Trailer tyre sizes

Submitted: Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:32
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Well I have read the previous tyre posts and not found my answer. If I change my 205r16 rims on the trailer to 715r16 or 2358516 they are about 100ml higher. Thats 50mm at the axle. Without trying it which is what I am planning do you think most soft top campers will still unpack to the ground. I rang cavalier and they said probably not. What have you guys with trailers found and does it matter.

Thanks for any thoughts

Skinny
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Reply By: flappa - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:36

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:36
That would be borderline IMO.

From what I have seen and found , 50mm is about the max you can go before you run into trouble.

Having said that though , mine couldn't be lifted that far without problems. I have the max size tyres that will fit (265/75/R16).

Obviously , only way to know is give it a shot.
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Reply By: signman - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:41

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:41
Why don't you park your trailer on a couple of pieces of 4x2s (or in new speak 100mm x 50mm) under the wheels and give it a go.
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Follow Up By: Skinny- Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:42

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:42
Now thats a bit technical for me. Ha Ha , good one I am planning that this weekend.

TA Skinny
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Reply By: SAoffroader - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:59

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 14:59
Hey Skinny
some figures for you
750r16 @ 812
205r16 @ 747
235/85r16 @ 806
so axel hight half these differences
hope that helps
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Reply By: mac1 - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 17:47

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 17:47
saoffroader
are you sure the figers you gave for 235s are correct? I'm sure they are bigger than 750s.

Skinny can you put the axle on top of the springs?
Mac
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Follow Up By: SAoffroader - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 09:26

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 09:26
Hey mac1
Yep figures are correct going by the little book l have
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Reply By: Steve - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 20:57

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 20:57
Couple of VB's in it and it really makes no difference...providing u like to have a coldie of two...when its time to set up...after that...its time to pack up and keep going..
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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 21:14

Friday, Jun 10, 2005 at 21:14
whats the worry if you lift the camper x amountand the canvas doesnt reach just dig a hole the same depth as what the canvas is above the ground, let the wheels into it and hey presto the canvas on the soft top would still touch the ground same as original design.
I've only owned a camper 1 week but it doesnt take a engineering degree to work it out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 13:22

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 13:22
How many times do you recon he is going to persist with digging his wheels in every time he camps?
Engineering degree or not, that would seriously cut down his beer drinking time. Would let him work up a fair thirst though!
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Reply By: D-Jack - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 01:01

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 01:01
Skinny

I've recently been in a situation where the ground was on quite a slope, in this case the front was lower than the back. I can see the only problem being (and we have a cavalier) the trailer end at the ground level. You would just have to peg in the two trailer bottom ends as far as they go with a little tension on the canvas. The rest won't be a problem as the whole tent section will slope downhill a little. If anything it makes the tent ground sheet alittle more waterproof if water is running from under the trailer to the end of the tent, and won't hit the seam at all.

In our setup the piece of groundsheet at the base of the trailer is dead space anyway - you don't walk on it and possibly only put bags or the ladder there.

Hope You can interpret this properly, as I think I just confused myself.

D-Jack
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 01:03

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 01:03
Skinny

Further to that, just thinking, if you gave a bit of slack in the ground sheet then it shouldnpt be off the ground near the trailer at all except right on the edge. Does this make sense?

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