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

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

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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. Lowest 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 1-636-306-4830 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   (1430 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.


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

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
Steve H - 04/16/2022


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.


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!

Jerry how are those Karrier tires? any trouble in the past 3 years? Still running them? How many miles on them?
-- comment by: Douglas H - 01/27/2015


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.


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!!!

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.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 08/25/2018


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.


Order delivered on schedule.


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!


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...


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.


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

Excellent tire at a great price. I will make future purchases from etrailer!
Jerry H - 10/28/2016


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.


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 .


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.


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!


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


Very good product. Happy so far.


This site had the tire I was looking for and was promptly delivered!


It was easy to find what I needed and the price was good.


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


One year in and tires are working well

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See what our Experts say about this Kenda Trailer Tires and Wheels

  • Should I Run Maximum PSI Rating on Trailer Tires Even When Carrying Lighter Load
    Yes, you always want to have the tires on the trailer at maximum PSI rating of that tire, in your case, 95 PSI. Anytime you run a lower PSI, it significantly reduces the load carrying capacity of the tire. If you were to run a lower PSI, the thicker sidewall of trailer tires would cause the tires to heat up quicker and will reduce the life of the tires. I have linked and FAQ on tires that you may find as a good reference.
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  • Number of Plies, Ply Rating, and Speed Rating of Karrier ST235/85R16 Trailer Tire AM10501
    To answer your last question first, the trailer tires that we carry are rated for 65 miles per hour. Trailer tires, those with ST in front of the size, are built with a thicker sidewall compared to regular passenger vehicle tires. But this thicker sidewall also means that you need to inflate trailer tires to the maximum psi indicated on the tire. Otherwise, an under inflated trailer tire will build up excessive heat due to the thicker sidewall and lead to failure. Trailer tire # AM10501...
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  • Reasons Trailer Tires Fail and Will Increasing Load Capacity/Size Help Prevent It
    Tire failure is usually caused by a few things. It can be from overloading the trailer, improper tire inflation, and/or exceeding the speed rating for the tire. You should verify that the tire capacity you have for you trailer is adequate for how much your trailer weighs. The pressure run in the tires makes a big difference in longevity too. ST tires should be ran with the full pressure rating stated on the side of the tire (like you said you have done), for full load capacity and longevity...
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  • Max Tire Pressure and Load Rating for Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire # AM10501
    The weight capacity for the Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire, part # AM10501, is 3,960 lbs, and the max tire pressure is 95 psi, which is also the tire pressure recommended to run to maximize performance. You should also note that this is a slightly taller tire than the tires you currently have on your 5th wheel trailer. Your current tire is 30.8 inches tall and this tire is 31.7 inches tall. This added tire height may cause clearance issues, especially if you have fenders with...
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  • Will a Tire With a Higher Load Rating Increase Weight Bearing Capacity of Fifth Wheel Trailer
    Keep in mind that your trailer capacity will be limited by the capacity of the lowest-rated component. So if your tires are rated higher than your axle, you'll still be limited by the axle capacity. The Kenda Karrier # AM10501 tire carries an F load rating. It's rated at 3960 lbs at 110 psi. This tire is 31.6 inches in diameter, only about 1 inch larger in diameter than the tire you have so it should fit just fine. I've linked you to our Trailer Tire FAQ article that I hope you'll find...
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  • Does Tire Pressure Change When Traveling From Sea Level To Higher Elevation
