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Old 04-25-2015, 04:12 PM   #1
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Spare tire a problem??

I have a 2012 Wildcat 322RK which has 235/80/16 E rated tires on it. That is what the factory specs call for. My spare is a 235/75/15 D rated tire. Spare has never been used and also has the same build codes as the 4 trailer tires. All rims have 6 lug holds.
Is this a factory decision to save a little money? Will the 6 hole, 15 inch rim fit properly? Will the D rated tire work as a spare at reduced speed and shorter distance? Need advice.
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:18 PM   #2
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It will get you rolling again but not for far. Kind of like a Donut spare for your car.
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I'm no expert but I don't think a 15 inch tire will work very well with 16 inch tires on the trailer. I'd get it replaced. If that was done at the factory then it was probably a mistake.
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I'm no expert but I don't think a 15 inch tire will work very well with 16 inch tires on the trailer. I'd get it replaced. If that was done at the factory then it was probably a mistake.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:13 PM   #6
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I'd treat it like a donut spare. Slower speeds and short distances. I think you'll be fine.
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:49 PM   #7
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Spare tire issue

pretty sure that is a mistake at that factory. If the spare has never been used you should be able to do some kind of trade at a tire shop or even an RV dealer for the right size and be done with it. Then if you do have to use a spare you don't have to worry about it. Tires need to be the same size, even on a trailer. If not, I would at least make darn sure it will bolt on to your hubs.
I'm guessing that both the 15 and 16 inch are a 5.5" bolt pattern. BUt the only way to know is to measure it or just jack a wheel up and see if the 15" inch fits. Then you know that for sure too. But, as I said, I would much rather swap it out for the proper size.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:34 PM   #8
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Thanks for all of the replies. I believe I will try to get the correct size spare.
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