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Upgrading Trailer Tires and Wheels For Highway use on Harbor Freight 4x8 Folding Trailer  


What tires do you guys carry that will fit the harbor freight 4x8foot folding trailer? Im looking to upgrade the tires for highway use.


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From my research on the Harbor Freight 4x8 folding trailer uses 4.80-12 tires on a 12 inch wheel for the 1195 lb capacity trailer and a 5.30-12 for the 1720 lbs capacity trailer. It is a good idea to check your existing tires to see which size they are.

I recommend Taskmaster 5.30R12 part # TT53012C If your existing tires on the trailer are 5.30-12. If your existing tires are 4.80-12 I recommend Taskmaster part # TT48012C.

Both of these tires are radial tires which are designed to flex during highway use to prevent heat buildup. Heat buildup is the leading cause of blowouts so I recommend switching out the Bias ply tires on the Harbor Freight trailer with radial tires. The tires fit a 12 inch diameter wheel so you can reuse your existing wheels. They are also both rated for highway speeds.

If you need new wheels, I recommend Americana Trailer Wheel part # AM20124 with a 4 on 4 bolt pattern to replace your existing wheels. This wheel is a 12 inch wheel to fit the tires and have a galvanized finish for rust resistance.

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