Carlisle Radial Trail HD Review

The Carlisle Radial Trail HD is a tire that’s intended for trailers of all types. Trailers require a set of tires that can withstand the boat’s weight or whatever the thing you need to move around.

The  Carlisle Radial Trail HD is designed with durability in mind since this is the number one factor that people look for in trailer tires, along with the load-bearing capacity.

In this in-depth review, we’ll explore the capabilities of the Carlisle Radial Trail HD and help you decide whether it can be a good fit for your trailer or not.

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Carlisle Radial Trail HD Tire (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

One of the features that make the Radial Trail HD stand out from the crowd is its innovative tread pattern design with interconnected tread blocks that ensure uniform tread wear, which prevents misalignment problems that may arise due to uneven tread wear. Additionally, the multi-layered plies improve the tire’s load-bearing capacity, making it perfect for boat trailers.

The wear-resistant tread, coupled with the high strength steel belts, provide the least possible rolling resistance without sacrificing impact resistance. Moreover, the sidewalls provide adequate heat tolerance, keeping the tire intact even in hot summer weather.

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Made for both short and long-distance use, the Carlisle Radial Trail HD is definitely a great tire for use with boat and toy trailers. Further, the sidewalls are quite flexible, which protects your boat from getting damaged.

We also like that these tires have higher-than-average speed ratings than other trailer tires, allowing you to drive on the highway safely. The only problem with this tire is that models with a lower load capacity (C-rated) may fail unexpectedly, as reported by some users. We recommend opting for load D, E, or F models.


  • Great load carrying capacity and high-speed ratings
  • Even treadwear ensures good alignment throughout the tires lifetime
  • Sidewalls provide excellent heat resistance
  • Minimal rolling resistance with high resistance to impact
  • Flexible sidewalls


  • Load range C tires have some reliability issues

Vehicles That Can Use Carlisle Radial Trail HD

The Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires are perfect for trailers of any type, including boat trailers, toy trailers, and utility trailers. You may also use them with front-wheel-drive cars and install two of them on the rear axle if you usually need to carry heavy loads at the back of your car.

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Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
13 InchesST175/80R13 91M C BSB
14 InchesST205/75R14 105M D BSB
ST205/75R14 100M C BSB
ST215/75R14 102M C BSB
15 InchesST205/75R15 107M D BSB
ST225/75R15 113M D BSB
ST225/75R15 117M E BSB
16 InchesST235/80R16 124L E BSB
ST235/85R16 128L F BSB
ST235/85R16 125L E BSB


The Carlisle Radial Trail HD is priced at around 76$ for the smallest size. Prices vary according to specs and availability, as well as the dealer. You can get them at discounted prices if you do your research.


Carlisle only provides a limited warranty on materials, and that’s about it. This is probably one of the biggest shortcomings of this tire model. We’d have liked it if the warranty covered things like tread wear and tire uniformity.

Carlisle Radial Trail HD Tire Customer Review

Mark R. says: “Having used the Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires on my boat trailer for the past two years, I can confidently say that these tires are made to last. The sidewalls are pretty rigid, and the tread is quite durable. I’ve always had a problem with trailer tires; manufacturers never seem to get them right, but I will definitely buy a new set of this model again when the current set wears out.”

Mark R. posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

Ryan Stinson says: “Just installed these tires today. Mine came with a fresh date code. Took them on a test drive with my boat trailer, and boy, what a hell of a difference these tires make! I’ve never found it so easy to move my trailer, even at the sharpest corners. Not to mention, the stopping distance is quite short, even when it’s raining. These are hands-down one the safest and most reliable set of trailer tires I’ve ever got.”

Ryan Stinson posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

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