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Old 04-21-2006, 09:32 PM   #29
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Hey Norism ,

Did the federal regulators and every other expert say that they are for use on anything you want to put them on ? Did I not state that the wheel is NOT rated for you coach or anyone elses? Does it fit ? does it clear the drum? It was my understanding that a 2600# wheel is the proper rating for these trailers .I would agree to one point about the (better than nothing on the trailer point) thats it .If you read this thread from the beginning ,it wasnt about 30mph speeds on an argosy or airstream .I said it before ,you all can do whatever you desire.I sincerely believe more thought about this idea should be considered .Inland Andy posted on any nissan wheel or chevy truck etc. not being the right thing .Im sure he knows what hes talking about and after 25 or 30 years of airstreams repairs and service Id say hes an expert.
I dont think being argumentative about this space saver idea ,claiming ,expert this ,federal regulators that ,Im no expert, this and that helps anyone. the federal regulators never , (was posted before,) have ever approved the use of a space saver tire on a travel trailer or any other trailer .If it doesnt fit on your 6 lug drum ,then what ? have it modified to fit? the space saver guys ,just go do it period. the standard wheel and tire guys ,we are doing it.


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Old 04-22-2006, 01:11 AM   #30
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Worked up and ALL that....

Scott -

Hey, stop and remember that you can't stop people from being who they are...

Deep breath!....

Hey this helps my son when he is in a pitching jam in LL ( not that this and that compare), so it can't hurt here can it? Of course, he usually wants nothing more than to shut "Dad, the manager" up, but hey!? It works OK.

Sorry, back to the thread.



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Old 04-22-2006, 07:53 AM   #31
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Federal regulations for trailer tires and wheels can be found under Federal Code of Regulaions 49--Part 571--Standard 120--Tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars. Temporary spares are permitted.

If you would like to read the regulations do a Google search fot 49CFR571.120.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:17 PM   #32
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Direct me to the part that says for travel trailers .When I read that the D.O.T. department of transportation has sanctioned nissan wheels and tires for airstream argosy or any other trailers ,and the space saver (not a regular size temporary spare now) is said to be the correct and proper temporary spare for road service on said trailers I still wont advise the use .Even when the tire rating and wheel rating or not correct for the intended usage ,you insist on this idea .I said before go ahead and use it ,make it fit ,It is fine,why the continued pressures to make me think it is acceptable? I know that I am using the proper wheels tires for my coach .It doesnt seem that you are willing to consider anything but this space saver idea. I am looking at this from what is the proper equipment for the application .I cannot change your mind and that is fine .You can do what you want ,thats also fine .For all this discussion I hope the frontier space saver fits on your trailer so you will be satisfied . there is no offense to you nor intended .

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Old 04-23-2006, 06:27 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Action

In 2003 I had a flat in my TV at about 90 miles from my destination. So I pulled over and got out the spare. My spare is on a rack on the outside of my van. And since we get a bit of sun here I always have a cover on it. And it was a used spare, not sure of the age. (You know used - as in the last time I replaced 4 tires I took the best and made it a spare. So it was at least 6 years years old.) I installed that spare and it lasted 60 miles when it shreaded. OK so now I am in Mexico, 30 miles from my destination with 3 good tires on my TV. I get picked up by some of my friends that were about a 1/2 hour behind me.

Chancing that 11 year old spare when you need it after something happened to your regular tire...... hmmmmm. I think Clint Eastwood said something like "do ya feel lucky?".

Besides the fact that the rim is the wrong size. And the load rating would be safer around 1800 pounds. (For a dual axle Overlander)

Dave, that's why the temp spare is in the garage, and the 4 year old spare tire is in the back of the tow vehicle.

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