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

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

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  • Tire Only
  • 16 Inch
  • 235/80-16
  • Load Range E
  • Radial Tire
  • Kenda
Radial special trailer tire provides excellent traction for a safe, smooth ride in both wet and dry conditions. Constructed of double steel belts and full nylon plies. 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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Kenda Tires and Wheels - AM10248

Radial special trailer tire provides excellent traction for a safe, smooth ride in both wet and dry conditions. Constructed of double steel belts and full nylon plies. Fits 16" wheels and has a maximum load capacity of 3,197 lbs at 90 psi.


Features:

  • Special trailer (ST) tire has sturdy sidewalls so that it can handle heavy loads
    • 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


Specs:

  • 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


Radial Tires vs. Bias Tires

Radial tire vs bias tire graphic

Radial ply tires are designed for trailers that are towed on the highway. The cords on a radial tire are positioned at a 90-degree angle to the direction of travel so that they lay across the width of the tire from wheel lip to wheel lip. This construction prevents the cords from rubbing against one another when the tire flexes, unlike the cords on a bias ply tire. As a result, radial tires have less rolling resistance and heat buildup, which leads to a longer tread life and improved steering at higher speeds.



10248 Kenda Karrier KR03 Radial Tire - LR E







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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Kenda Tires and Wheels - Tire Only - 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.


Customer Reviews

Karrier ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range E - AM10248

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (704 Customer Reviews)

Radial special trailer tire provides excellent traction for a safe, smooth ride in both wet and dry conditions. Constructed of double steel belts and full nylon plies. Fits 16" wheels and has a maximum load capacity of 3,197 lbs at 90 psi.

- AM10248
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Worked perfectly for me would purchase it again 562955



- AM10248
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Great product On time delivery A+ 296838



- AM10248
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Only just put tires on, so can't yet report on them. They look/feel well made. etrailer made good on their 110% price guarantee when I proved a lower price elsewhere. When it appeared there was going to be a delay in shipping they called and offered an alternative tire which I chose to decline and waited for these. They arrived earlier than anticipated however. Easy transaction, hope the tires are as good as other reviews. A word of warning; the shop took 8 hours yesterday to do a laser alignment on my Correct Track equipped 5th wheel and to mount these 4 tires. Adding insult to injury, they billed a half hour apiece to mount them, or $270! I almost blew a gasket after they had told me that it would only be a couple of hours and that I'd be fine waiting. The sign on the wall for $29 (each) mounting was if you bought their tires (very fine print). Needless to say I didn't let them get away with that. I at least give them credit for honoring the $29 sign on the wall after arguing it. Next time I'll be getting them mounted elsewhere.... 484278



- AM10248
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The tire I ordered was of excellent price and quality, I received it right on time. 525925



- AM10235
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


I really wanted a D load rated 205/75-14 tire for my travel trailer. But, as with many Chinese imports, the quality just isn't there. Two had catastrophic failures. One of the survivors has part of the steel belt protruding from the casing where the tread meets the sidewall. I'm thinking I will switch to Goodyear Endurance which are American made and are also available from etrailer. 640968



- AM10130
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Kenda has been around since 1962, so I'm guessing these tires will be good. They certainly look good, and needed very little weight for balance, which is a sign of quality. I also wanted Radials, as here in Texas we have lots of straight, high speed highways. If there are any problems, I'll do a follow-up. 614301



- AM10256
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


To early to gage the quality of the tires. The service from etrailer was great. 556098



- AM10256
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


as described 51597



- AM10229
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Exact match to replace to replace my stock tires on my trailer. Great products and great service. 448646



- AM10245
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


great product-always buy from etrailer and always recommends to others. Bought 5- tires for my travel trailer. 498369



- AM10256
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Good product. Arrived in time to mount for 1500 mile trip. Very pleased. Customer service great. 443307



- AM10256
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Great product, service, price and FAST delivery! 24400



- AM10234
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Tires are good price with free shipping, get this, ordered at 7 pm, got it at 11 am next morning, NOW that is fast shipping. etrailer has always done good by me, easy to find what you need website, easy order, and FAST SHIPPING. 578996



- AM10256
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


fast shipping excellent service, I will definitely buy again and would highly recomend to anyone 47814



- AM10256
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Had a set on airstream for 6 1/2 years no trouble at all so brought another set 502663



- AM10234
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Matched my current tires on my Blizzard sled trailer perfectly. Very well packaged, arrived fast. I'm very happy 313700



- AM10256
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Great tire, much more heavy duty than the tires we replaced, these are 65psi tires 545049



- AM10256
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


The tires are of the quality they tell you. The service was excellent,very professinal an fast on getting my order on its way to me. A good job..well done! 6634



