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Old 09-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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1974 lovebug tire/wheel question

I'm looking to get a spare tire for my camper. Any suggestions on where to look and what I should pay?
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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What size is the tire? The big box stores sell wheels and tires for trailers already mounted or go to a tire store and ask them if they can order you a rim to match yours, plus sell you a trailer tire.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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I'm looking to get a spare tire for my camper. Any suggestions on where to look and what I should pay?
The answer depends on whats on your trailer now. You will not be able to run the spare tire on the trailer for far if it is not the same type as whats on it now. ST (trailer tires) are the most common found on our small trailers, with many running a radial.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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The tires are p175/80r13

4 lug
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:39 AM   #5
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Pep Boys Auto Supply sells mounted trailer tires on 13" x 4 lug rims, as does eTrailer.com on line
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #6
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I've checked out etrailer before. Would it be a bad idea to go to a 12 in rim?
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #7
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It would be a very bad idea to go to a 12" tire for at least two reasons:
1. The wheel will have to turn faster and is harder on the wheel bearings
2. 13" Tires barely have enough support for your trailer, 12" will have even less.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help. Ended up buying from etrailer. Best price and delivered in two days.
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