Replacing Tires

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    bubstr New Member

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    Hi everyone just purchased a new to me 95 startcraft stardust and wanted to replace the tires. The previous owner had 480 x 12 on it and i noticed the sticker inside says it had 530x12c from the factory. My question is would it be better go go back to the 530x12c over the the 480? Appreciate the help
     
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    Yes, it would be highly advised to go back to the manufacturer's recommended tire.

    I changed the tires on my 94 Starflyer a few years ago, and it seems like the 530s were harder to find (and/or more expensive) than the 480s. That may be why the wrong tires are on it.
     
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    Thank you I noticed that as well they are harder to find and more expensive. I see lots in the US but not as many in Canada and f course the price conversion difference. Any particular brands I should stay away from? I can get Carlisles.
     
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    I don't think you can go wrong with Carlisles. Are you anywhere near Windsor or Sarnia?
     
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    I am about 2.5 hours from Sarnia but willing to travel.

    Thanks Snow prices here seem reasonable as well and Milton is not far at all from me.
     
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    Have bought a few wheel assemblies from them over the years... They use to be a 20 minute drive away...
     
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    There's a Harbor Freight Tools store in Fort Gratiot, MI right across the bridge from Sarnia. They have 530-12C tires mounted on rims for $60US (plus 6% sales tax). I've used their tires on two trailer now and have been happy with them.
     
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    Thanks I have been planning a like cross boarder shopping :) so may have to check it out. Do you know what brand they are?
     
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    Good to know still looking I have time and still need to do a few things before our first trip Going to check out the reviews on Loadstar as well
     
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    I really can't remember, but I can guarantee they're made in China!

    If you want to make a weekend of it, there's about 20 campgrounds in the Port Huron area. Algonac State park is really nice if you're interested in watching freighters. The Port Huron KOA is great if you have kids.
     
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    Thnaks again that sounds like a good idea I just may have to do that definately want to venture out to different places
     
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    Rockies Bill Runnin' with the pack!

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    I have been reading a lot about China bombs, and it seems the growing consensus is to help prevent blow outs by increasing the tire load size. In your case, it would be ST 530R-12D (load range D) People have said this helped. My manufacturer put ST 530R-12E on my 2,000lbs max PopUp. Maybe overkill, but I haven’t had any problems either. Just a thought.....
     
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    Lakeport is great, too, if you can get in. If you (the OP, not you, eoleson1) do end up going to Algonac, consider taking the ferry at Sombra instead of the Blue Water Bridge. Aside from ferries being fun, there's never a backup due to traffic, and it gets you that much closer to Algonac.
     
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    The ferry port got damaged last winter and as of last month, it still wasn't operational from what I understand.
     
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    Oh! I just checked, and it looks like you're right. I'm glad I didn't spontaneously decide to use the ferry last month, which is something that I'm prone to do.
     
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    Thanks I am still looking around no major trips this year so I have time to shop around and research some more thanks again
     
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    Thanks again for the recommendations i still may make a trip and check out some places
     
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    So i ended up getting some tires on sale at Canadian tire 89 each. Is there a certain torque setting for the wheels?
     
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    Probably, but when your on the road do you have a tourqe wrench. I just go as tight as i csn get it. Others will disagree. But sometimes good enough, is good enough.
     

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