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Old 12 June 2018, 03:22   #1
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What does everyone else do when it comes to getting replacement tyres. My 750kg unbraked Snipe trailer tyres are down to 3mm or so, and they were original fit when I purchased my boat back in 2010. I have a spare wheel with probably 5mm of tread, so just the steel wheel needs refurbishment.

When I've looked online I can get replacement tyres and steel wheels for £50 or so plus VAT plus delivery. I'm sure tyres on their own aren't going to be far off that, plus I would need to get them fitted, plus the cost of paint to refurbish the existing steel wheels.

Currently I've taken the wheels of the trailer to remove surface rust and refurbish, but I may just keep them as spares and go for new wheels given costs aren't too prohibitive.

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Would save you a lot of messing about with wire brushes & paint.

Don't forget that tyres have a lifespan as they deteriorate over time. Not unusual to find caravans with little wear on the tyres but the tyres are shot due to age. Not something you want to discover on a long journey.

Friend of mine had a boat refurbed in Norfolk in 2016 & they replaced the suspension units on the trailer. The tyres they fitted we subsequently found were brand new but their production date was pre 2000 (!). The first tyre failed not long after he'd left his overnight stop in Leicester en route back to his home in Cornwall & the second went somewhere around St Austell necessitating a full lift recovery.

This is worth a read:
https://www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/...-age-of-a-tyre
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What does everyone else do when it comes to getting replacement tyres. My 750kg unbraked Snipe trailer tyres are down to 3mm or so, and they were original fit when I purchased my boat back in 2010. I have a spare wheel with probably 5mm of tread, so just the steel wheel needs refurbishment.



When I've looked online I can get replacement tyres and steel wheels for £50 or so plus VAT plus delivery. I'm sure tyres on their own aren't going to be far off that, plus I would need to get them fitted, plus the cost of paint to refurbish the existing steel wheels.



Currently I've taken the wheels of the trailer to remove surface rust and refurbish, but I may just keep them as spares and go for new wheels given costs aren't too prohibitive.



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For that kind of money, it's not worth buggering about with the old wheels, bin 'em.
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For that kind of money, it's not worth buggering about with the old wheels, bin 'em.
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Thanks for the replies guys - look like I'm binning them then (recycle of-course).
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Thanks for the replies guys - look like I'm binning them then (recycle of-course).


Keep one as a spare if its roadworthy, or buy 3 new ones. I carry 2 spares on my trailer, to be sure, to be sure.
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Keep one as a spare if its roadworthy, or buy 3 new ones. I carry 2 spares on my trailer, to be sure, to be sure.
Good call. Already carry a spare, but carrying two spares is belt and braces, I like it! Rear springs may say otherwise!
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just note there is 4" pcd and 100mm and there not the same , also the ply rating should go hand in hand with the load rating ,you need at least 375 kg , i,m thinking you got all this sussed correctly but just posting in case some are less aware of criteria,,,,,,,,, otherwise def +1
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Why not get the old ones galved
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just note there is 4" pcd and 100mm and there not the same , also the ply rating should go hand in hand with the load rating ,you need at least 375 kg , i,m thinking you got all this sussed correctly but just posting in case some are less aware of criteria,,,,,,,,, otherwise def +1
Will double check, but good call.

I'm fitting what is already on it as they've been trouble free. They are 'Kings Tires' 5.00-10 which I think is an American make? Wheel is stamped 3.50Bx10H2.

Followed up Mersea website and got to delivery part... £65 to go by courier? Just sprayed my tea up the wall!

Are they having a laugh? It's like scene from Game of Thrones and no one is prepared to go north of the wall! I live 25 miles from the oil capital of Europe for fecks sake.
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Why not get the old ones galved
Would be long lasting I'm sure Jeff. Original wheels were probably powder coated. I've already sanded and treated rust with and will spray with acid etch primer, primer, top coat and lacquer. I've got the stuff in the garage so not costing me any extra. Normally get 2-3 years out of them before it needs done again.
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What does everyone else do when it comes to getting replacement tyres. My 750kg unbraked Snipe trailer tyres are down to 3mm or so, and they were original fit when I purchased my boat back in 2010. I have a spare wheel with probably 5mm of tread, so just the steel wheel needs refurbishment.

When I've looked online I can get replacement tyres and steel wheels for £50 or so plus VAT plus delivery. I'm sure tyres on their own aren't going to be far off that, plus I would need to get them fitted, plus the cost of paint to refurbish the existing steel wheels.

Currently I've taken the wheels of the trailer to remove surface rust and refurbish, but I may just keep them as spares and go for new wheels given costs aren't too prohibitive.

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Have you tried these guys https://www.trailertek.com/? I just bought 2 new wheels and tyres for £90.00, I am local so collected them but they offer free delivery for anything over £75.00.

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Used these recently for complete wheel/tyres

https://www.towingandtrailers.com/pr...-wheels-tyres/
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Have you tried these guys https://www.trailertek.com/? I just bought 2 new wheels and tyres for £90.00, I am local so collected them but they offer free delivery for anything over £75.00.

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I've used them several times over recent years for tralier stuff incl braked suspension units & never had a problem with them.
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I would just get complete new ones the last I got came from Indespension they buy so many for plant trailers they should do you a good deal if you call in.
I also carry 2 spares and a complete hub on long trips.
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I always get new wheels and tyres as others have suggested. Ebay is a good place to look for competitive prices. Trident, Leisure Mart and Wessex Trailers are super competitive and delivery is always very quick.
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Would be long lasting I'm sure Jeff. Original wheels were probably powder coated. I've already sanded and treated rust with and will spray with acid etch primer, primer, top coat and lacquer. I've got the stuff in the garage so not costing me any extra. Normally get 2-3 years out of them before it needs done again.
i had galve one on my last indespension trailer not a mark on them after 5 years just a thought if you ever decide
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