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Old 09-13-2004, 10:28 AM
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spare tire protection question

Many boat supply companies sell spare tire trailer covers like these:
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...oductId=142821

I can see that these are probably good for protecting the spare from sun and other weathering, especially since even the tread is exposed 24/7. But are there downsides like consendsation pooling or anything like that that makes the covers undesirable? I was thinking of getting one and cutting out the area covering the wheel so that the tire stays protected but it also has air flow.

A related question (since my trailer is not near where I live) is what size (diameter) tire would a MC trailer (with double axle if that matters) for a 2001 X-Star have?

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Old 09-13-2004, 10:30 AM
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205/75/14...I think.
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Old 09-13-2004, 06:12 PM
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I guess that begs the question, when did they go to 15" rims?
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Old 09-14-2004, 06:40 AM
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I think my 95 is on 15's... but I'd better check this weekend to be sure.
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Old 09-14-2004, 03:37 PM
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14's on my '99.
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Old 09-14-2004, 03:47 PM
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My 1995 has 215/75/14s, but I know they went to a 15" on single axles later. The dual axle is 14" pretty much across the board. Of course the heavier the boat the larger the tire and load rating.
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Old 09-14-2004, 04:09 PM
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My 1998 PS 205 has 14" tires and it sits on a double axle. I just bought a MC tire cover because my spare tire rim is very ugly!! It didn't come with the trailer.
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Old 09-14-2004, 05:02 PM
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My 1986 has 14" wheels. Just bought a spare tire cover off E-Bay. It's black and has MasterCraft in white. Under $30 including shipping. He has both 14" and 15" covers. I bought a 15" cover without checking first. You guessed it... had to return it for a 14" one. Seller was cool about it... Also, getting a MasterCraft "Shock tube". Rope broke last year... my buddy got jack slapped with the rope on his chest He was glad to hear of my new purchase. (Rope was a little old).
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Old 09-14-2004, 05:08 PM
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BillyB,

I donít know about the cutting out the center as that may create a problem with the wind while tailoring.

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Old 09-14-2004, 05:45 PM
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Tom, look carefully before you buy the "MasterCraft" stuff on ebay. Some of it is fake. That being said, I bought a shock tube off ebay and it was the genuine article. Most of the fake stuff I've seen has taken the form of guide poll pads. The fake ones I saw only have MasterCraft written vertically. But the omit the horizontal "MasterCraft" script written in very small letters above the vertical script.

The MC shock tubes have a slalom time chart or something (slips my mind) on them.
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