Tire and Wheel Swap

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  1. robertdonna

    robertdonna New Member

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    I have a 1996 Coleman Yukon. It came with 10" wheels.
    My question is, has anyone changed their 10" wheels for 13". Is there enough clearance without modifications.
    Thanks in advance..
     
  2. Matt Benoit

    Matt Benoit Active Member

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    This is very trailer specific. I'd suggest measuring the clearance you have between the top of the tire and the fender well. Start there.
     
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  3. robertdonna

    robertdonna New Member

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    Thanks
     
  4. Rusty2192

    Rusty2192 Active Member

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    When checking the clearance, get a heavy friend to bounce on the step or bumper to simulate bumps and watch for clearance there too. I upsized the tires on mine and they have plenty of room during normal travel, but can and do rub the wheel wells on really big bumps. I’ll go down a size next time I’m due for tires.
     
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  5. robertdonna

    robertdonna New Member

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    What size are you using now???
     
  6. Rusty2192

    Rusty2192 Active Member

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    When I bought mine it had 5.7-8 (18” diameter) on it with a load rating barely enough for the dry weight. I bought some 5.3-12 (22” diameter) based on the brochure from my model year, but that must have been wrong, at least on my little 8’ pup. I’ll step down to 4.8-12 (20.5”) next time, which should buy me the clearance I need.
     
  7. robertdonna

    robertdonna New Member

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    Thanks for the info...
     
  8. xvz12

    xvz12 Well-Known Member

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    Another thing to measure is the clearance between the tire & the cross members which are both in front & behind the tire...on our Cape Cod (which also has 10" wheels), this clearance was MUCH less than the clearance needed between the top of the tire & the fender well. On ours, it was close enough, I ended up staying with the stock tire size whether I liked it or not. An axle flip is pretty much out of the question for us, as the wife is mobility impaired, & and can barely make the step up now...
     
  9. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Your Coleman came with 20.5 X 8X10 tires(big tire,little fat rim) and 13 tire would be about 24 inches in diameter.
     

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