Tire and wheel preferences / where ?

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  1. Muller 5

    Muller 5 Active Member

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    She said that's what is currently on the trailer. If it's currently on there, then I'm sure she has 5 lug wheels and enough room. Please don't treat women like idiots because we ask questions.
     
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    I had that size tire once.

    I believe (and google seems to confirm) that it's new size is 205/65 r10
     
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    Who the F&@K are you and where did you pull that out of? Unless I read her post wrong, she had a 10" wheel and her link was for a 13" wheel. One of my previous campers has a 10" wheel and it was 4 lug, that's why I asked. If I mis-read her post, it was exactly that. Not sure where you came to the conclusion I was being degrading to women....
     
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    It does have 5 lug wheels. How can I tell if there is enough room?
     
  6. Anthony Hitchings

    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    On a related note - for all of you that buy entirely new wheels (rim+tire) on line - how do you dispose of the old wheels?
     
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    I used my old sets as winter storage tires..
     
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    Check your town if they have a dump. Everywhere over here they recycle the tires and the rims go into the metal pile. You just need to seperate them.
     
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    My apologies, I went back and re-read. The numbers were different. I didn't notice at first. I have been condescended to so many times on here that I jumped to conclusions.
     
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    Mine are Loadstar ST 185 80 R13 Radials on my PUP. Great tires, and track better than bias ply..
     
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    SteveP Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    According to eTrailer the closest equivalent to your current tire has an outer diameter of 20.4 inches.
    https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Wheels/Kenda/AM3H480.html
    The ST175/80D13 has an outer diameter of 24 inches.
    https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Wheels/Kenda/AM3S030.html

    So the 13 would be 3.6/2 = 1.8 inches taller from the axle to the top of the wheel well. You probably need at least 2.5 inches for spring travel so I would say that you need at least 4.5 inches from the top of your current wheel to the top of the wheel well to change to the 13" wheel.

    There's nothing wrong with using the 10 inch wheel as long as the tire load capacity is sufficient for your pup.
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    most importantly, make sure that your spare tire/wheel matches whatever you put on the axle.
     
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    Exactly! Aside from that, you may want to avail high-quality wheels and tires, a combination that would last for a very long time. I usually purchase mine from 4WheelOnline, since their prices are fair and reasonable.
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    "Fair and reasonable" - a phrase much used by bureaucracy in contractual matter!
     
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    Hello all. I have a 97 Coleman Sea Pine. Just curious the original specs say the tire is 5.30x12 but i bought it with 175/80 d13 on it. They are okd and need replacing and i think im going to go with the Carlise 175/80 d13 radials. Slight size increase in diameter from original specs but shouldn't be an issue right? Bolt pattern works. Any thought.
     
  16. Anthony Hitchings

    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    It will be fine.

    As a caution - check inside both wheel wells - if no sign of the old radial tires rubbing the wheel wells, then you are "Good to Go"

    I might eventually make the same change from 12's to13's, as my recent measurements and gage checks indicate that I would have clearance.
     

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