Has anyone tried 15X7 rims on an egg? - Fiberglass RV

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Old 10-02-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
Trailer: 1982 13 ft Burro
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Just picked up a set (3) of 15X7 rims for my '82 13-foot Burro. I've wanted to go bigger than the 13's that came with the trailer, although 15x7 may be too much of a good thing. They didn't cost much, so no great loss, but it would be nice if they worked out.

I put a new 20-degree down axle on a month ago that gives me about 12 or 13 inches of clearance - about 4 inches more than it had with the old axle. We drive a lot of rough roads and scraped the heck out the bumper and the tongue jack a bunch of times before I put the new axle on.

The current wheelset is about 23 inches in diameter with tires. If my math is right, the 15's would be about 26 inches if I put 195/70/r15's on, or just over 26 with 205/70r15's. 26 inches is likely cutting it pretty close.

The current width is a little more than 4 inches and the new width would be about 8 inches, which seems possible, albeit tight.

I think something like a 175/75/r14 might be a smarter choice, but I saw these on craigslist and thought why not?

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Old 10-02-2006, 01:50 PM   #2
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Andy, my Scamp runs 205 75R 15s, but I also put a 45 degree down axle on. So far, so good I like it because now I have a REAL step...one that slides in and out welded to the frame and there isn't any damming caused by the Scamp being lower than the tug.

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Old 10-02-2006, 07:44 PM   #3
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I have 2004 Casita Liberty Deluxe with high lift option from the factory. This amounts to about 1.5" to 2" increased height from the standard axle. The wheels are 15x7 aluminum.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:41 PM   #4
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I changed to 14 in. mag type wheels on my 13 ft. Scamp. With 195-70 tires. They stuck out about 1 1/2 in. more than the stock 13 in. set-up. But all I had to do was trim about 1 in. off the fiberglass for clearance. Took off the rivets holding the rubber molding, cut with a saber saw, sanded, then put the molding back on. Looks and works fine. Don't know if that applies to your trailer. My suggestion: just keep in mind the diameter of the orig. when you are going up in wheel size. Good luck, Garret
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