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Old 01-24-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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I have a 1965 airstream overlander 26' with double axle. This is my first travel trailer. Does anyone know what size tires they used back then and some recommendations for replacing the tires?
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I have a 1965 airstream overlander 26' with double axle. This is my first travel trailer. Does anyone know what size tires they used back then and some recommendations for replacing the tires?
Back then, the tire size was 700 X 15, load range "C".

Today that's changed to ST 225/75 R15, load range "C".

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Thanks Andy for the advice. Now I am a novice and I was looking up the tires you told me to look up and all of them are coming up with Load Range D instead of C. Is Load Range D better than C? I was looking at Goodyear Marathons.
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Thanks Andy for the advice. Now I am a novice and I was looking up the tires you told me to look up and all of them are coming up with Load Range D instead of C. Is Load Range D better than C? I was looking at Goodyear Marathons.
The "D" tires are usually used on heavier trailers, but you can use them, if you wish.

In order to soften the trailer ride, keep the tire pressure down to not more than 50 PSI, should you decide to use the "D" tires.

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Hi, I have a similar problem, 1966, I believe Overlander, just started restoration. Currently has flats on split rims, where can I get the right size new rims? Thanks!!!!!
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Tire size for my '65 Overlander

Greetings Athena!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Airstreams!

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Hi, I have a similar problem, 1966, I believe Overlander, just started restoration. Currently has flats on split rims, where can I get the right size new rims? Thanks!!!!!
When the split rims were replaced on my '64 Overlander, the replacement wheels were standard black steel wheels having the following specifications:
  • 2,600 pounds load capacity
  • 15" x 6" with zero offset
  • 6 lugs on 5.5" center
  • 4.245" center bore
I believe that these same specifications apply to most Airstream and Argosy travel trailers from about 1960 to present. There are a variety of sources for new wheels including your local tire dealer, livestock trailer dealers, utility trailer dealers, RV dealers, as well as on-line retailers. I would suggest avoiding wheels from a salvage yard as the weight rating is an unknown as is the past history of the wheel . . . and in most cases the center bore is going to be too small to properly fit the Airstream.

Good luck with your coach!

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