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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 12:13 PM

I have had a 5X8 Trailer(built on a fold down camper frame) for 27 yrs and I guess they don't make them like they used to. The tires are shot(could this be unrealistic expectations?) . This trailer had the wide 10" tires on it. I can buy the wide 8" tires on rims for about $75 ea. at the local farm supply store. $10 less than the 10" tire with no rim. Do you think 2" would make that much differenc in the performance of the trailer? I would have liked to use the 12" skinnys on new rims(comparable price) but they would not clear the bed, without putting a whole new floor in 4" higher.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Them little tires spin fast enough at highway speed, 2 inches smaller will be a faster spin yet!

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 09:15 PM

I would look at the weight rating on the sides of the tires. Their should also be some other information, like speed rating, number of plys, etc.

The bigger tires should carry more weight and handle higher speeds.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 10:59 PM

I agree with Amigatec, check out the ratings of the tires first, they don't refund for blown tires if you get the wrong one for the application. While I had them off I would inspect and repack the bearings too.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 09:19 AM

Yeah I know thy would turn faster, I don't pull this very far usually. It's only made one trip out to Colorado since I've owned it. And it's rarely out of the county. The load rating on the tires are well within the maximum load I normally put on the trailer. I was looking at the cross section of the tire and thinking 1" difference in ground clearance, should not make much difference.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Sounds like it will work then, but as previously suggested, check those bearings.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:29 AM

Especially for the smaller tire/rim combo's, I would put "Bearing Buddies" on the hubs. Greatly decreases chances of bearing problems if kept full.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 01:36 PM

Sounds like it will work then, but as previously suggested, check those bearings.


Yeah the Bearings have been checked. That trailer sat under 6 ft of water for a week a year ago last August and have been repacked last summer.
But while I have the tires off will repack. The Trailer makes a few trips to the dump per year 4 miles or to the old place about 13 miles away. Other than that it's just trips around my 8 acres picking up junk fallen limbs or collecting mulch. I often load my rear tine tiller and pull it to the garden.
Looking at Weigh slips from the dump I've never had 1000 lbs on it on any trip.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 01:38 PM

Yeah the Bearings have been checked. That trailer sat under 6 ft of water for a week a year ago last August and have been repacked last summer.
But while I have the tires off will repack.


Put the bearing buddies on & you never need to repack.




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