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Old 05-15-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Has any one thought of coverting from 8 lug wheels to 10 lugs wheel using adapters?

Hi has anyone thought of using 10 lug truck wheels on their camper that currently use’s 8 lug?

I know of hub adapters that you bolt to the original chassis 8 lugs and then on the other side there are 10 studs to mount a big truck wheel on it.

The advantage I can think of is the use of Alum. Truck rims, which are lighter with the over the road truck tires that wear forever and have a high load rating.

I know when you put the adapters on the rear you have to use a steel rim for the inside and alum. for the out side if you want alum. all the way around.

I also heard of specific hub adapters if you wanted to run super singles all the way around.

Just wondering if anybody heard of these adapters and what have the experienced with those.

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Old 05-15-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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The adaptors are illegal in some states. "Over the road" truck tires may last forever (or 100k miles) but on a RV they usually rot out before you can wear them out.
You don't have to mount a steel wheel on the inside for aluminum on the outside, thats only done to save money.

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Wheel adapters are prone to coming loose, corrosion issues, and will create more offset spacing that could create a tire rub. To answer you question I have had exp with them, all bad
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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Odd as it sounds, adapters will put more stress on the wheel bearings which can cause premature failure. The adapters change the load center on the bearings, causing one bearing to take on more load than the other. If you just have to have big rig tires and rims, you need to replace the hubs and drums/rotors and, possibly, the axles. I seriously doubt you would be able realize any monetary savings doing so.
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