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Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range F

Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range F

Item # AM10501
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Radial special trailer tire provides excellent traction for a safe, smooth ride in both wet and dry conditions. Constructed of double steel belts and full nylon plies. Fits 16" wheels and has a maximum load capacity of 3,960 lbs at 110 psi. Great Prices for the best trailer tires and wheels from Kenda. Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range F part number AM10501 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Kenda Trailer Tires and Wheels - AM10501

  • Tire Only
  • 16 Inch
  • 235/85-16
  • Load Range F
  • Radial Tire
  • M - 81 mph
  • Kenda

Radial special trailer tire provides excellent traction for a safe, smooth ride in both wet and dry conditions. Constructed of double steel belts and full nylon plies. Fits 16" wheels and has a maximum load capacity of 3,960 lbs at 110 psi.


  • 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
  • Double steel belts and full nylon plies combine for superior function and long tire life
  • Computer-generated tread design and premium rubber-compound materials
    • Maximum traction in wet or dry conditions
  • Smooth ride and excellent stability at highway speeds
  • ST tire meets Department of Transportation specifications


  • Fits: 16" x 6", 16" x 6-1/2", 16" x 7", and 16" x 7-1/2" wheels
  • Tire size: ST235/85R16
  • Section width: 9.37 "
  • Outer diameter (when inflated): 31.6 "
  • Load range: F
  • Ply rating: 12
  • Maximum load:
    • Single tire: 3,960 lbs at 110 psi
    • Dual tire: 3,520 lbs at 110 psi
  • Maximum speed: 81 mph (speed rating M)
  • 5-Year limited 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.

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.

10501 Kenda Karrier KR18 Heavy Duty Radial Tire - LR F

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Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range F - AM10501

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2005 Customer Reviews)

Radial special trailer tire provides excellent traction for a safe, smooth ride in both wet and dry conditions. Constructed of double steel belts and full nylon plies. Fits 16" wheels and has a maximum load capacity of 3,960 lbs at 110 psi.


No issues at all. I use my trailer at least 2x monthly for hauling Off-road jeeps to and from the trails 20K+ lbs.


Tire was clearly described and purchase protcol was very good. Price was better than average and included free shipping. Shipped quickly and arrived when promised. Used to replace an inferior tire that the manufacturer installs on a 12,500 lb. 5th wheel. Just the looks of this tire mounted and installed on the 5th wheel shows it should be a good tire.


These tires are outstanding. Our trailers are 16,000 gvw and they hold up better than anything previous.


Order delivered on schedule.



Tires are fine. As advertised.


Needed tires for my trailer and based on previous experience I knew of only one place to go , Great prices on great product and fast shipping . I was notified of inventory and shipping and came home today to find my tires in my driveway ,my only complaint is now I have to get to work changing my tires ! Always pleased with

Steve H.


These tires have held up well I tow this trailer about 25k doing lawn care . I have found that trailer tires are damaged before they wear out although these still have a reasonable amount of tread left and will replace them with same product if available


I had a fairly lengthy discussion with you about the age of the tires I was going to order. I asked if there was any way to check the age before ordering and/or shipping. You assured me that you had a fairly rapid turnover of your tire stock and the tires would be fairly new. You even offered to put in a request to ship the newest on hand. I was very pleased with my order from you over 7 years ago. In that order, the whole set of 5 tires were less than 3 months old. I can't begin to tell you how disappointed I was to receive this most recent order. 3 of the tires were a year plus 3 months old and the other 2 were just shy of a year old. I mentioned how you never wear out the tread on trailer tires. They just get old and start to crack and fall apart. Now I'm starting with a set of supposedly "new" tires that are already well over a year old. VERY VERY DISSATISFIED!!!

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Mike L.


Its not unheard of for tires to arrive at our location that were manufactured a year or so before we receive them. The tires are manufactured overseas. After they are manufactured, they sit in a warehouse for a period of time until theyre packed in a shipping container and ultimately loaded on a container ship and shipped to the US. The trip here and entry through US Customs can take more than a month or more. The tires then sit in a warehouse in the US until we order and receive them. Tires that are stored in a warehouse under controlled conditions dont age or dry rot like tires that are exposed to the elements and UV radiation do. The fact that your tires were around a year old when you received them will not have any effect on their lifespan or future durability. They should be good until the tread wears out or up to 6-7 years whichever comes first assuming they are not stored in direct sunlight, not overloaded, are kept properly inflated and their speed rating isnt being exceeded.


