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Old 01-22-2014, 09:48 AM   #29
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I wonder if the T05s we are installing today (and that I am looking at right now) are the real thing. I ordered from Trailer-wheels online. The boxes they are in have "SenDel" written all over them, and the SenDel website address, and the supplied trim caps say SenDel. But I don't see anything on the wheel itself that says SenDel. In a previous thread titled "Questions for the head of Sendel wheels" it mentioned that the genuine wheel would have manufacturer info stamped into the casting on the back. Nothing indicates where they were made either...but they do give a date of manufacture as 2010. This is a style that is a little different from the T03s. Maybe not as popular so they were in stock for awhile?
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:45 PM   #30
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Considering Wheel Size Change

I'm considering changing the 14" wheels with Marathons on our 2011 23FB FC to this same 16" wheel & tire configuration. Anyone think I will encounter wheel well clearance issues? Should I consider 15" instead?
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:58 AM   #31
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You may have an issue with the smaller brake drums, lug bolt pattern, and bolt circle diameter on the 14" wheels versus either 15" or 16" wheels. You will need the bolt pattern (4, 5 or 6 bolts), bolt circle diameter and wheel width to find appropriately rated wheels and then the tire search can begin.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:41 AM   #32
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I'm considering changing the 14" wheels with Marathons on our 2011 23FB FC to this same 16" wheel & tire configuration. Anyone think I will encounter wheel well clearance issues? Should I consider 15" instead?
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I think you have 5 lug on 4.5" hubs, right? There are no 16" rims that I know of that have this lug pattern. 15" is the largest wheel that comes with the 5 lug on 4.5" You could change the hubs to a 6 lug 5.5 inch pattern that would enable you to use 16" wheels, but I think that is way overkill.
There are a few better 15" tire choices than what came on your trailer as original equipment.
Here are a few that I'd recommend-
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....TBSL&tab=Specs
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....5G26&tab=Sizes
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....R5V2&tab=Sizes
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:01 AM   #33
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We recently upgraded to 15" Sendel wheels and Michelin's on our 23' Airstream. You will not find 16" wheels with the bolt pattern needed (5 bolts vs. 6), but you don't need to. The 23" has the lowest weight per axle of any current Airstream because it is the smallest dual axle model. Therefore, the 15" wheels are more than adequate. We definitely have more peace of mind and think the rig looks better with the more substantial wheels/tires filling the wheel wells.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:13 AM   #34
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Thanks for all the great input everybody. We're starting our 4th full season with the trailer this Summer and planning our first major out-of-state adventure - to Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area. Figured it's a good time now to get rid of the GYMs. I like the idea of the 15" wheels and it sounds like from what I read here that I'll be ok to keep my 14" wheel as a spare. I'll be pulling a tire off this week to confirm my hub/pattern.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:55 AM   #35
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Be sure to stop by Pagosa Springs, and Mesa Verde on your trip. If you go I-40, Palo Duro Canyon is a nice place to stay on the way. It is just 17 miles south of Amarillo. I also had a 23 ft FC and was about to get the 15 inch tires before I traded.

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:41 AM   #36
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Wheels and tires finaly

I finaly bit the bullet and had 4 michelin tires,225/75R/16 ms2 and Sendel T20 wheels installed yesterday. Also had ordered centramatics earlier and they were insalled also. The T20 wheel is the same wheel appearance wise, as the original Alcoa rim that came on my International, but with a much nicer finish. The people at America's Tire(Discount Tire to everyone outside of Oregon) were impressed with quality and finish of the Sendel's and I was very impressed with the work they did on the AS. Bringing the AS home, it rode smoother than it ever has. Now I'm ready for our Montana trip next month.
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After returning from a short weekend trip, I was checking the trailer out and looked at the tires. I had noticed that both curb side tires each had a 'small' bump forming. After reading the different threads about the GYM's, I knew my time would come.

We've had our trailer for almost 4 years, and have about 11,000 miles on her. I was hoping to get through this season before possibly upgrading to the EB style wheels and 16" Michelins.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:45 PM   #38
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Perhaps putting new tires on sooner would be less expensive then adding the cost of the new tires to the insurance deductible after a tire incident does damage to the trailer?

I have read on the forum of costs approaching $6,000 to repair the ST tire damage....
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We just returned from Jackson Center for warranty work and decided to have 16" wheels and tires put on. We did 4 aluminum and the spare is steel.
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switz, I plan on new tires before any trips. I began looking last night. I'm trying to decide whether to stay with the 15" wheels or go to 16". Luckily I have about 30 days to make a decision and get it done...
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Wiithin weeks of getting the trailer home, I put the Michelin LTX (P) 235/75R15 XL tires on the 15" factory wheels on our 2013 25FB International Serenity with a factory specification GVW of 7,300 pounds.

I also installed the Centramatic 200-221 Special wheel balancers.

Despite the tire derating for non-car use, there was adequate tire capacity as the trailer axles were carrying less than 6,000 pounds due to the 1,175 tongue weight when camping ready.

When we upgraded to the 2014 31' Classic model30, the factory GVW of 10,000 pounds pushed me into the Michelin LT225/75R16/E LTX M/S2 tires rated 2,680 pounds @ 80 psi with the Centramatic 300-356 all A plates for 16" rims and using the SenDel T03-66655T wheels rated 3,580 pounds @ 80 psi.
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