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Old 18 August 2012, 09:06   #1
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Mudguards to suit 16" wheels

I've changed my SBS trailer wheels from 13" to 16" wheels, currently running 235/70R16 tyres at a lower pressure, to give the boat a better ride on our rough roads and aid flotation on soft surfaces.

However I had to lose the standard mudguards off the trailer as the 195/50R13 tyres were only about 24" diameter and the new wheels are about 30" diameter.

SBS parts catalogue shows nothing that will be big enough so I need to source a set of mudguards which will cover the tyres. I'm trying to find something that I can make a temporary solution from so the boat doesn't get plastered with muck, but I'd like to plan on doing a proper job in due course.

TrailerTek Plastic Mudguards is one possibility that look like they might fit (the ones near the bottom) though I could ideally do with something a bit wider than that - any other sources that anybody can suggest please? The bigger the better, within reason, as at a later date I might fit balloon tyres depending on what I do and where I decide to take the boat, and it'll be on unsurfaced roads so something is needed to stop rocks pinging up and puncturing the tubes.

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Old 19 August 2012, 04:02   #2
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Try a commercial truck parts shop.

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I ended up building my own out of sheet steel. 6ft long by 1ft square. I run my trailer on twin 235/75/16 tyres.
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Old 19 August 2012, 18:58   #4
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I ended up building my own out of sheet steel. 6ft long by 1ft square. I run my trailer on twin 235/75/16 tyres.
I was looking at something similar, but I wrote the idea off as I can't source suitable steel in this part of the world.

Having said that ... there is an old galvanised water tank laying around which until 2 minutes ago, I had absolutely no use for.

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