I Need a Stock Rim for a U-Haul 13' Camper - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-11-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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I need a stock rim for a U-Haul camper.

You know, the odd-sized 13 X 4.5-inch rim with the 5-bolt pattern with 4.75-inch spacing.

If anybody out there has swapped out their original U-Haul camper rims and you're willing to sell me one, I'll be glad to take it off your hands!

Thanx!!
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:53 PM   #2
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Buck,

If you aren't able to find a used rim you might want to go to one of the larger U-Haul rental centers and ask that they order part # 23516006 for you.

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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.

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Old 12-11-2006, 02:09 PM   #3
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Buck,

If you aren't able to find a used rim you might want to go to one of the larger U-Haul rental centers and ask that they order part # 23516006 for you.

Jeanne
Thank you!!

I'll check into that!

In the meantime, I'm open for anyone with a used rim, because I'm sure it will be significantly cheaper than ordering one from U-Haul.
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:41 AM   #4
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I called U-Haul and they have the rim.

But it has to be ordered from California and they want $100 for it!!!

That's too much money.

I'd rather try to hunt down a used one and save the $$.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:32 AM   #5
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I called U-Haul and they have the rim.

But it has to be ordered from California and they want $100 for it!!!

That's too much money.

I'd rather try to hunt down a used one and save the $$.
"GOOD LUCK" finding a used one , or some one who will part with one , being me i'd spend the money just to know its right and i am on a small fixed i ncome!
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:28 AM   #6
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Any tire and wheel shop should be able to help you. They have a bunch of manufacturer manuals and can order the wheel you need. You should be able to get two brand new ones for what U-Haul wants for one. U-Haul doesn't manufacture their own wheels....someone else does that for them! The trick is to find out WHO that manufacturer is....it may be stamped somewhere on the rim. When I changed the axle on my Scamp and went to 15" tires/wheel I ordered Corvette Rally wheels, 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern...which is typically "Ford." AND, got the correct setback.

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Old 12-12-2006, 07:51 AM   #7
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Any tire and wheel shop should be able to help you.
Spoken with the optimism of the innocent. The UHaul wheels are a proprietary design, and UHaulers have been searching to find an equivalent for years - unsuccessfully.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:55 AM   #8
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100 bones seems cheap in comparison to your hourly wage in trying to hunt one down.

Consider Price vs. actual COST when looking. Get the proper one from U Haul and be done with it.

MANY folks here have had the same dilema and have spent countless hours looking.
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:21 AM   #9
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You might want to really consider a new axle for your trailer. A new axle only runs about $200-300and is not very difficult to install. In addition to having a standard hub pattern, you would end up with new spindles and bearings, E-Z lube hubs and peace of mind when pulling. I have 3 good used rims that have the standard 5x4.5" that would fit or you could buy some new spiffy rims for a lot less than $100. The projected life of a tortion axle is only about 20 years. If need be you could sell the old rims to help recoup your costs & help someone else out in the process. Just an alternative.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:26 AM   #10
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Spoken with the optimism of the innocent. The UHaul wheels are a proprietary design, and UHaulers have been searching to find an equivalent for years - unsuccessfully.
Yeah, well I was thinking he should purchase two...and sell what he has to recoup the cost. Maybe he's like some spiffy chrome ones. The bolt pattern isn't proprietary. Pontiac, Oldsmobile and some years of Corvettes have the same bolt pattern.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:49 AM   #11
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Well, a new axle isn't an option, since I'd have to fork out $300 for the axle, at least $200 to install it, and then another $200 for rims.... Fo-ghettaboutit! Too much to spend!!

I'd just like to keep it simple and find one used rim, that's all.

If I can't find one by springtime I'll shell out 100 bones for a new one.

But until then, the search continues!!
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The bolt pattern isn't proprietary. Pontiac, Oldsmobile and some years of Corvettes have the same bolt pattern.
There's a lot more to fitting a rim than the bolt pattern, Donna. If you want a real education on this UHaul issue, check out the 4 pages of tires n rims discussion in the 'Care & feeding' forum.

Rim offset is the main problem. Incorrect offset can wear holes in your wheel wells. Despite the efforts of many UHaulers over the years, no one has found a standard rim with the right offset. Replacing the axle - and buying 3 new rims - costs $$$, but is probably the best long-term solution.
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:44 PM   #13
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Replacing the axle - and buying 3 new rims - costs $$$, but is probably the best long-term solution.
Maybe, but I can't afford to do that right now.

There's no point in replacing everything if the original axle works just fine.

I'm only going to use the extra rim for my spare to replace that silly donut-spare, so I'm in no hurry for now.

If nothing turns up by springtime I'll just fork over the $100 for the new rim and be done with it.

If anything, I'll just pop on some slick looking hubcaps to dress up the trailer a bit.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:59 PM   #14
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I called U-Haul and they have the rim.
But it has to be ordered from California and they want $100 for it!!!
That's too much money.
I'd rather try to hunt down a used one and save the $$.
Buck, it sounds like you do have some options.

I use to manufacture trailers and found that there are many options if you are willing to search and ask questions (which you are doing here).

Jack mentioned replacing the axle. WOW, very spendy. I did do that on my trailer so I could get the High Lift Axle, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

If there is nothing wrong with the axle, then the easy thing to do is to find a good replacement wheel if you can. What you need to know is the diameter, width, bolt pattern, offset, and maximum pressure allowed. Many trailer wheels have a max. of 50psi. yet the tires ask for 60psi. so watch it.

The next level of search it to replace the HUBs. Then you will be able to get wheels for your needs. To replace the Hubs, you may need to also replace the bearings. Not a big deal. You know they are fresh and that you have packed them with good grease as well.

Here are a couple of resources to get you thinking and finding options that may work for you.

[b]Trailer Wheel Hub & Trailer Wheel Hub Kits
http://zlbearing.en.alibaba.com/product/50...l_Hub_Kits.html

HUB & BEARING
http://www.easternmarine.com/em_store/hubs/
http://shop.easternmarine.com/index.cfm?fu...;categoryID=188

They carry Hubs and Bearings for these trailers (probably have something that will work for you):<blockquote>ATV Trailer Hubs, Boat Trailer Hubs, Box Trailer Hubs, Bunk Trailer Hubs, Car Trailer Hubs, [b]Cargo Trailer Hubs, [b]Camper Trailer Hubs, Canoe Trailer Hubs, Concession Trailers, Construction Trailers, Dump Trailer Hubs, Enclosed Trailer Hubs, Equipment Trailer Hubs, Farm Trailer Hubs, Firewood Trailer Hubs, Flatbed Trailer Hubs, Garden Trailer Hubs, Golf Cart Trailer Hubs, Gooseneck Trailer Hubs, Hauling Trailer Hubs, Horse Trailer Hubs, Industrial Trailer Hubs, Landscape Trailer Hubs, Lawn Trailer Hubs, Log Splitter Hubs, Motorcycle Trailer Hubs, [b]Moving Trailer Hubs, Pontoon Trailer Hubs, Pop Up Trailer Hubs, Race Car Trailer Hubs, [b]Recreational Trailers, Roller Trailer Hubs, [b]RV Trailer Hubs, Snowmobile Trailers, [b]Tent Trailer Hubs, Tilt Trailer Hubs, [b]Utility Trailer Hubs, Wood Hauler Hubs</blockquote>
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