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..
     
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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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    Thanks
     
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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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    robertdonna New Member

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    What size are you using now???
     
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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.
     
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    Thanks for the info...
     
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    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...
     
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    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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