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Old 11-26-2008, 01:49 PM   #15
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Did you click on the trailerpart.com tab on their main page? HERE is the listing of 16" wheel and tire assemblies I found. If you're just looking for the wheels (G-rated), I'd give them a call. The 17.5" wheels are my next move if I have any more problems with the Goodyear G614 RST tires on our 5th wheel.


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Old 11-26-2008, 05:26 PM   #16
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Thanks Rusty, I missed that link. Unfortunately, Southwest doesn't have what I'm looking for their either. Our Arctic Fox came with ST225/80-16 Load Range E 'Trail America' tires on 6-bolt 16x6 aluminum wheels. My goal is to replace the tires with BF Goodrich LT265/75R16 T/A KO Load Range E tires identical to the tires on the Chevy. The 265 LT's have the same load carrying capacity as the ST's while being more resistant to damage especially when off-road, easier to find as well as being interchangeable with the TV tires. But the OE 6" wide wheels aren't wide enough for the 265's, and 245 LT's don't have the carrying capacity, so the easiest solution is a 16x7 6-bolt wheel. But, the 6-bolt wheels are only rated for 3100-3200# so that's leading me to 8-bolt wheels. If I'm going to upgrade to 8-bolt wheels, I'll might was well install new axles with disc brakes at the same time. We upgraded a Holiday Rambler to Mor/RYDE & disc brakes and it sure was nice. As usual, that bumps the price of the project up enough to get DW's attention.

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Old 12-11-2008, 05:40 AM   #17
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Tredit replaced faulty wheels... Delivered UPS.. had a mobil tire service come to RV park.. installed and all complete..
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How about more details on converting to disk brakes. Have the 8 lug wheels already
however, this baby dosn't like slowing down going down the mountain grades in the rockies.
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guerro58...previous entries were 11 months ago on this thread.
How about some details on your truck/trailer? I have a very heavy fiver with electric brakes and it stops in the Colo/Wy mountains just fine. Maybe you can do something effective that won't be as expensive as changing to discs?
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[/quote]guerro58 -- this baby dosn't like slowing down going down the mountain grades in the rockies.[/QUOTE]
This is somewhat hijacking the thread, but I have a suggestion. When time allows, crawl under your trailer and change out the wire taps for quality crimp-on wire connectors. Wire taps are cheap, which is why trailer mfgrs. use them. They have a very thin contact area where the U shaped metal tap contacts the wire. This corrodes easily causing loss of amperage to magnets.
A quick test to see if each magnet is working- hold a compass next to each hub while a helper activates the brakes. If the compass does not swing wildly or point to the wheel, that magnet is probably not working. If you have a DC ammeter, each magnet should draw 3A.

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