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Kenda Loadstar ST215/65R17 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range C

Kenda Loadstar ST215/65R17 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range C

Item # KE88XR
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Radial special trailer tire with automotive-grade, noise-reducing tread has a ply rating of 6 and a 1,874-lb maximum load at 50 psi. Constructed of double steel belts and full nylon plies. Fits 17 wheels and is designed for highway use. Great Prices for the best trailer tires and wheels from Kenda. Kenda Loadstar ST215/65R17 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range C part number KE88XR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Kenda Trailer Tires and Wheels - KE88XR

  • Tire Only
  • 17 Inch
  • 215/65-17
  • Load Range C
  • Radial Tire
  • Kenda

Radial special trailer tire with automotive-grade, noise-reducing tread has a ply rating of 6 and a 1,874-lb maximum load at 50 psi. Constructed of double steel belts and full nylon plies. Fits 17 wheels and is designed for highway use.


  • Radial ply tire is great for highway use
  • Constructed with double steel belts and full nylon plies for a long life
  • Automotive-grade tread has sipes that channel water away from the tire to improve traction during wet, snowy, or icy conditions
  • 5-Rib tread has a variable pitch block design that helps reduce road noise
  • 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
  • Meets DOT specifications


  • Fits: 17" diameter rims
    • Rim width: 6" to 7-1/2"
  • Tire size: ST215/65R17
    • Section width: 8.46"
    • Outer diameter (when inflated): 28"
  • Capacity:
    • Load range: C
    • Ply rating: 6
    • Maximum load:
      • Single tire: 1,874 lbs at 50 psi
      • Dual tire: 1,653 lbs at 50 psi
  • Maximum speed: 81 mph (speed rating M)
  • 5-Year warranty
  • 1-Year worry-free guarantee

1 -Year Worry-Free Guarantee

This tire has a 1-year worry-free guarantee. If within the first 12 months the tire is damaged in any way, it will be replaced at no charge.

Kenda Loadstar KR17 Radials

Unlike standard trailer tire tread, which has solid, continuous ribs, the automotive-grade, computer-generated tread on these Karrier Loadstar KR17 radials has ribs with breaks. These breaks allow water to run off to the sides. The Karrier Loadstar KR17 tread also has sipes. Siping is a process in which thin grooves (or sipes) are cut into the rubber of the tire. The grooves channel water away from the tread so that the tire makes better contact with the road. Both of these features greatly improve traction during wet, snowy, or icy conditions. The tread on this tire also has a 5-rib, variable pitch tread block design. Because the blocks of tread are wider at the edges and skinnier in the center, this design will reduce the overall road noise you experience while towing.

Karrier Loadstar KR17 radials are constructed with double steel belts and full nylon plies for increased durability and endurance. The premium rubber compound materials of this tire help disperse heat.

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.

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Video of Kenda Loadstar ST215/65R17 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range C

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

Video Transcript for Review of Kenda Tires and Wheels - Tire Only - KE88XR

Jeff: Hello everybody, this is Jeff at Today we're going to take a look at this Kenda Loadstar ST215/65R17 radial trailer tire in a Load Range C. Now this is a radial ply tire, which is great for highway use. It's constructed with double steel belts and full nylon plies for a nice long life, and they do use an automotive grade tread. Just want to zoom in here a little bit. This automotive grade tread has sipes, which are the cuts in the blocks here.

That'll channel water away from underneath the tire, helps improve traction during wet snowy or icy conditions, and it is a five rib tread design. It has a variable pitch block design that will help reduce road noise.Now this tire is a ST tire, which means Special Trailer tire. It has the sturdy sidewalls so that it can handle heavy loads. It is created specifically for trailers, it's not intended for use on any other vehicles, and this does meet the DOT Department of Transportation specifications. A few specs for this tire.

It's designed to fit wheel size of 17 inch by 6 inch wide, 17 by 6 1/2 inch wide, 17 by 7, and 17 by 7 1/2 inch wide wheels.The tire size, which will be stamped on the sidewall ST for Special Trailer 215/65R17. The R stands for Radial design tire. Section width on this is 8 1/2 inches, overall diameter from the bottom to the top when it's inflated is 28 inches. This is a Load Range C tire, which means it's a six ply rated tire. It has a maximum load capacity of 1,874 pounds at 50 PSI, and the last thing I do want to mention is most all the new trailer tires come through with a speed rating on them and a speed rating is designated by a letter designation.

