What is a trailer wheel assembly?
A trailer wheel assembly refers to a complete set of components that make up trailer wheels including the trailer wheel rim and trailer tyre. At Trailertek we sell completed trailer wheel assemblies which are ready to install. Our Trailer wheel assemblies include both trailer tyres and trailer wheel rims. You can purchase trailer wheel assemblies in many sizes including: 8 inch trailer wheels, 10 inch trailer wheels, 13 inch trailer wheels and 16 inch trailer wheels. Trailertek, the UK’s leading online trailer parts store, sells complete trailer wheel assemblies to make life easier for you when you want to replace your trailer wheels.
What is a trailer wheel rim?
A trailer wheel rim is the outer circular part of the wheel that holds the tyre in place. It provides the structural support and mounting surface for the tyre. Wheel rims are available in various sizes, materials, and designs. At Trailertek you can purchase trailer wheel rims ranging from 8 inch trailer wheel rims to 16 inch trailer wheel rims. We also sell caravan alloy wheel and wheel rims online. However if you are looking for a wider range of caravanning and camping products please do head over to our sister website, AutoLeisure, which is one of the UK’s leading online stores for caravan parts, camping gear and all things outdoor.
What is a trailer tyre and an inner tube?
Trailer tyres are the rubber covering that makes contact with the road. It provides traction, absorbs shocks, and supports the load of the trailer. Trailer tyres come in different sizes and tread patterns, depending on the trailer's intended use and load capacity. The tread pattern of trailer tyres affects the handling, traction, and overall performance. For general purpose trailers, a standard highway tread of ribbed pattern is often suitable. If you are in off roading or need something for tricky terrain then ATV wheels and Turf tyres maybe most suitable. Before purchasing be sure to check that the trailer tyre you intend to buy is suitable for the purpose you will use it for.
A trailer tyre inner tube is an inflatable rubber tube that is inserted inside a tube-type trailer tire. It serves as a barrier between the tire and the rim, holding the air that provides the tire with its shape and helps it maintain proper inflation. They are less common today due to the prevalence of tubeless tire technology but if you are unsure whether your trailer requires an inner tube, check with the trailer manufacturer's guidelines.
How to I choose the right trailer wheel?
Trailer wheels and tyres are an essential bit of kit for towing and to keep you trailer in tip top condition. Whether you are looking for a spare trailer wheel or a replacement trailer wheel it is very important you choose the right one. To choose the right trailer wheels there are two simple factors to consider.
The first one is the trailer wheel diameter or Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD). You need to know this to purchase the right size wheel. Typically, this can be found in the trailers documentation or by checking with the manufacturer, but some may want to measure it themselves. Check out our guide on measuring a PCD if you would like to do this yourself.
Secondly you need to consider the load capacity of your trailer. Determine the capacity your trailer will be towing including the weight of the trailer itself and the maximum load it will carry. The wheel you choose should have a load rating that meets or exceeds the total weight it will support. Check the load rating marked on the trailer wheel to ensure it can handle the required load.
What are the most common trailer wheel sizes in the UK?
In the United Kingdom, the most common trailer wheel size is typically 13 inches in diameter. 13 inch trailer wheels are widely used for various types of trailers, including utility trailers, car trailers, and small recreational trailers. The popularity of 13-inch trailer wheels in the UK is primarily due to their compatibility with smaller trailers and the ability to handle lighter loads.
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How do I maintain my trailer tyre?
Regular maintenance and inspection of trailer tyres are crucial for their longevity and safe operation. Routinely check for signs of wear, such as uneven tread wear, sidewall damage, bulges, or cracks. Additionally, inspect for proper tread depth and look for embedded objects like nails or rocks that may cause punctures. Regularly rotate and balance the tyres to ensure even wear and replace them when they reach the end of their life. Tyres is an important component of your trailer wheels, and it is very important you regularly maintain and inspect them.