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  • Recommended ST225/75R15 Trailer Tires for 31-Ft 5th Wheel to Avoid Tire Blowouts
  • A trailer tire's worst enemy is heat. Excessive heat will weaken a tire and lead to its premature failure. The most common causes for a trailer tire to overheat are overloading it beyond its rated weight capacity and incorrect inflation pressure. If you replace Load Range E tires with F- or G-rated tires their higher weight capacity will tend to mean reduced operating temperatures, all other things being equal. And of course, all trailer tires should always be inflated to the maximum...
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  • What is the Difference Between Taskmaster Provider and Contender Trailer Tires
  • There is a quality difference between the Taskmaster Provider tire # TTWTRTM2358016E and the Taskmaster Contender, # C23516E. The biggest difference is in the tread. The Provider just has better tread. The Contender was meant as a less expensive radial alternative to a bias ply tire. If it were me I would go with the Provider # TTWTRTM2358016E because of the higher quality and tread difference. I have also included a link to a video review of the Provider as well as a link to our help...
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  • Best Trailer Tire Recommendation to Replace ST205/75R14 Load Range C
  • The best option we have for your trailer would be the Taskmaster part # TTWTRTM2057514C which is a ST205/75R14 like what you have in a Load Range C. Going with a higher capacity tire when not needed really won't gain you anything, but this tire has a higher speed rating at 81 mph which is nice. Most trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph so a higher speed rating gives you more flexibility. Also this a radial like what you have which is a superior tire construction than a bias ply.
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  • Comparing Modular and Spoke Wheels, Radial and Bias Tires, and Different Load Ranges
  • The difference between modular and spoke wheels is the appearance. In different parts of the country one will be more popular than the other. That is really the only difference. For highway use I recommend radial tires. Radial tires run cooler and track better than bias ply tires. Bias ply tires are better for non-paved roads. Going from a D to an E load range means that the ply rating will be higher on the E thus it will be a little stronger. It will not increase the weight capacity...
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  • Is there a 12 Inch Trailer Tire that is Rated for 80 Miles Per Hour
  • The 12 inch tires that we carry are rated for 65 miles per hour. Any faster than that for extended periods and the excessive heat build up will cause tire failure. To get a tire with a higher speed rating you would have to go up in size. That also means you will need different wheels. If your hubs use a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern then tire and wheel combo # TTWA13RWS is one option. This tire has an M speed rating which means it is rated for 81 miles per hour. The size is a 175/80-13. It...
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  • Best Trailer Tire in Size ST235/80R16
  • The best tire we have in the size ST235/80R16 that you referenced would be the # TTWTRTM2358016E. This radial tire is a Load Range E with a 3,520 lbs at 80 psi capacity and a speed rating of 81 miles per hour. Normally trailer tires are only rated for 65 MPH, but since this one is rated higher it would be the best option that we have since most people really want to at least do 70 MPH. I attached a review video for this tire for you to check out as well.
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  • What Should the Tire Pressure be for ST205/75-15 5th Wheel Trailer Tires
  • On trailer tires you will always need to have them inflated to the maximum psi as indicated on the tire sidewall. For ST205/75-15 tire # AS15B475WS, it is rated for 1,820 pounds at 50 psi. Different sizes and load ranges of the same size will have different psi ratings so always check the tire. Trailer tires are built with a thicker sidewall to handle more vertical load compared to passenger vehicle tires. When a trailer tire is under inflated the thicker sidewall is more compressed...
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  • Upgrading Tire Size on a Harbor Freight Trailer
  • I do have a solution for you, but we do not recommend using vehicle tires on a trailer. Trailer tires are built with stronger sidewalls to help resist the load that is put on them, while vehicle tires are made for a more smooth ride. Also, we do not carry spacers that are intended to make your tire and wheel stick out so that it can clear your trailer frame. To find out if you can upgrade your tires and wheels with your current setup, you can take the outer diameter and section width...
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  • Operation Instructions for ST Tire Speed Ratings
  • I can help you understand the reason there is different information on our website. Special trailer tires have a maximum speed rating, just like passenger car and truck tires. Older tires have no special marking to designate a limit. Their maximum speed is 65 mph. Newer tires, those manufactured in 2015 and later, should have one of the following codes on the sidewall to show their rating: M - 81 mph L - 75 mph J - 62 mph If a trailer tire has any other marking to designate maximum...
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  • What is the Height and Width of a 205/75-15 Tire on a 15 Inch Trailer Wheel
  • The 205/75-15 Tire and Wheel Combo, # AS15B475WS, is 8.077 inches wide and 27.1155 inches tall. An F78-14 tire and wheel will be about the same width but it will be 1 inch shorter. I have included a link to a tire size FAQ article that should help.
