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Old 06-25-2010, 12:50 PM   #225
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Here is my 7400 #'s of plastic riding on some good boots. Since the rims are 14" in diameter it limits the choice of tires to a max load capacity of 1880 per tire. You do the math!

My stream is about 5000 #'s on 15" rims so I have a lot more to work with on that scenario.

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Old 06-25-2010, 03:52 PM   #226
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I think it would be wise to switch to 15" or 16" tires and wheels. Your trailer should be easier to convert than an airstream.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:27 AM   #227
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Trailer tires

Your choice of tires should be driven by several factors, in my poinion.
First there is the weight of the loaded trailer, but that is tempered by yow far you haul the boat from the shelter to the water AND the speeds you travel at. Here in Norfolk VA boat ramps are every where and you will strain to reach 45 MPH in a lot of cases. In this instance the 14 inch tires should work fine with no problems even if the weight capacity is marginal and they are ST tires.
If you travel on the interstate and strive to keep up with traffic then I personally and travel for hours then my suggestion would be to go to 16 inch rims and LT tires because they will handle the heat of extended travel and the load range of the 16 LT tire covers about all instances.
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