Different tyre sizes

Submitted: Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 22:22
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Hi All,

Is there any problem if e.g.. the wheel size of the tow vehicle is different to that of the trailer being towed? In my example the tow vehicle has 17'' wheels and the 5th wheelers are 15''.
My gut feeling indicates that all is ok .

Look forward to your replies,

Bob.
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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 22:31

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 22:31
Bob - No problem there at all - all that the law requires, is the same size wheels and tyres each end of the same axle.

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Rod W - Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 22:36

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 22:36
What Ron said
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Reply By: Ross M - Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 23:33

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 23:33
As long as they are round and roll, not a worry.
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Reply By: hooks - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 06:08

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 06:08
Thanks for the confirmation
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:01

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:01
Ditto to previous responders......as they are 'trailing & not drive tyres, you will be fine.
One thing thought make sure they are/have the correct load rating for your trailer.
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Reply By: disco driver - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:55

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:55
Hi Hooks,
As the others have said, there's no problems with having a different tyre size on the trailer but having the same tyre size all round (tug & Trailer/van) effectively means that you now have 2 spares that are interchangeable .Not a big issue but may be worth considering if a big trip is planned.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:54

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:54
Yes, it makes so much sense to have all your wheels interchangeable. Apart from the obvious issues in relation to carrying spares, when the tyres are too worn to keep on the vehicle they can be moved down the back to see out their days.
The other point is to ensure the track on your trailer matches your vehicle. Unless you have a Toyota which has different track fore and aft anyway.

Bob
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