If you had a choice?

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by jtg1, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. jtg1

    jtg1 New Member

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    Jul 5, 2007
    I have a question for you all. I have just recently bought a 92 Coleman Sedona. I think its one of the smallest popup's, which is why I picked it up.

    It currently has 20.5x10-8 tires on it, my little boat trailer has 4.80x12 tires on it that are brand new and both are 5 lug, I just put them on a month ago. I am thinking about selling my boat as I want to camp more and I can't tow both when I go so I figured I'd just pick up a decent alum. canoe.

    Other than one set is new, would you switch them? Also, why? what would be some advantages and disadvatages to doing so? I understand that the 4.80x12 would offer much less rolling resistance.
  2. jhower

    jhower New Member

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    Jul 25, 2006
    What's the weight rating on the 4.80x12 tires? They may not be enough tire for the PUP. And the PUP may not tow well with the skinny tire ... Coleman picked the size for a reason, after all.

    The difference in rolling resistance wouldn't be enough to be noticeable while towing.

    Keep the stock tires.

    John & Cindy in Pennsylvania
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle> 2007 Flagstaff 620ST purchased 05/07
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_hardhat.gif border=0 align=middle> Mods started 5/07!
    '89 Coleman Sun Valley, sold, and now in Louisiana
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle> '95 Dodge Dakota 4x2 3.9L
    His <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> & Hers <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> Pelican kayaks

    Nights camped in 2007: 10

  3. erich0521

    erich0521 New Member

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    Sep 29, 2006
    check your owners manual and stick to the size tires recommended on it. Going to a slimer tire might pose some serious risks.

    Erich '98 Jayco Heritage Yosemite, Mahomet IL

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