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Old 11-30-2012, 08:30 AM   #15
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Another LT tire used by the VW van folks is the Hankook RA08.
I believe you can still get them from busdepot dot com

Regarding higher inflation pressures, it would be wise to consider whether the wheels you have are rated for higher pressures. Also metal valve stems are generally recommended if not required for higher pressures.
If you need new wheels, you can do some comparison shopping on the Sendel site and see what load and pressure ratings are for their wheels. It seems that Sendel is making a lot of the wheels for the trailer industry in general, and the RV industry in particular.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:31 AM   #16
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Thanks, but BusDepot is US (and where I got s bit of the info from as well as another VW bus site) so shipping is too expensive.

As for rims, not an issue as new properly rated rims are going to be part of the upgrade as well.

HiSpec (HWT) make a slightly improved trailer wheel apparently, with steel insets in the lug nut holes.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #17
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Might want to check out maxxis ue-168n bravo tires.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #18
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Ran Maxxis on our Bigfoot,no problems and quite happy with them. Problem is Maxxis is almost impossible to find here in Canukistan and they have NOT responded to any inquiries. Obviously don't want/need the businiess up here in the Great White North
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #19
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Ace browns lifted 6in with 30in
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:14 PM   #20
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I've seen Ace's get-up (which he has now sold) and it has me thinking again about the BFG AT's. Given how and where we travel I'm going to look into them again.

I can't get Kumho's or Maxxis up here without paying an arm & leg for shipping across the border, and many of the other ST tires don't inspire much confidence.

Hmmm
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #21
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Ace browns lifted 6in with 30in
Nice FJ! Trailer too.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #22
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Well, they're really manly-looking, what with the white lettering and the big fat tread and all. All that tread will be really useful if you ever decide to motorize the trailer...drive wheels can use it, and that's a fact.

What's not to like? I say, go with your gut here.

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I've seen Ace's get-up (which he has now sold) and it has me thinking again about the BFG AT's. Given how and where we travel I'm going to look into them again.

I can't get Kumho's or Maxxis up here without paying an arm & leg for shipping across the border, and many of the other ST tires don't inspire much confidence.

Hmmm
Well being up north does present a few problems in regards to some of the popular items folks here seem to like. I normally solve such problems by buying the item on a trip south. Lots of savings to be had purchasing car & trailer tires down south in particular if you but in tax free Oregon. Buying tires in the Portland area is a pretty common thing for Canadians heading down to the Bandon meet.
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uhm, ok Francesca...
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