We're about to purchase a 1983 17.5 ft Bigfoot and the original tires & rims were replaced and don't seem to fit very well (was just parked, not towed), is there a way to find the original &/or recommended rim & tire size for this trailer?
Kind regards, Dave
In 1983 that Bigfoot
would be a 17 ft. not the 17.5. The 17.5 model didn't come out until much later. We previously owned a 1983 17 ft. Bigfoot and it had 14" tires
, we put new 8 ply radials (185/R14) on it after we bought it. This tire is one that is used on VW camper vans and Toyota mini-motorhomes. Most tire stores will try to talk you into a 4 ply tire like a 185/75R14 or something similiar. We feel these are the best tires to have since you have a single axle
particularly, is the 8 ply. 185/R14's ( 8 ply). At the same time you put the new tires and wheels on you should probably repack the bearings too. We like to be as safe as possible on the road.