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Old 05-17-2021, 04:41 PM   #1
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Cool Escape 13 Tires & Wheels

Purchased my Trailer in 2012. The last Escape 13 to be built.
My original tires need to be changed. Slight cracking in the sidewalls.
OEM Goodyear Marathons are no long being made, but Goodyear Endurance comes with great reviews.
Here is my problem, they don't make the Endurance in 13" size.
Can I upgrade my wheels to 14" ?
Anyone out there done this?

The 175/80R13 Goodyear Marathon Radial has a diameter of 24", a width of 7", mounts on a 13" rim. 6.9 inch section width

Goodyear Endurance.
ST205/75R14 105/101N D Max Load = 2,040 lbs Trailer Use. 6.5 inch rim 26.1” diameter 1.05 inch or 1 1/16 inch radius difference 8.1 inch section width

ST215/75R14 108/103N D Max Load = 2,200 lbs Trailer Use. 7 inch rim 26.7” diameter 1.35 inch or 1 3/8 inch radius difference 8.46 inch section width

Hope there's someone out there that has done this, and can help.
Greg.
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Old 05-17-2021, 04:54 PM   #2
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Perhaps you could find someone with an older 19 or 17 that would let you try their spare on your
Trailer to see if you’re happy with the wheel well clearance. Out 2010 19 had 14 inch wheels. Don’t know when they they went to 15’s. The 21s had 15s from the get go.
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Old 05-17-2021, 04:58 PM   #3
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That's a great idea Dave.
I think there is someone in my Town that has a 17, just got to check with them if they have 14's.
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Old 05-17-2021, 05:20 PM   #4
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I assume that the 13' had the same Torflex #10 axle as the other models, so the same wheels would fit as those other models (4-on-4.5" bolt pattern, etc). It also likely has the same wheel well size and shape as the 17' and 15' (because they were all developed from the same original mould), so the common 14" and 15" tires would fit. The swap should be straightforward.
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Old 05-17-2021, 05:29 PM   #5
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I got the optional 15" wheels on my 2008 17' build. Wondering if the lift kit ( which I have ) would help with clearance?
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Old 05-17-2021, 06:05 PM   #6
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So I'm going to go step by step.
1st borrow a 14" wheel & tire and measure the clearance to see If I have to modify the axle to get it to fit. Hopefully not.
If I have adjust the axle or add a lift kit, then I would re-assess and go from there.
I'll add to this post as I proceed.

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Old 05-17-2021, 07:03 PM   #7
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I assume that the 13' had the same Torflex #10 axle as the other models, so the same wheels would fit as those other models (4-on-4.5" bolt pattern, etc).
Brian: Believe you meant 5-on-4.5” bolt pattern.
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Old 05-17-2021, 11:45 PM   #8
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Brian: Believe you meant 5-on-4.5” bolt pattern.
Aaaak! Yes, I meant 5-on-4.5”
Thanks for catching my typo, Dave.
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Old 05-18-2021, 10:42 AM   #9
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Greg: For what its worth here is a 13' that according to the for sale ad had 14" wheels:
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ale-10434.html

Also here is a 13 from the Classified archive with the lift kit:
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...-bc-11012.html

My bet is that you won't have a problem. When I inquired with Escape about going from 14" to 15" wheels on the 19 they said no problem. Keep in mind that the Dexter application manual recommends 3" for fender clearance. Remember the wheels travel in a slight arc so you shouldn't need 3" all around the tire.
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Old 05-18-2021, 11:22 AM   #10
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This may not be helpful at all but my 2013 15B has ST205-75R15 tires whereas my 2013 19' has ST205-75-R14 tires. Wheel well clearance on both is fine.
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Old 05-19-2021, 09:26 PM   #11
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I'm trying to figure out if I can to st 225/75R15s on my '11 17B. The info on needing 3" of clearance is good to have.
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