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Old 01-25-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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UHaul CT Spare Tire

Sorry, I know I saw this information somewhere on FGRV, but can't find it. We need to purchase a spare tire. Can someone give us the specs, rim size and tire size and where best place to buy? Thanks for being patient with new owners. Jane and Greg. 1985 UHaul CT
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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Uhaul wheels are almost impossible to get, we were lucky to get one from another Uhaul owner who had an extra. They are 13" with a 5 on 4 3/4 bolt circle, and have a large offset. I have yet to find a correct rim to use as a spare for our vintage teardrop camper so I just carry an unmounted tire. I put new tires on our Uhaul right after we bought it to lessen the possibility of a flat tire. There was some discussion about what wheels would fit the CT Uhauls but I couldn't find it just doing a quick search. If you go to the home page here where all the different trailers are listed at the top, click on Uhaul, and all the threads relating to Uhaul trailers will come up. I know there was some discussion on this subject since we bought our trailer, and that was last August. It was mentioned that the later model Chevy Corvair wheels may fit. That 4 3/4 bolt circle is kind of odd, I've only found it in a 15" wheel. Bob
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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After thinking about this for awhile, I remember there was discussion of how to get a wheel from Uhaul, maybe even a part number. It may not be exactly the same but will fit. Unless someone here can locate that thread, you may have to look through the last six months of Uhaul discussions. Bob
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:25 AM   #4
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If it is, in fact, a 5 holes on a 4 3/4 inch bolt circle, that is the bolt pattern for "old Chevrolet" wheels, so any kind of hotrod speedshop should be able to get you a wheel. If they can't, just go to the next speed shop as the first one is somewhat more the opposite of "ept

If you need a lot of offset and you need that pattern - virtually any speedshop, including the on-line ones should be able to help.

Take one of your existing wheels in and ask them to measure the offset and confirm the bolt pattern, then order up a "'mag wheel" with that spec. Order two, put them on the trailer for dress-up and put one of the originals as spares.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:00 AM   #5
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I just did a google search for "uhaul wheels" and found a link to a thread here from 2009. It gave a uhaul part # 23516006. Go on the uhaul truck parts website, you can contact them through there and ask about availability. I bought a set of hubs and a couple lights from them. The wheels are not listed under the camper parts section and may not be listed on there at all. If you have a big Uhaul location that does repairs near you, they may be able to help, and that depends on who you talk to and if they want to bother.The problem with these wheels is the bolt pattern, the offset and the width, and it all comes together for proper clearance in the wheel wells. Bob
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Wheel part # is 2351- 6006
Tire is a 175/70/13 (or 6.50x13) load range C trailer tire

This information is here on this site if you go to

  • Document Center on home page (left column)
  • Trailer Brand Manufacturer
  • UHaul
  • UHaul Wheels
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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We are using Carlisle Sport Trail tires size ST185/80D13
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If you buy a new rim, I recommend that you buy two and use them as your main ones and then use one of the main ones as your spare. The new rims are not the same as the old ones. We have them that we bought from our friendly, neighborhood Uhaul dealership (not all of them are friendly and will do that. I know someone who was accused of stealing his camper). They fit but are different than the original ones. We have a set of the original hub caps and can't fit them on these new rims.

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......... We have a set of the original hubs and can't fit them on these new rims.

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Cindy,

Do mean hubs or hub caps?
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Sorry, I meant hub caps. I edited that posting. Thanks.

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About 15 seconds worth of googling came up with the result that rims for a Corvair should fit. PLEASE double check before running out & buying them......

Also all Chev pickups from 1949 to 1959 used that bolt pattern, but wheels were usually either a 15 inch or a 16 inch. However custom wheels to fit that pattern are available
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About 15 seconds worth of googling came up with the result that rims for a Corvair should fit. PLEASE double check before running out & buying them......

Also all Chev pickups from 1949 to 1959 used that bolt pattern, but wheels were usually either a 15 inch or a 16 inch. However custom wheels to fit that pattern are available
I believe that Corvair rims have a 1" positive offset vs UHaul 1 7/8" positive offset, so you'd have to watch the wheelhouse clearance.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:36 PM   #13
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I would think a corvair rim would work as a spare with a narrow tire, it's just intended as a spare anyway. I found a couple corvair rims on ebay a fewmonths ago, supposedly the later model ones. I contacted the seller to verify the 4 3/4 bolt circle, the reply was that it was a 4 1/2 bolt circle. Looking up brake drums for the later corvairs showed they were 4 3/4. Either the seller didn't know what rims he had, or he didn't know how to measure them. There are tools to do this. I've been looking at the swap meets for a 15" rim with the 4 3/4 bolt circle as a spare for our teardrop. I have a wheel adapter I take with me, makes the measuring part easy.
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OP - I'd run out the string with UHaul to see if they have a rim to sell. If indeed they still use this rim on other rental trailers, there must be some out there. Various dealers around the country seem to have all kinds of parts squirreled away.
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