Used Tyres Melbourne

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 13:30
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Hi All,

We have just purchased a camper trailer and the tyres on the trailer are 285/75-R16

Our vehicle at the moment has 245/70-R16. We would like to chnage the camper tyres to this size until we upgrade the vehicle tyres. (Still a lot of tread left on the Cooper ST's)

Anyone know anywhere in Melbourne that could help us out?

Cheers
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 13:41

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 13:41
In general terms, any sizeable tyre outlet will have a big heap of tyres out the back - a lot of people take tyres off vehicles that could still last a few years on a trailer. The tyre outlets usually have them grouped as 'possible second hand sellers' and 'recycle only'. Don't forget to consider tyre age though (the code on the sidewall will ID that) - a blowout on the camper can of course still cause huge safety issues.
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Reply By: Andrew - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 16:21

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 16:21
I recommend you check the difference in load ratings before you change to a smaller tyre. There is a big difference in the sizes you are quoting and unless the tyres on the trailer are currently oversize you run the risk of overloading the replacements.

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Reply By: Member - Peter H1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 18:07

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 18:07
Why would anyone purchase USED tyres to put on a camping trailer, that will be used to carry their family goods in ?
Used tyres should only be used for race track fences. Putting them on vehicles went out in the fifties, There is a reason they are USED.

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 20:49

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 20:49
You'd be surprised at the number of CT manufacturers who supply their units with used tyres.

It wouldn't be my choice but as long as they're sound and under 5 years old there should be no problem.
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Reply By: Barry 2 - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 21:55

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 21:55
Hi Dicko
I agree with PeterH and the other posts.
Not worth the trouble even on a trailer, I learn't the hard way !!
Maybe ?? on a trailer only going to the tip and back but I assume you would take your camper Off Road definately not worth it.
As mentioned check tyre weight loadings.

Remember "Murphy" he strikes at the worst times.

Safe Travels
Barry

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Reply By: Member - Dicko1979 - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 13:39

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 13:39
Thanks guys

The reason for second hand was the limited life I was looking at. I agree with you 100% on getting new, just cash has a limit.

I will be increasing the tyres and wheels on the Jack in due course when the current ones need replacing, and hence I would like to then have the same wheels and tyres on the camper.

Just want to lower the hight for the time being to be level with the Jack so we don't have to have the tow hitch around the other way and impact the doors potentially.

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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 13:59

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 13:59
What about the trailer wheel. Will the rims with the 285's take the narrow 245 size?

Anyone???
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Follow Up By: Member - Dicko1979 - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 14:23

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 14:23
After speaking to a Tyre place that sells second hand, without seeing the actual wheel, looks like a 265 would be minimum
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 14:37

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 14:37
May be worth just riding it out until you get the car wheels/tyres changed.

Phil
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