Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Guest

Tire question

15 posts in this topic

Here goes again, I can't seem to open the post from before. I can't seem to find 13" st tires that are heavy duty enough. My shack weighs 2200 lbs so each tire is rated at 998 so I end up about 100 lbs over on each tire...should this concern me with a 30 mile trip down to Mille Lacs? If it is a problem what kind of tire should I be looking for? Also, once again what is the legal width for highway travel from the outside of one tire to the other?
Thanks
think hard water so I have an excuse to quit watching the Vikes loose!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get bias trailer tires. There load rating is higher then radials for a car. If you look at boat trailers you will notice the tires arent radials.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chiro, you should probably go with a 14 or 15" tire to get the load rating that you need. Don't go with to small of a load rating, the downside could be extreme should one of them let go at speed. As ST mentioned most trailer tires are bias ply, but now you can get radial trailers tires although I don't recall how the ratings compare.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have heard just the opposite on the Radial/Bias-ply argument. I've been told Radials are not only stronger but provide longer wear than bias-ply tires and offer better traction, less rolling resistance, and improved highway stability (but who really knows?).
I had allot of blowouts on the bias-ply tires, so I switch to the "Goodyear Marathon Radials" and haven't had any tire problems in the last 2 years, with about 4,000 miles on the tires.
The ST175 80 R 13's with a load rating of "B" are good for 1100 lbs @ 35 psi.
The same model, but with a load rating of "C" is rated at 1360 lbs @ 50 psi. These are both 13" tires.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just bought radial trailer tires for my camper. Mine where 15" tires that rated 1848 lbs per tire. Camper sure does pull nice with them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

chiro, maybe you should lose the 12 cases of Old Style to lighten up the shack a bit.
haha
but seriously, 2200 lbs on 13" tires is a stretch to say the least. Can you fit bigger rims on that shack? What's the spring rating on those axles?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chunkytrout,
I don't know if I can find bigger rims without getting a new hub because they came off of an old starcraft popup camper they are 4 posts, any suggestions?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chiro:
I bought 13" tires for my boat trailer this spring. They indeed are hard to find. They had to be special ordered. Trailer tires in a heavier load range are designed to have high lateral stiffness. Mushy tires can contribute to "fishtailing". It only cost a few dollars more, but I think it was well worth the effort. A good tire store should be able to order them within a couple days.

Do not confuse the premounted comodity tires with the proper size ones, the load ratings are not even close. I made that mistake and ended up taking cheap tires back to Menards, they were only about 2/3 the thickness of what I needed, and they would have matched up to the bolt pattern.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Next year I plan on having some crank downs welded on so it wont be an issue but, for this season I will gladly take your advice and talk to the tire outfit in town, thanks!

[This message has been edited by chiro (edited 11-11-2002).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

chiro, you'll have to change out the hubs to go with a bigger rim however, it'll be easier to change out the whole axle assembly. Bigger rated springs and all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The heck with it, I found a place in Perham that will sell me the entire crankdown assembly plus frame strengthening plates with 5 post hubs for $370. Sure I had to fib a little on the price when telling the wife. grin.gif Someone else already said it best...it's only money, fish hard, die rich!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I ordered them and was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on me just doing a good bolt job to secure them to the frame instead of a bunch of welding. I mean if bolts are ok to secure a hitch assembly to a truck shouldn't it work ok for attaching crank down assemblies to a 2200lb shack???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Sounds like the Preds and Pens were also hot after him so we won the bidding war, that would explain the price. We might end up facing the Preds in the first round so better we have him than them. Don't know much about Hanzel but from what I am reading he is big, good face off & pk guy and contributes a little offence. Maybe not a huge upgrade over Haula but having him on the 4th could be huge for us if him and Stewart can get something going. White looks kind of like a depth 4th liner so there is that as well. Should be a fun rest of the season, always fun to get new toys around March even if they haven't worked out in the past.
    •   And yet more credible than Trump:  
    •   Paradox : BD2 and an open mind.
    • It's been going on for years. Just look at how many times the Howard Stern show has pranked the news with fake guests.
    • Maybe some people feel a  lbgt,, black lives matter, sierra club, feminist, white guilt, supported candidate better represents them than say an NRA endorced candidate.
    •    I think they do as good of a job as to be expected. Pills are highly regulated. International web deliveries and dirty doctors are a little tricky to weed out.      Nope, we'll use your logic and decriminalize driving under the influence.   Problem solved.   Should eradicate fatalities of those types as since it is legal, it no longer appeals to folks, they stop doing it.     Explain in detail, in a country, filled with people who love over consumption, that consume 80% of the drugs on the entire planet, how that would work.   Start stuttering.     That's about right. One word in depth answers.   On an idea that will not work in this country.   "I think we can learn that we should stop being reflexively opposed when someone else does [decriminalize] and should take seriously the possibility that anti-user enforcement isn't having much influence on our drug consumption," says Mark Kleiman, author of the forthcoming When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment and director of the drug policy analysis program at UCLA. Kleiman does not consider Portugal a realistic model for the U.S., however, because of differences in size and culture between the two countries.   http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1893946,00.html        It's your idea, you explain it and sell it.   You lazy fraud.
    • Wowza, I guess we are going for, no better year I suppose. We are now crazy deep at center and that is a good good thing, hopefully the new guys can mesh with the lineup right away.
    • So much fun to watch the media just lose all credibility, I suspect there will be more fun to come.

    • I think he means keep the prisons full and the private prison industry in money at all costs. Welcome to the wonderful world of donor $$$ "trumping" common sense. Nothing like buying laws so you can profit, not that this is anything new.
    •   Easy for those who can see beyond their front window.  
  • Our Sponsors