Originally Posted by ruscal
I changed wheel size to 14" to gain weight
capacity. At the time I didn't see availability of the tire in your link. I could have saved a lot of money!
Oh well, It was a fun project, and I have new suspension now.
I'm glad you brought suspension up, Russ. I forgot to point out in my earlier post that in all cases, the lowest capacity component of the system governs carrying capacity. In your case, I presume you have the 3500 pound axle
that appears to be standard on the Scamp
16, so you have enough capacity there to reap the benefit of higher-weight bearing tires
But of the two 13 footers the O.P. is considering, that is only true of the Casita
13, which also comes with a 3500 pound axle
. Link to specs
(Side note: Strictly in my opinion, that's too much axle
for such a small trailer...I suspect it would result in a really harsh ride unless the trailer was loaded close to 3,000 pounds or so.)
13, on the other hand, has a 2200 pound axle. Link to specs
That's its limiting weight-carrying factor. Neither upsizing nor increasing LR of tires
will result in an actual increase in carrying capacity.
And here's a bit of unsolicited advice to the O.P.:
This is the first time I've ever looked at the specs for these two 13-ers side by side...the Casita
being so much heavier (even "dry"), it seems to me that if keepin' things small/light is a primary aim the Scamp would be the better choice.
the 13" tires!