with RV tire expert Roger Marble
I read this recently on an RV forum:
“I am using Carlisle Radial Trail HD Trailer Tire … I think it is a good tire for my trailer. These tires have an added protection against the heat with built-in weathering and ozone protection. And with the summer months getting into their absolute hottest parts, this feature could be a nice addition to have in my trailer tires. Additionally, these tires have interconnected tread blocks that I find encouraging. See, this interconnected tread blocks ensure the tread will last for a longer time and that’s something I find it very intriguing.”
I have nothing against Carlisle. I do find the ability of copywriters to make features common to almost all tires sound unique and special. I do question the ability of anti-ozone waxes and oils to provide any “protection against heat” – and I consider that claim a serious stretch. I would love to see any test data that supported that claim.
Be a smart shopper and don’t fall for slick promotional claims. Ask to see the data and results from direct comparison tests. You will many times just get the sound of crickets.