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Old 11-24-2012, 07:37 AM   #15
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aluminum wheels

Hello All. Google "TREDIT" and they have lots of wheels at a reasonable price.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #16
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Thanks for the Information

Special thanks to Gold and Silver for the link to the website for Sendel wheels. They are the ones I saw at Jackson Center.

Someday I will upgrade to 16" wheels and LT tires. I'm nervous with my 15" C rated Marathons. A bad choice for a trailer as heavy as mine.

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #17
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Special thanks to Gold and Silver for the link to the website for Sendel wheels. They are the ones I saw at Jackson Center.

Someday I will upgrade to 16" wheels and LT tires. I'm nervous with my 15" C rated Marathons. A bad choice for a trailer as heavy as mine.

David
I agree that the 16" wheels are a good choice. However, you have that load spread over 6 wheels. The real load is on something like a 32 that has almost the same load on 4.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #18
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I agree that the 16" wheels are a good choice. However, you have that load spread over 6 wheels. The real load is on something like a 32 that has almost the same load on 4.
I have a 31. Does that mean I have 31/32nds of real load?

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #19
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I have a 31. Does that mean I have 31/32nds of real load?

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Yeah, don't you feel about 1/32 lighter?
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #20
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I see this is an old thread, but the wheels looked familiar. Are these them?
Aluminum Trailer Wheel Style: PHENOM Size: 16 x 6 Bolt Pattern: 6 x 5.5 Bore Size: 4.25 Load Rating: 3200 lbs @ 85 PSI Offset:0
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:21 PM   #21
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..... I liked the fact that the backside of the wheel was painted black, which made the front side stand out even more.
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My 16 in wheels have the black background.

The black background behind the wheels is centramatics painted black. If you look closely at the pic you posted you can see part of the lettering.

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I believe these are the same 16" wheels as available from JC:

Sendel model T03-66655T wheel rated 3,580 pounds @ 80 psi
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:18 AM   #23
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It appears the new Eddie Bauer Sport trailers use the Sundel 16" wheel. I think Mixter found the exact wheel I took a picture of and posted in the opening stitch of this thread. That wheel has a little more detail on it.

There are many aftermarket wheels to choose from. Getting the correct wheel specifications for the Airstream is very important, especially offset and rim width.

I appreciate all the research and information you folks provided on this special 16" wheel. I have all I need to make a purchase.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #24
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Let's not forget about wheels that the material composition and method of construction bear on our concerns.

Steel wheels may not be pretty, but they'll deform under a load before they break. There are RV'ers from the world of trucking who will have no other kind.

Aluminum wheels may be cast, forged, or machined from billet. That roughly follows the upward price curve. The final two may not have much relative strength difference, but the usual cast aluminum wheel will crack & break before all other types. There are different kinds of casting methods, too.

Then there is finish work. Etc.

Keep it in mind as you shop. Some wheels are cheap for a reason.

The ALCOA wheels (a brand also used on 18-wheelers) once used by A/S were, I believe, a very good choice. More expensive, and I don't think they today market a TT sized wheel for our purposes. Keep the brand -- and its' details -- as a benchmark.

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