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Old 06-21-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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I finally called Scamp to ask what size tires I need since none of the ones on either of my Scamps seem to be the right size...

The service department told me 155/75/R13

Now I have been searching the internet for this size tire and find that no one seems to carry them- I have checked like WalMart, Tire Warehouse, and several other places that came up when I googled tires. I did check under trailer tires also.

So where does everyone else buy thier tires? I would order them from scamp but $95 each and I need 4 is a little steep- but if that is the going price for this size then maybe I will need to just do that.

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Old 06-21-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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I have never seen a listing for a 155/75R13 (or even 155/75D13 bias ply) tire trailer tire. Even in passenger car tires, a 155/80R13 is more likely (happens to be the stock size for my first car). The smallest common radial trailer tire size expressed in this sizing system is ST175/80R13... and everybody has those, in many brands. They would be taller, but my guess is that they would still be a suitable size - Scamp 13' owners can jump in here.

No offense to Scamp, but they are undoubtedly buying that size because it is the cheapest they can get, and would be very happy to sell them for as much as $95. There is no more reason to buy trailer tires from the trailer manufacturer than there is to buy car tires from the car maker.
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:53 PM   #3
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Jaye, I picked up a pair of "Towmax" 175/80-13 load range C bias ply tires at VIP Auto Parts for my Scotty last summer. I think they were about $45 each, and seemed to work very well for that trailer. I think there are quite a few VIPs in Maine - hope that helps if you go that route.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:11 PM   #4
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Jaye,
I just replaced my spare with a ST175/80R13 Towmaster radial ply tire that I bought at Costco for $59, which included mounting and balance. It also is load range C. That is what was on my Scamp 13. There is some interesting info on tires in replies to my question a few days ago, in the "care and feeding" forum.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:38 PM   #5
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IMHO: there seems to be no real reason to stick with recommenced tire size on a trailer. Its not as if it might throw off your tow vehicles speedometer reading or anything, but I'd imagine the closer you can come to recommended specks the better you are for towability.
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thanks everyone! I am gonna check VIP tomorrow as they are everywhere up here!
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:49 AM   #7
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Or you can have tires shipped to you. I've been very happy with Tirerack. Good prices and fast service (on my porch in 3 days).

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