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Old 04-26-2019, 01:15 PM   #1
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Upgrading from 15" to 16" Wheels on Crusader Lite

I have a 18 29BH, i want a taller tire and already have the biggest 15" i want to upgrade to 16" and goto a 235/80R16 anyone know if these will fit on a Crusader Lite? My trailer is deep in storage and cant get to it right now to do any measurements. Im worried about the tires being to close to eachother


the 225/75R15s are roughly 28" and the 235/80R16 are about 30.7


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Old 04-26-2019, 05:27 PM   #2
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Can you get to a dealer and check a trailer there? Just a thought.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:31 PM   #3
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That’s about 3” closer to each other. Better measure.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:52 PM   #4
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My calculations came up tp about 2.5” closer. Overall tire is right at about 2.5” taller meaning 1.25 closer per tire. Guess ill have to wait till i can get it out of storage. I have some 16’s already on wheels i can try
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:19 PM   #5
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Just a sort of footnote reminder.

There are all steel ST225/75R15 LRF tires on the market. They provide 3195# Of load capacity at 95 PSI. They are, on average, 28.3" tall.

Minimum wheelwell overhead clearances are normally quoted at the minimum for 3" - 3.5".

Distance between tires normally requires a minimum of 1", depending on axle manufacturer recommendations.
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:10 AM   #6
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Yea I currently have st225/75r15. I want taller thats why i want to jump up to 16”. Im not worried about the height at all just space between F and R tire
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Yea I currently have st225/75r15. I want taller thats why i want to jump up to 16”. Im not worried about the height at all just space between F and R tire
I would think you should be just as worried about both measurements.
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:25 PM   #8
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Not worried cause i know there’s plenty of room that way
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:19 PM   #9
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This is my 30bh (2018 ) love to do the same as you ,might be hard to tell but looks like enough room

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Are 15”axles the same bolt pattern as 16”?
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Sorry hopefully this works , this is my 2018 30bh, if you can zoom in you can see the space between tires


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Well they do fit with about 2.5-3” between them however i am going up 1.5” to help with extra clearance
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:12 PM   #13
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I have an 2018 29BH also I was thinking to go with 16s but instead I replaced my tires with Goodyear Endurance and installed a MorRyde CRE 3000 suspension system. That raised the camper an inch and a half and made it level when hooked up to my 2500HD. I am extremely satisfied with that change and how much better it rides and tows down the road especially here in Michigan
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I have an 2018 29BH also I was thinking to go with 16s but instead I replaced my tires with Goodyear Endurance and installed a MorRyde CRE 3000 suspension system. That raised the camper an inch and a half and made it level when hooked up to my 2500HD. I am extremely satisfied with that change and how much better it rides and tows down the road especially here in Michigan
What did you use to raise 1.5"? I ended up staying with 15" cause the wheels i wanted didnt come in 16" so im just going to do the 2" instead
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I used the MorRyde cre 3000 with there HD shackle kit and installed the x-factor bar on the center spring hanger. The HD shackles are longer than stock and new equalizer is longer too and you gain an 1.5 with 15 wheels i should go take a pic with measure stick if it will help you
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1.5" would be nice but im hoping to get 2" or maybe 2.5

That does look like a fancy system, a little spendy but looks like it is a quality unit

if you dont mind take some pictures of the setup
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I didn’t spend that much i ordered from amazon when there was a sale on all three together for about 370.00 i installed myself in one long afternoon
To get taller than that you would have to use blocks the axle and spring with longer u- bolts I personally don’t recommend that or to go to spring shop and have custom longer/taller springs made
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I didn’t spend that much i ordered from amazon when there was a sale on all three together for about 370.00 i installed myself in one long afternoon
To get taller than that you would have to use blocks the axle and spring with longer u- bolts I personally don’t recommend that or to go to spring shop and have custom longer/taller springs made
Nice picture. I was able to extract the tire plant code "MD" from the tire sidewall. They were made in Gadsden, AL.
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ill have to measure mine see where its at, how level was the trailer when you took that picture?
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The trailer was perfectly level in its parking spot I am lucky to have an rv spot here at the house
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