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Old 08-07-2016, 10:04 PM   #1
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Replacement rim and tires

This is my first day on the forum and I apologize now if I am asking a question that has already been covered. I have been trying to search previous threads for my answer but now I think it may be easier just to ask. Could you guide me in the correct path or give me an answer.
I have a 1962 Safari 22' that I would like to replace the rims and tires. I still want to keep the look vintage with the moon caps but I am not a fan of the two piece original rims. Does anyone have any recommendations on the size of the rims and tires I should upgrade to? I was thinking of going with a 15" rim so that I would have more option and more availability with tire selection. Thanks
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums!

Yes, you definitely want to be rid of the split rims. A 15" rim should fit just fine. Because you have a single axle, in order to get the tire weight capacity you need, you will probably still be limited with the tires you can buy, so make sure you do the math before heading to the tire store.

A good way to search the Forums is to open a new browser window and do a gooogle search including terms like "airforums split rim" and you will probably learn more about your rims and what other people with them have done.

good luck!
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:46 PM   #3
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http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/category-s/404.htm

I use these. 5 or 6 lug vintage wheels and hub caps.

I also use wide white wall tires from here http://www.dbtires.com




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Old 08-09-2016, 03:28 PM   #4
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Etrailer gas all kinds of wheels. I bought my 16 inchers for 65 bucks a piece. You can put moons on them.
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Old 08-09-2016, 04:01 PM   #5
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Hey. Not to hijack but which moons go on the 16" rims
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:23 PM   #6
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Moons on 15 inchers, I was referring to the op, not the wheels I bought. Sorry
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:06 PM   #7
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My 1958 Caravanner had 14.5" with 5.5" center lug holes. I went 15 x 6 on 5.5" centers zero offset. and 205/75/15 LRC 6 ply nylon-rayon steel belted bias tires. Can carry 1820 # per tire. Run w/ 40 psi to maximize contact patch to 70 mph (USA) but air to 50 psi max when running 90 mph on German Autobahns. Good fit but must frame jack pretty high to slip on easily. Diameter is good. No tire squirm. Gutted Caravanner now only 2,180# as carry most camping type stuff in Escalade EXT.. Changed my suspension to independent twin air bag air ride w/11" clear underbelly lift clearance . Very very sure footed.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:51 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the feedback on the wheels and tires I should look for.
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Thanks for the tip
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:08 AM   #10
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You might want to upgrade to new 16" wheels. A lot of us have done so. There are also stainless steel dogdish hubcaps available for the 16" steelie rims. Have a look at this thread for some ideas:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465...-109518-2.html


But, be careful as well. Some have had their wheels snap off the lugs for whatever reason. The info is in this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f479...ys-119932.html
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:16 PM   #11
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Another Wheel Upgrade Question

First Timer in SE Oregon...

I picked up my first Argosy (1975 24T) a few weeks back which looked to have the original steel rims and 700X15 Bias tires. Last week I picked up a set of 6 bolt 15" HWT aluminum rims with tires from a super nice airforum member up in Redmond who was upgrading to 16" wheels/tires on his 2010 30' Classic. The rims match the bolt pattern and the tires fit perfectly, but my original lug bolts are too big (13/16") to fit a socket inside the bore: A 3/4" socket will fit, but in reading some of the posts on this site, the advice is to upgrade to lug studs and nuts. Question: Does anyone know of an off-the-shelf kit or the specific studs (including length) and nuts I need so the acorn nuts will fit correctly? It seems like a lot of folks make this upgrade, and they sure do look great on the Argosy. Thanks in advance for your help! Jody Rae
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