Originally Posted by ventport
Here's the problem, I bought four 15" 2007 Airstream aluminum wheels from the for sale ads here. I also bought 4 new Michelin LTX tires and had them mounted and balanced on my new aluminum wheels. I went to install them today and discovered that the Argosy uses lug bolts instead of studs and lug nuts. The factory lug bolts have too small of a cone on them for aluminum wheels. They also go too deep into the hole in the aluminum wheel to get a socket on. I went to NAPA to get either different lug bolts, or studs that would screw into the hub and use lug nuts on. NAPA could not find lug bolts with the correct cone size in 1/2 x 20 thread to fit. All the studs that NAPA carries have different threads on each end so that will not work either. Someone out there in AS land must have done this before. Where can I get the correct parts so I can use my 77 Argosy and go camping?
My suggestion would be to contact Ace Fogdall RV in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They aren't your closest Airstream Dealer or Service Center, but Florence and Christy in the parts department should be able to help you with either lug bolts that will work with your alloy wheels or the correct studs for your application. Ace Fogdall was an Airstrem dealer for several decades, and the last that I knew, they were still an Authorized Airstream Service Center. You can find them on the web at: Ace Fogdall RV
or 319-277-2641. They arbout 260 miles West/Southwest of Madison, WI and they have been the shop that I have turned to for parts and service since the late 1990s.
Good luck with your investigation!