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Old 05-12-2015, 02:06 PM   #85
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Walt! YOU DA MAN!

And for Casita's change....Scamp are you listening????

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Having to change a trailer tire on the side of the road (Done that twice) is so much fun I'll take any additional margin of prevention I can get. On my '95 13' Casita I upgraded the 13" tires to 14", then on my '94 16' Casita I replaced the axle with a high lift and upgraded the 13" tires to 15" LR E. On my Bigfoot, next tire replacement will replace the 14" to again 15" LR E.
Over the years Casita went from 13" to 14" and recently to 15" tires on all their trailers.

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Old 05-12-2015, 02:13 PM   #86
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Uh...for 'needing' 14/15", re-read Walt's post for my sake. Oh...and Casita's gone to 15's? Hmmmm... . Sooo, as the old saying goes my friend...

I REST MY CASE!

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No but you said "at least 14s" which carries with it a clear implication.!
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:20 PM   #87
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Having to change a trailer tire on the side of the road (Done that twice) is so much fun I'll take any additional margin of prevention I can get. On my '95 13' Casita I upgraded the 13" tires to 14", then on my '94 16' Casita I replaced the axle with a high lift and upgraded the 13" tires to 15" LR E. On my Bigfoot, next tire replacement will replace the 14" to again 15" LR E.
Over the years Casita went from 13" to 14" and recently to 15" tires on all their trailers.

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I still run 13' tires on my Scamp13D. Having to change a tire on the side of the road is something I have not experienced on my own 11 year old trailer. I'm sure it generally beats the middle of the road though.

I do examine my tires pretrip, check them at every stop, and carry a spare. In the event of a tire failure my BAL stabilizers would make the job much easier than placing a jack in the dirt.

Pursuing the logic further, I see that they do make 24" hoops with a 5 on 4.5" pattern!
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:26 PM   #88
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Uh...for 'needing' 14/15", re-read Walt's post for my sake. Oh...and Casita's gone to 15's? Hmmmm... . Sooo, as the old saying goes my friend...

I REST MY CASE!
Don't you have to make a case before resting it???

Sooo, as the old saying goes my friend...
"If Johnny jumped off a cliff ....."
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:51 PM   #89
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Before we bought our trailer we went to the FL Scamp Camp. I left there with a list of 50 potential trailer mods. one was larger tires since some people had installed larger tires. We stayed with the 13s because we owned a new set. We're now in year 8 of trailer travels and have never had a flat on any of our 16 foot trailers, certainly there's a measure of luck because we have had flats on the tow vehicle.

We do change our tires after 3 years. We don't typically drive in the heat of the day, generally we stop around noon, Like Floyd I check the all tires at every stop and have sensors to monitor them while I drive. Of course we're not the fastest rig on the road.

All the good things said we have driven some awful roads, Ginny calls them the roads from hell. Oh yes, we use Goodyear Marathons. I know some complain about Goodyear but they have worked for us. No time for fixing what works. Generally I go by my own experience.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:33 PM   #90
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We do change our tires after 3 years. We don't typically drive in the heat of the day, generally we stop around noon, Like Floyd I check the all tires at every stop and have sensors to monitor them while I drive. Of course we're not the fastest rig on the road.
Norm, you probably put more miles a year on your tires then a lot of us do in several years of occasional camping trips. How many miles would say you put on a set in three years?
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:20 PM   #91
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Ok guys...no rumors here on this camper. Floyd and Carol will be thrilled to know I've found a potential replacement for my Scamp...right here in my OWN hometown!! Enjoy...

Eureka Campers Inc.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:04 PM   #92
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Norm, you probably put more miles a year on your tires then a lot of us do in several years of occasional camping trips. How many miles would say you put on a set in three years?
You might be surprised by the answer. When we make a loop of the USA, taking about 8 months, we may only put 10,000 towing miles on the trailer and 20-25,000 miles on the tow vehicle. There are a lot of people who tow their trailer that much in a year. We travel differently than a lot of people. For example we would not tow 4,000 miles to go for a weeks rally in a week or two or even for a month. When we went to the Oregon NOG, it was part of a loop of the USA, one of our longer loops.

I would say we put about 30,000 miles on a set of tires in 3 years.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:15 PM   #93
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I'm not surprised Casita made the change as Trailer Weights in the Real World show's Casitia's historically weigh more than Scamps.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:27 PM   #94
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Ok guys...no rumors here on this camper. Floyd and Carol will be thrilled to know I've found a potential replacement for my Scamp...right here in my OWN hometown!! Enjoy...

Eureka Campers Inc.
As you have made in so very clear your not happy with your Scamp on many different levels I would suggest thats the perfect solution. Market is VERY hot right now for used Scamps so its a great time to sell it and buy the trailer of your dreams.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:47 PM   #95
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Just looked at the Eureka camper site that was pointed out. How is this anyway comparable to any molded trailer other than having wheels and being towed? Reminds me of a slide on camper I mounted on a utility trailer 40 years ago.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:00 PM   #96
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Actually, it first reminded me of a homeless persons refrigerator box living quarters mounted on a Harbor Freight "Haul Master" trailer" LOLOLOL.....
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How is this anyway comparable to any molded trailer other than having wheels and being towed? Reminds me of a slide on camper I mounted on a utility trailer 40 years ago.
Oh Come ON DAVE!!! Don't discourage it we and Scamp will thank you later!
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:00 PM   #98
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Ok guys...no rumors here on this camper. Floyd and Carol will be thrilled to know I've found a potential replacement for my Scamp...right here in my OWN hometown!! Enjoy...

Eureka Campers Inc.
Yuck, bleahh. Uggggly!
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