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  • Upgrading Trailer Tires to a Higher Load Rating Radial Type for Extra Safety Margin
  • A tire of size 215/75-14 can be mounted to a 14-inch wheel with width of 5-1/2, 6, 6-1/2 or 7-inches. A narrower 205/75-14 tire can mount to many of these same wheel widths: 5-1/2, 6 or 6-1/2-inches. Moving to a higher load-range rating will give you extra safety margin and it will also allow that heavier tire to run a little bit cooler under the same load than a lower-rated tire would. The Taskmaster radial tire/wheel you referenced, part # TTWA21514RTM45WS, is a great radial tire...
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  • Recommended Trailer Tire to Replace LT 7.50-16
  • The Taskmaster Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G, item # TTWPRG235R16, is the closest tire to the 7.50-16LT tire that we have. Your tire has an overall height of 31.8 inches and a section width of 8.4 inches. The # TTWPRG235R16, tire has and overall height of 31.61 inches and a section width of 9.37 inches. The Taskmaster tire is great too because it has a higher speed rating than most trailer tires at 81 mph instead of 65. You will be alright on height but you will need to check...
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  • What Does the 5 and the J Indicate on a 15x5J Trailer Wheel and ST205/75D15
  • The 5 means that the wheel is 5 inches wide from bead to bead (not overall width). The J indicates the design of the bead but it is nothing you need to be concerned with. To measure the bolt pattern accurately I have included a link to an FAQ article that will explain the process. There is a good chance that you have a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern but you will need to measure to be sure. You will also want to make sure that you match the existing tire construction of the other tires on the...
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  • Trailer Wheel Torque Spec Chart
  • I apologize for any confusion on what the proper torque specs are for 1/2 inch lug nuts on trailer wheels. I attached a picture of a chart to the right that details what the proper torque specs are for a trailer wheels lugs based on lug size, wheel size, and wheel material.
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  • What is Most Common Trailer Wheel 6 Lug Bolt Pattern
  • If you have a trailer wheel that has a 6 lug setup you are going to have a bolt pattern of 6 on 5-1/2 inches. This is the standard 6 lug wheel bolt pattern that trailer rims have. If you are unsure you can check out the help article I attached that details how to determine bolt pattern. If you do have the 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern the rim and tire part # A15R6SMD that you referenced would fit and work well for you.
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  • What Size Rim is Needed for 205/75R14 Trailer Tire
  • When it comes to a 205/75R14 trailer tire like the Kenda, # AM10234, this size of tire will fit a 5", 5-1/2", 6", or 6-1/2" rim. I spoke with our in-house tire expert and he said that when it comes to choosing a rim for a trailer tire, you will want to go with the smallest rim width available for your size of tire to keep the side walls as straight as possible. I have attached a link to the options that we have available for you. Since you plan to use this just as a spare for your...
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  • Recommended Replacement Tire For 16-Ft Tandem Utility Trailer
  • If you plan on going to a bigger tire as you mentioned you can take a quick measurement to make sure you have the room. To go from a 205 tire to a 225 will increase the height about 1.2 inches overall. If you have fenders it will be a little over 1/2 inch closer to the inside of the fender. The width of the tire will also increase by about 3/4 inch. For a 15 inch tire I recommend part # TTWTRTM2257515D. This is a radial load Range D tire with an 8-ply rating. It has a maximum load capacity...
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  • High Speed Rating Trailer Tire Recommendation ST175/80R13
  • I have a great solution for you. The Taskmaster ST175/80R13 Radial Trailer Tire, part # TTWTRTM1758013C is rated for up to 87 mph as it has an N speed rating. Most trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph so this is a great option for you. Be sure to keep the tire inflated to it's 50 psi max so that you don't cause heat to build up which is a common cause for tire failure.
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  • What Size Tires Fit on the 15 x 5 Trailer Wheel with 5 on 5-1/2 Bolt Pattern
  • A 225/75-15 tire will fit on a 6 to 7 inch wide wheel. There are no wheels with this width that also have the 5 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. For wheel # TTW550555WS1 you would need to put on size 205/75-15 tires. I have included a link to the options for you.
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  • Recommended 16 Inch Trailer Wheel With 8 Lug Bolt Pattern
  • If the tire you have is a 7.50 x 16, like part # AM10430, the wheel you need is a 16 x 6. We carry several wheels that have an 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern that will work with the 7.5 x 16 tire. I recommend a wheel like the Taskmaster Steel Wheel, part # TTW66865WS569D. This wheel has a capacity of 3,750 lbs and a 5.12 inch pilot. I have attached a link to our product pages for the tires we offer and also to the wheels we carry that will work for you.
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  • Do Trailer Tires Need to be Fully Dynamically Balanced for Proper Performance
  • You ask a very good question. Trailer tires do not have to be dynamically balanced like passenger car tires do since a trailer tire's primary duty is supporting a vertical load. Steering and cornering concerns apply less to trailer tires. Passenger car tires on the other hand benefit from being fully balanced since passengers might otherwise feel the irregularities at higher speeds. Our trailer wheel/tire combination products are joined by the manufacturer so that the tire's low spot...
