Originally Posted by RickV
Was on my way to Orlando yesterday for a week of camping. About 15 miles down I-75 heard a pop I immediately pulled over and sure enough one of the Power King Towmax tires had separated. It was only starting to separate so no damage was done. I called roadside assistance and a hour later I was back on the road. I want to replace these tires and I am thinking of going to a LT tire just don't know if my rims are rated for the higher air pressure of the LT tires. I have a 2014 Crusader 325res. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
There are zero 16” LRE light truck tires that will provide more than 42# of load capacity reserves per tire for your trailer.
So, if you're wanting to confidently drive down the interstate highways at something between 65 & 75 MPH on tires better suited for your loads you’re going to have to go with a LRG 16” tire. Unless you have the upgraded rims rated at 3750# or above you will have to get some new ones.
The steel cased LT235/85R16G tire requires a 6.5” rim width. Most of the steel belted polyester side walled LT235/85R16G tires have a minimum rim width of 6”.
IMO going to anything above the 16” LRG tire is excessive overkill for 6000# axels.
On another note; Major tire manufacturers WILL NOT warranty replacement tires with 400# less load carrying capacity than the Original Equipment tires. Mainly because it’s not their decision to make and they don’t want to be responsible for it. Only the trailer manufacturer can make a decision like that official. Of course, vehicle owners can operate at their own risk.
Rims are not required to have load ratings displayed on them. They are required to have the manufacturer and model number so they can be readily identified by their owner. A call to the rim manufacturer with model/part number will allow the manufacturer to provide you with the information about load capacity. Air pressures are consistent with load capacity.
p.s. Did the tire dealer replacing the damaged tire give any indication as to the cause of the failure?