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Greg_Cornish
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Towing advice

Postby Greg_Cornish » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:43 pm

Might make my dream fishing trip happen this summer by going back to Minnesota and fishing a S#!tload of lakes. I'll be towing my 21 foot pontoon.

Question, should I even try with 10 inch rim or should I move up to 13's? I thought if I took a grease gun along and checked the bearing for warmth every 300-400 miles, I'd be okay.

Any previous experience would be valued. My mechanic thinks I'll be okay. I won't be going over 60.
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Dan McKenzie
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Re: Towing advice

Postby Dan McKenzie » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:29 am

The larger the tire the more slowly it rotates, larger tires run cooler than smaller ones. Smaller tires generate more heat which is a leading cause of blowouts, that heat is transfered to surrounding surfaces as well i.e. bearings and axels

I would personally go with the largest wheel/tire combination that would fit the trailer. It does sound like a fun trip.


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