    You can expect a minor change in the tire pressure on your trailer tires when going from a lower elevation to a higher elevation. You could possibly see an increase in tire pressure of 5 psi at the higher elevation, but since the air is cooler than at sea level, you may not see a change at all. My recommendation is to just check the tires when you reach higher elevation just to be on the safe side.
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  • How to Read the Date Code on a Trailer Tire
    First, the DOT date code on a tire is 4 numbers. The first 2 are the week and the last 2 are the year. So for example if it was 2314 that means that tire was made in the 23rd week of 2014. There isn't a difference between a tire sitting on the shelf that is 1 year old and the one next to it that is 1-1/2 or 2 years old. Now if one tire is a year old and the other was 6 years old then yes, the older one would have to go. On popular sizes like ST235/85R16 # AM10501 they come in and go out...
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  • Trailer Tires for a 17,000 Pound, 45 Foot Horse Trailer with Living Quarters
    If the trailer has three 8K Dexter axles on it then you will want to have tires that combined meet the 24,000 pound capacity. You didn't mention the size tires you have now but you were looking at # AM10501 which is a 235/85-16 rated for 3,960 pounds at 110 psi. Six of these tires would have a capacity of 23,760 pounds which is very close to that 24,000 pound combined axle capacity and would work fine if the trailer weighs 17,000 pounds. Kenda and Karrier are the same. Provider is a Taskmaster...
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  • Reasons for Trailer Tire Failure
    Tire failure is usually caused by a few things. It can be from overloading the trailer, improper tire inflation, and/or exceeding the speed rating for the tire. You should verify that the tire capacity you have for you trailer is adequate for how much your trailer weighs. The pressure ran in the tires makes a big difference in longevity too. ST tires should be ran with the full pressure rating stated on the side of the tire, for full load capacity and longevity of the tire. If lower pressures...
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  • Trailer Tires Keep Blowing Out on a 2006 Keystone Cougar 314EFS 5th Wheel Trailer
    An ST225/75R15 load range E trailer tire, such as # AM10303, is rated for 2,830 pounds at 80 psi. On a tandem axle 5th wheel trailer with 4 of these tires, that equals 11,320 pounds which is about 300 pounds under the gross trailer weight. Trailer manufacturers calculate that some of the trailer weight will be carried by the truck to account for the difference in the weight of the trailer and the axle/tire capacities. But what can happen is if the trailer is riding high in the front, less...
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  • Troubleshooting Reasons for Trailer Tire Failure
    Pressure wise you are fine. You always want to keep trailer tires inflated to their max psi. Inflating them when they are cold is recommended even though the pressure will increase as they warm up. Typically failure is related to heat build up which can come from under-inflation, overloading, or exceeding the speed rating for the tire. Most trailer tires are rated at 65 miles per hour as their max speed so you would want to check the sidewalls of the tire. It could also be related to...
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  • Trailer Tires Keep Blowing Out on Triple Axle Boat Trailer
    It doesn't seem like a capacity problem since the tires you have on there now total almost 17,000 pounds capacity. Make sure that you are inflating the tires to the maximum psi indicated on the tires. Trailer tires should always be inflated to the maximum psi indicated on the tire sidewall. This is because trailer tires are built with a thicker sidewall than passenger vehicle tires to handle more vertical load. If under inflated the thicker sidewall generates excessive heat and can lead...
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  • How To Measure Wheel Width For Spare Tire On Trailer
    You will want to know exactly what size tire you are using. This number will be on the sidewall of the tire. You said it is a 16-7.5 tire. If you let me know all of the tire size numbers you have on your tire I will be glad to check out the width and let you know what wheels will work for you. Tires will work with wheels that have a different widths. For example, the Kenda tire, part # AM10501 will work with 16 in x 6 in, 16 in x 6-1/2 in, 16 in x 7 in, and 16 in x 7-1/2 in wheels. Wheel...
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  • Are the Tires on 2011 Ford F-350 Rated High Enough for 6,300 lb Pin Weight on a 5th Wheel Trailer
    The combined capacity of the tires on your 2011 Ford F-350 is 7,280 pounds which is more than enough for the 6,300 pound pin weight of your 5th wheel trailer. The other thing to check is the rear axle capacity. There should be a sticker in the door jamb that has the axle capacity listed. Also, you will want to consult the truck owner's manual because there may be a specific amount of air pressure to have in the rear tires when towing.
