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Old 06-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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Benifit of upgrading wheels/tires to 15 in.?

Have a Salem 21RD with 14inch tires. I believe it is possible to upgrade to 15 inch (Offered as option when new I believe) and if so, How much easier would the trailer pull? Is upgrade worth the cost? experiences/opinions welcome.

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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are you having problems with the wheels now or just want to upgrade?
the only way it would pull better is if you had a large drop shank and want to bring the tongue up higher.

I chose the wheel upgrade to lift the camper higher since I have a lifted truck - with the larger tires you can get more weight on them but the trailer is only rated for so much.
another thing to consider is if you go with the 15" tires how far do your steps come off the ground now cause they will be higher off the ground and maybe be that extra oops step as you forget about the extra space you just created with larger tires

If your tires are not worn out I would wait until you are ready to buy new tires and not spend the extra till you are ready or forced to IMO.

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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It isn't going to make any difference on how it pulls, at all; however the 15's tires can be easily obtained in load range "D", which is definitely safer and can carry a heavier load per tire than the load range C 14" tires. I have a friend with a Salem, and his has 15's on it, and it has 2 standard axles w/leaf springs. It is at LEAST a foot higher than my V lite with torsion axles and 14's! If the heigth doesn't bother you, then I would say do it for safety reasons. My axles are too close together to do this, or I would seriously consider it myself. Randy
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