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Old 04-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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trailer too tall to get in garage

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just a short note regarding the solving of my problem of getting my 13 ft scamp in my garage. I bought 2 4.80x8 5 lug trailer tires from a trailer supply store for a very reasonable price,for 2 tires and rims.worked great.



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Old 04-07-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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glad it worked out for you Jim!
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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just a short note regarding the solving of my problem of getting my 13 ft scamp in my garage. I bought 2 4.80x8 5 lug trailer tires from a trailer supply store for a very reasonable price,for 2 tires and rims.worked great.

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Hi Jim,

I also have a 13 ft scamp that is too tall for my garage. I assume the tires you installed lowered the overall height. If so, by how much? Thanks.

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Other solutions are to just use 8" rims with no tires, or this type of car dolly.

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Other solutions are to just use 8" rims with no tires, or this type of car dolly.

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Or just get a good run at it...
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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5 Lug, 8" Rims???? What do they use those on???
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5 Lug, 8" Rims???? What do they use those on???
Snowmobile trailers?

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RE" 8" wheels
Just found out that 8" wheels, with either 4 on 4" or 5 on 4.5" centers are also commonly usd on smaller (and older) pop-up tent trailers.

That was a super tip for those with garage issues.
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Hi Jim,

I also have a 13 ft scamp that is too tall for my garage. I assume the tires you installed lowered the overall height. If so, by how much? Thanks.

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the 8"rims lowered the scamp low enough to get it in a garage with a 8' door

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Smart idea to switch tires for parking and driving!
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #14
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I purchased 2- 8 in 5 lug wheels ($35 ea) They lowered my 1975 Trillium by 4-5 inches. Just enought to clear my 7 foot garage doorby 2 inches. Normal wheels are 14 ''.
Be sure the roof vent is down !!!
Works great, only down side is if you can't leave trailer out in driveway and are a weekend camper you are changing wheels often.
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