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  • Availability of 15 inch Trailer Tires that are Recommended for Trailer Use
    We have plenty of ST rated tires that will fit a 15 inch trailer rim. I attached a link to a page that has all of them. The # AM10501 that you referenced is a 16 inch trailer tire so it would not be the correct one for you. You will want to check out the link I attached and select the size you need from the filters on the page to see all of the 15 inch tires we offer.
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  • Should All of the Wheels of a Tandem Axle Trailer be the Same Size
    You really want to use the same size trailer wheels and tires on all the wheels of a trailer. If the tires of your setup are both the same outer diameter they should work if you absolutely had to move the trailer, but I would recommend replacing two of the wheels/tires with a new set that matches what is on the trailer. I attached a link to a page that has all of the wheels and tires we carry. You will need to first determine the bolt pattern of your current wheels (see attached link),...
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  • Why Do Trailer Tires Have a Lower Capacity When Used in a Dually Setup
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  • Can 2 Different Load Range Tires of the Same Size be Used at the Same Time on a Trailer
    Ideally you will want the tires to match in construction, size, and load range. What can happen is reduced tracking quality and one set will wear out at a different rate than the other set. I advise going with all of the same load range. If you had a flat it would be fine to use a different load range, provided it was the proper size, temporarily until you can get a proper matching tire put on.
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  • What is the Weight Capacity and PSI Rating for the Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire # AM10501
    The Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire # AM10501 that you referenced has a 3,960 lb capacity when it is inflated to 110 psi. Trailer tires or ST tires should always be inflated to their maximum psi otherwise the tire loses it carrying capacity. If a tire is under inflated it will reduce the amount of weight that the tire can carry. If a heavier load is put on the trailer tire than what is recommended it will cause the sidewall of the tire to heat up and cause the tire to fail. It...
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  • Cant ST235/85R16 Tires be Used in Place of LT235/85-16 Tires
    LT does indicate light truck which are sometimes found on trailers and RVs. You can switch to an ST235/85R16, # AM10501, which is rated for 3,960 pounds at 110 psi. As an ST (special trailer) tire, you will always need to inflate them to the maximum psi indicated on the tire. This is because trailer tires have a thicker sidewall than passenger vehicle tires to handle more vertical load. And if they are under inflated, due to the thicker sidewall they will generate excessive heat which...
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  • Trailer Tire Blowout Troubleshooting
    The Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire # AM10501 would certainly have enough capacity for your 7000 lb axles since it has a 3,960 lbs when inflated to 110 psi. Special trailer tires should be inflated to their maximum air pressure. At the maximum air pressure, the tires will perform and wear best, and get the best gas mileage. If a trailer tire is inflated to a lower air pressure than the maximum, the amount of weight that the tire can carry will be reduced. If a heavier load is put...
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  • What is the Ply Rating on Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range F
    Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire # AM10501 has a 12 ply rating and tire is rated for 3,960 pounds at 110 psi. I ave included a link to a video review of the tire for you.
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  • Comparing ST235/80R16 and ST235/85R16 Trailer Tires
    There are a couple of differences between ST235/80R16 load range E and ST235/85R16 load range G tires. An ST235/80-16 will have a capacity of 3,500 pounds for a load range E. It will be 30.9 inches tall (diameter) and it will be 9.4 inches wide. An ST235/85-16 will have a capacity of 3,960 pounds for a load range F (we do not carry a G). It will be 31.6 inches tall and also 9.4 inches wide. Both sizes will fit on 6 to 7-1/2 inch wide wheels. I have included a link to all of our 16 inch...
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  • Ply Rating of Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire # AM10501
    The Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire, # AM10501, has a 12 ply rating and is rated for 3,960 pounds at 95 psi. This tire has a section width of 9.25 inches and the height of the sidewall from rim to tread is 7.86 inches. A trailer tire can fail for several reasons including overloading, heat build-up due to under-inflation, and exposure to the elements causing dry rot. Although I can not determine the reason behind why the other trailer tires failed, going with a tire that has a...
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