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Old 06-12-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Uhaul wheels alternative

Hello,

I am looking for a Uhaul ct-13 spare tire. There is no rim available at uhaul center anymore (i called today). Does anyone know where I can get one or is there an alternative

The info I have for now is that the bolt partern is a gm corvette but the is size of the rim is from I dont know vut certainly not of a corvette.

I saw some adaptor that cant convert the hub to a more standard bolt partern but that would
Meand that I would have to get the adaptor and 3 complete wheels (that look like a lot of $$$).

Thanks for your help

Fred
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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a spare from a 90s or early 2000s camaro works...not the wheels, the spare
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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Search for Thomas' information on adapting wheels. I am sure he will chime in here soon to tell you what to do.

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Old 06-13-2012, 07:04 AM   #4
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The UHaul wheel has three key characteristics:

13" Diameter
4.75" lug circle
1.75" positive offset

When I was investigating this, I never found an exact match. Probably the closest thing is a Corvair (yes, the ancient rear engine beast) wheel with a 1" offset. The Camaro from the mid 90's has a 4.75" lug circle, but I don't know about the diameter or offset. Checking out the spare wheel is a novel approach that might work.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:36 AM   #5
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Thanks to all for your answer. I will be starting a search for a camaro spare tire.

If anybody have a old rim and tire, I am a buyer since I am leaving for two month on june 29 I really need a spare in case off....

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #6
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The UHaul wheel has three key characteristics:

13" Diameter
4.75" lug circle
1.75" positive offset

When I was investigating this, I never found an exact match. Probably the closest thing is a Corvair (yes, the ancient rear engine beast) wheel. The Camaro from the mid 90's has a 4.75" lug circle, but I don't know about the diameter or offset. Checking out the spare wheel is a novel approach that might work.
It's not an exact match, for sure...just something affordable that works...Dave
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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Hi Theman
I was at Canadian Tire the other day a found cargo trailer tire and rim that might work. It wasn't at the automotive desk but instead it was with the RV and cargo trailer accessories. Pretty good price point.
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Have you tried contacting other Uhaul dealers? Ours is usually accommodating, but I have heard of many who are not, even going so far as suggesting a theft to one owner. Maybe you got hold of one who is not accommodating for ordering a rim. Of course, they may be discontinued now too. We bought ours several years ago from our dealer.

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............ We bought ours several years ago from our dealer.CindyL
Good point. Anecdotally, there seems to be a bunch of UHaul parts strewn across the country at various dealers. It might make sense to take the part number and call various UHaul service centers and see if they have one in some dusty corner.

Click on link below and look for "In Person at your local UHaul parts store" search window.

http://www.uhaul.com/TruckSales/Truck-Trailer-Parts/
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #10
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I am still looking for a spare tire for our uhaul ct13. If anyone have one to sell let us know

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Old 06-19-2012, 11:48 AM   #11
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Just found 5 brand new rim in a uhaull store. Cost 106$ per unit. Itls this the right price?

Pretty expensif!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #12
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They are making some profit on you! I believe the price we paid through a UHaul dealer 5 years ago was about $86 per rim and I've heard of some being even lower when ordered through the UHaul website. However, those do appear to gone and off the site now. However, if the rims are becoming hard to find, the price you pay is the right price!
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #13
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paid $ 60.15 ea with free shipping from UHaul online store 6/7/10 if it makes any difference. as Kevin says it is what it is worth to you.
Also if you happen to be coming close to IN. I have a donut spare that the previous owner used on my VT that I will give you( Checked and it does fit the hub) along with a used hub that I just swapped out with a new one as a prevenative maintence measure.
And on another note the previous owner ran 15 inch rims with p205 60 Kumo Car tires, may have been the Camero spares previously mentioned. I towed it home with them and I believe it ran smoother than with the 13" Carlsiles I have now, not as much bounce.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info. I have done many call today and finally found a great guy near my place that use to sell uhaul trailer and he as 2 new rims and one tire left. He is selling every thing for a 100$ so this is a greater deal than 106$ a piece.

I think he as a few rim left so if anyone is interested let me know I will tomorow as I pick-ip my rims.

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