Old caravan tyres

Submitted: Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 16:19
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About to replace the tyres on the old van, but sidewall info only shows "6.5 - 13". Would anyone know the correct modern equivalent?
Thanks,


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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 16:27

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 16:27
Get LT ones "Light Truck"
That figure probably is rim width 6.5 ins Diameter 13in

Go to a tyre place they will sort u out with the correct thing. Bob Janes always give me a good deal.
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Follow Up By: Thylacine - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 16:36

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 16:36
Ahh, thanks, but I was already well aware of all the above.
What I wanted to know was "anyone know the correct modern equivalent?"


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Reply By: splits - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:23

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:23
I would say about a 165 x 75 x 13. I am not sure if that is a stock size but there would be something very close to it.

Your 6.5 x 13 sounds like an old cross ply size. The 6.5 would be the overall width of the tyre walls in inches. A 6.40 x 13 was a common size on Holdens in the 1950s/60s. I suppose there was also a 6.50.

Brian
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Reply By: Steve Ellis - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:25

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:25
GDay Thylacine. No I dont know modern Equivalent but as the wheels may be off an old holden or falcon you may have to get new wheels or fit tubes. 6.5 - 13" is a holden / falcon size from way back. Millard and Viscount used them by the thousands. The old wheels were not for tubeless tyres. I got caught with an old Viscount. The tyre shop blokes will know. If you can get tubeless rims to fit I recomend you do so as you can fit better tyres and be safer. What you spend on the wheels you save some by not having to buy tubes.
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Follow Up By: Steve Ellis - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:30

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:30
I forgot to say you can usually tell the difference between tubed and tubeless rims as the old tubed crossply rims had a very narrow shoulder compared to tubeless rims. They are also pretty narrow compared to modern tyres. Have a look at a vintage car. They all look like pushbike tyres.
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Reply By: madfisher - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:41

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 17:41
When I was a young fella, we use to throw the old 6.40/13 tyres away and replace them with 175/13 . A 186/70/ 13 should be roughly the same height.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: mowing - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:25

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:25
See if you can change the rims for 14" as it appears that the 14" tyres are more in use (cheaper) and hence easier to get.
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Reply By: DesF - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:48

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 18:48
Hi I replaced the 13' wheels ( 6.40x13 Olympic trojan) on my Jayco with 14' rims and 185 /75 x14 x 8 ply tyres (Olympic) . got them from Beaurepairs , I think the rims were only about $20.00 each and the tyres were cheaper than 13' , lot more sold .
Cheers Des.
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Reply By: Thylacine - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:39

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:39
Thanks very much people.
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Reply By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 21:25

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 21:25
175 R 13 C Light Truck
Cheers
Charlie
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