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Old 07-28-2006, 04:44 PM
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How to buy a spare for my trailer?

Clueless here... I need to buy a spare wheel/tire for my PS197 single axle trailer. I don't want to spend for the MC alloy rim, just going to head for local shop and buy a steel wheel with a Goodyear Marathon on it, then throw a MC spare cover on it.

The wheel and tire size are easy. How do I spec the bolt pattern to get the right wheel, or does anyone recommend somewhere to buy - I just figured shipping costs would be ridiculous.... any input helpful.... thanks!
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:01 PM
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I did look into this and still decided to get an MC spare. The price is not that much different. The MC spare including rim is around $275.00 plust tax. The other will cost some where around $175.00 to $200.00 plus tax. Not much saving, since you are going to buy the MC tire cover.

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Old 07-28-2006, 05:08 PM
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I've got a spare Goodyear Marathon 225/78r15 mounted on a chrome steel mag that I will let you have for $50 plus shipping. I actually have three but had to scrap my trailer last month. If interested I'll send the pics.
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:44 PM
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I've got a spare Goodyear Marathon 225/78r15 mounted on a chrome steel mag that I will let you have for $50 plus shipping. I actually have three but had to scrap my trailer last month. If interested I'll send the pics.
I would be interested in 2 of the 3. Send me the pics. [email protected]
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:14 PM
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I just bought a spare for my trailer. I simply went to me local tire shop and the tech looked at the trailer. He went into the shop and came back 5 minutes later with a rim and tire ready to go. I pulled the trailer up by the service door and he took my rim off to make sure that the spare fit. Very simple process. I got the rim and tire mounted for $115.00 including tax. I am however friends with the shop owner....which is nice

Now I just need to get the tire cover
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:30 PM
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3event, not sure where in WI you are located, but I just bought 2 trailer tires this morning. I went to a local trailer store (B&B in Hartford) and they had them in stock. $100 wheel and tire (radial). I am pretty sure the 5 lug bolt pattern is a "trailer standard" type thing. The only thing I would be concerned about is the alloy rim is probably thicker where the bolt or stud goes through the wheel. It won't be a problem if you have studs and lug nuts, if you have lug bolts it could be a problem. The steel wheel is a lot thinner at the hub so the bolt would stick through further and may intersect another portion of your trailer, like the leaf spring. No big deal, you could just get shorter bolts.
Just my $.02
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:20 PM
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Thanks for the info guys...

And rcnjson, I could hit BB in Hartford, thanks for the headsup. I can look at the trailer tomorrow, but I am 99.6% certain we are talking studs and lugs. I should probably guesstimate the weight of the trailer and verify with the shop that the wheel can handle the weight - itsa single axle.

Meanwhile I called another shop and they quoted $135 so we're in the ballpark.

Time to pack for the lake now, unfortunately not departing until the AM.

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Old 07-28-2006, 07:23 PM
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DuaneS, thanks for the offer but with the cost of shipping, I'll probably spring for a new one - they are less expensive than I thought.

I'm always impressed by the help on this site, not only are questions asked but solutions are offered......!
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:33 PM
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Go to your local tire dealer thats what I did. Beats paying shipping cost
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:53 AM
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my xterra (car) spare is a 5 lug 30" tire that seems like it would also work as a trailer spare. would you say if it fits, than it would work as a spare? how about the low 30 psi? obviously it would only be used if i had a flat.
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