I was wondering if i can use reg trailer tires in place of the Mobile home tires that are currently on the trailer.
asked by: Chris
Due to the oddball rim size (14.5x6), there are no trailer tires available for that wheel size.
We do offer a replacement tire, part # AM10321 that would work for you. Keep in mind that this is a mobile home tire. It is designed for one-time use in moving a mobile home, and is meant to be discarded after that. Using mobile home axles and wheels seems like a great idea at the time folks are constructing a home made trailer. They are cheap and readily available. The problem is that replacement parts are usually not available, once again, because the axles are not meant to be reused.
You need new tires, but regular trailer tires are not compatible with the mobile home wheel. So, then you look into replacing the wheel, but find that trailer wheels are not compatible with the hubs on your mobile home axle because the bolt holes will not match up. So then you look into replacing the hubs, but find that the replacement hub/drums are not compatible with the spindles of the mobile home axle, and so on.
Your best bet for the long run from the safety and availability of replacement parts standpoint would be to replace the mobile home axles with trailer axles.