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Old 11-06-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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New tire problem

Well, I am new to all this so thought I would begin my projects with renewing the brakes, shocks, hubs and put some new tires on my 71 Globetrotter. I was able to do the following:

jack up and remove old tires
remove old hub
remove old electric brakes
remove old shocks

since there was surface rust on everything left, I wire wheeled, and treated with rust reformer and painted everything black.

I replaced with new shocks, never adjust electric brakes and new hubs. Now I cannot get the tires back on as the tire will not fit between the fender and hub...barley. I went to my local Discount tire and they suggested the Carlile tire 225 R75 15's mounted on the original refurbed rims...
Are the tire too big? The old tires I think were the originals so of course when I removed them they were tossed. Any ideas would be helpful as I am bummed I have done all this work and cannot get the tires on...
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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Two things:
First, the 225/75R15 tires are wider than the 7.00x15 tires that came stock on your trailer, so the tires may not fit up in the wheelwells as the old tires.
Second, it's hard to tell from the angle, but I really, really hope you didn't put that jackstand under the axle. If so, you've likely ruined the axle.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:18 AM   #3
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Thank you for the response, can you suggest the correct tire size so I can have new tires fitted? That jack stand is not on the axle, I just have it under as a precaution, no weight is resting on it. Please tell me how that would ruin the axle?
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:23 AM   #4
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Weight resting on the axle tube will bend it and put the running gear out of alignment. Also, with the suspension components inside that tube, a bend could affect the proper suspension action.

BTW, your tire fitment issue could be due to worn out axle rubbers. How much did the hub shaft (tire & wheel) drop when you jacked the trailer up? Pic #1 doesn't look like there is a lot of down angle on the axle trailing arm.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info on the jack point...Ill be sure to keep the jacks away from the axle. I think the axle came down a bit, but not sure. I was by myself so after jacking, I was not looking at the tire, I was concerned that I was keeping the jack on the frame behind the tire. I had no problem getting the tire off either side and out of wheel well after I jacked it up if that means any thing. The tire seems to be too wide as it rubs against the wheel well and the new hub at the top...frustrating
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:16 PM   #6
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Here is a pic of the tires mounted on the refurbed rim...not sure this helps
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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You might try to deflate the tire to get it installed, then re-inflate it after it is in place. But, make sure you have enough side clearance after it is inflated.
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