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What Size Wheels And Tyres For A 1992 Compass Vantage 510/5

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Hello all,

 

I recently acquired a 1992 compass vantage 510/5. This is our first caravan and we are using it as a starter to see if we want to get a newer van. We are looking at going away in it for the first time so I have done a few repairs etc.

 

I keep an eye on the tyres on my landrover so decided to check out the wheels and tyres on the caravan. Both tyres are 175 r13 c8 but different makes, one is 6 years old and the other is 10. I then looked at the rims and one is a 5j 13 h2 et30 which appears quite new and the other looks a lot older and doesn't have any markings on it, both have 4 studs. The waters are muddied further as the spare is missing!

 

I would like to buy a spare wheel and 3 new tyres and/or 1 or 2 other rims if the ones on there are incorrect. I cannot find any 5j 13 h2 et30 rims for sale which puts a doubt in my mind that this one could be incorrect.

 

I have searched the net, forums, checked the owners manual and even resorted to calling dealers/scrappies to try and find out what size wheels and tyres it left the factory with or what is the correct or best wheel/tyre combination to put on now.

 

Any help from your vast experience would be appreciated. As We would like to go away in it in a couple of weeks. Thanks.

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Anyone out there who can point me in the right direction, please.

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http://www. carbibles. com/tyre_bible_pg4. html

 

5j means you have 5" wide rims with a 'J' profile tyre bead.

they are 13" diameter wheels.

5" wheels are suitable for tyres ranging from 155 to 185 but are ideally suited to tyres in the range of 165 to 175.

ET30 is the wheel offset.

 

I think the C8 means that these are 8ply tyres.

 

I'm afraid I cannot tell you what size your van should have though.

Edited by dreadly

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If the tyres aren't scrubbing the wheel arch then the rims are the right size and offset.

 

Found this on Fleabay, but you would need to check the offset, perhaps get the seller to measure this using the info in Dreadly's link. GT Radial Maxmiler is a good tyre.

http://www. ebay. co. uk/itm/Caravan-wheel-with-maxmiler-8-ply-tyre-13inch-rim-pdc-5J2h-13-/171456813253?pt=UK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item27eb9f58c5

 

Bit of a way to go from South West France to Barnsley to pick it up though :blink:

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If the tyres aren't scrubbing the wheel arch then the rims are the right size and offset.

 

Found this on Fleabay, but you would need to check the offset, perhaps get the seller to measure this using the info in Dreadly's link. GT Radial Maxmiler is a good tyre.

http://www. ebay. co. uk/itm/Caravan-wheel-with-maxmiler-8-ply-tyre-13inch-rim-pdc-5J2h-13-/171456813253?pt=UK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item27eb9f58c5

 

Bit of a way to go from South West France to Barnsley to pick it up though :blink:

http://www. carbibles. com/tyre_bible_pg4. html

Thanks for having a look for me. I did see that one on the lovely auction site and yes it is a bit far to travel to pick up being just 30km from Spain. The tyres aren't rubbing which is good so at least I can say an offset of 30 is good and the 175's work as well.

 

 

5j means you have 5" wide rims with a 'J' profile tyre bead.

they are 13" diameter wheels.

5" wheels are suitable for tyres ranging from 155 to 185 but are ideally suited to tyres in the range of 165 to 175.

ET30 is the wheel offset.

 

I think the C8 means that these are 8ply tyres.

 

I'm afraid I cannot tell you what size your van should have though.

I did know that already but thanks anyway for taking the time to reply.

 

This now only really leaves me with one course of action as I can't find a rim to match the wheel on there already and I can't identify the other. That is to take all the measurements from the existing and try and find an equivalent in a 4. 5 inch rim then buy 3 of them with tyres. Or try and find a French made van (traffic, kango. Etc) that may have the size rims that I could use, then buy 3 new tyres. Makes a cheap caravan a bit more expensive to get on the road but at least I'll have confidence in the tyres. Oh what fun!!!

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You could try autow for new rims.

 

 

Dave

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Caravan chassis use standard trailer components; I've just bought five wheel and tyre assemblies for my 1995 Superstorm. Measure your PCD (here's how: http://www. towingandtrailers. co. uk/shop/132/137/165/index. htm). Then are lots of suppliers, e. g.: http://www. westerntowing. co. uk/acatalog/Trailer_Caravan_Wheel_Rims_Tyres. html

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Anyone out there who can point me in the right direction, please.

 

 

5J x 13 ET30 H2 is/was a standard size caravan wheel and caravan dealers should have one or be able to get one.

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If the wheels and tyres physically fit and look right they are accepable sizes. I suggest that you take them to a reputable tyre specialist (my personal choice would be an independant or small chain, not one of the big chains), and ask for a set of three suitable for a caravan of the correct weight. They will normally know where to obtain the wheels and should understand about weight and speed ratings.

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