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    Upgrade Trailer Rim/Tire Size?

    I just took delivery of a Karavan WCA1250-39 (the one with 2 trailers put together with a special connecting plate) Man is this a nice trailer, you definitely get what you pay for!!

    Anyway, We do a lot of traveling with our skis (put close to 7800 miles on my 2011 loadrite) Ive always been very good about bearing maintenance and keeping on top of it. My new karavan trailer has sealed bearings and the standard small tires that comes with PWC trailers. Ive always worried about the size of tires when we are on the highway, was wondering if anyone has upgraded their rims/tires for a larger size? Im more worried about it now because i cant access the bearings. I never go over 65 when we're traveling unless i have to pass someone in which case its a brief time of going 70-75.

    Thanks Guys!!


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    I can't help you with the upgrade, I bought my trailer with larger tires but I can help you out on where to get parts. Since you are in SJ I would take the ride over to Delaware and check out Eastern Marine. They literally have everything you could want or need for a trailer. My trailer has sealed bearings also and I contemplated putting bearing buddies on, but when I popped it open after 2 years the grease looked brand new, not a drop of water. I decided to hold off since the sealed bearings are holding up so well even though I would like to be able to just pump grease in them and go.

    http://www.easternmarine.com

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    What size tires are on it now?

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    I have the same trailer. The stock tires on these trailers are 12" already, plenty of tire. You are thinking too much into it. If you put any larger of tires on it then it will be even more of a pita to launch especially if you ever beach launch. Not to mention the hubs are sealed non serviceable units which will give you a long service life. I mounted a spare on each trailer. Do the same and you will be even better.

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    Its a brand new trailer. The manufacturer puts wheels/tires on that are adequate for the load carrying capacity of the trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Its a brand new trailer. The manufacturer puts wheels/tires on that are adequate for the load carrying capacity of the trailer.
    Unless you are like me and like to pull at 80 mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by r33pwrd View Post
    Unless you are like me and like to pull at 80 mph
    Thats just not safe and not a risk I am willing to take. 70 MPH max for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Thats just not safe and not a risk I am willing to take. 70 MPH max for me.
    Thats why my trailer is being built to handle it

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    Quote Originally Posted by r33pwrd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Thats just not safe and not a risk I am willing to take. 70 MPH max for me.
    Thats why my trailer is being built to handle it

    I hope your trailer has brakes then

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by r33pwrd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Thats just not safe and not a risk I am willing to take. 70 MPH max for me.
    Thats why my trailer is being built to handle it

    I hope your trailer has brakes then
    No brakes no reason for them when pulling with my Yukon with good brakes. Don't get me wrong I don't pull at 80mph in traffic I do it in the middle of the state where there is little traffic.

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