Feature-rich, radial, special trailer tire provides excellent traction for a safe, smooth ride in both wet and dry conditions. Fits 16" wheels and has a maximum load capacity of 3,197 lbs at 90 psi. Lowest Prices for the best Tires and Wheels from Kenda. Karrier ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range E part number AM10248 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Karrier ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range E

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Kenda Tires and Wheels - AM10248

Feature-rich, radial, special trailer tire provides excellent traction for a safe, smooth ride in both wet and dry conditions. Fits 16" wheels and has a maximum load capacity of 3,197 lbs at 90 psi.


  • Special trailer tire design provides the strength of a bias tire, as well as the durability and stability of a radial tire
    • Created specifically for trailers and not intended for use on other vehicles
  • Double steel belts and full nylon plies combine for superior function and long tire life
  • Computer-generated tread design and premium rubber-compound materials
    • Maximum traction in wet or dry conditions
  • Smooth ride and excellent stability at highway speeds
  • ST tire meets Department of Transportation specifications


  • Fits: 16" x 6", 16" x 6-1/2", 16" x 7" and 16" x 7-1/2" rims
  • Tire size: ST235/80R16
    • Section width: 9.4"
    • Outer diameter (when inflated): 30.9"
  • Capacity:
    • Load range: E
    • Ply rating: 10
    • Maximum load (when used as single application): 3,500 lbs at 90 psi
      • Dual tire application capacity: 3,197 lbs at 90 psi
  • Limited 2-year warranty

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Video Transcript for Kenda Tires and Wheels AM10248 Review

Today we are going to review part number AM10248. This is the Kenda Karrier Radial Trailer tire in a size ST 235/80R16. This is the load range E. 10 Ply rated tire. This special trailer tire has a design that provides the strength of a bias tire as well as the durability and stability of the radial tire. This is created specifically for trailers and not intended for use on other vehicles.

It uses a double steel belt on the thread and form nylon plies which will combine for a superior function and long tire life. It has a nice computer generated thread and a premium rubber compound which will give maximum traction in wet or dry conditions. It gives a very smooth ride and excellent stability on highway speeds. This is a ST tire which means Special Trailer tire and it meets the Department of Transportation specifications. Few specs of this tire, it does fit on the rim sizes of 16 6, 16 6 1/2 , 16 7 and 16 7 .

As you can see on it is a stamp ST 235 ADR16, R designate that is a radial tire. The section width which is the overall width of the tire, 9.4 inches. The overall diameter which is from the bottom to the very top is 30.9 inches. Again the capacity on this is a load ranger E which means its 10 Ply rated. The maximum load on this, if used in a single application as 3,500 pounds at 90 psi.

If it used as a dually tire, then its rated at 3,197pounds at 90 psi. This tire does come with a limited two year warranty. That should do it for the review on part number AM10248, the Kenda Karrier Radial Trailer tire in a size ST 235/80R16.


