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Old 09-21-2012, 10:55 PM   #337
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Keep looking. The example provided was more about manufacturer and price (quickly obtained).
I looked at several, some I really liked too, but didn't see any that weren't 3.5" rear spacing. I didn't look at all of them, thought. I didn't search any further than Jegs either.

I've noticed that other trailer wheels I've liked weren't available with zero offset from other manufacturers either. Lot's I don't like have zero offset, thought.

It's really a moot point for me right now. Other things have priority on the list, but I am interested.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #338
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It's really a moot point for me right now. Other things have priority on the list, but I am interested.

Yup, only want to do this once.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:53 PM   #339
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Would you please make a post with an actual picture of your new tire and wheel combination rather than this thumbnail?



I'm making a collection of such things as I'm planning to do the same for my 1991 34' trailer once I get my current work on frame/skin/floor finished (ref. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ted-85517.html). I plan to do new axles with about a 32 degree down start angle, 16" zero offset wheels and 16" LT rubber. As you can see, a 2" or so pick me up would be nothing but goodness...not to mention the associated peace of mind!

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:09 AM   #340
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As you can see, a 2" or so pick me up would be nothing but goodness...not to mention the associated peace of mind!

The Hensley stinger problem, huh? I'm either nose high or [too] nose low. I've changed hitch receivers so now have to order (again) another stinger to try.

By the way -- for purposes of aero resistance problem-solving reference -- what is the gap measurement between TV tailgate and A/S rockguard (if it is convenient someday)? Mine is right at 60".

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:32 AM   #341
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Modular These are the rims I got with E range 10 ply tires. Have one trip from SC to Ohio to Vermont and back and another last month just to Lake Erie and back. About 5000 miles in towed condition. The above in Airstream bolt pattern is rated for 3040 lbs and I got the color indicated as it seemed to match AS best.

I purposely chose a rim for several reasons:

Load rating
Gray color seemed to match AS best
A securitychair can be run through the rims.

Zero offset

I got mine from Athens, Ga. Called them and they gave me a good price mounted, balanced and out the door. I told them I was coming next morning, got there and they were all mounted and ready to be picked up so I loaded them in Honda and was on the way home in 20 minutes.

Subsequently I ordered a matching rim and they sent it to me UPS and I got a used 10 ply tire spare thus I now carry two spares for AS and two for 2500HD.

I never let the tires be exposed to the sun just sitting as wheel covers go on as soon as I park it unless it is just a overnight stop. When I get home the rig goes up on 2x10s under a shed I built and covers go on so no UV light gets to rubber.

Hopefully I will have new axles installed next week and I think I will take most of the load off the tires by placing wood blocks under vertical plate to the rear of the wheels.

Someone mentioned about spare tire mount. Don't know where this is on AS but I carry my spares in front of bed in pick up. I have a box built about five feet long and 6" or so high that I carry my target rifles and shooting gear in that is out of sight and other gear on top.Thus the tires are in a depression in front of the out of sight box.

I have decided should anything happen to the rig while I am out on the road and it gets totaled but truck is still driveable I will pull out my solid state converter, propane tanks, remove the wheels and axles and purchase a 5X8 utility trailer and haul them home for the next AS I would buy.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #342
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We decided to take them them out for a few miles and it wound up being about 80. I'll recheck the torque on the lugs and figure out if I want more than the 65 PSI the tire shop put in them.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #343
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:24 AM   #344
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I have been following this discussion for a while. It seems that most of the comments come from those of you who have larger and somewhat newer AS models. Does the 15/16" decision pertain to older trailers as well? I have a 1967 Safari (22'). I will be looking to replace the tires at some point in the spring. The PO had 7.00 x 15 LT installed before I bought it. Load range C.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:51 AM   #345
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I have been following this discussion for a while. It seems that most of the comments come from those of you who have larger and somewhat newer AS models. Does the 15/16" decision pertain to older trailers as well? I have a 1967 Safari (22'). I will be looking to replace the tires at some point in the spring. The PO had 7.00 x 15 LT installed before I bought it. Load range C.
Most of us who chose to switch to 16" did so because of dissatisfaction with ST tires. For a heavier trailer, it is necessary to go the 16 in tires to get the needed load carrying capacity in a LT tire. If you can find a 15 inch LT tire that will handle the weight of your trailer, then I see no reason to change to 16". The weight carrying capacity of the LT tires used on a trailer is slightly lower than that stamped on the tire side wall. I do not have the reduction factor on the tip of my tongue. I don't want to post a guess. As my teachers used to say when they could not remember something, "Look it up yourself, you'll remember it longer"

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #346
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I have been following this discussion for a while. It seems that most of the comments come from those of you who have larger and somewhat newer AS models. Does the 15/16" decision pertain to older trailers as well? I have a 1967 Safari (22'). I will be looking to replace the tires at some point in the spring. The PO had 7.00 x 15 LT installed before I bought it. Load range C.
If C is enough load for your trailer loaded up to travel, a 15" option is the tire I and several other forums members use, the Michelin LTX M/S2 in P235/75R15 XL with a 108 load rating (a little over 2000 lb at 50 psi.)
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I have been following this discussion for a while. It seems that most of the comments come from those of you who have larger and somewhat newer AS models. Does the 15/16" decision pertain to older trailers as well? I have a 1967 Safari (22'). I will be looking to replace the tires at some point in the spring. The PO had 7.00 x 15 LT installed before I bought it. Load range C.
Put it on a certified scale loaded as if for travel (or best approximate) -- with weight distribution applied -- and get individual wheel readings. That number, plus a 15% margin for load reserve is the minimum wanted. What size, specifically, is generated by this.

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FWIW I was at Sam's Club in Augusta, Georgia last week and they had 16" trailer tires made in China. I think they were Hankook? They looked good and had heavy side walls. Anyone got any experience with them?
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16" Wheel and Tire Combination - FULL SIZE PIC...

Steve: Apologies for the delayed response - just noticed it this AM.

I installed the upgraded wheel/tire combination in August. So far, with about 8 weeks of road-time since then, I am more than satisfied with their performance. I'm running 72psi with a TPMS and wheel balancing disks. The Michelin Ribs now have just over 2,000 miles.

If you still would like some additional (larger) images - see below, or I can Email you some pix with higher resolution.

Good luck...

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Thanks Art. The pictures are great! Your trailer is beautifully polished and the wheels and tires really set the trailer off nicely.

Thanks for posting the pictures. They're going into my collection!

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