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fyermn
02-02-2009, 11:54 AM
I have ST235/80/16 Karrier (china) tires on my trailer. These tires are E range, and have a weight of 3462lbs, and at 90
PSI, which I find to be disturbing. I want to go to an AMERICAN made LT235/85/16 tire. The two axels are rated at 6000lbs. each, and the LT tires are load range E at 3042lbs. The wheels are stamped to be 110 PSI.
Is it advisable to use LT tires?

Gary Steeves
02-02-2009, 02:21 PM
Fyermn,

There are many good posts relating to tires. Do a search. Most go to either Michelin or Goodyears. Myself, I switched to Goodyears and enjoy the peace of mind ! See my tire size noted below.

Good luck and enjoy your rig !

jnbhobe
02-02-2009, 06:48 PM
I have 7000# axels and goodyear g614 tires on my 3370. If your staying with LR=E tires LT-265-75-R16 Firestone or Bridgestone carry 3415# @ 80lbs They are the same diamiter as 235-80-16. JON :) :)

vangoes
02-02-2009, 08:25 PM
fyermn,
I know there has been much debate about these tires and I will tell you it disturbed me greatly for awhile. However, I am now sitting in Gulf Shores Alabama and this trip will log close to 12,000 miles on my Karrier Load Star China Bombs. I will probably replace them before this summer but for over two years they have served me without incidence (knock on wood!). I always insure the air pressure is between 80 - 85 psi and they seem to have held up adequately.

Ray LeTourneau
02-03-2009, 12:42 AM
We had the same tires on our 3400. I'm not sure what it is that you find "disturbing". The capacity of the 2 tires per axle (6924#)exceeds the axle capacity. While we never had a blowout with our Karriers, I did find a bubble on one sidewall after 2 years and over 10,000 miles. At that time I put on the spare and bought 4 Goodyear G614's. Had I not gotten the bubble and a goverment tax rebate check, I might still be running the Karriers. Some owners are running LT tires on their trailers without any problems.

vangoes
02-03-2009, 09:35 PM
[quote=Ray LeTourneau;59725]We had the same tires on our 3400. I'm not sure what it is that you find "disturbing".


Hey Ray,
Sorry for the confussion...I did not mean I found the tires to be disturbing. I found myself getting disturbed over all the bad press they were getting. If all you ever read/hear is bad stuff it starts to get into your head after a while. At this time, I have no issues with these tires and hopefully I can continue to say this!!!.

Ray LeTourneau
02-03-2009, 10:00 PM
[quote=Ray LeTourneau;59725]We had the same tires on our 3400. I'm not sure what it is that you find "disturbing".


Hey Ray,
Sorry for the confussion...I did not mean I found the tires to be disturbing. I found myself getting disturbed over all the bad press they were getting. If all you ever read/hear is bad stuff it starts to get into your head after a while. At this time, I have no issues with these tires and hopefully I can continue to say this!!!.
Van, I was actually directing my comment to the original thread starter (fyermn). I wasn't sure what he was concerned about regarding the capacity of the Karriers. I really can't say my tires were defective. We've been on some pretty crappy roads and really abuse them. I know I've hit some monster pot holes and cringe every time I do. Even with the Goodyears.

vangoes
02-04-2009, 10:11 AM
Amen on the Monster Pot Holes. Anything that can withstand some of the ones I've hit cant be all bad!

fyermn
02-08-2009, 10:52 PM
I am replacing the Karrier tires (all 5) on my Bighorn 2925RK. I am considering the BF Goodrich T/A Commerical LT 235/85/16 ($834), the Michelin Rib ($1348), and the Goodyear G614 ($1587). Cost is a factor, and I do not always believe the the most expensive is the best product. I have read some negative reports on the G614, But have read nothing about the Goodrich T/A commerical. Michelins are a good tire, but are they worth the extra $$$? Discount Tire tells me that the Goodrich T/A Commerical is a great tire for my 14k lb. 5th wheel. I am open to suggestions and opinions, and any other Ideas that you have.

Pulltab
02-09-2009, 06:21 AM
All good tires, I personally put goodyear 614's on my 2925rk! :D

kakampers
02-09-2009, 06:38 AM
Hey Tabster...what are you doing up this early??? My excuse...Ken left at 4am and I can't get back to sleep;)

As for the tires...if I could run E loads on my rig I'd have Michelin XPS Ribs...in my opinion, they're the best LT tire out there and they work beautiful on trailer applications.

Pulltab
02-09-2009, 08:36 AM
Hey Tabster...what are you doing up this early??? My excuse...Ken left at 4am and I can't get back to sleep;)

As for the tires...if I could run E loads on my rig I'd have Michelin XPS Ribs...in my opinion, they're the best LT tire out there and they work beautiful on trailer applications.


I WORK for a living :p ok maybe not so much. I figured you would sleep fine without IT there :D

kakampers
02-10-2009, 01:49 PM
No worries...he's been behaving himself since you guys left...LOL!!!

Bobby A
02-24-2009, 08:37 PM
I have heard good thing about the Commercial T/A, my tire dealer told me thats the tire of choice for truck drivers.