Originally Posted by overlander65
just bought 1965
overlander 26 ft. need to haul home- 1200 miles- want to replace original split rims and tires on trailer- what rims do I need and what type and make of tires.
also need to buy used truck to haul it. what is minimum engine size I need trailer weighted 4400 lbs loaded when checked at weigh scale
First answers, then a question:
You can use Chevy wheels (there was just a thread on this). I think Toyota and Nissan also makes wheels that fit. Also aluminum rims. The important thing is the width of the rim is not too wide and the bolt patterns line up. You might also want to grease the bearings if this coach has been sitting a while.
I know people who have towed an Overlander with a 6 cylinder. I'm in NM and I just sold a 64 Overlander to a guy who towed it to Kansas with a minivan. I wouldn't recommend a 6 as a regular tow vehicle however, I think most people would recommend a big SUV or pick up with a v8 and tow package. You don't need a big block V8 though. You also might consider towing it with a rental truck.
What advantages do aluminum rims have other than purdy? I was watching TV yesterday and the statement was made 1# off the wheels is like 100# off the vehicle.