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Old 11-03-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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Wheel sizes and pricing?

I'm getting to the point where I am ready to put new tires on my trailer and am thinking of going with new wheels also. Might as well do it right, and then I can use one of the originals for a spare. I have read a lot about the weight rating of the wheels, but I am not sure of the other specs. I found this information on an internet search. Could someone let me know if I am on the right track? And is this a good price? Thanks!

Oh yeah. 72 Overlander.


Size= 15" x 6"
Wt. Capacity= 2600
Offest= 0
Bolt Pattern= 6 on 5 1/2
Pilot diameter= 4.27
Color= SILVER
Price Ea.= $28.16

The site I found these at is..... http://www.lowcosttrailersupplies.co...egory_Code=MTW
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Old 11-03-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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I would double check the pilot diameter and offset- mine are 3.62 and +.50" I don't know how much switching around happened between '59 and '72, but the pilot on my new Dexter hubs is still 3.62.
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Old 11-03-2003, 07:29 PM   #3
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I'll keep checking. Thanks.

I know what offset is, but what is Pilot Diameter?

If anyone else knows about the wheels I'll need, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2003, 08:12 PM   #4
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Pilot diameter is the hole in the center of the wheel. It can be critical whether the wheel is 'hub-centric' or 'stud-centric', meaning how the wheel is centered on the axle. Wheels that center on the stud bolt circle usually use different style cone nuts.
An interesting tid-bit: Lots of wheels are manufactured with the center hole slightly off center. This helps match up wheels and tires, since most tires are slightly off center also.
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Old 11-03-2003, 08:22 PM   #5
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Re: Wheels

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An interesting tid-bit: Lots of wheels are manufactured with the center hole slightly off center. This helps match up wheels and tires, since most tires are slightly off center also.
I ran into this problem with my Popup They tire shop that was balancing my tires told me they were junk and needed to be replaced...but I knew better All I needed was a new tire shop . I was wondering if it would be an issue with the AS or not. I am not quite to that point with mine...yet. But balancing the running gear will be coming up soon.

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Old 02-10-2004, 07:26 PM   #6
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I just wanted to run this by everyone again in hopes of some direction.

Would the following specs on new wheels be what I need for my 72 Overlander?

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Size= 15" x 6"
Wt. Capacity= 2600
Offest= 0
Bolt Pattern= 6 on 5 1/2
Pilot diameter= 4.27
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Old 02-10-2004, 08:05 PM   #7
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Don't have specific info on your year, but most of the wheels I've seen for Dexter or Reliable axles are 3.62 pilot diameter. /the other numbers look right.

Easy to check, just measure the center hole.
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Thanks.... My problem is that I am not sure the wheels on my trailer are original to take dimensions off of, as the fronts and rears are different. I don't want to duplicate the wrong wheels.

I don't/shouldn't assume that because they are on the trailer that they are correct. Correct?

Anyone with a 72 or around there with a dual axle?
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I am not certain but I dont believe the baby moon caps were OEM in 72. The forward wheel appears to be a wheel that is suited for a baby moon cap.

The rear wheel looks like the ones I am used to seeing in the 70's.

But they could all be non original as far as that goes.

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Actually, the rear wheel with the clips inside the hub dome will accept the baby moons, those were stock on my 1971 Tradewind (non International) with baby moon hubcaps.
The front wheel is of a later vintage, I believe. Those look like the wheels sold as new Airstream stell wheel replacements. They cab use a hub cap that fits over the hub dome.
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Old 02-11-2004, 07:31 PM   #11
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Ok, so no takers on this issue? That's it! I'm selling the Airstream and getting an SOB!

Seriously... anyone know what the specs should be for steel wheels for a 72 Overlander? Thanks again.
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Andy has some info up on www.inlandrv.com I seem to recall.


Uhhh btw...your axle is bad.

If the arms are horizontal or angled up from the pivot point they are goners.
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Your rear wheels are identical in look to the wheels that came stock on my 1971 Tradewind.
I would assume then, if you use the rear wheels for measurements, that you can go by these measurements.
You can fit a 15X7 wheel in there, no problem. The offset is more critical.
Do you know how to measure the offset?
Ok, if the mounting flange is in the center of the wheel rim, then the offset would be "0"
Positive offset moves the flange to the inside of the wheel, making it stick out more.
Negative offset would bring the flange outwards, like on many front wheel drive cars.
you would want an offset close to zero, in my estimation, or slightly positive.
My concern with the 4 28.00 wheel is runout and stud centric construction.
If they wobble, then you're wasting your time, and money. I would buy wheels at a place where they can set them up on a balancer so you can see if they run true.
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Old 03-05-2004, 01:54 PM   #14
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Ok, I think I found them.

Size= 15" x 6"
Wt. Capacity= 2600
Offest= 0
Bolt Pattern= 6 on 5 1/2
Pilot diameter= 3.62
Color= Black

Price= $33.79 Each


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