Tyres for trailer and car

Submitted: Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:40
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I have a 100 series landcruiser on which I run 285/75R16 BFG AT's. These are a little bigger than the standard tyres that come with the cruiser. I am getting a camper trailer. I have been told that whilst I can fit the same size tyres on the trailer, it will be at the limit that can fit on the trailer and if I set up on anything but perfectly flat ground, there is a possibility that the canvas won't reach the ground fully.

My question is, what would be the next smaller size tyre that would, in an emergency, be able to be used on my car. Given I carry one spare anyway, the trailer spare would only ever be used if the sapre punctured as well before I had a chnace to get them fixed.

As always, any help/assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 12:45

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 12:45
Hi Cammo,

Why not get "standard" tyres for on the camper, but a 285/75 spare tyre for it? This way you will not have the canvas reach issues normally, but in the relatively rare time you may puncture, it will only be for a short time before the tyre is repaired and simply live with it for then (could even swap larger tyre to opposite side so minimizing the problem further).

This way you have 2 full size spares for the cruiser and I would prefer to have correct size tyres on the vehicle rather than the camper if I had to choose.


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Reply By: Turbo Diesel - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 12:51

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 12:51
Cruiser run well on 32's or 26575R16 BFG's, i think this is the next size down. Great tyre size dose not draw to much on the motor either.
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Reply By: Toby T - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 17:25

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 17:25
I'd go with a common size such as 265x75 as you can fit on can to get yourself out of tropuble and sounds like they will suit camper better.

cheers Toby
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