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Old 02-27-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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How to ID 2,600 rated 15" wheels??

I have read lots of the threads on wheels and have two questions:

I have located some new proper sized(?) trailer wheels and tires for a 66 Tradewind at an attractive price. Question-how can I tell if these wheels are rated at 2,600 or better?? My guess is that they are off a Chevy PU.

Second, the center hole size is about 3.568" Seems the replacement wheels are 3.65 center hole diameter. Is the fit so tight that these wont work??

I am waiting to go retrieve the trailer and want to arrive with wheels and tires ready to go. If I cannot verify the wheels will work I will probably buy just the tires and have the tires remounted when I arrive to pickup the trailer.

Cheers, John
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:27 PM   #2
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I think wheels like tires are rated according to load range A to E. never heard of an A or B and don't know if there is an F etc. I don't know if there is a way to tell on a used wheel.
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Often the weight rating will be stamped on the wheel, frequently inside so the tire must be off. Not a sure thing tho.

I have found wheels that look identical rated at 1600, 2300, and 2600
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:03 AM   #4
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Personally, I'd be more concerned about the size of the center hole. I've seen wheels that are the same otherwise, and not fit because of a smaller center hole, such as Dodge 1/2 ton truck wheels won't fit on a Ford 1/2 ton truck because the center hole is smaller.
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I have read wheels sold for an AS have a center hole of 3.650". The rims I have found have a center hole around 3 9/16 or about 3.562. Will they fit an Airstream? A 66 Trade Wind to be exact.

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Seems to me it`s a pretty tight fit on the center,I wouldn`t take the chance of transporting wheels,that won`t fit when you get there.Dave
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I have read lots of the threads on wheels and have two questions:

I have located some new proper sized(?) trailer wheels and tires for a 66 Tradewind at an attractive price. Question-how can I tell if these wheels are rated at 2,600 or better?? My guess is that they are off a Chevy PU.

Second, the center hole size is about 3.568" Seems the replacement wheels are 3.65 center hole diameter. Is the fit so tight that these wont work??

I am waiting to go retrieve the trailer and want to arrive with wheels and tires ready to go. If I cannot verify the wheels will work I will probably buy just the tires and have the tires remounted when I arrive to pickup the trailer.

Cheers, John
John.

The center holw for the steel Airstream wheel is 3 5/8" in diameter.

Also, the greater the weight rating of a steel wheel, the heavier it becomes.

The Airstream steel wheel, rated at 2600 pounds, weighs 25 pounds.

Less weight than that, means a lesser weight rating than what you need.

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