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Old 10-23-2016, 09:10 PM   #1
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Are 16" aluminum wheels available for the classic motor homes ? Will 19.5" rims fit ?
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:09 AM   #2
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Are 16" aluminum wheels available for the classic motor homes ? Will 19.5" rims fit ?
The Argosies from 1974 through approximately 1978 had 16.5" wheels. Pretty much everything from 1979 (or 81?) and later had 19.5" wheels. Many owners of the early Argosies have switched to 16" wheels due to the 16.5" tires being hard to find. As far as aluminum 16" wheels Martin, Joseph and myself have all change to aluminum wheels on our Argosies.

If the coach originally came with 16.5" wheels it's not really feasible to change to the 19.5" wheels due to wheel well clearance issues, and the fact that the 19.5" wheels were 10 lug and the 16.5" wheels were 8 lug.

On rigs that have the 19.5" wheels the wheel well openings are about 1" to 2" wider front to back.

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I think..... 1974-75 all models had 16.5" 8-stud wheels with 9/16" studs. 1976 the 20ft and 24ft models were still 16.5" but the 26ft and 28ft were 19.5" (10 stud rear/5 stud front all 5/8" stud). By 1977 20ft and 24ft stayed at 16.5" but the 28ft (there was no 26ft) were 10 stud all around, and when the 20ft and 24ft were discontinued end 1977/early 1978, that just left the 28ft with 19.5" on 10 5/8" stud hubs.
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Brad and Martin, for your reference and future discussions. My 19.5's are 6 lug.
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Brad and Martin, for your reference and future discussions. My 19.5's are 6 lug.
Wow! I had not expected to hear that. Is yours on the Gillig chassis? If so that explains a lot, if not then I'm definitely confused

Maybe the the statement "P30 chassis rigs have 8 or 10 lug wheels" would be more accurate.

Thanks for the correction.

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Spartan Chassis, Alcoa Wheels, you can see it plainly in my pics on my 360 thread.
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Gillig chassis on the 370 uses 19.5 with 6 lugs as well.
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Are the Gillig and Spartan chassis vehicles rear pushers?

Just sort of shows just how little I know of the later coaches
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Now I am wondering if the rotors on Nick's motor home are the same as the ones on my 370LE, being that the wheels are 6 lug.....Hey Nick can you read the Alcoa wheel number on one of your wheels,,,,that will help me start the chase ! Regards, Bob
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Are the Gillig and Spartan chassis vehicles rear pushers?

Just sort of shows just how little I know of the later coaches
Spartan 360's are rear Cummins, the Gillig 370's are front engined 460's I do believe.

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Will check today. Feel free to pester me if I don't get you an answer by Friday. Do you still have my cell number?
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Thanks, will check over the weekend, Regards, Bob
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