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Old 11-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #15
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Thanks for the info everyone! With the build date of the original Chinese built GYM's approaching five years, its time to replace and/or upgrade.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:45 AM   #16
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I bought my wheels (Sendel T03-66655T) directly from Tredit in Arlington, Texas. Paid $85.00 plus tax each. Not sure how I got them so cheap, but I think they quoted the wrong size.
At the time NTB had the best prices on Michelins. Shop around. As far as clearance, no problem. I think putting these tires on the trailer is a no brainer. I have more confidence, especially in the hot summer time.

I also recommend adding the Centramatic balancers. You can pick them up from Centramatic in Alvarado, TX for $199, eliminating shipping.Centramatic
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #17
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Thanks. I like that price!
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #18
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This may be a stupid question, I'm known for those. Do the 16' tires cause any change in handling? i.e. sway, porpoising?

I found this site, also, with rims that can handle higher load.


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Old 11-10-2013, 12:24 PM   #19
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This may be a stupid question, I'm known for those. Do the 16' tires cause any change in handling? i.e. sway, porpoising?

I found this site, also, with rims that can handle higher load.


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None that I have noticed.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:57 PM   #20
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I have the T03's which at the time were the same wheels as the Eddie Bauer units were being with. Here's my receipt for wheels, center caps, lug nuts, and valve stems. I also think it lists the new 16" spare wheel which matched the style and finish of the Airsteam supplied spare for my trailer.

I've noticed no change with the handling or ride of my trailer since replacing the tires in July of 2011.

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Old 11-10-2013, 06:54 PM   #21
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We changed to 16" Michelin and Sendel T02 (looks like original Flying Cloud wheels), no noticeable difference in handling after 10,000 miles.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:38 AM   #22
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Thanks. I like that price!
Sorry! I failed to mention that $199 is for a set of 4 Centramatics.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:45 AM   #23
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This may be a stupid question, I'm known for those. Do the 16' tires cause any change in handling? i.e. sway, porpoising?

I found this site, also, with rims that can handle higher load.


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You may want to check this forum. The HighSpec wheel generally comes stock on the late model AS. There are quite a few reports of filform corrosion with this wheel over time.

I had no corrosion issues with my stock High Spec 15" wheels but upgraded to 16" Sendel T03 in the silver and black style.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:48 AM   #24
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Noticed your 2014 Ram. Just ordered the identical model 2500. How is it?

I'm weighing ProPride vs Air Hitch and my existing Equal-I-zer on 2012 27fb. The cushioned ride is appealing and not addressed by the PP. Lots of scare threads about popped rivets on here.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:46 PM   #25
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This may be a stupid question, I'm known for those. Do the 16' tires cause any change in handling? i.e. sway, porpoising?

I found this site, also, with rims that can handle higher load.


Specialty Trailer Wheels - HiSpec Wheel & Tire, Inc. - The Safety Wheel

I found the change to 16" LT Michelins to have much less sway, much less wind shift and almost no effect when passed by semi's. After 7,000 miles on my 30' Classic/with slide, it was the best move I ever made. After 3 blowouts on my GYM ST's, I should have done it years ago.

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:02 AM   #26
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I am ordering a 2014 FC 25. My understanding is that AS will put 16' tires and wheels on, but give no credit for the 15's. If I make the conversion to 16's I'll probably wait til I need new tires.

Based on you guys who converted, what are you gaining?
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #27
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For me, peace of mine mostly. Plus they match the tow vehicle tires which I have, different size of course. I use an Airsafe with an Equalizer hitch and have had no problems pulling two different Airstreams.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:49 AM   #28
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Also tpms

Just did TO3 and Michelin 16" conversion on 27FCFB. I run Michelins wherever I can, and as a result haven't had a roadside tire changing picnic in 50 years, which works out to half a century.

Also put in a Hawkshead Talon tpms. They offer an all-metal "T" valve stem which let's you mount the sensor and still have the air fitting in its normal position. I hadn't seen that before. Offered for $10 each, or $10 for a set with a system. Mounted easily on the wheels.
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