Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-22-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
New Member
 
1978 25' Tradewind
Antioch , California
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
Aluminum Wheel Source

I am trying to locate some either 15" or 16" aluminum wheels with a center bore of 3 1/2 inches. Most trailer wheels on EBay seem to have a bore diameter of 4.25 inches. Currently, my Airstream rides high in the nose due to a fixed load equalizing hitch, thus my interest in 16" wheels.
__________________

__________________
sail4.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Mexray's Avatar
 
1978 28' Ambassador
Morada , California
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,583
Why not check out installing a 'taller' (larger outer diameter) tire for your existing wheels...you'll have to check to see how much clearance you need in the fender wells...check with a local tire dealer/specialist.
__________________

__________________
Ray & Pat; Morada, CA
Mexray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Tarheel's Avatar
 
2001 34' Limited S/O
Moyock , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,010
Images: 21
Why not drop the ball heigth to allow the front of the trailer to ride level.
__________________
Keep the shiny side up.
WBCCI # 348
Past Region 3 President
Past President Tidewater Unit 111
Rick Bell in "Silverbell"
Tarheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 05:53 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,814
Images: 12
You will find the wheels you are looking for here.

http://www.trailertiresandwheels.net...78/page/910764

However you go you want to get that trailer level. Running an Airstream tongue high puts additional load on the TV and will eventually do damage to the rear axle because of overloading it.

Airstreams do not have any compensation system between the axles and if not level overloads one or the other axle depending on tongue high or tongue low.
__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 09:07 PM   #5
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,127
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
How big a tire do you need? There is not a lot of space between the wheels on a typical 70's Airstream to begin with. If you get a new truck next year and the reciever is lower, would you then look for smaller tires?

The problem is the hitch is too high, I would replace the drop down bar for the hitch with an adjustable one.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Aluminum Trim Source? melprice Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 6 09-08-2009 07:19 PM
Good source for aluminum... malconium Ribs, Skins & Rivets 18 07-31-2009 09:05 AM
Aluminum Source Sundance Ribs, Skins & Rivets 9 08-02-2007 10:46 AM
source for stamped aluminum skin str8strm Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 2 11-03-2005 11:28 AM
Another aluminum source 83Excella Ribs, Skins & Rivets 0 05-14-2002 12:34 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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