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  • PSI Inflation Rating for Hi-Run ST205/75R15 Load Range C Trailer Tire
  • All of the 205/75-15 load range C trailer tires we carry are rated for 1,820 pounds at 50 psi. But that doesn't mean that someone doesn't make one that is rated higher. Customers have asked us about this tire before and all have mentioned the 65 psi rating. So the people where you bought the tire are correct. Trailer tires should always be inflated to the maximum psi indicated on the tire. This is because trailer tires are built with a thicker sidewall compared to passenger vehicle...
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  • Recommended Trailer Tires to Replace 235/75R15 Tires
  • It looks like the previous owner of the trailer had vehicle tires installed since there are no trailer tires that are a 235/75R15 size. Even though it might work for a while, trailer tires are always better to use for trailer applications. Trailer tires have a stronger sidewall and can be identified by the letters ST before the tire size. For example, the Taskmaster Provider # A225R645SM has a tire size of ST225/75R15. Since people are not meant to ride in the back of a trailer while...
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  • Recommendation Replacement Tire for ST155/80-R13
  • A 5.30 X 12C tire is going to be your best replacement. If you need the 4 on 4 inch bolt pattern # TTWAS53012WS4HP is a good option, or # TTWAS53012WS45HP for the 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. These both have the wheel and tire included, which you'll need, since you will be decreasing the size of your rim. The reason I suggest going with the 12 inch rims is because smallest 13 inch tires available, such as # C17513C, are 175/80R13 which is quite a bit larger. Your current tires are...
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  • Can a 205/75R14 Trailer Tire get Replaced with a 215/75R14
  • The Taskmaster ST215/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire # TTWTRTM2157514D that you referenced will fit the 14 inch rim you have currently that has/had a 205/75R14 tire on it. It will be just slightly wider (.4 of an inch), and slightly taller (10 mm), than your current setup. I attached a review video for this tire plus a help article on trailer tires for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended ST205/75R14 LRC Tire & 5-on-4-1/2 Trailer Wheel for Highway Use on Boat Trailer
  • For a wheel/tire in Load Range C with a 5-on-4-1/2 bolt pattern for your boat trailer that will easily handle higher speeds of 70-mph and above I suggest the Taskmaster Provider # A14R45SMPVD. This wheel/tire combination has a weight rating of 1,760 lbs at its 50-psi inflation pressure and it carries an M speed rating, which means it will handle highways speeds up to 81-mph without excessive heat build up that would potentially damage a lower-rated tire. We also offer the same tire on...
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  • What Is Speed Rating For 13 Inch Radial Tire/Wheel Combos For Trailers
  • The speed rating for the Taskmaster Radial Tire, part # TTWA13RWS is M, or 81 mph. This is a Load Range C tire and has a capacity of 1,360 lbs at 50 psi. The wheel is a 13 x 4-1/2 inch rim and it has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. I called my contact at Kenda and asked about the radial tires they have on their tire/wheel combos, part # AM31985 and part # AM31994. They told me the speed rating for both of these tires is M and 81 mph. We do recommend staying within the speed limits in...
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  • What Tire Load Rating Is Needed For Tandem Axle Trailer With 7000 lb Capacity?
  • For a tandem axle trailer rated for 7000 lbs, you can use either a Load Range C or D tire. Each axle will be rated for 3500 lbs so you need a tire that will carry 1/2 that capacity. That would make your minimum load range before limiting your system or 1750 lbs. The Contender ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 15" White Spoke Wheel - 5 on 4-1/2 - Load Range C # AC15R45WS are rated for 1820 lbs at 50 psi and have a speed rating of up to 81 mph. This is a great tire, so the only reason...
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  • 17.5 Wheel and Tire Combination Recommendation with 8 on 6-1/2 inch Bolt Pattern
  • The closest thing we offer that would work for you would be the Taskmaster Provider ST215/75R17.5 Trailer Tire w 17-1/2" Solid Silver Wheel # TTWA215H-8H19. This is a wheel and tire combo that comes with radial tires and a silver steel wheel with a 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern that has a 4,805 lb capacity when inflated to 123 psi. The only issue is that it's not aluminum, nor is an aluminum wheel available in this size. To ensure that you have an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern check...
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  • 225/75-15 Trailer Tire Recommendation with 10 Ply and Load Range E
  • Yes you can go with a 10 Ply Load Range E tire for your trailer in the size of 225/75-15. For that we have the part # TR225LRE which has a weight capacity of 2,830-lb max load at 80 psi. What I also really like about this tire is that it has a higher than normal speed rating at 81 mph as opposed to most trailer tires that are only rated to 65 mph.
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