Originally Posted by RickBooth
Maybe Andy at Inland RV can answer this.
My 04 31 foot Classic has Alcoa wheels -P/N 157111 is no longer available.
I wanted to replace a damaged rim.
The specs stamped on the back side of this wheel are:
15x7J, ???offset , 5.5, rated at 2200 lbs.
Weight rating seems low - what are your thoughts?
I don't want to seem paranoid, but if the recommendations are 2600 lb minimum, then I feel these current wheels are diminishing the safety margin.
I have heard that AS stopped using this wheel when they began employing disc brakes because there was a conflict with this wheel fitting.
I'm considering upgrading my brakes to disk. Will I have a problem with the wheels?
In any event, I'm not comfortable with the spec'd weight rating.
Besides that the wheels are uncoated and require regular polishing.
I have been looking at "Trailer Tires and Wheels" on line as well as some other sources and most of the 15" wheels are rated at more than 2600 lbs.
Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
Perhaps you can find a wheel from a salvaged unit. I would be careful to make
sure that the wheels did not come off of a roll over.
There is a conflict as 2airs explained.
If your going to add disc brakes, then you must use Actibrake and Kodiak. The Dexters will hit the wheels.
2200 pound rated aluminum wheels for your trailer are OK, since they don't flex like the steel wheels.