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Old 07-25-2015, 01:45 AM   #1
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1995 jayco tent trailer tire question

Hello everyone, I have a 1995 jayco tent trailer, A tire blew on the highway today and Im looking to see what is recommended for replacement.
I currently have 5.30-12 tires

Can I use bigger tires/rims? 13 or 14 inch?

What load range is good?

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Old 07-25-2015, 06:13 AM   #2
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Easy thing is to replace with the same size. Really comes down to, is having to take some measurements to see how much clearance you have. If you have leaf springs you have more options, as you can replace, the what would be called an equalizer on a dual axle trailer with a longer one. Or add lift blocks if needed.
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:55 PM   #3
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Be sure you have a cover on spare and check tires annually for cracks. I get about 5 years out of tires before they crack bad here in New England. You can get them at wal mart on a rim ready to go or off rim to get mounted on yours.
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:58 PM   #4
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Thanks guys
I guess I'll keep the same size tire. I thought, because the size of the tire, it cant handle the weight and is the reason it blew up on the highway.

I spoke to the prev owner and they told me that they never had a problem with the tires, they also load the trailer with coolers, camping gears etc and drive for over 8 hours and never had a problem. They replaced the tires last year

I guess I may of had a leak, I never check the psi when I left the camp

Also if the tires should last 5 years, why should I upgrade to a bigger size??


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Old 07-25-2015, 06:44 PM   #5
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On my Jacob tent trailer the tires that came pretty much maxed out the wheel well. Keep the tired air up to close to max, I always ran 55psi cold, because at the time I was young and dumb would tow the trailer 500 or more miles a day going coast to coast.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:01 PM   #6
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They may not have replaced tires as they stated. I try to check my tires every spring and fall for dry rot and cracks and psi every time we leave the house to go on a trip in truck and camper tires for a better ride and mpg. We have two spares one in camper and one on spare tire holder. We went on as trip and got 2 flats in a 5 mile stretch of highway (roofing nails in tires). after that trip I bought 2 replacements. Lucky I have AAA camper and motorcycle so they rescued us.
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We just drive 4500km in less than 2 weeks with a weighted down Jayco 10. No tire issues (thank you God!)
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:43 PM   #8
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Any recommondation of tires I should get?
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:19 AM   #9
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I usually get these at wal mart. this is a 4 lug I get galv. instead of white doesn't show rust. They sell just the tire also. I would do amazon but I prefere to pick up my tire in person.

Greenball Towmaster 5.30-12 6-Ply Bias Trailer Tire and Wheel Assembly 4-on-4 Bolt Pattern, Galvanized Spoke - Walmart.com
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:09 AM   #10
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Curious, has anyone had good/bad luck with Greenball tires? I can get them at Costco and Walmart.
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