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Old 23 April 2007, 05:29   #1
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Where to get trailer tyres?

Hi,
I have an Indespension Roller Coaster 3.5 trailer that has 6.70-13 Avon tyres on it.

The side walls have started to crack. They still hold air though.

Is this an issue?

Do I need to replace them? and if so, does it have to be the same?

Where can I get this sort of tyre from?

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I would say yes do replace them in order to avoid a blowout. Have you tried ringing Indespention for a price? How about Towsure....
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The side walls have started to crack. They still hold air though.
Is this an issue?

Yes - or you're looking at either 3 points and 60 or worse the tyre failing and if that is at 60 mph on the motorway - it may not be pretty.

Where can I get this sort of tyre from?

any decent tyre company (not kwikfit) should be able to sort it. simplest would be your local indespension though. depending on size and other factors caravan suppliers may have them too.
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OK, Indespension tell me that these tyres are no longer available and have suggested I use a 165R13 8Ply instead.

This might actually be quite difficult as the rims are 14"

So, based on the fact that they say I need to use Van Tyres how should I go about choosing a new tyre?

Should I just go out and measure the tread width and shoulder height and see whats on etyres, black circles or mytyres etc etc.............

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The size of the tyre should be printed on the sidewall.

I'd recommend BlackCircles.. used them before, and for some reason it was 5 cheaper to book through them, rather than book directly with the place that was doing it! Not really sure why.

But very good service, very pleased. Their technical advice was good too.

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The size of the tyre should be printed on the sidewall.
Yes it is 6.70-13 Avon Supervan (as per my original post), which Indespension now tell me are now obsolete.......which is generally why I have been posting for advice.

So any suggestion as to a suitable alternative?

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OK, Indespension tell me that these tyres are no longer available and have suggested I use a 165R13 8Ply instead.

This might actually be quite difficult as the rims are 14"
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Yes it is 6.70-13 Avon Supervan (as per my original post),
You appear confused.

Just go to your normal tyre supplier and ask them to quote for the 165Rxx 8ply. Most tyre depots will order in tyres for the next day. If you're happy with the quote, buy 'em.
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If your after some 13" wheels and tyres, then I have 4 which I took off my old fiesta. I would be willing to sell them to you, let me know if your interested?

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You appear confused.
Confused......yes.

Giving you wrong data.....no.

The tyres, say 6.70-13 93/95 Avon Supervan.

I put a tape measure on the rims and they are 14" diameter.

Go figure!!!!!

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Confused......yes.

Giving you wrong data.....no.

The tyres, say 6.70-13 93/95 Avon Supervan.

I put a tape measure on the rims and they are 14" diameter.

Go figure!!!!!

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I have "weird" american wheels and tyres on my trailer. When I needed to replace one I found it much easier to take a wheel off and hand it at my local tyre change place (who are an independent rather than a big chain). They had to order the tyre specially but it was replaced the next morning.
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