- AM10210
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


I needed four tires for a travel trailer and two plus new springs for a boat trailer. Customer service was very helpful with wisdom about tires and searching for some hardware we couldn't exactly match but found some good enough. Gave me her number at end of first call in case I needed any more help and I did. A few hours after ordering I got email reporting all shipped. All arrived on predicted time. Over the years I have noticed that tire quality is often approximately reflected in visible details like the fit of the mold segments, amount of flash, the surface finish, sharpness of details. These are some of the prettiest tires I've ever seen that weren't top of the line Michelins, Pirellis or Bridgestones. I gave them a roll and a sharp eye and saw no wavers vertical or horizontal. Of course the ultimate issue is price. I don't know how you do it. No store in Jacksonville can come close. Even Wal-mart. 595740



- AM10140
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Excellent Service.. Fast Shipping... tire looks great on my trailer..being a 10 ply over the old 4 ply makes me feel better taking off down the road.... thanks 149944



- AM10210
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


This tire will be used as a replacement on my boat trailer. I'd been waiting for over 3 weeks to receive this make tire from a dealer in the Cleveland Ohio area. I canceled the order after speaking with Natalie, who, by the way is a wonderful customer service representative. Then, I received the tire 2 days later! Great company and excellent service!! When I need tires again I'll call. Thanks Natalie 656281



- AM10210
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


As always, Etrailer delivered what I needed and fast. The Karrier ST tires I ordered were only a few weeks old according to the date stamp. 107320


Comments

The tires still look like new after ~6000 miles. Ill buy these again when I need new tires.

Doug B - 11/14/2014

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- AM10303
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Service at trailer is outstanding. Adam helped me locate the rims and tires for my 1951 Spartan Imperial Mansion. He worked directly with the supplier of the product to find me what I needed -- black rims and tires. They had them delivered to me in two days at no charge. You can't beat etrailer.com for value and service. I'll be buying more from them for sure. 436178



- AM10210
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Just what I was after to increase my load rating and speed. Shipped very fast received 4 days before expected. 540775


Comments

Please keep in mind that running a tire with a higher load rating will not necessarily increase the load bearing capacity of your trailer. You will still be limited by the capacity of the lowest rated component.

-- Mike L - 07/13/2018

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- AM10245
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Products were great but serice was Even better. Quick fast delivery and great communication as to what was going on with availability and delivery. 135786



- AM10210
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Ordered tires for trailer. Rec'd the freshest I've ever seen. Manufacture date was 30 week of 2017. Installed 7/19/17. Does that even add up???? 8 Ply trailer tires hopefully will minimize the tire explosions in the future. 409689


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So far so good.

Joe T - 07/23/2018

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- AM10244
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


2nd set 444475



- AM10210
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


I recieved the trailer tires really fast. They have a good tread design and when mounted look great. I installed them on a very small travel trailer which came out with a load range C. These have a load range D which should be an improvement due to a little more pressure and carring capacity. I am very pleased with the delivery time and looks of the tires. 119820



- AM10199
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


I love this company,easy to order.Thought it would take a week to get tire.Had it in 2days! Paula was awesome and overly helpful.Stock was brand new and not years old (very important with trailer tires).I won’t buy a trailer tire anywhere else.Thank you etrailer! 457739


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I have had no problems with my purchase and won’t hesitate to buy from etrailer again. Thx

Thomas A - 12/06/2018

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- AM10199
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Nice tires. I can't believe how fast they shipped them to me! 572962



- AM10245
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Thank you so much! Yes, my four tires arrived in perfect condition in 3 out of 3-5 days, which was greatly appreciated as I had to be out of town the next day, and my regular UPS guy, who has common sense and pride in his work, hid them between my camper and garage door as per my note that I hadn't put out yet. OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE ALL AROUND---PERFECT!!!!!!!! Thank you Carol and eTrailer! I will be back. 575932



- AM10245
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Received the tires in boxes, which is new for me. Tires look good, but I won't know until I put them on my trailer and try them out. 570099



- AM10140
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


This is the exact same O.E. tire on my camper. They are a great tire. This tire was only purchased to have as a spare. I have purchased tires in the past that were made in China ( not this brand) and had constant blowouts. These are better made ( still made in China) and so far I’ve had good luck with them. Please see my review of the rim I purchased for this tire. 565442



