Peter you should have stopped by and talked to me at the NOG. I'm running 15" tires on my Scamp and couldn't be happier. Yours sits up plenty high... unless you've done something to get the trailer lowered since the last time I paid any attention.
I wasn't planning to replace the tires or rims for another year or three, Donna. I was just putting chocking its wheels at the storage yard after cleaning it up, blowing out the lines and winterizing when I noticed the curb side wheel had a nasty bulge in it. It wasn't there when we left the NOG earlier that day.
This is one of the problems my trailer has: we have a big refrigerator
, water heater, microwave
and sink on the curb-side, so there's a lot of weight
on that little 13" rim tire. (It's how Scamp built the trailer.) I think that's what did it in. Going up in size and weight capacity on the tires and rims is the smart move.
Could you post a picture of your trailer's frame and axle
attachment? If I'm going to put bigger tires on I want to lower the frame a little; right now it has an extra 5" under the frame to accommodate the height of the last owner's tow vehicle, and going up a tire size will mean a) buying a ladder or b ) removing some frame extenders.