Availability of 235/85-16 Trailer Tire With High Speed Rating

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i have a 5th 28 ft. weight 6500 lbs i need to replace the tires it has LT 235/85/16 lode range E on it now. in research i found that ST tires are rated at 65 miles per hour. As i plan a trip to N.C soon and will be runing interstate most of the way with speeds of 70mph what tires do ineed to use LT235/85/16 or ST235/85/16?

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We offer two compatible tires that have a higher speed rating.

Provider offers a ST235/80R-16, load range E, tire, part # TTWTRTM2358016E. The tire has a 9.25 inch tread width and a 30.79 diameter. The tire carries an M speed rating, good for up to 81 mph. Also available is their ST235/85R-16, load range G, part # TTWPRG235R16. The tire has the same tread width at 9.25 inches, but would be larger in diameter by about 1 inch which would place the tire about 1/2 inch closer to the underside of the 5th wheel. The tire carries an L speed rating, good for up to 75 mph.

If you can go with the very slightly smaller in diameter ST235/80R-16 tire, it'll be quite a bit less expensive and you'll get a higher speed rating.

Provider is an excellent brand. They've been making tires for commercial trailers for years.

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