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  • Can an ST235/80/16 Load Range F Trailer Tire be Safely Used on a 15k 5th Wheel Trailer
  • There seems to be a mix up somewhere. Trailer tire # AM10501 that you have referenced is size 235/85-16, not 235/80. We have 2 tires in size 235/85-16. First, # AM10501, is a load range F and is rated for 3,960 pounds at 110 psi. Then we have # AM10295, load range E, rated for 3,640 pounds at 95 psi. So the load range F tire is rated higher. For tire size 235/80-16 we have 1 tire, # AM10248, rated for 3,197 pounds at 90 psi. As far as if any of the above tires can be used on a 14,800...
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  • Do you Carry 16 inch Wheels with a 5 Bolt Lug Pattern for a Cargo Trailer with 3,500 lbs Axles
  • At this time we do not carry 16 inch wheels with a 5 bolt pattern or a lower profile tire. You would be best suited to stay with a 15 inch wheel and the highest rated tire available bias ply tire for 15 inch wheels, like the Karrier ST225/75D15 Bias Ply Trailer Tire - Load Range D, item # AM1ST96. This will give you a set of tires that are rated higher than the trailer axles so you will not have to worry about overloading the tires, unless the trailer itself is overloaded. Bias ply tires...
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  • Replacement Trailer Tire Recommendation for a Komfort Travel Trailer with 235/80-16 Tires
  • If you need a 235/80-16 tire then you will need # AM10248. This is a load range E tire rated for 3,197 pounds at 90 psi. The tire you have referenced, # AM10295, is a 235/85-16. It could potentially fit though it would be about 1/2 inch taller. If you have clearance around the tire for a larger size you could use it. The trailer tires we carry are good tires and we have not had any significant issues with them. The important thing to remember is to always inflate a trailer tire to...
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  • Tire and Wheel Recommendations for a Home Made Utility Trailer
  • For a 16 inch rim you will always want to use a tire that was designed for a 16 inch rim. You will also need to know the width of the rim in order to determine which tire size you will need. I attached a chart that shows what sizes are compatible with different rim widths to help you pick out which tire you will need. The size 7.00-15LT that you listed is a size tire for a 15 inch rim. It sounds like you have a 15 inch wheel and you would need a tire for a 15 inch rim. I would recommend...
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  • What Tires Do I Need for a 31 ft. 5th Wheel Trailer with a Dry Weight of 12400 lbs.
  • The Karrier ST235/85R16 load range E tire, # AM10295, has a max load rating of 3,640 lbs at 95 psi and the Karrier ST235/85R16 load range F tire, # AM10501, has a max load rating of 3,960 lbs at 110 psi. We also have the Karrier ST235/80R16 load range E tire, # AM10248, which has a max load rating of 3,500 lbs at 90 psi. For your trailer with a max weight rating of somewhere above the 12,400 lb load you mentioned, you could use any of the tires mentioned above. With the load range...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Tires that Are not Inflated to Their Max PSI Rating
  • I would recommend you stick with your current size if that is why your trailer manufacturer recommends and just keep the tires inflated to their max psi, keep your speeds below 65 miles per hour and avoid overloading your trailer you should be fine. However, I am concerned because you said you have (2) 10k axles yet you are overloading them when you are hauling between 24k and 26k. I would recommend you not exceed the capacity of the lowest rated component in your setup. In this case...
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  • What is the Max PSI and Weight Capacity of the Dexstar Conventional Steel Wheel # AM20758
  • I spoke with my contact at Dexstar and he informed me that the Dexstar Conventional Steel Wheel, part # AM20758, is rated to handle 3,050 lbs at 90 psi. I would recommend you get Karrier ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire, part # AM10248, to use with the # AM20758 wheels that you have. I included an FAQ on tire sizes below for you to check out. The tire that has the 110 psi rating that you were referring to is the Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire, part # AM10501. In order to use...
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  • What is the Capacity and PSI Rating of the HWT S5 Series Aluminum Trailer Wheel # AM22658HWTB
  • I spoke with my contact at HWT about the S5 series wheel, # AM22658HWTB. He stated that the psi rating is going to be limited by the valve stem used. We recommend the 100 psi rated valve stem # AM20904. The capacity of this wheel is 3,580 pounds. I recommend an ST/235/80-16 tire size like # AM10248 for this wheel. The tire is rated for 3,197 pounds at 90 psi.
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  • Trailer Tire Blow Outs on a 2007 Carriage Cameo 5th Wheel Trailer
