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Old 07-30-2011, 01:05 AM   #43
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Thanks very much for your input and information!! Very much appreciated! Please explain for me what exactly is needed for trailer vs. Automotive tires? What will I be looking for? I take it they will be labeled ST or Trailer on them? Is the size right? Meaning the 165/70? Or should I be looking for something else?

Thank you again!! Dave and Brenda


The following are a few of the differences between trailer tires and automotive tires:
  • Sidewalls are heavier than passenger tires.
  • Tread ply rating typically is either 6-ply or 8-ply rated rather than the 4-ply that is typical for a passenger tire.
  • The rubber compounding is different on trailer tires to compensate for the long periods of inactivity typically experienced by trailer tires.
  • Trailer tires are typically rated to carry significantly more weight than a similar sized automobile tire.
Due to variations in coach construction (wheel well size and axle placement relative to wheel well) it is difficult to give a precise size designation when the tires currently on the coach are not of the correct. It is usually best to select a tire with a carrying capacity that gives you at least a 20% margin of safety above the maximum gross vehicle weight rating of your coach. With a Vintage coach measuring is almost a requirement when purchasing new tires to be certain that they will fit within the wheel wells and have a rating to carry the coach's maximum weight.

I have friends who have switched their Vintage Bambis over to either 14" or 15" wheels to take advntage of tires that are easier to find or have a higher carrying capacity.


Good luck with your investigation!

Kevin

P.S.: The sidewalls will be labeled ST and the load range should be labeled as B, C, D, or E. It is unusual to find greater than a C load rating for 13-inch ST tires.
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Anybody know the tire size needed for our 61 Bambi? Or what will fit original rims? Or how wide a tire fits on the original rims? I know they are 13 inch, but what was the original width and height/series tire?

I have found a local company that has ST 175/80 13's and I was wondering if they will fit properly.

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Anybody know the tire size needed for our 61 Bambi? Or what will fit original rims? Or how wide a tire fits on the original rims? I know they are 13 inch, but what was the original width and height/series tire?

I have found a local company that has ST 175/80 13's and I was wondering if they will fit properly.

Thanks, Dave and Brenda
There isn't a definitive answer for your question as there was a tremendous variance of room in the wheel wells on Vintage Bambis. Typically, the safest method is to measure the availalbe room prior to purchasing your tires and/or rims. Vintage Bambis were basically hand-made so variances are common both in available height and width of the wheel well. If you don't feel comfortable making these measurements, make it a condition of the purchase that the tire dealer will perform the necessary measurements to verify that the new tires will fit . . . I did this with the first two sets of tires purchased for my Overlander.

Good luck with your investigation!

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