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Originally Posted by ON SAFARI
MY NEWEST PROJECT IS A 64 SAFARI THAT IS STILL EQUIPED WITH ITS ORIGINAL SPLIT RIMS. I HAVE TO MOVE IT FROM ITS PRESENT LOCATION, AND WOULD LIKE TO BRING NEW TIRES MOUNTED ON MODERN RIMS TO TOW APPROX. 140 MILES TO MY HOME. CAN 15 in. G.M. TRUCK RIMS BE FITTED FOR TEMP. USE? IF SO, WHAT MODEL WILL FIT? IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS I WANT TO HEAR THEM! (I'M PLANNING TO MOVE THE TRAILER ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND THOUGHT THAT IF I BROUGHT MOUNTED RIMS WITH ME I WOULD AVOID TRYING TO FIND AN OPEN GARAGE ON A HOLIDAY WEEKEND!)
According to my notes from the wheel purchase on my '64 Overlander, the following specifications worked for its wheels:
RV/Trailer Wheel -- 2,600 pound rating - - 15" x 6" - - 5.5" bolt circle - - 0" offset.
I have been running Good Year Marathon 225 75 R 15 ST Load Range D on the above wheels with the Overlander.
I hesitate to say that the wheel/tire combination will work on your coach as the clearances on this Vintage single Axle Airstream tend to be VERY tight. The center hole also is much larger than on many wheels, and it must be the proper size to allow the wheel to seat properly on the brake drum. Even on the tandem coaches, my recommendation would be to have the tire dealer who is going to handle the installation do the measuring for both the tire and wheel to insure that all will fit with no unpleasant surprises such as a special order part that cannot be returned - - by having the dealer handle the measurements the special ordered parts become his responsibilities (this saved me big bucks on aftermarket wheels on my Cadillac towcar that didn't fit when they arrived and were returned without question as the dealer had handled all of the measurements).
Good luck with your new acquisition!