tires n rims - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2006, 10:48 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
Jeanne and Steve's Avatar
 
Trailer: Casita 16 ft 1984 and U-Haul CT13 1985
Posts: 454
Registry
We forgot to thank Andrew for posting this helpful link - it shows there are alot of cars/trucks with the 5 X 4.75 bolt pattern, although finding any with the right combination of rim width, diameter, and enough backspace proved to be more difficult.

Jeanne
__________________

__________________
Jeanne and Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 02:37 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Charlie C's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2000 Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe ('Millenium Eggloo')
Posts: 203
Wow, lot's of fun on this topic.

Question??, is there a code of any kind stamped on the steel wheel that is on the U-Haul example might be 5.25J13 H2 ET1.875 Supposedly there are standard codes that match wheel sizing in a manner similar to matching tire sizing. I used a code stamped on the rim of a 1974 Trillium to order a spare wheel. The tire shop was able to reference it in a catalogue of replacement winter rims.

Have you tried contacting Ray Horner at the U-Haul Travel Trailer site. I have seen him selling off a lot of his spare parts lately on e-bay. If he doesn't have what you are looking for, I am sure he can point you to where to look.
__________________

__________________
Charlie C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 05:43 PM   #31
Junior Member
 
Chuck Jenkins's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 21 ft Bigfoot
Posts: 20
Below is what I used on my Bigfoot.... They are made by American racing and are 14X6 5 on 4.5 centers but they are available in 14X6 with 5 on 4.75 but the downside on the 5 on 4.75 is they have a 'neutral' offset. They also have available a chrome "smoothie" in a 14X6 with a 5 on 4.75 center with a 6 offset. I will try to post a photo of these also...the one on the right is the smoothie... it is American racing series 31 and the part # is 31-4604 if interested. A little chrome on the U-haul would look nice!
Attached Thumbnails
ebay_1116.jpg  
Attached Images
 
__________________
Chuck Jenkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 09:23 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Jeanne and Steve's Avatar
 
Trailer: Casita 16 ft 1984 and U-Haul CT13 1985
Posts: 454
Registry
Quote:
Below is what I used on my Bigfoot.... They are made by American racing and are 14X6 5 on 4.5 centers but they are available in 14X6 with 5 on 4.75 but the downside on the 5 on 4.75 is they have a 'neutral' offset. They also have available a chrome "smoothie" in a 14X6 with a 5 on 4.75 center with a 6 offset. I will try to post a photo of these also...the one on the right is the smoothie... it is American racing series 31 and the part # is 31-4604 if interested. A little chrome on the U-haul would look nice!
Chuck - Thanks for the tip about the American Racing wheels. They look great on your Bigfoot, and I agree that the chrome smoothie would certainly make my U-Haul look alot better! I searched the Am. Rac. website for smaller (13 & 14 in.) rims with a 5 on 4.75 bolt pattern, but I couldn't locate any with the right amount of backspace (4.5 in) and sufficient offset (my U-Haul rims have an offset of 47 mm). I'll have to keep looking...

Steve
__________________
Jeanne and Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 09:59 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 1991 16 ft Casita Freedom Deluxe
Posts: 251
Lots of info on Corvair wheels and suitable swaps here:

http://autoxer.skiblack.com/tires.html
__________________
Lee Hillsgrove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 10:38 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
Jeanne and Steve's Avatar
 
Trailer: Casita 16 ft 1984 and U-Haul CT13 1985
Posts: 454
Registry
Quote:
Wow, lot's of fun on this topic.

Question??, is there a code of any kind stamped on the steel wheel that is on the U-Haul example might be 5.25J13 H2 ET1.875 Supposedly there are standard codes that match wheel sizing in a manner similar to matching tire sizing. I used a code stamped on the rim of a 1974 Trillium to order a spare wheel. The tire shop was able to reference it in a catalogue of replacement winter rims.

Have you tried contacting Ray Horner at the U-Haul Travel Trailer site. I have seen him selling off a lot of his spare parts lately on e-bay. If he doesn't have what you are looking for, I am sure he can point you to where to look.
Charlie, you raise two very good points! We're in the midst of a promising lead that we got from Ray Horner's U-Haul site, and will report back on that when we find out whether it pans out or not...

I would have sworn that there wasn't a code stamped onto the rims of our U-Haul, but after reading your post I went out to take a closer look. It's subtle, but the number 0419513 is stamped into the rim. When we tried to get a replacement rim at two tire shops we had the original rims with us, but neither store tried to look for the number on the rim. They just searched their catalogs according to the tire diameter and amount of backspace. We'll pursue this more if the U-Haul lead doesn't work out. Thanks for the tip!


Lee, your Corvair wheel link is very interesting. It includes the following table, showing other cars/trucks whose wheels can be used in a late model Corvair (which has the same bolt pattern as the U-Haul, and also has a fairly large backspace):

Late models use 5 lugs on a 4 3/4" circle, other cars include:

Buick: Regal, Century, Special (most mid-size) '64-'80's
Chevrolet: most RWD, including 1/2 ton vans and trucks (includes 4WD) '49-'89
Corvette all
Oldsmobile: 442, Cutlass, F-85, Toronado (most mid-size) '60's-'80's
Pontiac: GTO, LeMans, Firebird, Grand Prix (mid size) '64-'80's


This list will be very helpful to us if we aren't able to get the rim through U-Haul. Thanks!

