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Old 04-11-2013, 10:25 AM   #57
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I would not run car tires. Trailer tires are cheaper, and the correct tool for the job. Some people I know run truck tires.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #58
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Welcome to the forum Ryan.

You can use car tires, but it's just a blow out waiting to happen.
I can tell you that from experience. I didn't put them on a trailer,
but I put some on a half ton pick-up. When I quit a rock band, I
used my pickup to haul my organ and Kustom250 amp home from
the dance hall, BIG blowout. Now that was a scary ride. A camper
would be even a bigger risk.

Trailer tires have heavier side walls. Car tires have thin side walls.

Just not a good idea to chance it. Like Dave says, they are cheaper
and designed for the job.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #59
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So are you guys running regular car tires on your trailers?
This is a controversial topic. I strongly recommend doing a search in the forum for past discussions, and starting a new thread for any additional tire discussion rather than sidetracking this wheel thread.

Perhaps a moderator could move the above three posts to a new thread and delete this post?
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:30 PM   #60
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So are you guys running regular car tires on your trailers? I have a 96 scamp 16' and was wondering if I could run car tires on it.


No, no, and NO!

P-metric tires are wrong for towing, as I found out the hard way. My trailer came to me with brand spankin' new ones and the trailer was all over the road 'til I replaced them with ST's.

Construction of ST tires is different from that for passenger vehicles. More info at this link and elsewhere on the web.

By the way: ST tires don't come in whitewalls, so recommend add-ons as recommended above for those that want both correct tires and the whitewall "look".

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #61
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I wouldn't run passenger tires, but at the same time, if they're causing sway, there are more issues, IMHO. my 19' had tiny 185/70/13 (something like that) passenger tires on it, and was straight as an arrow at 80 (other than the bounce from no suspension, but it didn't sway).

With all the threads on a bike rack making a scamp sway, the tongue weight must be way light on these smaller campers.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #62
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I wouldn't run passenger tires, but at the same time, if they're causing sway, there are more issues, IMHO.
If that's for me, Jared, The problem was flubbering bouncing, which can and did precipitate sway. The condition disappeared when on the advice of my RV guy I put the correct tires on the trailer, making no other changes.

There really is no controversy as to the inadvisability of running P-metrics on camptrailers. LT's are a different matter, as we both well know...

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Old 04-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #63
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I wouldn't run passenger tires, but at the same time, if they're causing sway, there are more issues, IMHO. my 19' had tiny 185/70/13 (something like that) passenger tires on it, and was straight as an arrow at 80 (other than the bounce from no suspension, but it didn't sway).

With all the threads on a bike rack making a scamp sway, the tongue weight must be way light on these smaller campers.
Scamp's 19' 5th wheel is an entirely different thing than bumper pull trailers.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #64
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I'm giving in. I'm going to trust Maxxis and try running their ST's and see what happens. I'll be crossing my fingers.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #65
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Scamp's 19' 5th wheel is an entirely different thing than bumper pull trailers.
Yep, which is why I referenced the light tongue weight of the others. I've pulled plenty of trailers with passenger tires, never had a sway problem.

Again, I think its a tongue weight issue, which brings us to that evil problem of proper tongue weight vs. what a tow rig can actually handle. I try to run at least 15% tongue weight, myself. that's for another thread, though...
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:20 AM   #66
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Okay, moderators, now how about moving six more posts to a more appropriate thread?
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:51 AM   #67
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These are the wheels on my 2013 Lil Snoozy.
I opted for the aluminum mags. Haven't checked to see what brand they are.

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Old 04-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #68
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Sorry didn't mean to get this thread off track. Anyway I have a pair of 14x6 aluminum slots from an old project that I am gonna check the back spacing on and see if I can run them on my 16' scamp. I'm a bit of a car guy/ nut and want to add a bit of personality to it when I tow it behind my 64 F-100 to shows...
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:08 PM   #69
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I'm likin what I'm readin!!
I too am a Slot wheel fan.
Hav 'em on 'bout ever thin I own.
Including the Boler.
I probably posted this pic before but
I like it so much LOL
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:22 AM   #70
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Fred I love it! I'm running steelies on both my 64 and my 31 but have been
Holding on to these old Ansen's for years and I think it's time to use them! What year is your Comet? 64? Mini tubbed? Sorry don't answer here maybe we can pm each other for
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