Originally Posted by woodse
Just bought some beautiful wire wheels with some 215/70/15 and think they would look great on the Casita
. Any one know of concerns with using car tires
on a trailer?
First major concern is offset. Your Casita
came with zero offset wheels.
If the wheels are for a rear drive car or light
truck then they are likely to have negative offset... if front wheel drive, then positive offset. this should be measured before installing them to prevent damage to the trailer.
Next would be the section width of the tire, to be sure that it is narrow enough to fit your wheel well.
Next there is wheel width... many custom wheels are wider than the 5 to 6" width common to trailer wheels...Measure to be sure of fit.
Next would be overall tire diameter, therein lies a potential rub!
Then of course there is the bolt pattern which I assume is 5 on 4.5.
I will leave the admonitions about "P" rated tires
on trailers to others, since we carried our race car on a trailer with them installed for over a decade without incident.