Jeanne and Steve
__________________
Jeanne and Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 10:01 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 1991 16 ft Casita Freedom Deluxe
Posts: 251
If you can't get a 13" wheel, don't forget to use the tire size calculator I posted earlier in this thread to figure out an equivalent tire size for the larger diameter wheel. As long as the load capacity is sufficient, there's no problem with using a larger wheel and shorter tire. I'd try to stick with a 14" if you can, so the sidewalls don't get too short which would probably have a negative effect.
__________________
Lee Hillsgrove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2006, 05:38 PM   #36
Member
 
Trailer: Former U-Haul and Casita owner (now Class C Motorhome)
Posts: 30
Send a message via Yahoo to Tom Stewart
thanks for all the help on the rims, i don't have the orginal uhaul rims on my uhaul they were replaced with weld racing rims, they are a bit pricy at $180.00 per rim. i've been on vacation to georgia and went to the rally and meet susan n her brown egg, she was great and showed me her handy work, i've got a couple great ideas from her, ty susan!!!! so now that i'm back in florida i'll start looking for new rims to replace the ones on the uhaul. thanks again for all the imformation and help!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Tom Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2006, 06:25 PM   #37
Member
 
Andy Earthman's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1984 U-Haul 13 ft
Posts: 92
Send a message via Yahoo to Andy Earthman
As someone mentioned before UHaul is getting rid of the 13in rims. You might find them at a larger UHaul center. Last year while slumming in Tampa I hit a curb and blew out a tire. I used the spare until I stumbled across a UHaul center South of Tampa...Naples I think. They called the tire guythey use to check to see what they had. Bingo. they sent me right over and I got a new Goodyear not for sale uhaul property tire mounted on my rim for $50 i think. Now again, being that they are getting rid of the 13's. You might find some rims w/tires at a larger center. One of my older tires had to be replaced in Salem, Or. this past March....I couldn't find a 13 at any Uhaul center. They had changed over completely. Also some of the smaller Mom and Pop shops off the beaten path might have something lying around.

Hope it helps.

Peace
A.
__________________
Andy Earthman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 06:50 PM   #38
Member
 
Trailer: Former U-Haul and Casita owner (now Class C Motorhome)
Posts: 30
Send a message via Yahoo to Tom Stewart
i've ordered a 14in 4.75 lug rim off of ebay, i was told if would fit my uhaul, cost 23.82 plus 9.50 for shipping, i was told they have 100 of them. i'll get it in a few days n if it fits i'll order 2 more, wish me luck, i need it
__________________
Tom Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 02:31 PM   #39
Member
 
Trailer: Former U-Haul and Casita owner (now Class C Motorhome)
Posts: 30
Send a message via Yahoo to Tom Stewart
well, finally got a new tire n rim to fit my uhaul, both 14 inch, i'm ready to roll now
__________________
Tom Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 05:47 PM   #40
Member
 
Trailer: R-pod (by Forest River)
Posts: 42
Quote:
hi all, its me again, my 84 uhaul needs a spare rim and tire, they are 14 inch tires 5 lugs, are they hard too find or pretty standard at most camper or rv business? this is my first travel trailer so i'm clueless. thanks
Hi I have a 1985 uhaul 16 ft, we found a rim and tire at our local uhual dealer. We also found tires for it at the goodyear dealer in Akron ohio. These tires actually say uhual on them, so he told us to keep our receipt to prove that we bought them. Check at your uhaul dealer you may get lucky like we did. Maggie
__________________
Maggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 11:45 PM   #41
Member
 
Trailer: Former U-Haul and Casita owner (now Class C Motorhome)
Posts: 30
Send a message via Yahoo to Tom Stewart
thats for the info, but my rims where chaned out to 14 inch rims, before i bought it, n i checked with all the uhaul places in town n no luck
__________________
Tom Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 08:50 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
Jeanne and Steve's Avatar
 
Trailer: Casita 16 ft 1984 and U-Haul CT13 1985
Posts: 454
Registry
Tom, congrats on finding a 14" rim that works for your U-Haul!

We had a long quest to get a 13" rim for our U-Haul, and after many trips to our local U-Haul center, finally had success too. What made the difference for us, was that on the final trip in, the employee gave us the phone number of the major U-Haul center that they get parts from. Steve phoned, asked to speak to their parts person, ordered part # 23516006, and arranged to have it sent to our local U-Haul center (with that manager's knowledge). It cost $79.

I think the reason that we weren't originally successful at U-Haul was because the employees that made phone calls on our behalf explained the situation to the person on the other end. "Hi, I have a customer here with one of U-Haul's old camper trailers and they'd like to get a rim for it..." which always prompted discussions of how U-Haul was no longer responsible for the trailers. Success happens when you instead start the conversation by saying "Hi, I need to order part # 23516006" It's also best if your local U-Haul dealer calls to order the part - it was a little problematic when the person we called discovered that we weren't a U-Haul dealer ourselves since they aren't supposed to sell them to the public.

Jeanne
__________________

__________________
Jeanne and Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tires


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing my tires & rims... do they have to be trailer tires? David Scott Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 20 10-16-2012 08:25 PM
3 Rims & Tires off my Boler ! John J. M Classified Archives 0 09-07-2009 06:37 PM
Boler Rims & Tires Jayson Wall Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 3 07-24-2008 07:53 PM
13" Tires on Rims Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 2 11-03-2002 04:03 PM
Larger tires/rims for my Bigfoot? Simon B Astin Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.