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Old 09-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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Split Rims gotta go, is this a correct replacement?

Hi all, I've had my AS less than a year now, and I experienced my first flat tire on Monday. So I'm replacing the wheels and tires on my single axel 1964 Tradewind.

I currently have the original split rims, which I understand are a big no no these days. I would like to keep with the original look as closely as possible, which for me is a black steel wheel with the baby moon hubcaps.

I *think* Ive picked out the appropriate replacement wheel from etrailer.com. they are a 15" x 6" black wheel with a 6 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern and zero offset. Here is a link Dexstar Conventional Steel Wheel - 15" x 6" Rim - 6 on 5-1/2 - Black Powder Coat Dexstar Tires and Wheels AM20514

Can anyone verify before I buy these? Or offer an alternative?

Also, I guess I don't understand how the clips for the baby moons work. Can I attach them the the above linked wheel? Or are the wheel to attach baby moons a completely different type of wheel.

I also attached a pic of the current wheels, if that matters at all.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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You will need new hub caps, the old ones will not fit.

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Hi all, I've had my AS less than a year now, and I experienced my first flat tire on Monday. So I'm replacing the wheels and tires on my single axel 1964 Tradewind.

I currently have the original split rims, which I understand are a big no no these days. I would like to keep with the original look as closely as possible, which for me is a black steel wheel with the baby moon hubcaps.

I *think* Ive picked out the appropriate replacement wheel from etrailer.com. they are a 15" x 6" black wheel with a 6 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern and zero offset. Here is a link Dexstar Conventional Steel Wheel - 15" x 6" Rim - 6 on 5-1/2 - Black Powder Coat Dexstar Tires and Wheels AM20514

Can anyone verify before I buy these? Or offer an alternative?

Also, I guess I don't understand how the clips for the baby moons work. Can I attach them the the above linked wheel? Or are the wheel to attach baby moons a completely different type of wheel.

I also attached a pic of the current wheels, if that matters at all.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:13 PM   #3
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I don't have the original baby moon hub caps anyway, I would have to buy them.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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I don't have the original baby moon hub caps anyway, I would have to buy them.
Your source does not say what the wheel rating is.

They must be a minimum of 2600 pounds each.

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The correct standard wheels are also available painted silver, and are shipped packaged, therefore no scratches.

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I *think* Ive picked out the appropriate replacement wheel from etrailer.com. they are a 15" x 6" black wheel with a 6 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern and zero offset. Here is a link Dexstar Conventional Steel Wheel - 15" x 6" Rim - 6 on 5-1/2 - Black Powder Coat Dexstar Tires and Wheels AM20514
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Both of those wheels look like the exact same wheels sold by Redneck Trailer (Dexstar), as well as vendors here on this forum. They should fit your trailer with no problem.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:25 AM   #8
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Thanks Everyone! I went with the ones on VTS because I really like their site, and they were the same price as etrailer. I dont know why I didn't check VTS first! DUH!!
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what tires are you going to use on these?
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:22 PM   #10
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Old thread, I have the same question, and will go with the VTS or Inland RV if they have it.

Question: Can these wheels be fitted with baby moon caps, instead of the cone shaped hubcaps?

Question: Can beauty rings be fitted for this wheel? If not any referrals for a wheel, baby moons, and beauty ring?

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #11
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Cliff, I wish I could help you. I had the same question about the baby moons vs the cone hubcaps. My new wheels are naked at the moment.

Hopefully someone will chime in who knows!
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Uh yeahhhh...our '56 Flying Cloud has split rims and those bad boys, along with every creepy crawly bug living in there...gotta go!!
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Go to etrailer.com for black Dexstar wheels and Americana (made in China) baby moons.
The baby moons might be a little tight to fit over the nubs on the wheel. If that happens you can peen down the inside diameter a little so they fit. They're only $15 so they aren't real thick. If you bend one they're easy to replace.
They have trim rings, but I thought those were a little too much chrome for my taste.
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Cliff, I wish I could help you. I had the same question about the baby moons vs the cone hubcaps. My new wheels are naked at the moment.

Hopefully someone will chime in who knows!

Hey gang try....THIS!!

Call to see if they fit the new style wheels.

The "smoothie" full caps also look good.


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