So right after the size that we just went over, you'll see two numbers for the load index, and at the very end is the letter M. Speed rating M will mean 81 mile per hour speed rating.But that should do it for the review on this Kenda Loadstar ST215/65R17 Radial trailer tire in a Load Range C.

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Kenda Loadstar ST215/65R17 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range C - KE88XR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (9659 Customer Reviews)

Radial special trailer tire with automotive-grade, noise-reducing tread has a ply rating of 6 and a 1,874-lb maximum load at 50 psi. Constructed of double steel belts and full nylon plies. Fits 17 wheels and is designed for highway use.


I looked everywhere for a 17" trailer tire for my Ranger boat trailer and was the only place that had themin stock. I ordered the tires and they were here in three days. Thanks etrailer for the quick processing and shipping of my order.


Dianna A. at etrailer was incredible to work with, she understood all the specifications. Everything she did to complete my order was handled great!! I received my new tire with-in 3 business days with no issues. Would highly recommend etrailer.


Had a hard time finding the exact tire that is on my trailer, found etrailer, they had the tires in stock and a few days later they were at my door, easy website to use and they Carry a lot of inventory, I will order from them again!


I just had these tires mounted on the wheels today, so I can't really comment on the tire. I mean it's a great looking tire, but as far as how long it last and all that, we'll see. As far as dealing with e-trailer, it's about as easy as it gets. Everything was exactly as they said it would be, I got plenty of updates on shipping, which was great (expect for a weather delay, which was not E-trailers fault). I am very happy with this purchase from E-T. I was going to include a picture, but they basically look like tires, round, black, you know how it goes.



No issues with the tires, but I will have to admit, since these tires are on my boat trailer, I have put a lot fewer miles on them than I would have liked to. At this rate the tires should last 10 years. I keep the boat trailer in the garage,as of today the tires still look brand new. THey only have about 1500 miles on them.


Excellent customer service and received tires amazingly quick!


Great service and awesome tires. Thank You Guys.


Good product at a good price. Delivery was quick and easy. Only problem was my phone blowing up with additional ads after the order


I would recommend Etrailer for your trailer needs, from ordering online to receiving my tires within a few days was absolutely amazing.


Thanks for the quick service



Very issues


This was the exact tire to replace a damaged one on my 2019 Ranger boat trailer. Quick shipping just in time for the weekend. Very pleased overall!


I had been searching for a 17" trailer tire for my tandem axle boat trailer for over a year. I finally came across etrailer and they had the exact tire that I was searching for. I ordered the tire on Monday and received it on Thursday. The shipping was quick and progress was updated daily so I knew when the tire would arrive. I will be purchasing from etrailer again in the future.


Received the correct tire promptly!


Tires work well. No issues.


Running these for a year now. No issues as indicated by others



Been a year and they have been great tires!


Great tire easy purchase and fast delivery. Great service nice to speak with a real person.


Outstanding customer service throughout this online purchase…again. I had prompt replies and even an early than expected delivery.


After trying to source my boat trailer tire at my two go to "tire shops" that they no longer could order my wife found it on etrailer. I jumped online, ordered the tire and had a shipping confirmation within minutes. It was so simple. Price was exactly what I expected and the shipping fee was on me because of the urgency. Impressed with everything.


I haven’t gotten the tires on my trailer yet so I can’t offer a review for them.
I was told shipping would be delayed for 4 months so I ordered the same tire ($[XX] each X4 more) another provider.
I didn’t see the email that my tires as shipped before I could cancel the order. Now I have 8 tires and have to pay to return 4. I would have appreciated a phone call. Other than that I thought company was easy to work with.

Etrailer Expert

Brooke M.


Thank you for reaching out! If you found the same product at a cheaper price, you may want to take a look at our Lowest Price Pledge to see if this qualifies for a refund. I have attached the link.


Great order updates and superfast shipping. A+++ Experience.


Price change from Sunday to today. Requested difference applied to a new purchase.
Answer, not possible.

I do appreciate your service.
Thank you


Have purchased two of these tires and belts broke in both tires.I wouldn't recommend for a boat trailer they are only 5 ply tires.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you. The tires do have a 1 year warranty.


Tire arrived on time and in good condit ion


Easy to order, fast delivery.


Great source for tires for my boat trai ler.


Fast service

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