M25 trailer tires and wheel size

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thelederfam
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M25 trailer tires and wheel size

Post by thelederfam » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:41 am

I just purchased a 1982 M25 and single axle trailer. It will need a lot of clean up and I also want to do a thorough visual inspection of both the boat and trailer. The unit wasn't used since approx. 1997 so I know that the tires shouldn't be trusted. The tread is perfect but there is some dry rot in spots. The tires now are Chaparral S/T steel radial, 6 ply, max load 800 kg. (1760 lbs), ST205/75 R14. Can someone suggest a good tire but not too expensive. I may not use the boat much and will only need to tow it about 50 miles when I do.

The rim is a 5 lug version. Has anyone found a spare rim at a junk yard? What vehicle would use this size wheel?

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Re: M25 trailer tires and wheel size

Post by frede » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:52 am

I use SimpleTire.com and would recommend the Maxxis tires. I have them shipped to my home and mounted at my gas station.
https://simpletire.com/catalog?search&s ... =75&rim=14

I found my spare tire rim at etriler.com had the gas station mount the best of the old tires. $20 out the door.
http://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=14%22+x+6%22+Rim

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Re: M25 trailer tires and wheel size

Post by dlandersson » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:54 pm

I've used etrailer.com also. 8)

Don't save so much money you break down on the road :wink:
frede wrote:I use SimpleTire.com and would recommend the Maxxis tires. I have them shipped to my home and mounted at my gas station.
https://simpletire.com/catalog?search&s ... =75&rim=14

I found my spare tire rim at etriler.com had the gas station mount the best of the old tires. $20 out the door.
http://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=14%22+x+6%22+Rim

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