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Old 03-24-2016, 07:43 PM   #155
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Help Me Order My 16 inch Rims

It depends where the parts guy lives. It the South, they's rims, y'all.


When we first moved to Alabama from California, I had to translate 'Southern' for the kids for almost 6 weeks before the got the vocabulary internalized. What's a kid from San Diego going to do when the teacher says, in a heavy drawl, "Y'all put up yer books rat now, y'hear?" Just one tiny example...gotta love it. Good thing I grew up in Florida.

I wore a gag interpreter strip on my Scout Leader Uniform those days. Instead of Espanol, or Deutsch. Mine said "Southern Drawl".


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Old 03-25-2016, 06:07 AM   #156
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In the tire industry, we say "rims". We say it that way because:

a) There can be confusion about what a 'wheel" is. A wheel could be the metal part, but it could also be the whole assembly. In fact, while most folks use the term "tire" to mean only the rubber part, some folks use the term to also include the metal parts.

b) From the tire's perspective, the only important thing about the metal parts is the "rim" - the hoop of metal that interacts with the tire - and NOT the part that connects the rim to the hub.

So don't be surprise when people use these terms inconsistently. Also don't be surprised there are grammar nazi's. It's part of the fabric of the human species.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:50 AM   #157
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It's a gag. But don't be surprised I achieve Poe's Law a lot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:06 AM   #158
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I get the last laugh for all of you who clogged up my thread about my use of the word "RIM"



Look what they called it on my truck

It's not an American truck, that probably explains it. 😉
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:03 AM   #159
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Does anyone need help?

Are folks still deciding on a 16" wheel, rim, thing that holds the tire, the part which carries the weights, where the bolts go, has the hub cap, etc., ???

I am still quite satisfied with mine from
http://www.trailertiresandwheels.com...-trailer-wheel

and my Firestone Transforce tires running 54 psi. Now about 10,000 miles on them and with the lower pressures a lot less beating up of the trailer.

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Old 08-17-2016, 02:11 PM   #160
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Great thread with tons of factual information helped us confidently order our new 16" wheels & tires. Hopefully, baby will be wearing a new set of shoes by sometime next week!

Our GYM tires are about 3 years old, with roughly 20K miles on them, so we felt it was time to change them out. Didn't want to spend more money on tires we don't like or continue to fret about possible ST tire failures, which is why we went with the upgrade.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:47 PM   #161
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Rocinante now has her new size 16" shoes, looking great. Thanks again.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:20 PM   #162
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1 Plus Year on Michelins

No Blow Out's, thousands of miles and NO SPARE TIRE.

Theory confirmed. This is one of the best investments for your Airstream. End of debate.

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Old 08-31-2016, 07:48 AM   #163
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The 23D Michelin tires and SenDel wheels wheels were brought by me to and installed on the the trailer at the dealers lot before I even hooked to the Mercedes. It had been trailered to the dealership from the factory along with another 23D.

The Classic was towed from the factory and were run way over 65 mph by the hot shotter due to the elapsed time (I knew the time when he left Jackson Center and I was there 15 minutes after he arrived at the dealer) based upon my experience driving the same route over a dozen times in the last few years. So I towed it about 15 miles from the dealer to the storage unit to switch to the Michelin tires and SenDel wheels as I could not trust the dealer to do the job correctly.
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Two years, no blow-outs. Knock on wood. Michelins hold air.
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Two years, no blow-outs. Knock on wood. Michelins hold air.

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