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Old 05-27-2009, 07:13 AM   #15
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If your tire is difficult to install between the hub and the trailer body, you may be having a problem with your axle.
When changing tires, be sure to look at the clearance at the inside of the tire near the frame (backside of the tire) to make sure sidewall clearance is NOT an issue. If it is close enough to rub at a standstill, the tire will flex enough during travel to cause a failure if rubbing against the frame.

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:19 AM   #16
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I've been using bias ply tires on my various trailers for ages...nothing wrong with em', as posted above...

My tire guy set me up with some 7.00-15's for our AS a few months ago - only have about 500 miles, but everything's good to go, so far...

Yes, they're imported...what isn't...they are:

Hartland, EXP Highway, Load range D, 6 ply nylon tread, 4 ply nylon sidewall, max load 2040 lbs @ 60 PSI (D)...

They were 'fresh dated' stock from a local tire distributor, and my guy has used them without any know problems...he says, anyway...

Correct tire pressure and a quick check with your palm to check for excesive heat when you stop, go a long way to avoid tire problems...

Just my 5/64's tread depth opinion...

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:27 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by SnoSheriff View Post
I also read that the 225's are a bit smaller in diameter that the 7.00x15. Is that true and other than sitting lower what impact does that have on the trailer?
On our old '79, when we went from 7x15 to 225's, the aluminum tire clamps that act like chocks did not fit anymore. The difference in diameter of the tires put them out of the adjustment range.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:59 AM   #18
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I changed to a 16in rim and went with BF Goodrich commerical tires. I found there was a larger selection of tires at different load and speed ratings with the larger wheel.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:49 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
That's because it's an off-road tire.
This is the one to get.
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