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Old 08-24-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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Need a wheel

I need a wheel for a spare tire for my 1979 Argosy. What kind of wheels are compatible with airstream? Mine are 15 inch 6 lug.mtnman
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Old 08-24-2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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I need a wheel for a spare tire for my 1979 Argosy. What kind of wheels are compatible with airstream? Mine are 15 inch 6 lug.mtnman
I purchased five for my 1954 Liner from Southwest Wheel in Dallas. I needed new wheels since the originals were split rims and I replaced the axles.

Give them the bolt circle and offset and they can sell you the proper wheels.

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Old 08-24-2006, 04:36 PM   #3
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I just wanted to go down to the salvage yard and get a cheap $5 wheel for a spare. The argosy did not come with a spare. The manual says just drive 45 mph on 3 wheels until you get it fixed. I am getting ready to take a long trip and thought I would just make me up a spare and put it in the back of the truck just in case. I figured a chevy, dodge or ford 15 inch 6 lug wheel would work, I just dont know which one?
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4x4 toyota pickup, same wheel.
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early 70's chevy 2wd pickups also had 6 lug rims and a friend of mine used a spare from a toyota on his chevy to get home on and they cross fit ...SAM
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:20 PM   #6
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Thanks Folks! I forgot all about toyota & having a 6 lug 15" wheel. I am sure there are plenty of these wheels laying around somewhere.
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I suppose anything is better than nothing. However I went an got a used RV wheel from here:

http://www.azrvinc.com/

And an argument could be made for you take your chances with a used wheel. Going with a non-RV wheel may have some issues, particularily if you have a single axle. It's the weight rating for non-RV wheels that may be a little light.

New????? A/S or any RV dealer.

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I need a wheel for a spare tire for my 1979 Argosy. What kind of wheels are compatible with airstream? Mine are 15 inch 6 lug.mtnman
Do a search, may threads exist on this topic. It is not as simple as just buying a new wheel. The wheel has to rated correctly and used wheels are not the best option as you do not know their past. BTW I also need a wheel and tire for a spare and haven't purchased it yet. I belive Red Neck Trailer supply is the supplier of choice. Andy from Inland RV has many good posts on the new vs used issue for wheels.

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I thought about just getting an extra tire to carry, I already got a couple of tire tools and I know how to mount a tire. It would just take awhile longer if I had a flat. I only have a small portable air compressor in the truck though.
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I thought about just getting an extra tire to carry, I already got a couple of tire tools and I know how to mount a tire. It would just take awhile longer if I had a flat. I only have a small portable air compressor in the truck though.
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Beading a tire with a portable compressor would be miserable at best, it's best just to get a wheel and be done with it. If, for some reason, you can't get a wheel, you could always get a tube and put it into the tire, and air it up that way, but it seems like a point of diminishing returns.
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I agree with ibgl6, early Chevy truck rims are what I used. I wouldn't worry about the weight rating on the rim. The weight rating on the tires is critical. A loaded Chevy pickup is probably going to outweigh your trailer.
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I agree with ibgl6, early Chevy truck rims are what I used. I wouldn't worry about the weight rating on the rim. The weight rating on the tires is critical. A loaded Chevy pickup is probably going to outweigh your trailer.
Chevy truck wheels are not rated at 2600 pounds, each.

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Mtnman,
Which way are you going when you leave for your trip? If iyou are going west toward Atlanta, I have 1 rim with a mounted Goodyear Marathon on it. They came from a 1989 29'Excella and are Airstream issue. I sold 1 at a flea market, 2 more to a man in our unit. If you are coming by here and want it, I'll take $35 for the wheel/tire combined.
No matter if you buy from me or not, get a spare, and keep it aired properly. It's sweet to pull over, change a tire, and leave in 10 minutes or so, with no doubts as to roadworthyness.
I live south of Atlanta 40 miles just off I-75.
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Which way are you going when you leave for your trip? If iyou are going west toward Atlanta, I have 1 rim with a mounted Goodyear Marathon on it. They came from a 1989 29'Excella and are Airstream issue. I sold 1 at a flea market, 2 more to a man in our unit. If you are coming by here and want it, I'll take $35 for the wheel/tire combined.
No matter if you buy from me or not, get a spare, and keep it aired properly. It's sweet to pull over, change a tire, and leave in 10 minutes or so, with no doubts as to roadworthyness.
I live south of Atlanta 40 miles just off I-75.
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Thanks steelbird312,
That is a generous offer! I am all fixed up. A friend at an RV dealer brought one to me. I am ready to go!!!
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