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Old 06 January 2013, 15:59   #41
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Kerny with bigger wheels the rig will sit higher... ...will it still fit under your garage door? You wouldn't want to bring it home and find it doesn't fit...
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Old 06 January 2013, 16:14   #42
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Kerny with bigger wheels the rig will sit higher... ...will it still fit under your garage door? You wouldn't want to bring it home and find it doesn't fit...
Hah.. hah.. hah!! ... there's me thinking that that slight mishap was all but forgotten about on here. I can see all them Aircraft hangar jokes starting all over again now. Thanks Poly
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Old 06 January 2013, 18:59   #43
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As long as your tyres are in good nick, you'll be fine with the 12" wheels. Keep the money for petrol instead (& XD whatsitcalled oil)
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FWIW when I bought my trailer I specified 10" wheels for the whole garage door thing reason. (I have an interesting attack angle with a short steep hill so all sorts of momentary strange geometries happen over a boat's length of travel - half of them with the boat still half in the garage).

It's like all trailer running gear - keep it maintained & it'll keep going. OK, smaller wheel the bearing turns a bit faster, but if it's maintained & lubricated, what's the problem?

Also smaller wheels = easier launch - I can't remember the last time I actually unhitched to get the boat on or off.....
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As long as your tyres are in good nick, you'll be fine with the 12" wheels. Keep the money for petrol instead (& XD whatsitcalled oil)
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FWIW when I bought my trailer I specified 10" wheels for the whole garage door thing reason.

It's like all trailer running gear - keep it maintained & it'll keep going. OK, smaller wheel the bearing turns a bit faster, but if it's maintained & lubricated, what's the problem?
The garage miscalculation for me was on width

Like I said before I just thought that it would be a safer option to have larger wheels for long distance towing and speed.

Dhd's comment has got me reconsidering though as that XD 100 is bloody expensive ...
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Would a larger wheel not give a high centre of gravity and thus negate the slight advantage of the longer circumference? My old mini's use to speed down the motorway quite happily on 10" wheels and the upgrade was a 12" wheel.
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Would a larger wheel not give a high centre of gravity and thus negate the slight advantage of the longer circumference? My old mini's use to speed down the motorway quite happily on 10" wheels and the upgrade was a 12" wheel.
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I run one or two round my middle but haven't worked out how to make them run flat yet
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I had 12" wheels on my last rig and had a blow out in a remote enough area, l had a spare and was quickly back on the road but as I was on holidays and doing a bit of travelling I decided to try get the old tyre replaced. Went to a few different tyre places and none stocked 12". They Said they were fairly rare nowadays and would be a couple of days to get them in.
Ended up going on without.
13" is definitely easier to come by for both wheels and tyres.
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I had 12" wheels on my last rig and had a blow out in a remote enough area, l had a spare and was quickly back on the road but as I was on holidays and doing a bit of travelling I decided to try get the old tyre replaced. Went to a few different tyre places and none stocked 12". They Said they were fairly rare nowadays and would be a couple of days to get them in.
Ended up going on without.
13" is definitely easier to come by for both wheels and tyres.
If/when this happens, it may be the time to consider a 13" 'upgrade'
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