Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-01-2002, 08:03 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
tenrsingr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 104
Images: 5
Need a new tire/wheel for spare.

I have a '72 int. sov. rear bath and need to replace the spare that I had. The bolt holes were worn and rusted out badly and I did not trust them. So I need replacement? Anyone know of a good source in the southeast GA area to replace it? What should I be looking for as far as weight concerns? The tire I get most likely will be sufficient but I dont know about the wheel.

Thanks.
Steve
__________________

__________________
Steve_in_Savannah
'94. 29' Excella Classic
2001 5.4L Ford F150 Lariat Super Cab
wife & 2 boys
tenrsingr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2002, 10:53 AM   #2
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Steve. The wheels must be rated at 2600 pounds, or more. We have them if you can't find them.Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2002, 11:11 AM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
tenrsingr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 104
Images: 5
Are the 2600# wheels hard to find? This is a industrial town and thus plenty of large equipment dealers and also two rv centers( Dick Gore and Bill Wait). Is there a specific bolt pattern to ask for?
Thanks again Andy.

Steve
__________________
Steve_in_Savannah
'94. 29' Excella Classic
2001 5.4L Ford F150 Lariat Super Cab
wife & 2 boys
tenrsingr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2002, 11:21 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
BobbyW's Avatar
 
1965 20' Globetrotter
Currently Looking...
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,002
Images: 9
Wheel and Tire

I got my wheels at my local tire company. They came in a nice grey color. Also got the tires from him. ST rated for trailers. Carlisle brand. Would probably get Goodyear next time.

He also took the 3 old split rims off my hands just to get them out of circulation. He took a torch to them and cut them in half.

I checked with the Tire Rack online and all the had was the white steel wheels with the little red strip. They look cheap and need to be painted.

-BobbyW
__________________
BobbyW
AIR# 123

-"You want to make it two inches - or, if you're working in centimeters, make sure it's enough centimeters for two inches."-Red Green
BobbyW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2002, 11:33 AM   #5
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Steve. The bolt pattern is 6 hole on a 5 1/2 bolt circle. Also they need to be with an 1/2 inch inset. Read our article on "Junk Yard wheels" that in our web site. The same thing happens when wheels are under rated.Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2002, 11:37 AM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
tenrsingr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 104
Images: 5
Andy,
I saw that on your site... This is what I am trying to avoid happening. I just want to know if I have to replace a flat, I have exactly what I need to have on there. Do I need to carry a torque wrench also or is that going too far?
__________________
Steve_in_Savannah
'94. 29' Excella Classic
2001 5.4L Ford F150 Lariat Super Cab
wife & 2 boys
tenrsingr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2002, 02:00 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
BobbyW's Avatar
 
1965 20' Globetrotter
Currently Looking...
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,002
Images: 9
Junk Yard wheels

Finally something to show people.

I am so glad that you posted the Junk Yard Wheel photos on your website. I have argued/discussed using the proper wheels and tires on vehicles for years. This example can also apply to boats and horse trailers. I have seen several boats that were driven off the Dealers Lots with the wrong rated tires. I bought an almost new 20' pontoon boat from an individual with the dealer supplied tires that were barely rated for a wheelbarrow let alone a heavy boat. He had been pulling it all summer with them. They barely had any tread after one season.

Thank you for the example Andy

-BobbyWright
__________________
BobbyW
AIR# 123

-"You want to make it two inches - or, if you're working in centimeters, make sure it's enough centimeters for two inches."-Red Green
BobbyW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2002, 12:28 PM   #8
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Steve. The lugs nuts must be torqued to 85 to 90 foot pounds, to be safe. A torque wrench is great, but if you really bear down when tightening them, it will be OK. BUT, PLEASE, DO NOT TIGHTEN THEM UNTIL THEY WON'T GO ANYMORE, AND THEN GIVE IT ONE MORE TURN. Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2002, 01:17 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
igor's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
Redmond , Oregon
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 105
Images: 5
Does the 85 to 90 ft/lb apply to aluminum wheels as well?

Les Brush
72 Trade Wind
__________________
igor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 06:13 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
53flyingcloud's Avatar
 
1984 29' Sovereign
Savannah , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,458
Images: 17
Blog Entries: 1
Even tho this is somewhat dated~
Igor,
Since no one answered your question..
here's the lowdown...
Yep, that's what the factory specifications are.
For just installed wheels and on your first road trip out..
Stop and check the torque after 25 miles and, once more at 100 miles..(approx) tighten the lug nuts to 85 to 90 lbs.
This was for the Alco wheels.
ciao
53FC
__________________
WBCCI 5292 AIR 807
NEU #64
New England Unit
53flyingcloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 09:58 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Tarheel's Avatar
 
2001 34' Limited S/O
Moyock , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,010
Images: 21
We have some tractor supply stores up and down the east coast I was just at one yesterday and they had rims of every shape size and load capacity. You shouldn't have any trouble specially now that you know what you want. Just don't buy something just because it fits.
__________________

__________________
Keep the shiny side up.
WBCCI # 348
Past Region 3 President
Past President Tidewater Unit 111
Rick Bell in "Silverbell"
Tarheel 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
Wheel assembly balancing - which method?? 83Excella Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 0 03-23-2002 08:53 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:41 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.