Camper Trailer

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 19:02
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Any Recommendations for secondhand Camper Trailer. Issue I am having is finding one with
265/70 R 17. Hilux size rims. Cheers.
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 19:18

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 19:18
A bit more information would be good, like what style of camper, budget etc.
Also why can’t you just change the wheels on almost any camper?

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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 20:27

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 20:27
No problem Jesus Loves me but what about Humans?? Can not change just wheels, offsets, rubbing of tyres etc problem need to change hubs on CT.. Ok I fix my question!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 21:50

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 21:50
I’ve changed wheel sizes before, as long as the camper that you buy has similar offset to Hilux.
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Reply By: Jackolux - Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 20:24

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 20:24
Track Trailer - Tvan
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 21:55

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 21:55
Tvan is one of the hardest to change wheels on, unless the offsets are the same as they hit the shock absorbers. They come with either one of two different suspension offsets.
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Follow Up By: andoland - Friday, Nov 09, 2018 at 07:25

Friday, Nov 09, 2018 at 07:25
Tvans are commonly fitted with Hilux wheels.
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Reply By: RMD - Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 22:31

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 at 22:31
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Why do you need to have that size rim/tyre? As long as they rotate on the axle is what you want. The wheels and tyres don't have to be the same as the tow vehicle.

I had a Tvan and had to specify which offest suspension I wanted, ie 60 series or 80 series back then. As mentioned, the other series wouldn't fit anway because of clearance issues. The Tvan ended up with 15"rims and different tyres to the tow vehicle anyway because of price. Unless you intend to keep staking them or destroying tyres I don't think the difference is important. Maybe for some really dedicated desert folk it is more important. If ever in a situation where you would likely require more spares most people carry a spare case of the sizes and learn to change them ( before going outback) if puncture repair isn't possible.

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 11:00

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 11:00
A true story , on the Tanami , my vehicle at the time , an early 80 series with 15s and camper that had when bought 16s but I changed to 15s in order to have that 'extra' spare or if in real trouble 3 'extra spares for the 80 series , all 8 tires same brand and brand new ...came across a new beaut 'troopy' [ yep with the 'new' 5stud wheels instead of 6 stud ] and his camper trailer with 6 stud had a 'blow out' ... helped change wheel , then 'followed' as you do ,, 50km and another flat on his c/t , so 1 of my spares goes on to his c/t ...camped 'together' that night , in morning , yep you guessed it another flat on his C/T ..no not my wheel and tire , so my 2nd 'spare goes onto his C/T.....so now we are still 180km from Halls Creek with NO extra 'spares' for my 80 or C/T ,, we get to the tire place at Halls Creek just on 'closing' time on the Saturday ... COST ?? Just under $2500 for 3 new tires / rims and 2 'hubs' [ 5 stud instead of 6 ] to go on the C/T so all is matching ...Experience ? PRICELESS ....
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Reply By: qldcamper - Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 09:52

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 09:52
Try reading the question and helping the guy out with practical answers. Obviously he as many other people do thinks it is wise to run interchangeable wheels.

Don't think he asked for a lecture on the necessity of what he has asked.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 15:01

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 15:01
Thanks for that, I thought I'd ask a simple question as many Lemon CT out there too.Hard finding reviews on many brands. Maybe my english and detail not best.
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Reply By: qldcamper - Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 10:05

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 10:05
Lazy, the things to look out for is how much higher it makes the trailer. I put 265 65 17 on mine ant it raised the trailer quite a bit so affected the drop on the soft floor tent, the reach of the stabilizers and jockey wheel and the height of the tow hitch.

As for offset, it doesn't matter as long as it fits the trailer and clears the brake calipers on the lux. Might not be legal but it will be a last resort in an emergency situation. If you have to run the incorrect offset on bitumen for an extended period then put it on the rear so it doesn't muck up your steering geometry.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 14:58

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 14:58
Thanks good point the height.
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Reply By: swampy - Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 18:53

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 at 18:53
Hi
Basically unless u want the same spares for van/car there is not a lot of reasons to run same/same setup . Also if u go for big diameter tyre u are just derating the axle bearing load capacity and derating the brakes as well .
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Reply By: Gbc.. - Monday, Nov 05, 2018 at 09:06

Monday, Nov 05, 2018 at 09:06
Have you thought about ditching the 17's off the hilux, or keeping them with road tyres and running a set of 16's for travel? If you are going to places that matching wheels/tyres are mandatory then the 17's aren't the greatest choice for offroading.
Also bear in mind that you can run the 17' spare off the hilux on the trailer if it has similar diameter and same offset - you don't necessarily need an exact matching size, just a matching circumference.
Ford rangers come with 16" 17" and 18" wheels and tyres depending on the fitout level, but they all come with the same 16" steel spare because the rolling circumference of all 3 fitments is so similar. Your hilux will be no different, just find out which 16" tyre matches.
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Reply By: Lurchwa - Monday, Nov 05, 2018 at 11:56

Monday, Nov 05, 2018 at 11:56
I bought a used 2007 Pioneer Onyx hard floor camper that runs 265/75/16 tyres on 6 stud landcruiser rims
Cant see any probs with you going up a size as plenty of room to move.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Monday, Nov 05, 2018 at 19:52

Monday, Nov 05, 2018 at 19:52
Yeh the Onyx by Pioneer is one I actually like had chance to buy one with 17inch set up plus two spare wheel carriers but had moroon coloured canvas not big deal but at time $32000 was a bit outa my reach.
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Reply By: Lurchwa - Monday, Nov 05, 2018 at 20:27

Monday, Nov 05, 2018 at 20:27
keep an eye out on gumtree, I paid less that 1/2 of that for mine

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Reply By: Greg J1 - Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 at 19:37

Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 at 19:37
Hi lazylux, one thing you have to watch is different threads on trailer hubs and vehicle hubs.

I have no idea about hilux threads and six stud trailer hubs but I know 5 stud Toyota hubs are m14 and most trailer hubs are 9/16 unf. Which means if you need to put a Toyota alloy wheel on the trailer the flanged nuts won’t match a trailer hub. Or vice verser

Pays to check before you leave home.

Cheers Greg.
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