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Wheel size caravan/trailer- keeping Gwagen in mind

Chris B

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I sold my Brakhah caravan because it was heavy and difficult to push around needed 2-3 persons.

I am planning to buy a trailer/caravan not so heavy and hopefully can be handeld by 1-2 persons. I also plan for the wheels can be used from trailer to gwagen and gwagen to trailer.

See photos 235/85R16 (to match 265/75R16 on Gwagen). My problem is that these wheels are huge, usually wheels on trailers are smaller.

I am afraid this will compromise the manuvrebility of the trailer again? Maybe it is not a good idea and best is to seperate vehicle from trailer?
 

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Alan

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Chris, I have the same tyres on my trailer as I have on my G. I originally designed it to use up to 235/85 tyres but eventually opted for 245/75's.
The trailer also has the same track as the vehicle and tows like a dream.

PS. Have you decided on a trailer/caravan.

I can recomend the Bush Lapa series. I went to see them at the factory in Worcester. It would be my first choice.
 

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Chris, I have the same tyres on my trailer as I have on my G. I originally designed it to use up to 235/85 tyres but eventually opted for 245/75's.
The trailer also has the same track as the vehicle and tows like a dream.

PS. Have you decided on a trailer/caravan.

I can recomend the Bush Lapa series. I went to see them at the factory in Worcester. It would be my first choice.
Alan yes, I have decided on the Bush Lapa Vlooi! My wife first want to see it in real life before I can order :sad:. Nice to hear your opinion especially after you visited Bush Lapa.

Do you think the 235/85's will make the trailer less maneuverable?
 

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Hi Chris, no not at all in fact it would be nicer to go over obstacles and you have more clearance.
 

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I changed my camp trailer axle to the same pitch as the G and used 235 85 16 on it and echo Alan's comments. Many 1000's km behind the 290 in many different conditions with the spare wheel bonus.
 

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I changed my camp trailer axle to the same pitch as the G and used 235 85 16 on it and echo Alan's comments. Many 1000's km behind the 290 in many different conditions with the spare wheel bonus.
Thanks Andrew, I am happy now.
 

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Good point Darcy,
I have the nuts on my axle on back to front but have the bullnose washers which fit perfectly. They are availavble from Silverton Bolt&Nut.


[at]Chris
I just rechecked on the pictures.

DO NOT DRIVE LIKE THAT, THE NUTS ARE MACHINED AT AN ANGLE THAT IS NOT SAFE TO USE ON THE RIMS. YOU WILL GET DAMAGE.

Phone or go to Silverton Bolt& Nut or any reputable Bolt&Nut shop and get yourself the bullnose washers plus some spare as you are bound to loose some when changing tyes in the bundus or sand.
 
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Chris B

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[at] Darcy - setup was done by Bush Lapa in Worcester.

[at] Alan- I told them it needs a bullnose nut which they confirm it will be. I shall remove a nut tommorrow and take photo.

Alan, these bullnose washers, are they spesific for Gwagen rims, or what will be the discription please.

Thanks for all input
 

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Good point Darcy,
I have the nuts on my axle on back to front but have the bullnose washers which fit perfectly. They are availavble from Silverton Bolt&Nut.


[at]Chris
I just rechecked on the pictures.

DO NOT DRIVE LIKE THAT, THE NUTS ARE MACHINED AT AN ANGLE THAT IS NOT SAFE TO USE ON THE RIMS. YOU WILL GET DAMAGE.

Phone or go to Silverton Bolt& Nut or any reputable Bolt&Nut shop and get yourself the bullnose washers plus some spare as you are bound to loose some when changing tyes in the bundus or sand.
My point exactly. Just wanted to confirm what I was seeing in the pictures.
 

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Chris, they are not G specific but are used on trucks.
If you ask for bullnose washers for your wheels I'm sure they will know what you are talking about.
 

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Hi Chris,
They might be OK but I would check carefully.
Attached are pictures of the washers I have the seem o fit very well.
Thanks Alan. We bought such a bullnose washer today but it is far over sized, front diameter 24 mm. What size do you think will fit?