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John Kinslow

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Anyone know of a place to pick up a cheap spare tire for my Tracker Pro Deep-V 16 with 2001 factory tracker type trailer (Trailstar)?

I'll never understand why they don't sell these things equiped standard with a spare tire.

Thanks in advance everyone.

John K.
 

John Kinslow

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I just called my dealer and he said the would probably have to order a tire an rim from Tracker and it may run around, get this.....$300.00!! I had to ask him to repeat that twice to make sure I heard him correctly. I told him I didn't want to buy stock in the tire factory, just a tire.

I thought about just picking up a tire and rim from one of the used tire shops we have here in the OKC metro area. I haven't measured my rims yet and I'm not sure if this will even work. Any idea?
 

Al Greco

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JohnK, You can order spare tires & rims from Cabelas for around 75 bucks not including shipping.
 

Mike Watson

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John, I ordered mine with the boat. It came with the side mount bracket for the trailor and was only $130.00 which included the bracket. Your dealer is nuts if he says it's $300.00. You can get them through Bass Pro, they are carrying the Towmaster tire in the catalog. Or I would go to a Tire shop and see what they carry. You could get 3 new tires for the price the dealer quoted you.

Mike
 

Pierre Voisine

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I must be cheap...All I did was visited to my local used autoparts detailer and got an old spare tire from a wrecked car. Found the right one, and it cost me $0. If it's good for the cars, must be good for the trailer!

Pierre
 

TrepMan

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Current 2001 catalog lists "13" standard tire for $119.95, utility tire $78.95 and Chrome Tire/Wheel $149.95 with the Mounting Hardware (side mount) for $34.95. Don't know the diff between Utility and Standard - So John K - Call another dealer or order it on-line if you want the tire to match (i.e. have Tracker Marine on the tire).

I did what Mike W. did and ordered mine with the the boat and got the mounting as well,

TrepMan
 

Gary Taylor

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I got a spare white spoke wheel & 14" tire for my 912 at a local trailor place in tulsa for $100. Just measure your hole space & get either a four lug or 5 lug.
 

Andrew Zuber

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Try your local Discount Tire store...I was out the door with a spare tire/wheel for $62...

 

Duart Betz

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Good article in June B&W Boats magazine on trailer tires.
It covers the differences between standard auto tires and trailer tires and the importance of proper maintenance. Also Bias vs. Radial.
 

Greg L

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John,

Try Farm and Fleet. The guy at marina told me they have the exact same tires on rims at Farm and Fleet. I have not been there to check it out yet, but I have too also get one. I know they sell a U bolt for about 5 buck to mount the tire onto the frame. I am going to mount mine right between the winch bracket and the hitch. That way I have something to step on there too (slippery when wet :) )
 

JEFF WHITE

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i got mine off an aerostar,it is a 16" tire with the same weight carrying as my present tires on the boat.a bronco 2 has the same rims also.they are 15".oh the aerostar is a temp spare i used.the bronco 2 rim is the same also.
 

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