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Old 03-27-2004, 08:32 AM   #1
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**What did they come on?**

Does anyone know if these wheels came as original equipment on any 31 footers?
I have them on my 31 footer but they may have been original to the 27 foot I took them off of.

I'm trying to find out the weight rating of them and I'm not getting anywhere in finding out the information I need. Iíve contacted dealerships as well as Airstream. I seem to think they were a product of the 74-75 models and were not restricted to just the smaller A/S's.


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Old 03-27-2004, 08:36 AM   #2
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If no know knows, you could send that pic to Airstream....they would know in a second....or even Andy at Inland....Andy is a walkin' talking book...kind of like my auto parts guy I buy from in Ohio....I call 'em up and say I need a trans cooler assmbly....in a second he comes back with...sure, you need a 12345678 part number off the top of his head.........

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I've did both, sent a picture and asked them. Neither one seemed to know what the weight limits were! I do know they have been discontinued!
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Old 03-27-2004, 10:49 AM   #4
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rickstream's 31 footer (1974) has identical wheels.

they certainly "look" heavy duty, perhaps you could ask alcoa what they are rated for?

good chance they were the original supplier to airstream.

then again, andy will jump in here and give us all an education!

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I have the same wheels on my 79 - 31 foot Soveriegn.
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That wheel was an "original" Airstream option.

Unfortunately, no one seems to know it's rating.

However, since they have been in service for more than 30 years without any reported failures, I would feel very comfortable that the actual rating is more than adequate, for Airstream's intended application.

They have been obsolete for years.

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It is a good looking wheel IMHO. I own 4 of em.
I wonder if the center cone cap is availble anywhere?

It would be a helpful reference if a picture all the different Airstream Wheels could be lined up and ID'ed.

We know from this thread so far that this one existed at least 74-79.

Any 80's era owners can vouch whether they carried over?
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They have been obsolete for years.
Andy,
I wish you would stop calling something 'obsolete'.
I would prefer you say they are 'vintage, unique, and no longer in stock'?

All in fun.
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Don.

Vintage, unique, no longer in stock, could be misleading.

How about;

That wheel was used on vintage trailers.

That wheel is unique.

That wheel is no longer in stock, because it's not made anymore.

But the bottom line is, "it ain't no mo."



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From a little different view....

The dreaded NLA is what we fear in the Cub Cadet community.....

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I thought NLA meant New Luxurious Airstreams.


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I thought NLA meant New Luxurious Airstreams.


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But what about all the Obsolete Luxurious Airstrerams?

. . . . Oh, sorry, I meant Vintage Luxurious Airstreams, unique and NLA.
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But what about all the Obsolete Luxurious Airstrerams?

. . . . Oh, sorry, I meant Vintage Luxurious Airstreams, unique and NLA.
Well, I am going to go work on my Old, Vintage, Obsolete, Luxurious,NLA, DEFUNCT Argosy...
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Jaco, To add a bit more information about how long these wheels were an Airstream option, I know of a '86 or '87 Overlander that has them and they were specifically ordered when the trailer was new. That makes the year range at least '74 to '86.

I should also note that the '86 or '87 trailer also has lug bolts as the picture above shows, not lug nuts. I can't believe anyone was still using lug bolts in the mid-80's.

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