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  • What Is The Speed Rating in Mile Per Hour for L on Trailer Tires?
  • It sounds like you are looking at a tire similar to the Westlake ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire # 274-000012. The speed rating you mention of "L" is a max of 75 mph. If tires have this higher speed rating, they are labeled L or M (81 mph). If they don't have the L or M speed rating, ST tires are limited to 65 mph max. If you want that higher speed rating, I recommend the Contender ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range C # C20514C or the slightly larger and higher load range...
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  • What Load Range Tire is Needed for a 10,000 lb Trailer
  • Load range capacity varies based on the tire size and brand, so without knowing either, it's hard to say. For example, a load range D tire in size 145/80-12 has an average capacity of 1,220 lbs, while a load range C tire in size 185/80-13 has an average capacity of 1,480 lbs. So, in this case, the load range C tire has a greater capacity than the load range D tire. It's best to check the weight capacity of an individual tire to make sure the load range will be sufficient. With a fifth wheel,...
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  • Comparing Westlake ST235/85R16 Tires To Goodyear G614 Radial Tires
  • Westlake Tires like 99% of trailer tires are made overseas but meet or exceed the DOT and FMVSS specifications. The Westlake brand is one of the very best and customers have been very happy with them. They also come with the best warranty of any tire we carry because the manufacturer believes in their products. They have a complimentary roadside service for 2 years available anywhere in the US. The Westlake ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G # LHWL410 have a load rating...
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  • Best RV Trailer Tires for Size ST225/75R15
  • We have just what you need. The very best trailer tire option we have is from Lionshead and is part # LHWL304. This is a higher Load Range than yours as you have a Load Range D currently and this is a Load Range of E with capacities of 2,830-lb max load at 80 psi. This tire also has a higher than normal speed rating of 71 mph whereas other trailer tires are usually limited to only 65 mph. That being said here's the real icing on the cake for this tire... This tire comes with complimentary...
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  • Difference Between Trailer Tire Sizes ST205/75R15 and ST225/75R15
  • The two sizes you mentioned are pretty similar and fit many of the same 15 inch wheels. The 205/75-15 fits rim widths of 5 inch to 6-1/2 inch whereas the 225/75-15 fits widths that are 6 inch to 7 inch. The 205 is 27.1 inches tall and the 225 is 28.4 inches tall. The 225 has higher capacities available for it as well. Generally people go to the bigger size when they need more capacity than what the 205 offers. In that size the part # LHWL304 is our best option as it has a 75 mph speed...
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  • Recommended Tire PSI and Load Range for Large Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • The psi should be listed on the sidewall of the tire. It is recommended that tires always be inflated to the max psi. Different tire manufacturers may have different psi ratings even for the same tire size and load range, so it's always best to go by the psi rating listed on the tire itself. Also note that tires should never be over-inflated or under-inflated. Inflating tires to a lower air pressure than the maximum reduces the amount of weight that the tire can handle to an unknown...
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  • What is the Correct Tire Pressure for a 235/80R16 Trailer Tire?
  • For maximum effectiveness, trailer tires need to be inflated to max psi, which will be somewhere on the tire's sidewall. For example, a load range E tire such as the Westlake ST235/80R16, # LHWL401, has a load capacity of 3,520 lbs when inflated to 80 psi.
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  • Replacement Wheel and Tire Recommendation for 8.75R16.5 Trailer Wheel Tire Size
  • I have a great solution for you. The Lionshead Wheel and Tire part # LHAW124 is a Load Range E tire that is ST225/75R15 which has an overall diameter of 28.3 inches which would give you more clearance actually. It also is on a wheel with a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern like you need.
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  • Center Cap for Westlake ST225/75R15 Radial Tire w 15" Bobcat Aluminum Wheel # LHAWSO311B
  • Westlake ST225/75R15 Radial Tire w 15" Bobcat Aluminum Wheel # LHAWSO311B does not come with a center cap. Lionshead has the following center caps that will fit this wheel: # LHCS108 (does not come with the cap at the end) # LHCS108-SI60C (includes the cap at the end) We have other options at the 4.25 inch measurement including: # 425EZ (chrome) # 425EZ-SS (stainless steel)
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  • Recommended 15 Inch Trailer Tires and Wheels for Long Life
  • We like to keep our prices pretty competitive. We recommend that trailer tires be replaced every 6 or 7 years regardless of how worn they are. Since trailer tires are often not used everyday, like vehicle tires, a lot of times they get old before they wear out. Tires break down over time just from being exposed to the elements like sunlight and saltwater. A trailer wheel will last much longer than the tires, often for many years, depending on how the trailer is used and the construction...
