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Old 08-27-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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does anyone know if 15x5 tires & wheels will fit on a 1985 uhaul ct 13 the factory ones are 13x4.5 looks like i would be ok on the width but not sure if it will clear the inside fender well. thanks for your help
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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They should fit as long as you get tire in a low enough profile to fit in the wheel well. Also your want to make sure that the backspace on the the wheels is the same as the original wheels.

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does anyone know if 15x5 tires & wheels will fit on a 1985 uhaul ct 13 the factory ones are 13x4.5 looks like i would be ok on the width but not sure if it will clear the inside fender well. thanks for your help
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I may give it a try and see, I just got this U-Haul CT13 and the guy had 2 new wheels inside he was going to us but no tires were mounted and i did not want to spend the money and then they not fit. thanks


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They should fit as long as you get tire in a low enough profile to fit in the wheel well. Also your want to make sure that the backspace on the the wheels is the same as the original wheels.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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Grab a tape measure and compare the differences to your setup with the 13" installed....just go over to a car with the size tire youre thinking of using and measure. Bruce
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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I think you will find that the tires will rub, I have tried 14" and it is too close to the fiber glass, the problem is not the height it's the with.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:51 PM   #6
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The wheel needs room to move so the suspension can work. A static measurement may not tell the whole story.

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Old 09-04-2010, 06:27 PM   #7
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The wheel needs room to move so the suspension can work. A static measurement may not tell the whole story.

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Your exactly right, I meant to say that myself, you put a little weight in the trailer and you will see that the clearance gets smaller and smaller.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:41 AM   #8
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I better keep the 13's

a friend let me take the wheel off his boat trailer which was the same 15x5 i was wanting to put on the camper . It fit fine but was just to close to the top wheelwell to chance it, I had better keep the 13's. thanks

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Your exactly right, I meant to say that myself, you put a little weight in the trailer and you will see that the clearance gets smaller and smaller.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:39 PM   #9
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This thread may be of interest to you, I recently had a "tireing" experience with too wide size tires on my Scamp...
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