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Old 03-14-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Jay feather x17z tires

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Do you know if there are different tires available for the x17z? Something a little sturdier?

I cannot seem to find anything....
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:20 AM   #2
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What do you mean by "sturdier"? What's on the trailer should work just fine. I've had 2 hybrids since 2003 with the same size tires you have. Never an issue. The first one we had for 10 years and it was a single axle '03 Jayco Kiwi 17a, an ancestor of your X17Z. Towed it on a 6k mile trip and a 3k mile trip, and several trips to Sandusky, OH from Milwaukee.

If you are looking to increase capacity you'll have to change out the axle also. Even then the frame may still be a limiting factor.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:29 AM   #3
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it just feels that the tires are not strong or rugged enough when we drive camping in the mountains. When we drive over some rocks and uneven terrain it always feels like we barely make it. Maybe its just a feeling but something a little more aggressive would probably make me feel a little safer.....
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it just feels that the tires are not strong or rugged enough when we drive camping in the mountains. When we drive over some rocks and uneven terrain it always feels like we barely make it.

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What are you pulling it with?
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That makes sense. A few years back there was a guy on one of the Yahoo forums who turned his 17ft hybrid into an off roader. Different axles, knobby tires, lifted, etc. Don't recall what he did for tires, sorry.
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