Changing out 13" wheels for 15" wheels - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-24-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Changing out 13" wheels for 15" wheels

I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but I would like to know if it is ok to replace 13" 5 bolt wheels with 15" 5 bolt wheels (4.5" bolt centers)?

This would be on a 1994 Casita Freedom Deluxe 16' trailer
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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Hi Ed,

The best answer is if you look up the specs for each tire you plan on using. Compare that to what you have on your trailer now and how much room you have.

I found over a 2" difference in 13" tires because of the profile #'s. You can see the difference in my post below:
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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I always replace 13" wheels with 15's on my restorations. As long as you have plenty of wheel well space to allow for wheel travel, AND you use tires specified for your load and use, there is no problem. In fact, you will probably get a better ride.

One caveat: larger wheels and tires put more strain on the trailer's original brakes, if you have them. Dexter TorFlex axles, appropriately sized for the weight of your trailer, can be bought with oversized brakes to accommodate the bigger wheels.
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