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Can 10 Inch Wheels be Replaced by 12 Inch Wheels on Trailer

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Hi, We have a Coleman Sequoia trailer with 20.5x8x10 it has nylon tires. We want to replace it with radial tires. Online research shows that the minimum size for radials is 12-inch rims. Do I need to make axle modifications to the trailer to increase rim size from 10-inches to 12-inches? Thanks

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You are smart to move to radial tires and you do not need to make any axle modifications on your trailer you only need to know your wheel's bolt pattern; if it is 4 on 4" or 5 on 4-1/2" you can simply replace your wheels with new 12" wheels. If you are unsure of what your bolt pattern is please take a look at the help article I have added which explains how to determine the bolt pattern of a trailer wheel.

Keep in mind you also need to know your Coleman Sequoia's GVWR to get the proper load range for your tires and you also need to ensure you have enough room in your wheel well for the larger tires to fit without interference.

If you do have a 4 on 4" bolt pattern the wheel and tire combination I recommend is the Kenda Karrier S-Trail ST145/R12 Radial Tire w/ 12" White Spoke Wheel # AM35351DX or if you have a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern the same tire and wheel is available at part # AM31199DX.

These are load range D tires with a maximum capacity of 1,220 lbs at 65 psi and when the tires are inflated they will measure 21.3" in diameter and 5.7" wide.

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Kyle S

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Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I have one more question before ordering the wheels with the tires. I measured the wheels that are currently under the trailer and the center hole size is 2-11/16". I think the trailer has lug-centric wheels; because the hub outer diameter on the axle does not match with center hole diameter of the current rims. The web page does not indicate the center hole size on the AM35351DX. Is a wheel adapter needed to match the hub diameter to the wheel so that it can be correctly balanced (in other words, I want to mount the new wheels as hub-centered - what adapter do I need?) Thanks.

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You will know if the trailer has lug-centric wheels if the wheel slides onto studs on your hub and are then secured with lug nuts. Hub-centric wheels will center on the hub and have bolts threaded into the hub.

So if you take off your current wheels and find they slid off the lugs that were on the hub you could use the Kenda # AM35351DX you referred to; it has a pilot hole diameter of 2.84" which is larger than the 2-11/16" (2.69") that you said you currently have. There would not be any type of adapter needed.

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