thinking about a 8" - 12" upgrade, 1994 Coleman

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  1. braindead0

    braindead0 New Member

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    Thought I'd check here and see if perhaps someone has done this year/model before. It's the smallest of the destiny series (the cedar). Very low (no tanks underneath), I haven't had a chance to measure all the clearances yet.

    The current 8" wheels are 5 lug, so I think (are they standard?) that shouldn't be an issue. I'd like to get it up a little higher for ground clearance, and we're thinking about driving cross country with it.. figured 12" wheel would be better.

    I suspect the answer is 'let us know how it goes'.. ;-)

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    It shouldn't be a problem as long as you have enough clearance in the wheel wells. The 5-lug pattern is standard -- 4 1/2 inches -- so that won't be a problem. You can see the different sizes at eTrailer.com.

    If you do a search of the forums you'll also find discussions from some who have lifted their campers to get more clearance and for larger tires.


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    Thanks.. I searched and read several threads on the subject, seems people have mixed results. Presumably a lot depends on how the particular trailer is made. My main concern (for now) was if the 5lug pattern was standard, I'd hate to have to get new hubs (or even worse a new axle, but heck then I could have brakes ;-).



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    I upgraded my 84 Coleman Columbia last year to the 4.80 X 12, 4 bolt pattern tires and have had no problem. Got them from eTrailer.com. When you go to make your purchase from them, click on the link about so that PopUpPortal gets the credit for the sales. It helps get the site running. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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    Was the upgrade a simple drop in for yours? I still haven't got underneath mine yet, I purchased new 8" wheels early this year and I'm thinkin I'll have a time trying to sell them off.. Might wait until I've got at least one season..

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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    <BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> I upgraded my 84 Coleman Columbia last year to the 4.80 X 12, 4 bolt pattern tires and have had no problem.<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica" size=2 id=quote>

    I did the same with my 86 Coleman Columbia. It was just remove the old tire and stick the new tire on...

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    I bought one new tire to make sure that it fit and it did with plenty of clearance. Going from 8 to 12 is only adding 2 inches on either side so it's no big deal. The main reason I did it was so my BAL-Leveler would fit properly. Also it leveled the camper when being towed.

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    Thanks everybody, sounds like I might want to persue this quicker... I like the BAL-Leveler idea, ah one of these days I'll get the trailer setup the way I want it ;-).

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