  • What probably occurred was excessive heat build up like you have said. Trailer tires are made with a thicker side wall. This thicker side wall is made to handle more vertical load associated with trailers. If a tire is under inflated, this will allow for excessive heat to build up and the tire will not be able to cool down like normal. This is when you get blowouts. The solution is easy. Make sure that you inflate the tires to the maximum psi rating as indicated on the tire. For the...
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  • Trailer Tire Country of Origin, Balancing Information, and Switching to a Larger Size
  • The Kenda Karrier Radial Tire, # AM10248, is made overseas in China. It seams that most trailer tires are now made overseas. If you were to purchase a tire and wheel assembly, the tires are mounted on the wheel from the manufacturer, but they do not balance them the way that a tire shop would balance a tire. They do not use weights to offset a light side with a heavy side. Instead, they try to match the light side of a tire with the heavy side of a wheel. If you wanted it balanced beyond...
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  • Can More than One Tire Size be Used on a Trailer
  • I cannot recommend you run two different size tires on your trailer. It may not seem like that much of a difference, but the two sizes you mentioned have different overall diameters. The difference between the two is about .7 of an inch. You will want to pick one size for all trailer tires. Part # AM10248 for ST235/80R16 or part # AM10501 for ST235/85R16. I attached a help article on trailer tires for you to check out as well.
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  • What is the Best Tire Pressure to Use in a Trailer Tire
  • I would strongly recommend you put in the maximum tire pressure listed on your trailer tires. Any more or less will cause ride and tire wear issues, as well as cause heat build up and lower your tire pressure. Check out the tire and wheel FAQs I attached for you.
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  • Availability of Load Range F or G Tire in Size 235/80-R16
  • The special travel trailer tires in size 235/80-R16 that we carry will not come in load range F or G. The tire that size that we carry is # AM10248 and is load range E. You may however be able to use a load range F tire like # AM10501. This tire is size 235/85-R16, so it will be a 1/2" taller. You want want to measure to make sure you have the required clearance. If so, you can go with # AM10501. For install details and some product demonstration videos, click the provided links.
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  • Information About Trailer Tire with a Load Range E ST235/80R16
  • We have a Load Range E trailer tire with a ST235/80R16 size, part # AM10248. What I can tell you about this tire is that it has a section width of 9.4 inches, has an outer diameter of 30.9 inches, has a 3,500 lbs at 90 psi capacity when used on a single axle trailer, and has a 3,197 lbs at 90 psi when used on a tandem axle trailer. I attached a review video for this tire for you to check out as well.
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  • Can an ST235/85R16 Trailer Tire be Used in Place of an ST235/80R16 Tire on a Cyclone Toy Hauler
  • Based on the information I read on your Cyclone toy hauler the trailer comes with ST235/80-16 tires Load Range E, like # AM10248. These tires have a capacity of 3,197 pounds. The 3 axles on the trailer would equal at least 6 tires bringing the capacity of the tires to 19,182 pounds. This exceeds the gross trailer weight of 18,000 pounds. Unless the tires used from the factory had some issue there is no reason based on the numbers that the tires should be failing. You could go to an ST235/85R16...
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  • Which Tires for 8500 lb 5th Wheel to Replace Existing ST245/75R-16
  • You will want to choose tires whose individual load rating is greater than 1/4 of the fully loaded and ready to tow trailer weight. For a dual axle 8500 lb trailer (assuming fully loaded weight), you would want each tire rated greater than 2125 lbs. Since the typical capacity of 4 16 inch tires would be so much greater than the weight of your fifth wheel, the load rating is not really important. Any of the tires we offer for 16 inch wheels should have plenty of capacity for your needs,...
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  • Will Replacing Trailer Equalizers Increase the Spacing Between Axles on a Tandem Axle Trailer
  • You cannot increase the space between the tires just by changing the equalizer. The axles will still be in the same place. You would have to move the axles which is going to require changing all suspension components including the hangers, springs, equalizers shackle straps, and possibly the u-bolt kit if it doesn't fit the new springs. This is a major change that would require a shop that works on trailers or an RV dealer with a service center. At the very least some hangers would have...
