Camper Trailer Tyres

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 11:57
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Dont wish to start a tyre ruckus but I would appreciate the opinion of those with
experience on why I would or would not fit MRF type tyres on the camper, on
16 inch splits. Having discovered the spare set of wheels & tyres I picked up for
the Jack wont fit the trailer due to the offset I need a rethink. Have a shed full of split rims & two pretty good Adventurers for spares. Conditions no worse than
Tanami,GRR & Bungles track are envisaged. Trailer has 5 leaf H/D shackle
springs, no shocks, & all up under 750Kg. I note Willem got 750 by 16 MRF for
around $180 which seems to compare well with radial prices. Splits can also be paired on the Jack in an emergency. Your thoughts welcomed...oldbaz.
PS..I'm not really interested in debate on splits as I dont have a problem there,
more about the tyres really.
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 12:58

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 12:58
Hi Barry,
Have run splits (personal choice) on my Troopy for years with absolutely no problems and am picking up my new Pioneer camper trailer tomorrow which I have also fitted 16 in. splits to match the wheels on the Troopy.I have fitted 235/85 Hankook A.T. Tyres which you might consider looking at as I have had great results with them over the years giving me approx. 70000kms.In my opinion they are a great all round tyre with a reasonable price tag.
Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry M (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 17:02

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 17:02
The Rambler, like you I have run splits on Hilux without problems, after using
Hilux as sprayrig platform I had to go to 8" rims to stay on top in wet conditions.
I shall check out the tyres you mention. I am keen to hear from MTR users also.
...oldbaz.
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Reply By: Member - Wayne N (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 14:58

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 14:58
I run same tyres and rims as the fourbie. That way, more spares are available for either vehicle or trailer when travelling, especially in remote areas. And an extra spare (on roof rack) will fit either car of camper.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry M (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 17:06

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 17:06
Wayne, that was my plan too, but the Jack rims wont fit the trailer so am
investigating other options...oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Blaze - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 21:46

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 21:46
Barry, Ditto with Waynes comment, I would seriously look at changing hubs to take same rims, Minimum you will then have is 2 spares fully interchangable
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry M (NSW) - Monday, Jan 15, 2007 at 09:20

Monday, Jan 15, 2007 at 09:20
Blaze, now why didnt I think of that, bloody obvious answer to solve problem.
Will investigate, thank you...oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry M (NSW) - Monday, Jan 15, 2007 at 14:53

Monday, Jan 15, 2007 at 14:53
Was not able to source alternate hubs but a longer axle will cure all for not
much over $100. Thanks again gents.......oldbaz.
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