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  • Best Trailer Tire Option for Size ST175/80R13
  • 6 years is the accepted age that a trailer tire should be replaced at. Going to a radial 175/80R13 would be a great choice too as they ride better and can handle higher speeds. Best option is the part # LHWL101. It has a 75 mph speed rating and a 2 year roadside assistance program. If your RV or trailer has a flat tire, call the help line and a technician will come change the flat for you. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year from anywhere in the United...
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  • Recommended Trailer Tire Size ST235/85R16 With Load Range G
  • For the ST235/85R16 tire, we have one other option for you in a load range G. I recommend the Taskmaster Provider ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G # TTWPRG235R16. This is a comparable tire to the # LHWL410 you mentioned at a good cost. The Provider has a 14 ply rating, a tread depth of 16/32 inch and a speed rating of 75 mph. I've attached a video review of this product for you.
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  • Best Size 6.70-15 Tire Replacements
  • 6.70-15 is an older tire size that can be replaced by 205/75-15 tires, which we do offer. I recommend going with the Westlake ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range D, # LHWL300. This is a great radial tire with a maximum load of 2,150 lbs. The tire includes a 5-year warranty and 2-year complimentary roadside assistance. If you can get away with something less heavy-duty than a load range D tire, I recommend the load range C Provider ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire, # TTWTRTM2057515C....
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  • Recommended Westlake ST235/85R16 with 16 Inch Lynx Aluminum Wheel in Black for Matching Spare
  • We do sell it, but only as separate wheel and tire. For the wheel, you will want the Aluminum Lynx Trailer Wheel - 16" x 6" Rim - 8 on 6-1/2 - Black # LHSL513B. This is the aluminum with the black interior like the photo you attached. Then you will need the Westlake ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G # LHWL410. You will also need the valve stem # AM20906. Any tire shop will be able to help you install the tire on the wheel, but trailer wheels are balanced differently from...
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  • What Causes Trailer Tire Blowouts
  • Every trailer tire has a load range rating specific to that particular tire. For example, we have the ST225/75-15 trailer tire in three load range ratings; Load Range C (2,150 lbs per tire), Load Range D (2,540 lbs per tire), and Load Range E (2,830 lbs per tire). If the gross trailer weight (GTW) exceeds the tires load range rating then the tires will be susceptible to blowouts. In addition to load range ratings, trailer tires also have a speed ratings specific to the tire. The speed...
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  • Trailer Tire Replacement for Size 165/80R13 on Boat Trailer
  • The tire size 165/80R13 isn't a standard trailer tire size so it's a good idea to get that off the rim. The size 175/80-13 is the closest trailer tire size to that and would work well. It fits rims that are between 4-1/2 inch and 5-1/2 inches wide. I'd go with the part # LHWL101 as it has a higher speed rating of 75 mph and comes with a 2 year roadside assistance program.
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  • Recommended Aluminum 6-Lug Trailer Wheel & ST225/75R15 Tire for Boat Trailer
  • You can see our range of 6-lug aluminum trailer wheels with ST225/75R15 tires by clicking on the linked page. We offer both pre-mounted radial and bias ply type tires in your size. You can simply click on the preferred type to narrow the products shown to those with radial or bias tires. We also have two available load ranges in this size, Load Range D and Load Range E. It is always a good idea to have some safety margin in your trailer setup so choose tires that offer more weight capacity...
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  • Trailer Tire Recommendation for 3,500 lb Axles in Size 205/75-14
  • I really like the Westlake radial trailer tires as our customers really like them, they are well-constructed and they have higher speed ratings of 75 mph compared to most trailer tires that are only rated for 65. In your tire size of 205/75-14 I highly recommend the # 274-000012 for the reasons I mentioned. They're rated higher thn youi need but they're great tires.
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  • What Load Range Tires to Use for a 16,000 lb Trailer with 7,000 lb Axles
  • For a trailer with 7,000 lb axles I recommend using Load Range G tires, like the Westlake # LHWL410. Load Range G tires are rated for 4,400 lb at 110 psi when using a single tire, and 3,860 lbs at 110 psi when using dual tires. If you are getting new wheels with the tires, like part # LHAXSJ421, make sure you select the right bolt pattern as well. I have attached a demonstration video of the products that I mentioned and some helpful links related to tire sizing and frequently asked...
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  • Recommended 235/80R16 Tires to Replace LT Tires on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I definitely recommend upgrading the LT tires on your trailer to Special Trailer (ST) tires. Special Trailer tires are specifically designed to handle higher loads and air pressures. This is because they are constructed with thicker and stronger sidewalls when compared to standard automobile or truck tires. I do not recommend continuing to use LT tires on your trailer. I recommend looking at the Westlake ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire # LHWL401. This is the same size tire that you...
