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Old 06-03-2020, 08:26 AM   #1
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U-Haul Camper tire rims

Hello!

I am searching for a rim for a spare tire for my UHaul camper. I visited my local UHaul dealer and was encouraged initially that he might be able to locate a rim within the UHaul parts system but he has not come through with one.

Have UHaul camper owners found another 13" rim with will fit the studs on the UHaul axle hub?

Thanks!!!!!
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:31 AM   #2
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There's lots of how-to-measure information out there like this on YouTube:

Then go to etrailer.com and buy one.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:38 AM   #3
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Got it!

OK, I'll do my measurements. Hopefully its an "exact" measurement since shipping tire rims back and forth would be cumbersome.
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Old 06-03-2020, 02:06 PM   #4
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The Uhaul wheel is another one of their proprietary parts, unique to Uhaul. It is 5 lug on a 4 3/4 bolt circle and has an unusual offset. Part # is 23516006. Uhaul sometimes has them on their eBay store but they sell out and don't get replenished very quick sometimes. I just looked and none are listed at this time. Some GM cars used that bolt pattern but don't have the same offset. I think it was older Camaros. Uhaul sells the wheel for close to $100.
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Old 06-03-2020, 02:49 PM   #5
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I used the bolt guide and concluded that the pattern was a 5 on 5 however, I have received 2 responses that the UHaul hub is actually 5 on 4.75. Regardless my day-long search has not discovered any currently available rims manufactured to this spec.

Any thoughts on using a wheel adapter if I can find one that would fit?
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Old 06-03-2020, 03:38 PM   #6
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A wheel adapter will move the wheel farther out of the opening which you do not want. One of the larger company owned Uhaul locations may be able to get one for you if you give them the part number. Otherwise find a auto junkyard that has one of the Camaro wheels that you could use as a spare. Keep checking eBay as Uhaul will probably put more up for sale. I haven't been following the Uhaul group to keep up with what's happening with wheel availability because we sold our Uhaul last year. The hubs can be changed to ones with the more common 5 on 4 1/2 bolt pattern. Chevy Lumina hubs maybe.
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Old 06-03-2020, 03:48 PM   #7
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As stated earlier the wheel Uhaul uses on the CT13 and VT16 Uhaul Campers is a Uhaul proprietary wheel as is most everything else with Uhaul trailers. There is an early wheel and a late Uhaul wheel. The difference in the two wheels are the presence or lack of the "3 nubs" in the center area of the rim to which original Uhaul chrome hubcap would attach.

The "vintage" wheels have the 3 nubs. The current wheel that Uhaul sells through their Ebay store do not. Both function and look correct. Rarely does anyone have the original Uhaul hubcaps that required the 3 nubs for hubcap attachement so the having or not having the "3 little nubs" might be a moot point. Most folks buy aftermarket chrome baby moon hubcaps for their Uhaul campers that do not require the 3 nubs to attach the aftermarket cap to the wheel.

Get on the Uhaul camper Facebook page and make a WTB post for a wheel. You might git "Lucky". That's where I purchased my last vintage wheel with the 3 little nubs for my VT16 Uhaul. Bought it for $40 plus shipping.

The 5 on 4 3/4 inch bolt pattern is also standard GM passenger car bolt pattern for everything from Camaro's to Corvettes to Chevelles and more. Only GM with 5 on5 were big GM cars and trucks. It's easy to find the right bolt pattern wheel. Finding a passenger car rim with the correct or workable offset in 13 or 14 inch wheels is the big problem.
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Old 06-03-2020, 04:14 PM   #8
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Get on the Uhaul camper Facebook page and make a WTB post for a wheel. You might git "Lucky". That's where I purchased my last vintage wheel with the 3 little nubs for my VT16 Uhaul. Bought it for $40 plus shipping.

That must be the wheel that I sold you. All my parts have been sold except for two original door latch strikers and one NOS window
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:26 PM   #9
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Thanks to all posters for the info. Today has been a day of UHaul camper tire rim education. I will pursue all suggestions.
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Old 06-04-2020, 04:58 AM   #10
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One last option, though it's a second-best kind of thing:

It's possible to get one of the "temporary" spare rims with the correct lug spacing, and since they're quite narrow the offset doesn't matter as much.
My CT came with a narrow spare, which was damaged in a collision the PO'd had. I found another in a used tire-and-wheel place... cleaned it up... mounted a new narrow tire. [the wheel place didn't know what it came from]

As I said, not the best solution, but better than no spare.
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