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Old 10-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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New 16 inch wheels and tires

Today I installed my new wheels and tires that Airstream shipped to me.
Everything fit, but my new clearance between the front curb side tire and the edge of the wheel well is know about 1", about 1 1/4" on the street side. I think the 15's had about 1/2 " more. Could those of you who installed these tires and wheels tell me if this is in line with your measurements. Will this work out or should I check with A/S about a modification?
Sure could use some advice.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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You should be fine. I'm on the second year of using my 16" wheels and tires on my '03 Classic. Clearances while a little tighter are still plenty.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for the pictures.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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I have a 2012 28' International and have been running on the 16's for 18 months. No clearance issues at all. You'll love them!
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The new 16" ones on my 20' FC are even tighter than the posted photos show, and they are fine.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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I put 16" wheels and LT Michelins on my 2005 25FB in November, 2010. We have now put 48,000 miles on these tires without any problems whatsoever. The clearance is tight, but it has never been an issue

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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I really appreciate the good feedback on my question. I feel much better now.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:11 AM   #8
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What are the exact tire size specifications? Some have LT225/75R16: or, LT225/70716? Which is it?
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #9
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Mine are LT225/75R15 and there is no clearance issue. They are like the above pics. There is not much rearward movement at all with the torsion axles. The trailing arms have only about a 5-10* downward tilt to them at rest so going over bumps will only allow a small (maybe 1/4") rearward displacement when swinging upward.

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I want to upgrade to 16" wheels and tires on our 27" International. With that said what are some of the options on where to purchase the correct wheels. I read rperrym's post stating his were ordered from AS. That seems to gurantee that one would get the correct wheel to fit the trailer, lug bolt pattern, offset, and width?? Are there anyother parameters to consider before making a purchase?
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:44 AM   #11
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225-75-16 is what I put on mine they are 1'' taller than the 225-75-15 if that is what you have . The wheels I bought were Sendel TO 2's you need to buy a wheel with 0 offset . I got everything from Discount tire . You need to shop around for prices that suit you . Hope this helps . Les
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I want to upgrade to 16" wheels and tires on our 27" International. With that said what are some of the options on where to purchase the correct wheels. I read rperrym's post stating his were ordered from AS. That seems to gurantee that one would get the correct wheel to fit the trailer, lug bolt pattern, offset, and width?? Are there anyother parameters to consider before making a purchase?
Any and all info appreciated, Thanks.
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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.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #13
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Mine are LT225/75R15 and there is no clearance issue. They are like the above pics. There is not much rearward movement at all with the torsion axles. The trailing arms have only about a 5-10* downward tilt to them at rest so going over bumps will only allow a small (maybe 1/4") rearward displacement when swinging upward.

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:04 PM   #14
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The wheels I used for our 2005 Classic 30 are not the Sendel ones as I could not find them in Canada.

I just got the specs from them and had our local tire shop find me something that matched the Sendel specs …….

6x16,
6 bolt holes on a 5.5" circle
zero offset
4.25" centre bore


Seems to me I have read of people using two Sendel wheel models, T02 and T03

I'm not sure, but I think maybe the only difference is the max. load, with the
T02 being 3200# and the T03 being a bit higher (358# ?) Both are higher than the max load for the Michelin Tire.

Mine are 3200# max.

I have the 16" wheels on the trailer now and they seem fine although I have yet to take my first long trip with them - looking forward to that this winter!

I bought five wheels/tires so that I could use my spare in regular rotation with the others.

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