Recommended ST235/85R16 Trailer Tire with Load Range G


What is the difference between or which is the better tire for my 38ft fth wheel. The provider 235 85 16. Or the Lions head 235 85 16. Both g rated. Am trying to avoid blow outs. I now have e rated. How much better would f rated be. Original tire blew out after 3 years with a lot of tread. Caused a lot of damage. How concerned should I be about made in China.


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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 because of its 5-year warranty and Lionshead Roadside Assistance Program, which comes complimentary with this tire for 2 years.

A Load Range F Tire like the Karrier ST235/85R16 # AM10501 has a maximum load of 3,960 pounds at 110 psi. For reference, a Load Range E tire like the ones you currently have will usually have a maximum load of 3,640 pounds at 95 psi.

Most of the trailer tires made today are made overseas in China and it is considered an industry standard.

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