Tire replacement question

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Groundhog Day, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day New Member

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    53AF1E81-08FC-4F1E-90B1-A9E7465C2E8C.jpeg Looking for Recommendations on replacements for these tires/wheels. I can’t seem to find radials except in 13”. Should I just switch to 13 wheel and tire combos?

    2002 Rockwood 10’ box.
     
  2. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Does your camper have a spec decal on it or inside a cabinet?
     
  3. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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  4. lostboy

    lostboy Active Member

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    Discount tire? Was awesome when I took my pup there.
     
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  5. Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day New Member

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    The spec sticker is long gone, but based on research the gross weight is 2223#.
     
  7. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    A ST145R12 load range C would work for you.
     
  8. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    I'm not so sure those are trailer tires you have. And if they are, they may not be proper for a pup. Trailer tire sizes are usually preceded with "ST". You probably don't want to replace with the same. You may also want to check to see if those are proper rims. Maybe someone just swapped them out a long time ago because they were a close fit.
     
  9. Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day New Member

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    Based on the other “modifications “ I’ve been dealing with, that’s a very good possibility
     
  10. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    . This is what I think the prior owner did on mine. Turned out The tire they put on mine was totally not designed for the load weight I have. So do your research and not just rely on the tires you currently have.
     
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  12. BillyMc

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    13" tires have approximately 1.5" larger radius. They will raise your PUP about 1.5" higher off the ground. They will also be about 1.5" closer to the PUP. You may or may not have clearance for the larger tires.
     
  13. Groundhog Day

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    I went with 145r12 radials from etrailer. They’ll be here tomorrow, but I think they’ll be just fine.
    Thanks for the info. The tire and wheel setup on the pup now is definitely not intended for it.
     
  14. Spaceace5150

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    Did you take your trailer there or took the tires off and took them there for replacement?
     
  15. lostboy

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    Took my trailer there. They backed it in, jacked it up, swapped new tires on my wheels and then balanced them. Prices were good and I put radials on it.
     
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  16. Thox Spuddy

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    I should probably replace the tires on the popup as they are 12 years old. It is $15 more for the entire wheel assembly than just the rubber, which I would have to pay to remove old rubber and install the new. Probably best to just buy the entire unit?
     
  17. xvz12

    xvz12 Well-Known Member

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    When I replaced mine, I replaced the tire / wheel combo....the extra I paid was way less than having new tires mounted on the existing rims, I could do it myself, & I got nice shiny wheels as well as new tires...lol
     
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  18. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

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    When it was time to replace tires on the Pup, I went to Walmart.com and bought Kenda Loadstars/wheel combos. I had them delivered to the store. When they were ready for pickup, I took them to the tire shop and had them balanced then I changed them out at the campground.

    By the time the Cougar was due for new tires, Discount Tire had come to town. I had read about DT but never used them. They matched Walmart's price on Carlisle Radial Trail HDs. I also bought new wheels. At the appointed time, I took the TT to the shop. They had already mounted and balanced the tires and wheel and swapped them out while I waited. [:)C]
     
  19. BillyMc

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    Yes, they are past due and I almost always replace tire and wheel. Check the date code on them before you buy.
     
  20. tenttrailer

    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    I'm not seeing ST (Special Tire) which is what trailers should use. It might be a auto tire.

    If it is an auto tire, who knows what size you need. Check to see what sizes are available in 12" ST radial tire. Make sure that the sum of the max load capacity of the two tires meet or exceeds the trailer gross weight capacity, less the tongue weight. Higher Max load is better.

    I would make sure I got an ST tire. Yes radial tire are more reliable, run cooler, track better. I would try to find radial.
     

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