Replace 20.5x10 with 4.8-12?

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by philsocal, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. philsocal

    philsocal New Member

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    Hi all-
    Working on my 1st popup, a '93 Coleman Chesapeake.
    The tires are worn inside (the guy said from overloading as he had the axle replaced a few years ago (have receipt from reputable shop).

    Can I replace them with 4.8-12 rims and tires (assuming the load range is acceptable)? What are the downsides? things to watch out for?
    thanks all!
     
  2. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    The 4.80X12 tires have a lower max load capacity, and are about the same diameter. So what are you gaining? Just my 2 cents but the camper will ride better with the big wide 10's
     
  3. philsocal

    philsocal New Member

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    Thanks- I was only asking because there is a pair of 4.8-12 rims/tires for the same price (on craigslist) as 1 new 20.5-10 from wallmart.

    I may stick w/ 10s then.
     

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