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Old 03-10-2008, 11:28 AM   #15
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It may be just me, but I've got my flooring and fabrics all picted out and I'm still welding on my frame and hashing out what sub floor to use. How else would I know what shade of salmon to paint the frame. LOL!

The points you and 2air make are all good. I'm just offering some perspective from a newbie to which many of these topics are new territory. We all want to enjoy the exchange that happens through "coversation" ...even if, sometimes, we've already found our answer in the archives.
Yes, I was spending way too much time on the fun stuff early on in the process. I think it is one of the things that keep the eye on the prize in the darkest of moments. And i think it helps to look at some of those interior choices over and over as the project starts coming together. Like the color Salmon.......Caddilac used that color back in the early 60's.....but the clever people that name paints called it "Persian Sand" See! stomach ache gone!

I put in an orange floor. but Armstrong calls it Pumpkin. much better.

when 2air adds these reminders, I picture the curmudgion professor from the movie "The Paper chase" with the gigantic fussy eyebrows who frowns, than looks over his reading glasses and tells his young flock where they may search for the answer.....not what the answer is. After all, there are many answers to the same question.

Ah, grasshopper, the student has become the teacher....oops, that's Kung foooo.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:39 PM   #16
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Thanks Craig, if these are zero offest I'm good to go, a picture is worth a 1000 posts (or maybe something close).
I sent an email last night and received information this morning concerning the offset of the 16" GBC2000 wheel. It is 0 offset just like the 15" wheel. I also contacted Centramatics today and talked with Jerry. He said the #556-A balancers are a 10" plate and fit the 16" wheel, 6 X 5.50". The 15" wheel, 6 X 5.50" are a custom model he called "special". Both Centramatic units are $211.50 for 4 and this includes shipping.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:02 AM   #17
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Just an update. I've ordered the GBC2000's in 15" with some 4.25" chrome closed end centre caps and a set of LRD Marathons. Will report back with pictures when I pick up the trailer.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:20 AM   #18
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Just an update. I've ordered the GBC2000's in 15" with some 4.25" chrome closed end centre caps and a set of LRD Marathons. Will report back with pictures when I pick up the trailer.

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truckasaurus,
Do me a favor if you will. Measure the backspacing (mounting surface to edge of back side of rim) on the old rims and the GBC2000 if you can. I would appreciate it.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:36 AM   #19
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Craig, no problem, I can't make it to the trailer, which is at InlandRV, until April 23rd so it's kind of a long wait for you though. When the wheels arrive at Inland I'll ask Greg in their service dept if he could take quick measurements for you.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:35 PM   #20
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Craig, no problem, I can't make it to the trailer, which is at InlandRV, until April 23rd so it's kind of a long wait for you though. When the wheels arrive at Inland I'll ask Greg in their service dept if he could take quick measurements for you.
I appreciate it. I take the trailer to the hunting camp this Friday for early festivities and scouting for turkeys with my hunting buddies. I won't bring the trailer back until April 20. Money will be available to buy what I need early April but it might as well stay in the savings account until needed.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:08 PM   #21
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GBC2000 wheels and Maxxis tires

I couldn't stand it any longer! I ordered 3 new brake assemblies to replace the round magnet units on my '86 Sovereign 25' currently, 18 screw-in studs to fit the other Dexter drums rather than ordering 3 new ones, 4 GBC2000 15" wheels and 3 more Maxxis ST225-75-15 D range tires to match the one I put on last October.

truckasaurus, looks like we will have a good comparison of Maxxis and Goodyears on the same wheels.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:25 PM   #22
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I couldn't stand it any longer! I ordered 3 new brake assemblies to replace the round magnet units on my '86 Sovereign 25' currently, 18 screw-in studs to fit the other Dexter drums rather than ordering 3 new ones, 4 GBC2000 15" wheels and 3 more Maxxis ST225-75-15 D range tires to match the one I put on last October.

truckasaurus, looks like we will have a good comparison of Maxxis and Goodyears on the same wheels.
That is the same Chinese wheel that comes on the Safari SE models from the factory.
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:47 AM   #23
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I forgot to mention that I opted for the center caps with the plastic plug insert so that I could check hub temps after a bearing repacking or other maintenance.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:45 PM   #24
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15" GBC2000 & Maxxis

Now that I am back from my mother's funeral in TX., I ran the 4 rims to my local tire dealer who ordered 3 Maxxis 225-75-15 tires for me. Pictured are the GBC2000 rims, Maxxix tires and center caps with removable centers for checking hubs. I think they will look pretty good and allow me to check lugnut torque before leaving for any destination.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:00 PM   #25
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That's a great-looking wheel and tire combo.

Condolences on your loss.

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:48 PM   #26
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Thanks utee94. Like many mothers, she was an extraordinary woman.

Back to GBC2000 wheels, instructions which came with them and the lug nuts say to torque the wheel to 100 pounds. On the other hand, a site I bookmarked last year which had all the wheels used on Airstreams shows the Safari and Bambi wheel as being torqued to 115 pounds. I wonder which is correct?
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Thanks utee94. Like many mothers, she was an extraordinary woman.

Back to GBC2000 wheels, instructions which came with them and the lug nuts say to torque the wheel to 100 pounds. On the other hand, a site I bookmarked last year which had all the wheels used on Airstreams shows the Safari and Bambi wheel as being torqued to 115 pounds. I wonder which is correct?
100 to 115 ft. lbs. is a good "range". Lower to middle of that range is probably best. Would'nt exceed 115 ft. lbs. Of importance, is to torque them all the same within this range. Check them for seating related change after the first 25 mi., then 300 mi., and periodically thereafter ( before and after a trip). They do change!
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A little far away but the Greenballs make the Sovereign look much better.
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