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Old 06-29-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Campster I recently purchased needs new tires. Discount Tires tells me these are automobile tires (not trailer tires) on it. They advise to replace with equivalent automobile tires, as trailer tires will likely be too wide for the wheel wells. Trailer tires would also be bigger in diameter, which could make the Campster too tall to fit in my garage. I would appreciate hearing from any Campster owners with advice, maybe even owners of other similar pop-top trailers. Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:46 PM   #2
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They will fit 13" trailer tires just fine. I put 12" tires on to make sure it was going to fit into my garage and it runs fine on those (just replaced them at Les Schwab.) (Mine came with two 13's and a 12 and it was cheaper to buy two new 12 inch wheels plus three tires than one 13" and three tires, too.)
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:01 PM   #3
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I have fairly new ST175/80/R13 tires on my Hunter Compact-II.

I don't know why they would think that trailer (ST) tires wouldn't clear when auto tire do clear.

You can also buy trailer tires already mounted on rims from several sources such as Pep-Boys and eTrailer.com
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When I bought the Compact Jr it had P tires and I replaced with ST tires in size 175/80-13. It still fits inside the garage. IMHO, the best 13" tires are Maxxis 8008 and I think Discount can special order them. I bought mine on line from TireRack.


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I have fairly new ST175/80/R13 tires on my Hunter Compact-II.
That's great news Bob and thnxs for sharing.

Be sure to inspect those ST tires on a regular basis. Look for checking between the treads. Also beware of any feeling of vibration coming from the trailer when on the highway. Also consider replacing those ST tires when they are 3 to 5 years old. The last thing you want is an exploding tire spoiling your vacation.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:49 AM   #6
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BTW: I THINK that the complete name is "TrailsWest Campster"
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:57 AM   #7
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They will fit 13" trailer tires just fine. I put 12" tires on to make sure it was going to fit into my garage and it runs fine on those (just replaced them at Les Schwab.) (Mine came with two 13's and a 12 and it was cheaper to buy two new 12 inch wheels plus three tires than one 13" and three tires, too.)

What size and load rating are your 12" tires? I looked at the 4:80/12, Load Range "B" tires I just put on a pop-up I restored and they are only rated to 785 lbs ea.
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