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Old 07-18-2019, 07:13 PM   #1
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Purchasing a 2013 19’ Escape with 14” wheels/tires. Can I replace with 15” wheels/tires?
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:19 PM   #2
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Purchasing a 2013 19’ Escape with 14” wheels/tires. Can I replace with 15” wheels/tires?
Craig
When I asked this to ETI previously regarding a 2010 19’ they said yes. Since your trailer is the same it should not be an issue. That assumes you are planning to go with the 205-75R15 size that is now offered.

Great choice of trailer. Good luck with it.
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:53 AM   #3
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Another option would be to just use a beefier 14" tire. On my 1979 VW bus I use a 195R14 "8 ply" Hankook RA08 with a load index of 106 at 65 psi. The guy over at Cobra (in Arundel) powdercoated the wheels and did a nice job.
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Actually Cobra Powdercoating is in Lyman, ME. My mistake.
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Another option would be to just use a beefier 14" tire.
I recently looked at upgrading to 15's when looking at new aluminum rims and decided to stay with the 14's. There wasn't enough gained to warrant the expense because I would have needed 5 new tires and 5 rims. Just did the 4 rims and left the spare alone. The Maxxis M8008 tires are still in good shape. If I want a little more capacity I can upgrade to an 8 ply when they need to be replaced.
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