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  • Recommended ST235/85R16 Trailer Tire with Load Range G
  • Both the Provider ST235/85R16 # TTWPRG235R16 and the Westlake # LHWL410 Load Range G Tires referenced in your question represent premium options of this particular trailer tire size. These are both high quality radial tires with a maximum load of 4,400 pounds at 110 psi. Just keep in mind that when you upgrade the load capacity of your tires, you will still be limited by the axle capacity and capacities listed by your trailer manufacturer. I recommend going with the Westlake # LHWL410...
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  • Recommended Replacement ST225/75R15 Tires for Trailer
  • We do not currently carry Primewell tires so I really cannot speak to their quality or performance. When researching the brand, I was unable to pull up very much information at all. With that being said, if you are still looking for a replacement tire, I highly recommend considering the Westlake ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire # LHWL304. This is an excellent radial tire that has a maximum load of 2,830 pounds at 80 psi and a great maximum speed of 75 mph. These tires are very well built...
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  • What is the Difference Between Load Range C and Load Range D Tires
  • The difference between load ranges varies based on the tire size and brand. When comparing two tires of the same size and brand, a load range D tire will always have a greater weight capacity and psi rating than a load range C. However, when comparing two dissimilar tires, such as a size 145/80-12 tire and a size 185/80-13 tire, the load ranges will not correlate with one another. For example, a load range D tire in size 145/80-12 has an average capacity of 1,220 lbs, while a load range...
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  • Brakes, Hubs, Tires and Wheels for 6,000 lb Axle
  • I have a complete setup for your trailer that will work great with your 6,000 lb axles. I recommend using the Electric Trailer Brake Assembly, both left # AKEBRK-7L-SA and right # AKEBRK-7R-SA hand sides of your trailer. These brakes have the self-adjusting feature on them so you don't have to manually adjust your trailer brakes every 3,000 miles. Since you are building a trailer, you are going to need some wiring as well. I am not sure what kind of trailer you are building, but...
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  • Trailer Wheel and Tire with Matching Weight Capacity
  • With combination products like the Jaguar wheel and ST205/75R15 tire # LHAWLSJ301G the lower-rated of the two component parts determines overall capacity. This tire can handle 2150-lbs at its rated 65-psi pressure but the wheel itself is indeed rated for less weight, 1820-lbs, so that is the overall capacity of the combination item. You want to choose wheels and tires to match the trailer's GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating), not its dry weight, since that is the most it can weigh and...
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  • Trailer Tire Recommendation to Replace Size 235/75R15
  • The tire size you would want is the ST225/75-15 that you mentioned as that is the closest matching trailer tire size we offer. Best option for that is the part # LHWL304 which is the size you need plus it's got a higher speed rating of 75 mph and a 2 year roadside program. If your RV or trailer has a flat tire, call the help line and a technician will come change the flat for you. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year from anywhere in the United States, Canada,...
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  • What Size Wheels Are Designed To Work With A 235/85 R16 Trailer Tire
  • Yes, a 235/85 R16 tire is designed to fit a trailer wheel with a 6" or 6-1/2" wide wheel. For a premium 235/85 R16 tire option, I recommend using the Westlake ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire part # LHWL410 as all Westlake brand tires come with a 5 years warranty and 2 year roadside assistance compared to the standard 2 year warranty among other manufacturers. A more cost effective alternative for a 235/85 R16 tire is our Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire part # AM10295. Both tire...
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  • Wheel Compatible with E Rated Trailer Tires Size ST225/75R15
  • We have many wheels that will work with the ST225/75R15 tire size. I have attached a link to all of your options as these tires will fit a standard 15x6 inch rim in the 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern. You will want to make sure the valve stem you use allows the max PSI of your tire. For any tire over 80 psi, I recommend the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long - Over 100 psi # AM20906. If you are interested in a tire and wheel combination that you can just install on your trailer,...
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  • Recommended ST235/85R16 Tires for Triple Axle Toy Hauler
  • For the ST235/80R16 tire, you have a 30.79 inch outer diameter with a 9.25 inch width. Moving up to the ST235/85R16 tire, you will move to a 31.7 inch outer diameter with a 9.3 inch width. As long as you have the space for the extra 1/2 inch in your suspension travel, you will be able to move up in size. You always want to make sure your tires are inflated to the max psi when filled cold. This is how trailer tires are intended to function correctly and more or less tire pressure can...
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  • Recommended Replacement ST225/75R15 Tires for a 2017 Forest River Vibe 228RLS
  • The best tires that we have to replace your ST225/75R15 size tires is the Westlake ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire # LHWL304. This has a load range of E (2,830 lbs at 80 psi), a max speed rating of 75 mph, a 5-year warranty, and it comes with complimentary roadside assistance for 2 years. If your RV or trailer has a flat tire, call the help line and a technician will come change the flat for you. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year from anywhere in the United...
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