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4 ply trailer tyres @ 58
8 ply car tyres @ 78



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907

posted on 17/9/17 at 01:32 PM Reply With Quote
Trailer Tyres

For an unbraked two wheel trailer with Mini wheels you could fit 4 ply crossply trailer tyres for 29 each, ( Trailer Tek )

or, 8 ply proper car radials that cost 39 each.( Nankang )

So would you pay the extra 20 per pair?

Wear isn't a factor as trailers stand and the tyres perish.

[Edited on 17/9/17 by 907]





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daviep

posted on 17/9/17 at 02:52 PM Reply With Quote
As long as you don't overload the trailer the 4 ply tyres are adequate, load rating of 74 is 375kgs per tyre, total load of 750kgs.

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PAUL FISHER

posted on 17/9/17 at 02:55 PM Reply With Quote
But they on the limit, you have only one axle make sure the tyres are up to the job.
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907

posted on 17/9/17 at 03:22 PM Reply With Quote
The only reason I'm thinking of this is that I'm off to the tyre disposal yard in the morning so since the ones on the trailer look like
a grannies face they might as well go as well.

I seem to collect tyres. I've had three cars that I've bought an alloy spare wheel for and I'd dumped the steely round the back of the shed, then there's the two pot hole casualties, the set of randoms from the 15 x 8's I bought for the MiXi, and the pair I took down to the canvas doing doughnuts at the barby. Eleven in all.

That tyre fitting tool was the best thing I've ever been given.

Paul G





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Neville Jones

posted on 17/9/17 at 03:44 PM Reply With Quote
Make sure of your maximum load, and that the tyres can take the load. The max load is embossed on the tyre.

Also, if a single axle trailer goes over 750kg's, I think it needs brakes.

VOSA/DVLA whoever is responsible for checking these things, have been sitting outside circuits at track days, with scales checking for illegal trailers.

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minitici

posted on 17/9/17 at 04:58 PM Reply With Quote
Had bad experiences of 10" trailer tyres (Camac) on a two wheeled trailer.
Loaded close to maximum rating.

Several blow outs and de-laminations and splitting.

Eventually changed to 12" diameter trailer tyres which had a greater margin of safety.

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Phil_1471

posted on 17/9/17 at 05:11 PM Reply With Quote
I'd pay the extra 20 for safety... it's bearly a round of beers!





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motorcycle_mayhem

posted on 17/9/17 at 05:22 PM Reply With Quote
It's a single axle trailer, so the best tyres, check the bearings regularly. Whatever is strapped on the trailer consider as disposable.

Sell it, buy a twin axle.

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907

posted on 17/9/17 at 09:28 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by motorcycle_mayhem
It's a single axle trailer, so the best tyres, check the bearings regularly. Whatever is strapped on the trailer consider as disposable.

Sell it, buy a twin axle.




My car trailer is a twin axle. I can load 1.6 tonnes on that, but I also have a single thats a general purpose trailer.
Fridge freezer down to the dump, dozen paving slabs from the builders, that sort of thing.

I'm extending my workshop-cum-garage so it would be handy to have it usable. If you've got a dog, it might as well bark.


Paul G


Edit to add:-

6 votes to 3 in favour of car tyres. Car tyres ordered from Oponeo.

Note to self:- fit from the inside.



[Edited on 19/9/17 by 907]





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907

posted on 21/9/17 at 09:57 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the advice chaps.

Mini wheels had a coat of paint and the new fat 80 profile tyres fitted. The Sealey Viking came in handy again,
and one of the wheel bearings needed tightening a castellation as it had a bit of play.

I suppose the chassis could have done with a coat as well, but that will have to wait.
At least its back in action again.

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Paul G

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