Rims on a Trillium - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-16-2010, 05:23 PM   #15
Member
 
Mike and Sarah K's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1979 Trillium 13 ft
New Brunswick
Posts: 65
Registry
HUB CENTRIC

Definition: A wheel that is centered or located on the hub by a machined center hole-as opposed to "lug centered" wheels that are located by the position of the lug nuts alone.

What this means is that when you put the rim on the car, there is a raised lip on the center area of the brake drum or rotor. That raised lip is a perfect fit inside the center opening of the factory wheel. That is what centers the wheel up when you mount them. A lot of other cars are not hub centric, so when you simply tighten up the lugs, the wheel gets centered automatically.

Now when you get an after market wheel, the center hole on that wheel is most likely to be larger than the raised lip, so when you tighten down the wheel, it may not be centered. This is why several people with after market rims have cars that vibrate all the time (and the guys at the tire shop keep saying the wheels are balanced).

In order to cure the problem, you need to get "hub adapters" They are simply metal or plastic rings that fit into the center hole of the rim so that when you mount them, the wheel gets centered.

__________________

__________________
Mike and Sarah K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2010, 11:15 PM   #16
Member
 
Name: David
Trailer: 1971,1974 Boler 13 ft
British Columbia
Posts: 30
Try This:

http://www.trailer-wheels.com/
__________________

__________________
David Konduc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 08:31 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Name: Randy
Trailer: (4) Trillium 4500, (4) Trillium 1300, (1) Scamp,(1) Burro 16'
Ardmore, Alabama
Posts: 821
Well I went to my neighbor hood junk yard and bought (9) 15" Ford ranger rims for $15 each, then bought treaded studs and replaced the lug bolt with a lug stud, when I tried to put the wheels on the center hub was bigger than the center hole in the Ranger rims so I took them to a local machine shop and they milled the hole out to fit perfect and I am very pleased with the results..The machine shop charged me $5.00 per rim but only because he's a freind of mine I'll post pictures tommorrow...........
__________________
Randy Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 11:44 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Doug Mager's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1975 13 ft Trillium
Posts: 2,536
Registry
A M A Z I N G !!!!

The first of our replacement rims for our Trillium were Mazda (exact same as Ford) truck rims.

Fit purrrfectly with NO mods!!!
__________________
Doug Mager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2010, 07:07 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Trillium 4500
Posts: 8
Check out my American Racing wheels !
Attached Thumbnails
MVC_001S.JPG   MVC_003S.JPG  

MVC_014S.JPG  
__________________
WILLARD SMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 07:06 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Name: Randy
Trailer: (4) Trillium 4500, (4) Trillium 1300, (1) Scamp,(1) Burro 16'
Ardmore, Alabama
Posts: 821
Well I finally got around to getting a picture of my 15" wheels on my Trillium.............
Attached Thumbnails
Easter2010054.jpg  
__________________
Randy Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 12:12 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Bill F.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: 92 Bigfoot 13.5 ft / 05 Freestar
Posts: 177
Quote:
Well I went to my neighbor hood junk yard and bought (9) 15" Ford ranger rims for $15 each, then bought treaded studs and replaced the lug bolt with a lug stud, when I tried to put the wheels on the center hub was bigger than the center hole in the Ranger rims so I took them to a local machine shop and they milled the hole out to fit perfect and I am very pleased with the results..The machine shop charged me $5.00 per rim but only because he's a freind of mine I'll post pictures tommorrow...........
I did that to Ford alloy rims for my Mazda a few years ago but didn't chamfer the back side of the bore large enough to clear the radius on the trailer drum. As a result the wheels didn't clamp to the drum face properly and distorted the drums enough too cause the drums to overheat. Took a while to figure out what was happening.
Bill
__________________
Bill F. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 02:48 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Name: Randy
Trailer: (4) Trillium 4500, (4) Trillium 1300, (1) Scamp,(1) Burro 16'
Ardmore, Alabama
Posts: 821
It was brought to my attention that I miss posted to this link...The rims I bought was 14" Ranger Wheels and "Not" 15" I'm very much disappointed that this happened because I know a lot of people on here look to this for help in redoing their trailers and misinformation is something I truly regret...I don't know why I miss printed the size back then but I did it that's for sure..."BRAIN FART" I guess.....
__________________
Randy Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 03:24 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy Bishop View Post
It was brought to my attention that I miss posted to this link... .


