Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-29-2004, 09:18 PM   #15
1 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 17
Question '76 overlander rim

Anyone know what type of jeneric rim would fit my old 1976 28 ft. overlaneder? Need one for spare tire. Is that dealer item only?
__________________

__________________
rockcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 09:45 PM   #16
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Your manual might point out that you can remove a flat on a two-axle trailer and tow at less than 40mph to any service facility. The bad tire will suspend off the ground if you can push/pull the good tire/axle onto a small ramp. Remove the bad tire/wheel and pull your trailer into town. Such a ramp can be home built from layers of a few short 2x8s or the type you can buy at auto supply. The 2x8s can double as levelers for camping if you devise a system to lock variable numbers together.

I know you need to pay attention to the capacity of the rim. For instance, look at The Story of the Junkyard Wheel. Your question has been the topic of a few older threads if you are better at the 'Search' function. Okay folks! The question is still out there -- wheel knowledge please.
__________________

__________________
Bob

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2004, 11:54 AM   #17
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
rockcutter -- Have you run across the wheels or Rims posts yet. Post any further question under those posts and you just may get some of those participants helping you.
__________________
Bob

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2004, 02:20 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
Cracker's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Pittsfield , Maine
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,099
I definitely re-torque after about 100 miles and yes, I have found noticeable changes in the torque values. I think, however, that the dual wheels on the truck are more prone to loosen than the aluminum wheels on the trailer. It may just be the higher torque requirement for the truck (140 ft-lbs) as opposed to the trailer.

As an aside, I waited until I had 1,500 miles on the truck - just after I bought it - before checking the torque on the wheel lugs. There wasn't a single wheel with the correct torque -and I remember, in particular, that the right front was downright loose. The mechanics at the GMC dealership I stopped at didn't have a clue about what the correct torque should be. They simply wanted to apply the air wrench they always used - since no one had ever asked them to check torque (---furthermore, they had no idea what the air wrench was set at!) My next stop was at NAPA to purchase a torque wrench, an extension to reach the dual lugs, the correct socket, and a breaker bar. I also carry an extra long star-type lug wrench, and ramps to roll the trailer up on to. The only thing I wish that I had, or that I could carry with me, is a set of four stands that would permit me to do a 7-tire rotation on the truck. I'll gladly pay a competent garage to work on my truck - but I'm finding that the word "competent" seems to be disappearing from the English language! Nowadays, I cringe when I have to take the truck in for service.
__________________
Cracker

2003 GMC 3500 D/A, CC, LB, 4x4 and 2000 Airstream Excella 30. WBCCI 7074
Cracker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 12:22 AM   #19
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,334
I too have found some of the lugs loosen as the initial miles have gone by after a remount.

The actual practice from what I've been told is that alum wheels (any vehicle) need to be re-torqued after a few hundred initial miles after being mounted.

Also while on the subject of tires, it's very important to keep an eye on the proper tire pressures as well....to that end, I also keep a tire pressure gauge with me.
__________________

__________________
Silvertwinkie is offline   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
Lug Bolt Size for '78 Sovereign dinoburb Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 2 03-20-2004 04:34 PM
lug bolts Chas Axles 3 02-18-2003 10:55 PM
Wrench Sizes rmmm68 General Repair Forum 1 01-14-2003 02:05 PM
newbie looking to buy Oak All Argosy Trailers 13 10-11-2002 11:17 PM
In need of an appraisal escapeez Our Community 27 08-24-2002 07:52 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 AM.


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.