- AM10245
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


After blowing two tires the same day and destroying two rims On our enclosed cargo trailer, I went searching for a quality tire with good reviews. My first stop as always was etrailer where I selected a tire with a D Load rating to replace my C's, this was based off the manufacture specs and reviews. I then looked elsewhere for validation of the tire quality and price like any good consumer. I found a cheaper price and shot a note to etrailer with the website that had the lesser price and within 4-hours I received a note from Nikki telling me they will honor the price and provided instructions To send her my etrailer order number once I placed it. Well in a matter of minutes I placed the order and Nikki credited my card for the price difference. In addition I always get a notification from George when my product ships and a follow up once it is delivered to make sure everything was okay So you ask why I shop at Etrailer? How about best price, excellent web site with good product data, free shipping and fantastic customer service to name a few !! 562980



- AM10229
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Only place I could find a replacement tire without a wheel. 367507



- AM10140
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Really nice tires at a good price. Arrived in a few days. They installed great on my pop-up camper that had bias tires. Well worth the extra money to get radial tires. I'm very pleased with the fast service and great quality. Had them put on the rims by my local tire store. I just couldn't break the bead to get the old tires off the rim. 430593



- AM10130
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


I have purchased two tires from etrailer.com. The service was excellent. 128322


Comments

Great

Erik - 04/30/2015

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- AM10210
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Searching for 13 inch trailer tires rated load D range for my boat trailer. Became a problem finding with local dealers. No problem at etrailer. Ordering was very easy and shipping was prompt. Two tires in one box. First rate internet shopping. 365922



- AM10140
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Always good products and service. 571936



- AM10130
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


I ordered 5.30 x 12 mounted trailer tires. They were back ordered for months. Emily was very helpful changing my order to ST145/R12 tires. Thank you!! Greg 282443



- AM10130
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Tire works great, its 8 ply not 2 ply that has on a used tent trailer i just bought. 153280


Comments

tires are great tent trailer handles great on mountain roads.

C G - 09/26/2015

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- AM10501
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


I needed new tries for my 5th wheel trailer that provided a heavier load limit more durable tire than the stock tires that came on the trailer. I selected the Karrier ST 235/85R16 as it met the list of item I was looking for in a tire. Etrailer was great to deal with. Their web site was user friendly and their service was a pleasurable experience. Etrailer made shipment of the tires the same day I placed the order, and I received them in 5 days. I will look at etrailer for future purchases of my trailer needs! 49310


Comments

Jerry how are those Karrier tires? any trouble in the past 3 years? Still running them? How many miles on them?

-- comment by: Douglas H - 01/27/2015

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- AM10303
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


New tires arrived VERY quickly. Amazingly fast delivery .......5 tires arrived in individual boxes, very impressive delivery system!! Tires appear to be very heavy duty re sidewalls, I did read the reviews before ordering and am hoping for good results. Not exactly happy that the build dates on the tires are over one year old..........and yes I did read the rebuttle to someone elses pointing out the one year old thing. Tires made in China. Hoping for the best based upon many positive reviews. 567758



- AM10303
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Tires arrived yesterday. They are from China and they are over a year old looking at the date code 3217 not very happy . Nothing on the tires showing that they are made by Kenda that was advertise. 556108


Comments

Its not unheard of for tires to arrive at our location that were manufactured a year or so before we receive them. The tires are manufactured overseas. After they are manufactured, they sit in a warehouse for a period of time until theyre packed in a shipping container and ultimately loaded on a container ship and shipped to the US. The trip here and entry through US Customs can sometimes take a month or more. The tires then sit in a warehouse in the US until we order and receive them. Tires that are stored in a warehouse under somewhat controlled conditions dont age or dry rot like tires that are exposed to the elements and UV radiation do. The fact that your tires were a bit older than a year when you received them will not have any effect on their lifespan or durability. They should be good for up to 6-7 years, assuming they are not stored in direct sunlight, not overloaded, kept properly inflated and their speed rating isnt being exceeded. The tire you purchased is a Karrier Load Star, which is the brand name of a tire manufactured by Kenda.

-- Mike L - 08/22/2018

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- AM10210
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


I have been maxing out the weight capacity of the tires every time I load the trailer and they have been performing well and look brand new still a year later. Very happy with the purchase. 529234



- AM10235
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Good Tire from a great company. This is the only Load Range D tire I could find in a 14" rim size but this tire has been an excellent purchase. I could not be happier with my purchase and my tire dealer was happy to mount them because they knew that they did not sell a load range D tire in a 14". 431268


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Great tire. After another year of use the tires still look like new. The load range D tires carry the weight better and gives me great peace of mind.

