Post by 1971cardinald on Nov 8, 2019 8:52:51 GMT -8
Hello fellow VTE,
I am restoring a 1971 Cardinal Deluxe 13' and I am needing to move it into a shop for the winter. Both the tire treads have separated from the tire itself and completely rotted and blown out. I have it on jack stands for the repairs I have done so far, but it has to be moved for the winter or my repairs will be subjected to the harsh winter. I am hoping someone can guide me in the direction of what actual tires should go on my camper, as I don't believe the existing are the originals. The tire size now says: 205/70 r15 95S which seems like it would work, but I'd like the original size if this isn't it. The rim is a 5 lug, but I don't believe that matters until I get into the axle and trailer brake replacement later on. I would appreciate anyone who has definitive knowledge or documentation regarding the tires I should buy. Thank you all for the time.
Hi,Welcome to the forum.Ive been dismantling all usable parts from 73 13',upon pulling original cardinal baby moons noticed barely ledgeable tire size of 7.75-15St,the same on spare also.This trlr sat forever,collapsed roof rotten tires etc.managed to get a few good widows with all glass.Tires may very well be original as discontinued sometime back. Good luck with your two desigions in tire size replacement? Mark
My Cardinal was a 64 and I believe had "normal" Ford passenger rims, 5 on 4 1/2. Don't remember the tire size. The only worry would be a tire too large to fit the wheel well. A 71 shouldn't be too much trouble to fit.