tires n rims - Page 4 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-14-2006, 08:23 AM   #43
Trailer: Former U-Haul and Casita owner (now Class C Motorhome)
Posts: 30
Send a message via Yahoo to Tom Stewart
so glad to hear that u finally got a spare, if i could have gotten 13 inch rims from uhaul i would have bought them also, but since i have the 14 inch rims on it, i'll keep it that way, happy camping

Tom Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2006, 06:32 AM   #44
drews60's Avatar
Trailer: 1984 U-Haul 13 ft / Dodge V-6 PU
Posts: 53
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 [b]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.

Wow, what a lot of work for a rim. I did want to thank you for your ground work. I need to order a few rims myself. Now I know how to go about that task. I looked at the part number you listed and find it matches exactly with the part number in the U Haul parts manual. This manual can be found in the document center. What size and type of tire are you using on your 13' U Haul??

drews60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2006, 10:22 AM   #45
Senior Member
Jeanne and Steve's Avatar
Trailer: Casita 16 ft 1984 and U-Haul CT13 1985
Posts: 454

The tires currently on our U-Haul are Maxxis Radial M8008 ST175/80R13. We don't know how old they are, so we'll be getting new tires for it and our spare. Our plan is to go to the tire dealer that our local U-Haul uses, with the hope of getting the Goodyear tires specifically made for U-Haul and the original U-Haul rims.

Good luck in your quest!

Jeanne and Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2006, 02:01 PM   #46
drews60's Avatar
Trailer: 1984 U-Haul 13 ft / Dodge V-6 PU
Posts: 53
Thanks again for the information. I was planning on that ST175/80/13 as a default tire. Some dealers were concerned that the tire might be too tall for the wheel well. But, it sounds like it has provided good service on your U Haul.

drews60 is offline   Reply With Quote


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 07:25 PM
3 Rims & Tires off my Boler ! John J. M Classified Archives 0 09-07-2009 05:37 PM
Boler Rims & Tires Jayson Wall Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 3 07-24-2008 06:53 PM
13" Tires on Rims Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 2 11-03-2002 03:03 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.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.