How To Determine Correct Tire and Wheel for Single Axle Trailer

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I have a 6x10 single axle trailer which has P195 65 R15 on it..Im wanting to put the correct trailer set on...The previous own said these are Ford ranger wheels...

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You are definitely smart to switch to trailer tires from truck tires on your single axle trailer because they made with a stronger sidewall than passenger tires in order to prevent blowouts.

In order to find the correct tire and wheel combo you will need to start by knowing the bolt hole pattern so you can fit the correct wheel on. For example, the Provider ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire with 15" White Spoke Wheel # A15R645WSD has a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern. I have added a link to a help article for you to look at which shows exactly how to determine your bolt pattern.

Once you know that you simply need to find the appropriately rated load range tires; since you have a single axle trailer, the combined load capacity of the tires simply needs to exceed the GVWR of your trailer. As an example, the aforementioned Provider ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire with 15" White Spoke Wheel # A15R645WSD has a 2,150 lb capacity when inflated to its max 65 psi, so two of these would have a 4,300 lb capacity.

I have added a link to our entire selection of tire and wheel combos for you to come back to.

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