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Old 05-25-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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I just bought a 1983 13' Scamp and it needs new tires. The current tires are 165/80 R13 car tires. Is that okay or are regular "trailer tires" needed? Also, there is a decal that says the tire pressure should be 20#. Is that correct? If yes, won't that void the tire warranty. Dennis
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:48 PM   #2
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You need trailer tires. The sidewalls on car tires are not sturdy enough for trailers. I got Carlisle ST175/80R13 for my Scamp 13. I contacted the Scamp factory and they said to ignore the 20# sticker and use the air pressure recommended for the tires. I think mine are rated for 50#.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:00 AM   #3
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175/80R13 Maxxis 8008 on the Compact Jr. Great tires!
1980 Bigfoot 17' & former owner of 1973 Compact Jr
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:29 AM   #4
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I have a 1983 13' Scamp. Tires 175/80D13/6 ply from GoodYear store.

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