Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-31-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 133
Tire size - Alumascape

Inherited a 2001 Alumascape 30SKS fifth wheel, but must travel 1100 miles each way to bring it home. Here's my dilemma - Was informed tires were original, and trailer has been setting for 2 1/2 years. However, tire size now installed is LT225/75R16. I don't think it came with LT tires from the factory, & I don't think that tire is big enough. I'd like to arrange for a new set of tires to be in stock, & installed by a local tire co. when I get there to pick it up, since I must make it a fast turn-around. Can anyone tell me what size tire came originally, load range, bolt pattern etc? Any help would be appreciated.

TheOldMan76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-31-2016, 10:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
tuffr2's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 2,073
Did you give any thought to 'not taking it' like I do not want it? The value can not be very much.

If you really want this thing you will need to have tires ready to go. Maybe call Tire Rack to see what they tell you about good 16" trailer tires.

I would recommend LT tires - Michelin XPS Ribs but they are going to be expensive. The other tire that has been good is the Maxxis tire.

tuffr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2016, 03:16 PM   #3
Senior Member
MtnTrek's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Posts: 506
Brochure has specs. listed
I'd put Sailun on it. We've had them drop shipped and Les Schwab install them before.
ST235/80R16 LRG 14 PR Sailun S637 Radial Trailer Tire

Good luck.
J & J + Kickr's the Vonderhund
DRV, ES-38RSSA, 19.6K#
GMC, 3500HD-Max, CC, 8'-DRW, 9.1K#
MtnTrek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2016, 04:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: On the road
Posts: 137
We had friends with an '01 Alumascape and it came with 15" tires on it which they also changed to 16".
'13 Ram Laramie 3500, Aisin auto,4:10, Reese adapter and 20K hitch, '10 HitchHiker 36LKRSB
Larry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2016, 06:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
jacknife's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 496
Alumascape is a quality made 5 th wheel . Take it and upgrade the interior , they are worth keeping.
jacknife is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2016, 08:35 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 133
Thanks for the input

I really gave a lot thought to not taking it, but I was there in July and looked it over good, and think it's worth going after. Unfortunately, I had my existing 5er there at the time, and couldn't tow them both. Would like to work out something with a local tire dealer there to have tires in stock ready to mount when get there. Gonna have to be a fast turn around. Scheduled to have a hip replaced as soon as I get back.
TheOldMan76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2016, 08:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 888
The clicky for the 30sks shows a 11500 GVWR with 5200 lb axles. The trailer may have 2000-2200 lbs of hitch weight which leaves around 9300 lb on the axles or 2325 lbs per tire.

A LT225/75-16 E has 2680 lbs of capacity and has plenty of capacity .
Four of them gives you 10700 lbs which is well above the trailer 5200 lb axles.

The trailer has been sitting for 2 1/2 years but you have no idea how old the tires are.

You sure don't need a 4080 lb rated S637 Sailun on that size trailer. And I sure wouldn't put a ST tire on any trailer if LTs were available.

If it was me I would call tire dealers in that area and arrange for a set of same LT225/75-16 E to be on hand.

Tops in that size 16" tires would be the all steel carcass commercial grade Michelin XPS Rib or the Bridgestone Duravis R-250.

Several poly carcass tires like the ...
Firestone Transforce HT..
BFG Commercial T/A 2...
Cooper Discover HT-3..
Goodyear Wrangler HT..
Bridgestone Duravis R500 HD

Tires above have been recommended by the mfg for using on trailers per email and 1-800 calls.

'03 Dodge 2500 Cummins HO 3.73 NV5600 Jacobs
'98 3500 DRW 454 4x4 4.10 crew cab
'97 Park Avanue RK 28' 2 slides
JIMNLIN is offline   Reply With Quote

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
1998 Alumascape FW project LibbyLA 5th Wheel Discussion 21 06-23-2011 11:31 AM
Holiday Rambler Alumascape Stoney13 5th Wheel Discussion 0 06-12-2011 08:16 AM
H R Alumascape tim brown 5th Wheel Discussion 6 05-09-2011 11:56 AM
Front landing gear 2007 Alumascape 5th wheel RVERTOGO 5th Wheel Discussion 1 07-02-2010 10:42 AM
2007 Holiday Rambler Alumascape Suite 36RLQ Longleggs New Rig Show-Off! 4 02-24-2007 04:47 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.