I needed new tries for my 5th wheel trailer that provided a heavier load limit more durable tire than the stock tires that came on the trailer. I selected the Karrier ST 235/85R16 as it met the list of item I was looking for in a tire.
Etrailer was great to deal with. Their web site was user friendly and their service was a pleasurable experience. Etrailer made shipment of the tires the same day I placed the order, and I received them in 5 days. I will look at etrailer for future purchases of my trailer needs!

Douglas H.


Jerry how are those Karrier tires? any trouble in the past 3 years? Still running them? How many miles on them?


I would have liked the same tire in load range E but it was not available thru you. It is what is on the trailer I bought this as a spare.


Good product, super job of delivery.
fair pricing. Will continue to order from etrailer


I was asked to rate these tires a couple of weeks after I bought them. Heck I hadn't even had them mounted on the rims yet. I deleted that e-mail. I refuse to recommend any product until I actually have had a chance to use it. Personally I use "recommendations" from other users to help me make up my mind on purchasing products I know little about. So I feel it is important to evaluate a product honestly as I can to help others to make a decision. Back to what I think about AM10501--- They are three times the quality of tires that came from the factory on my 14,000 pound 5th wheel camper. We have been on 1 extended road trip, and several shorter (under 200 miles) trips. And thank God no more blow outs. The 2 blow outs I had before I bought these tires cost upwards of $3500 to repair the damage the tire caused. So avoiding additional blow outs was my main objective, and here a year later, I'm happy to say, these tires and etrailer's help in choosing them has been a success.


On my second set of these problems. Got the heavier tires F rated because of the weight (14,000) of my 5th wheel. I will continue to use the Kenda tires for our trailer. Very happy with the service of etrailer, price and performance.


These tires are a higher PR rated tire which is why I bought these to begin with. However, the tread itself is not rated for any extra weight and after only 1 year, tire is worn down. So maybe a 5 star rating for the PR rating and for holding itself together, but 0 stars for the tread design. The weight that I'm hauling is 6360 per axle (2 tires). To this date I have not yet found a low price tire that can handle higher loads without issues. Will be switching to a more commercial looking tread tire...


Tires were ordered 18 August received 20 August 1:30 pm just mounted and not on trailer as of yet . Previous set did OK although I trashed one late Wednesday evening.


I have mixed feelings. As far as e-trailer (and Lisa their representative), you could not ask for anything better! The tire on the other hand, I think I'll hold my opinion. I ordered 5 of these tires in 2017. Was mounted and balanced on a 35 foot 5th wheel camper. I also bought a tire pressure/temperature monitor to assure I always had the 110 pound pressure recommended . Never drove over 65 miles per hour. Had only about 2000 miles on these tires and still on last trip one of them blew out. Luckily no damage to camper and I was only about 3 miles from making it home. God was with me, but I bought these tires (and other equipment) to avoid ever having these problems again (at least for a few thousand miles).


These tires came shortly after I ordered them. I'm getting the 5th wheel ready for our yearly trip out west, and am excited about the "F" load rating of these tires. I'll be able to head west without the worry of will these tires be able to handle the trip. Good looking tire, great tread design... all around well built tire. As always etrailer was prompt with their delivery and all around great service. Thanks!


The service and the product were both great. I ordered F load range tires to replace E load range on My 5th wheel trailer. Easy to order. Arrived quickly. I will use etrailer again.


This is the second time I have purchased tires from Etrailer. The tires meet all my expectations. Etrailer's pricing and service is outstanding.

Jerry H.


Excellent tire at a great price. I will make future purchases from etrailer!


we had these tires mounted on our triple axle trailer , then headed off on a 7300 mile trip across the Country . Love them , tracked straight and true . Not one issue .


Noah did a great job providing information on my tire purchase. The tires are going on my Big Country fifth wheel. Noah recommended the correct tire with an extra load rating. The tires were delivered promptly. The pricing was also competitive . thankyou


It was very simple working with etrailer. The tires for our gooseneck horse trailer were exactly what we needed and ordered and they arrived even earlier than promised. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with etrailer again.


Ordered 4 HD trailer tires, delivered from EARTH CITY MO to Ellensburg wa in 6 days. Great price, very satisfied, will do more business with etrailer. Thanks Mike S.


Excellent tire! Very hard to find a 16" F range tire. This one is perfect!


The tires arrived when they said that they would. Keep us informed all the way even after we got our delivery. I would definitely do business with this company again.


We only have 4000 miles on them so far, but they are wearing very well to this point.


Got our tires right when they said they would be at the house. Good prices and great service, can't ask for much more than that!

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