Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-20-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
New Member
1972 23' Safari
Wallace , Idaho
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 4
HELP! Can I replace R15 with R16 wheels Safari 72 dual axil

Hi there! Thank you in advance I've found four 225/75-16 six lug trailer wheels and tires on craigslist for a price I can afford -- and they are in good condition. The tires on the AS now are 7.00-15 tire and 6 lug wheel. I looked the conversion up and the comparable is 225/75-15. Is there enough clearance for 16? are the six lugs matching/standard? How do I determine clearance? Is bounce a issue on a bumpy dirt road? Is the dual axil a issue?

Backstory: I have had my trailer "Emunah" parked at a neighbors garage for a couple years with plans to work on it. Our neighbor has loved our AS so much she bought her own. Now "Emunah" is parked on the street which isn't allowed in our county. I have done some clean up, but am on the crunch to get her moved 60 miles north to my raw land before snow (which is hot on our heals this year). The current wheels have some deep weather checking and need to be replaced. Budget wise the 16 inch wheels have been all I have run across locally. This mom has a kiddo and a baby in tow who doesn't travel well so I have to search locally. I am in the Coeur D'Alene area of North Idaho. I like being a optimist, but I don't want to be a reckless optimist Any advice is appreciated to get me ready for a safe 60 mile haul - 1 of those miles is on a bumpy dirt road - Only towed short distances on pavement in the past, but handled well.

Emunah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 01:08 PM   #2
New Member
1972 23' Safari
Wallace , Idaho
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 4
Pics of current rubber

current tires

Emunah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 01:37 PM   #3
Rivet Master
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,627
Images: 3
The 700-15 will have a nominal dimension of being 7 inches wide and diameter of about 27.88".

The 225/75-16 will be about 9" wide with a diameter of about 29.3".

Tires 225/75-15 have same width as -15.

The common swap of 700-15 is to the 225/75-15 which have diameter of 28.3".

Take some measurements, but they should fit.
HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15" Goodyear Marathon 225/75 R15 tires with Sendel S20T wheels rivetville Airstream Classifieds 0 05-22-2016 04:26 PM
4 Mounted Alcoa wheels and new tires ST 225/75 R15, E rated hvmrtn25 Airstream Classifieds 0 04-26-2016 04:03 PM
White Wall Tire 225/75/R15 Supplier list vintageair Tires 11 07-27-2013 03:34 PM
225/75/r16 tires on a 2005 safari 25 foot birddoglily Tires 1 03-05-2012 02:18 PM
Alternatives for R15 D Load Range Tire Cos Tires 15 07-28-2008 10:36 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.