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Old 01-26-2010, 05:35 PM   #1
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wheels for 1960 tradewind

Can any one tell me what kind of wheels they used for 1960 tradewinds. mine are rusted out from sitting the past 30 years and i need to find new ones thanks jack
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Can any one tell me what kind of wheels they used for 1960 tradewinds. mine are rusted out from sitting the past 30 years and i need to find new ones thanks jack
15 inch wheels, 6 inches wide, zero offset, 6 lug, minimum 2600 pound rating.

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I own a 59 tradewind and it is on 14.5 " rims. Any chance a 60 is the same?
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Hi Jack ~

Welcome to the Early TradeWind club. There are a bunch of us on the forums and you'll get all the answers to your questions. Glad you joined us. I just sent you a PM )private message) about your TradeWind so I can add your info to my registry.

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Old 01-26-2010, 08:54 PM   #5
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I own a 59 tradewind and it is on 14.5 " rims. Any chance a 60 is the same?
mine has 14.5 rims i am looking for what type rims they used because i need to get new ones
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mine has 14.5 rims i am looking for what type rims they used because i need to get new ones
The 14.5 wheels were basically mobile home wheels, that's not really around any more.

You can safely use 15 inch wheels, just make sure that they are rated for at least 2600 pounds, per wheel.

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I did and thank you. I sent you one back via an email.

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The 14.5 wheels were basically mobile home wheels, that's not really around any more.

You can safely use 15 inch wheels, just make sure that they are rated for at least 2600 pounds, per wheel.

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When I recoved this trailer from West Virginia I took 15" six hole from one of the 54 safari along with me. The wheels could barely fit in the wheel well and the rim would not fit onto the hub. I towed her home on what looked to be original tires. Those tires are old but look to almost perfect. No checking or dry rot at all. They are 12 ply tires. My Tradewind is actually the nicest towing trailer I have ever pulled.
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For what it's worth my 60 Caravel had 15" rims on it. Get the tape measure out and save yourself the headache of getting the wrong wheel. FAQ's
Keep in mind that standardization was not the name of the game with Airstream back then.
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