How do you read trailer tires?

How do you read trailer tires?

‘ The first six to eight numbers indicate the manufacturer’s code, where the tire was manufactured and the tire size. To find out when your tire was made, look for the serial number that begins with ‘DOT. ‘ The last four numbers indicate the week and year your tire was made, respectively.

How close can trailer tires be?

As a general rule of thumb the minimum safe distance between front and rear tires on the same side of a tandem axle trailer is 4 inches. You would need to measure the distance between your tires currently and subtract 2-1/2 inches.

What does the load range on trailer tires mean?

A tire’s rated Load Range means the maximum weight load it can handle (when installed on a suitably-rated wheel) at its full rated PSI pressure. Trailer tires must always be fully-inflated to their maximum rated pressure as noted on their sidewall.

What does ST205 75r15 mean?

It means the section height of the tire is 75% of the 205 mm section width. The 15 is the wheel diameter in inches and the C after the tire size will designate the load range. The load range C is a 6-ply rated tire. The maximum load rating on the load range C tire in the ST205/75D15 size is 1,820 lbs at 50 psi.

What do the numbers and letters on a trailer tire mean?

The first number, 205, refers to the width of the tire in millimeters. The second number, 75, refers to the tire’s sidewall aspect ratio (also called section height) and means in your case that the aspect ratio of your tire is 75% of the tire’s width. A trailer tire’s speed rating is usually denoted by a letter code.

Can I put car tires on a trailer?

Never use passenger tires on a trailer. They are usually rated Load Range B, a 4-ply equivalent, because their sidewalls are flexible for a smooth ride—far too flexible for trailer duty. They are not engineered to stabilize heavy loads or to handle the temperatures that build with them.

Why are my trailer tires wearing on the inside and outside?

Tire wear on the outside and inside tread only generally means that the tires were under inflated. There should also be a maximum psi rating listed and the tires should be inflated to that maximum psi. It is possible that if you used a gauge that gauge could be off.

Are trailer wheels 0 offset?

Most trailer wheels have a 0 offset, but to determine if the wheels on your trailer have one, you will first want to remove the wheel from the trailer. Once removed, you can measure from the mounting surface of the wheel (where it mounts to the hub) to the inside and outside beads.

Can you put car wheels on a trailer?

I don’t recommend using trailer wheels for vehicles as that is not safe, however you can use vehicle rims on a trailer if they fit properly. If your vehicle wheel/rims fit your trailer hub bolt pattern and have clearance from the frame, body, or fender of your trailer, you can use passenger wheel/rims.

What do the numbers on a trailer tire mean?

THE ALPHA NUMERIC SYSTEM – (B78 X 13 C) common on 13″-15″ trailer tires, indicates air chamber size (B), the ‘Aspect Ratio’ (78), the rim diameter (13″), and the load range (C) Proper trailer rim selection is also important to assure replacement wheels will match your existing trailer hardware.

What types of trailer wheels and tyres do we stock?

We stock one of the most comprehensive ranges of trailer wheels and tyres. Available are 8″, 10″, 12″, 13″ and 14″ complete wheel and tyre assembly fitted with varying tyre sizes. Non Road wheels are also readily available along with replacement wheel rims and replacement tyres.

What does the ply rating on trailer tires mean?

The ply rating on trailer tires typically varies between 2(A) and 10(E). This ply rating is intended to indicate the strength of the tires construction relative to other ply ratings. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the tire is manufactured with this specific number of plys or layers.

What is the bolt pattern on a 13 inch trailer tire?

The 13″ diameter x 4-1/2″ wide steel trailer wheel has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern and a corrosion resistant, black powder coat finish. Radial special trailer tire has 10-ply rating and 2,830-lb max load at 80 psi. Constructed of double steel belts and double polyester plies with a nylon overlay. Fits 15″ wheels and for highway use.

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