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Old 08-07-2015, 01:05 PM   #1
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16" Wheels and Tires

I apologize if this has already been discussed. I want to upgrade my 2015 27FB Serenity to 16" wheels and Tires. Is there any modification necessary on this trailer in order to accommodate the larger tires?


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Old 08-07-2015, 01:09 PM   #2
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None.If you add a 16 spare you will need to slightly bend the finger on the carrier.Takes about 2 mins and a large cresent wrench
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There is no additional modification needed. In my opinion, this is about the best upgrade you can do. I have done it to two different Airstreams now.

On my 2015 Flying Cloud I sold the OEM tires and wheels and got back over one third of the upgrade cost.

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Old 08-07-2015, 01:54 PM   #4
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What wheels and tires did you end up purchasing?


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I bought the Sendel T03 wheels and the Michelin LTX M/S 2 tires in LT225/75R16E size.

I found the best price on-line at Performance Plus Tires in Long Beach, California. The shipped me the tires mounted and balanced. We installed them on the Airstream ourselves using Lego blocks to get one wheel up at a time.

We also added Centramatic Balancers.

I had this same combo on my 2005 Safari. When I sold it there were 60,000 miles on the Michelins with no visible tread wear.

Here are some photos of what the new tires and wheels look like.

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16" wheels and tires

I've been trying to find SenDel wheels and am being told they are on back order for at least 60 days. Anyone have an idea of another wheel that will work and look as nice?
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:55 PM   #7
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Thanks Brian! How did you handle spare? By bending the pins on the carrier as Moflash suggested?


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Looking for a steel wheel for the spare with these specs. Any thoughts?

Diameter 16" Width 7" Capacity Bolt Pattern 6 on 5.5" Center Bore 4.25" Offset + 5mm (moves wheel in)
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Hi Pat,

You can find all kinds of wheels that will do as well.

I initially looked for the Sendels locally, but could not find them and didn't want to pay shipping from the US.

All I did was to get the specs of the Sendels that I knew would fit ..... diam x width, bore size, bolt pattern, offset, and weight capacity.

I went to a local tire shop who had the Michelins tires at a good price, and they found me some aluminum wheels that matched the specs.

They came back with several options, and I bought rims whose appearance I actually preferred to the Sendels for about $80 each. They are good for 3200 lbs. each.

So far I have used them on a trip to Arizona, another to Florida, an several shorter trips, and they are fine.

Very happy with tires and wheels.


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Different Brian - any pics?? 😄
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King of wheels out of LA ,got them off the internet, for 115 $ including freight
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Different Brian - any pics?? 😄
I believe I do have a pic, but I never seem to have much luck trying to post pics on this forum!

If you want to PM me your email, I'm sure I can find one and send!


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Wingeezer, do you have a contact number and part number for the wheels you like?
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