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  • 16 inch Diameter Trailer Tire Recommendation, 235/80R16 Size
  • We have several trailer tire sizes, but we do not carry the 235/70R16 size that you referenced. The closest size we offer is the 235/80R16 like part # AM10248. This is a radial tire with a 3,500 lbs at 90 psi capacity that should work well for you as long as your rim is 16 inches in diameter and between 6 and 7-1/2 inches wide. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • When to Replace Trailer Tires on a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Trailer blowouts can be caused by several different things including heat, overloading, and road conditions. There is a difference between the amount of plies in a tire and its actual ply rating. Basically, due to advances in technology and materials a tire with 8 plies could have a 10 ply rating. To answer your first question going with a higher capacity or load range tire than what you have now would provide you with a stronger tire and higher ply rating. It will not increase the capacity...
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  • Will Americana Wheels Work With Michelin Light Truck Radial Tires On 2014 Airstream Trailer
  • In order to determine if your trailer wheels have an offset, remove a wheel from your trailer and measure from the mounting surface of the wheel (where the wheel mounts to the hub) to the inside and outside beads. The difference between these two measurements is the offset. Because some trailer wheel offsets can be as small as 5 mm, they can be difficult to measure. If you can't measure the wheel, you can contact your trailer manufacturer with your trailer's serial number. The Aluminum...
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  • Can a 235/80-16 5th Wheel Trailer Tire be Replaced with a 235/85-16 Trailer Tire
  • The 235/85-16 tires will be approximately 3/4 of an inch wider than the 235/80-16 tires. Based on the space you have available (less than hand width) you would not be able to go to the larger size. You would be best off sticking with the size you have. If you want to go to a higher load range the only tire we have for a 235/80-16 is # AM10248. It is a load range E rated for 3,197 pounds at 90 psi. Trailer tires should always be inflated to the maximum psi indicated on the tire.
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  • Recommended Tire for a Cyclone Toy Hauler 3 Axle 18,000 Pounds
  • According to my research, your Cyclone toy hauler came equipped with ST235/80-16 tires (30.9 inch overall diameter) load range E. I recommend the Kenda Karrier radial tire # AM10248 because it's a radial tire and a load range E. It has a load capacity of 3,197 pounds at 90 psi. A radial tire will flex more and as a result providing better ground contact, traction, stability and tread wear. In addition, it runs cooler than a bias ply tire allowing it to last longer. Keep in mind that...
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  • Shortest Diameter Trailer Tire for a 16 inch Rim
  • The shortest tire we carry that is designed to fit a 16 inch rim would be the size 235-80R16 that is 30.9 inches in diameter. For that you would want the part # AM10248. I attached a review video for this tire for you to check out as well.
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  • Speed Rating for Trailer Tires
  • Unless otherwise stated all trailer tires are rated at only 65 miles per hour. I know there are a few manufacturers out there with trailer tires that are rated for more than 65 miles per hour, but we do not carry any of them. If you exceed 65 mph, heat could build up in the tire and cause it to break down and fail. If a tire is rated to run at a higher speed, this information should be listed on the tire's sidewall.
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  • Will Going to a Higher Load Range Tire Prevent Blowouts on a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • First, regarding inflation, trailer tires should always be inflated to the maximum pressure as indicated on the tire. If you do this when they are cold (always inflate tires cold) there is no need to let any air out after they have warmed up. The slight pressure increase will not cause any problems, even in the desert. If the tires are inflated to the max and they are blowing out it could mean the trailer is overloaded. But based on what you have said the trailer was going to and from...
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  • Tire/Wheel Availability as Spare for 2010 Outback 5th Wheel Trailer with 235/80-16 Tires
  • We offer trailer tires and wheels separately and also pre-mounted together in combinations such as those shown on the link provided. Not every tire and wheel option are offered combined but one that we offer in a 235/85R16 size with 6-on-5-1/2 bolt pattern is # AM32764 which is rated as Load Range E. Another E-rated combination with an aluminum wheel is # AM32734 also from Kenda. You can click on the included part links to see these two items. We also offer one 235/80-16 radial tire...
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