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Old 02-07-2014, 10:10 AM   #1
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Picking up 1995 Excella 30

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Sorry for starting a new thread but couldn't find the info I needed. I am a new Airstream owner, and I am looking forward to picking up the pristine unit in AZ in the next few weeks and towing it back to Denver. The tires on the unit only have 500 miles on them and the trailer has been stored inside. Nevertheless, it does not have a spare and I would like to get one before I go. What is the "stock" tire size and more importantly, what is the lug pattern and offset on the rim?
Additionally, I think I read that in case of a flat, you can actually take the wheel off and drive with only 3 tires!! Is that true?
Anything else you guys think I need to know before hooking up and towing it 1000 miles would be greatly appreciated.. I will, of course, check the bearings and I have towed other RV's a fair amount.
thank you very much
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Airstream forum and family.

The stock tire size is ST225/75/R15 load range D. Make sure that the tires on the Airstream are less than 5 years old and make sure that you get a trailer rim. The rim size is 6X15, 6 bolt pattern- 5.5" and 0" offset. Load capacity about 2,500 lbs.

Sounds like you found a good one.

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Old 02-07-2014, 02:20 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard Bob...congrats on your purchase. We've loved our '92 29' Excella Classic, not an "oldie" by A/S standards, but certainly a goodie. I really like the 90's Excellas, they really seem to be some of the best A/S has ever made. I found your comment about running on 3 tires interesting. That sure sounds safer than a highway repair. I'll be curious what feedback you get. I would venture to say that a short drive on 3 might be ok...but nothing too far.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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This is from Section D of my owners manual.

TIRES
In an emergency, remove the flat tire. The independent suspension of the rubber tor- sion axle allows four or six wheeled units to be safely towed on three or five wheels for a short distance (100 miles maximum) and only at a low speed (30 MPH).
Be especially cautious in crossing holes or dips in the road. Under these circumstances it is good practice to set your rear view mirrors so that you can observe your tires at all time.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:50 PM   #5
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That's nice to know...thx
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:24 AM   #6
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I actually did it once near Beaufort, SC. About 20 miles as I recall. The only downside was the huge number of good Samaritans that caught up to us to tell us we had lost a wheel...

Now I carry a spare, TPMS and a compressor.

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Old 02-08-2014, 11:06 AM   #7
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Can you share details about the TPMS? Costs, install difficulties? Thx
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:42 PM   #8
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To change a flat on your trailer, loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire, then back or pull the good tire up on a couple of 2x6s you should have or leveling blocks, remove the flat, replace with spare, tighten lugs to seat, drive off blocks tighten the lugs to proper torque. Then get to a tire store and get a new tire. I have used Denman tires for the last 5 years and now will most likely replace with Michlin
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