Go E - 10/11/2018

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- AM10210
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


I purchased two of these tires for my boat trailer 5 years ago. They had maybe 10-12k miles on them. Last fall I had one of the tires go bad - the tire cords failed causing uneven wear. It didn't blow out but I was perhaps lucky. Purchased a replacement - same tire. Last month I had a similar cord failure with the other old tire. After that problem was going to purchase 2 new name brand tires but couldn't find any D load rating tires in the 175/80R13 tires. Decided to just buy another Karrier tire. When my mechanic changed out the second tire he said the inside of this one was far worse than the first failure. I was running the tires with 55 psi of air with a max listed pressure of 65 psi. Maybe that was a factor so now running the tires at 60 psi and plan on changing them after 3 years. Not real comfortable with these tires but hopefully I can get 3 years out of them without a failure. 280969



- AM10235
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


This is a great trailer tire! I purchased these for my R-Pod 182G (I'm guessing around 3500lbs fully loaded) for a cross-country road trip. I wanted a more robust tire so I could travel at 70 mph without constantly worrying if the tires would blow-out. 3800 miles in two weeks and the tires handled perfectly and still look new. I filled them with nitrogen because I was traversing a wide range of elevations (7200'-500') and I didn't want to worry about pressure fluctuations. They were filled to 65psi when the tires were a little warm so they ended up being about 60psi when cold, but they never got above 70psi when hot. This is a great tire if you have a trailer that usually uses a Load Range "C", 6 ply tire. E-trailer made my order very painless, offering free shipping, which I had to forgo and pay $7.95 for 3-5 day shipping, because I needed them that week. The tires arrived in great shape in 3 days. 270276



- AM10244
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


size was right. delivery fast. tire life..low.. for trailer tires most brands including this are only good for 5k-10k miles.. I put around 15-20k miles on my trailer per year. it would be great to trailer tires lasted longer. for a boat trailer that is hauled to lake a couple weekends a month. they might be great tires. I use them on my work trailer..daily. hence the 15-20k miles per year 508318



- AM10235
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Review from a similar Kenda Karrier Radial in Tires and Wheels


Received them well before expected, given free delivery. Just had them mounted on my X-lite. This was an upgrade from the load rate C. The real test will be to see if they make it all the way to Alaska from Maine. Get back to me in September of 2015. So far I am happy with the product and e-trailer. 184959


Comments

How did the tires perform

-- comment by: Chris M - 02/22/2016

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They performed very well. 14000 miles over some very marginal conditions. Including the top of the World highway in Yukon territory. Highly recommended.

-- comment by: - 02/26/2016

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Follow up.....they made the trip without a problem....Maine to Alaska and back....including 100 miles of gravel over the top of the world highway.highly recommend.

Frank B - 04/12/2016

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  • 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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  • Best Trailer Tire in ST235/80R16 for Speed Rating and Price
  • The part # TTWTRTM2358016E is going to be your best option. This has the best price on tires in your size and unlike most trailer tires this one is rated for up to 81 mph. Nearly all trailer tires are rated at 65 mph. The weight rating for the tire is going to be 3,520 lbs at 80 psi. With trailer tires you have to have them inflated to their max psi rating to ensure that you get the full capacity.
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  • Trailer Tire Replacement Recommendation for a Trailer with LT215/85R16 Tires
  • The tire size we offer that is closest to the 215/85R16 that you said you have on your trailer is the ST235/80R16 part # AM10248. These are very close in size so they should work well for you. Also, these are ST rated tires that are specially rated for a trailer application so they should work better than your LT tires you currently have. The price is available at the provided product page link.
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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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  • Choosing Appropriate Tires for 5th Wheel Camper Based On Weight
  • You are correct that when choosing a tire, the load capacity of the tires are added together for the total capacity. For a trailer like you mentioned with a total weight of 13,000 pounds, you will want each tire to have at least 3,250 pound weight capacity. There is not a specific percentage of extra capacity that needs to be taken into consideration. You can certainly use a tire with a larger weight capacity to have some breathing room. The hitch weight is placed on the tow vehicle,...
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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 95 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Would Load Range E Kenda Tire ST235/80R16 Be Adequate for 13k Trailer
  • If you are under the weight capacity and speed rating of the tire plus are running the max air pressure listed on the tire you would be just fine. If you have a # AM10248 on your trailer wheels which has a 3,500 lb capacity per tire you would have a 1,000 lbs of extra capacity when you add up all the tires. So in that regard you would be fine. But this tire does require you to run 90 psi to ensure that you get the full weight capacity.
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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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  • 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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  • PSI Rating for the HWT S5 Trailer Rim 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Brand of Tire for a Size ST235/85R16 or ST235/80R16 Tire
  • The best tires that we have come from Westlake. For the ST235/85R16 size you could use part # LHWL410 which has a Load Range of G (4,400 lbs at 110 psi). For the ST235/80R16 size you could use part # LHWL401 which has a Load Range of E (3,520 lbs at 80 psi). The thing that sets this tire apart from all of the other options is the warranty. The performance itself is comparable to other brands that we carry, but it also comes with a 5-year warranty. This tire comes with complimentary roadside...
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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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