I am preparing to replace the original suspension on my U-Haul
CT-13 and I could really use some help with selecting a new tire size.
It looks like there is enough room to use 14" rims instead of the original 13" rims. For me, tires
are about the most mysterious and confusing parts of our trailers. (Even more so than the electrical
Are there any tire sizes that are more common than others? If possible I want to use a common size for the obvious reasons of replacing tires
when far away from big cities.
I have found some resources that shows how to calculate the sizes based on the size designation so calculating overall tire dimensions and wheel well clearances should be straight forward. I just do not know what the more common sizes are.
(I have some experience with an odd tire size when I bought a 1988 Taurus with the “sport” suspension. It handled very nicely but I found out that the tire size was made by only two manufacturers and was not frequently stocked by tire shops. The potential for having a damaged tire and being marooned for days before a new tire could be located made traveling uncomfortable.)
Any thoughts and experiences are most welcomed.