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Old 10-19-2009, 12:39 PM   #29
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I've got a question, and this seems like a good place to ask, since most everyone here has added aftermarket rims.

I thought I had read somewhere that trailer rims were different? Like they were hub centered and not lug centered, or something like that

Also.... offset?

How or what are you all looking for that tells you that these (or any) aftermarket rims will be suitable? I mean, beyond that they are the diameter you want and the number of lugs you want? What happens if one runs the "wrong" rims (even if they do physically fit)?

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Raya
They also have to have an appropriate load rating. Which for most fiberglass trailers isn't an issue till you get to the single axle Bigfoots. We wanted to put wheels on the BF that match the truck but in the size we want we aren't comfortable with the weight rating.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:41 PM   #30
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They also have to have an appropriate load rating. Which for most fiberglass trailers isn't an issue till you get to the single axle Bigfoots. We wanted to put wheels on the BF that match the truck but in the size we want we aren't comfortable with the weight rating.
Anything is possible if you throw enough money at it. If you're determined to have what you want "wheel-wise" I'd suggest a call to Stockton Wheel, if they don't have it, can't get it, they make it!
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:01 AM   #31
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That's the way ya do it!

I actually love your slots wheels better...

Slots are old school and very cool, I had them one my Datsun 510, loved that car!
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:17 AM   #32
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I actually love your slots wheels better...

Slots are old school and very cool, I had them one my Datsun 510, loved that car!
Hey Arthur, ya love the old school stuff.
I have these type slots on about everything I own!
truck, utility trailer, Boler, 64 Comet "hot rod"
and a 1929 Model A Ford hot rod I'm building
(well started anyway!)
Theres a 510 sittin in Nelson BC on Baker at a service station
with slots and a racing stance, says when he gets the money
He'll have it runnin again. Very cool old car.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:54 AM   #33
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We used stock rims and added hubcaps and trim trings on all three wheels.

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Old 11-17-2009, 07:25 AM   #34
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On the way home from the shop where the last of the fall mods were completed.
Dexter torflex #10 (with brakes and EZ lube hubs)
1.5" axle lift
14" American Racing rims and new rubber
2" coupler
side crank tongue jack
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:24 AM   #35
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Anyone know a source for 13" 4 lug mags or chrome plated wheels?

Tom Trostel
We had a terrible time finding wheels for our Compact Jr-if I remember right they were 13" 4x4 1/2. Couldn`t find anything that would fit-(salvage yards said the camper was too old-no parts that old)-until someone had 3 wheels on Craigslist for sale-racing wheels-we measured and they fit. Now we have sharp looking wheels.
If I can figure how to post pictures -will show what they look like.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:38 PM   #36
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I'll try to find a closer shot of the rims on our boler , matches the car !
our holidays
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:32 AM   #37
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Nice facebooking there J.J.!!!!
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:04 AM   #38
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We also purchased tires from Tiretrack and wheel from Ricks. Here's a Joshua Tree photo from last month.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:35 PM   #39
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Heres a better shot of the aftermarket wheels !
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #40
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Had to add a little "bling" to our Casita Freedom Deluxe.
None of the "trailer wheels" really interested me. I was looking for something more nostalgic. I was also increasing the wheel/tire size from 14" to 15" so these are 15x7 with 5x4 1/2" bolt pattern and zero offset. Each rim is rated at 2200 lbs. and I have a set of Continental Vanco 2 in 225/70R15 to install on them

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:02 PM   #41
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I put the Compact II up on a straight axle with 14" size wheels. These are alloy, 5 on 4 1/2" zero offset trailer wheels with new 205 ST tires. The total increase in heighth was 4 1/2".
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #42
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e-trailer.com has a pretty good selection plus they will mount balance and ship for free. I bought their 5 spoke aluminums and am very happy with them. I will post a pic later.
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