Four years after you posted someone's givin' you flack by private message or something? Oh, my achin' head...

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "tough crowd", don't it?
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 03:26 PM   #24
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy Bishop View Post
It was brought to my attention that I miss posted to this link...The rims I bought was 14" Ranger Wheels and "Not" 15" I'm very much disappointed that this happened because I know a lot of people on here look to this for help in redoing their trailers and misinformation is something I truly regret...I don't know why I miss printed the size back then but I did it that's for sure..."BRAIN FART" I guess.....
Hello Randy. Long time no see. Looks like you've expanded the herd into UHauls and others. Good for you. I miss your posts. Especially the various projects when you rehabed a new to you trailer. Don't be such a stranger. Raz
__________________
Raz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 04:13 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 5,317
Registry
Hey Randy! It is good to hear from you. It was on a post from you that I got the idea to use 14" Ranger rims on my trailer, so you also got it right.
__________________
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 05:15 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Name: Randy
Trailer: (4) Trillium 4500, (4) Trillium 1300, (1) Scamp,(1) Burro 16'
Ardmore, Alabama
Posts: 821
Well guys it's been a tough year, lost my mom, a very dear friend and a brother-in-law to cancer..

Raz,
The U-Hauls were my sons idea he wanted to remodel them together a "father and son project" sell them and split the money.. Well we worked on his last summer several times got it completely sanded down painted and was putting it all back together when he found out his wife was doing a lot more than going to softball practice and games.. She had found someone else she wanted to have fun with... That really took the wind out of his sails they have 2 kids ( 5 and 7 years old) that he cherishes.. I helped with hiring a private investigator and the lawyer fees and his divorce was final on Jan. 7th.. He has moved back in with me and his mother and it going to be a long row to hoe for him and us.. The grandkids really don't understand what's happening...His U-Haul we sold still in pieces for $3200.00 and he was glad to get that as well as me the guy that bought it just had to have it..
But I'm not going to stop redoing these campers.. I've got 2 Trillium's to do so keep a eye out I'll be posting pictures and questions before long..
__________________
Randy Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 05:23 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 5,317
Registry
Randy, Really sorry to hear about your troubles. I understand that life can sneak up on you. For a while, I was a single parent of 9 month old twins, and a three year old. No help from my ex-wife. That was my first marriage. I now have five kids, the last two with my current wife. All the kids live with us.

It will all turn around again.
__________________
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 05:33 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Name: Randy
Trailer: (4) Trillium 4500, (4) Trillium 1300, (1) Scamp,(1) Burro 16'
Ardmore, Alabama
Posts: 821
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Tilston View Post
Hey Randy! It is good to hear from you. It was on a post from you that I got the idea to use 14" Ranger rims on my trailer, so you also got it right.
David I see your still adding to your "Herd" hopefully I'll get all mine completed this year.. The wife still wants the yard for something besides a camp ground or at least that's what it looks like...Are you located near a main road.. The reason I ask is that is I was wondering if you get as many people as I do stopping and wanting to buy one or just wanting to look inside them, it seems like at least once a week and when it warms up at least twice a week....But I enjoy talking to people about them and showing them the inside...
__________________

__________________
Randy Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
trillium


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
14" Rims on a Trillium Tim Ryce Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10 04-14-2011 08:27 PM
New Rims Lainey Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 08-16-2007 02:40 PM
tires n rims Tom Stewart Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 45 11-06-2006 03:01 PM
Has anyone tried 15X7 rims on an egg? AndyW Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 3 10-05-2006 10:41 PM
13" Tires on Rims Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 2 11-03-2002 04:03 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 11:14 AM.


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