problem with Carlisle tires this seems to be quite, nowadays thank you very much have a good day

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