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Old 09-18-2016, 12:18 PM   #1
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Where do I get a wheel?

2001 Alumascape 5th wheel. Installed 4 new tires in Springfield Mo. Evidently one of them didn't get torqued properly, and in Tennessee, had a lady pull up along side and indicate "window down". told us we had lost a tire back a ways.
Dropped the trailer and went back, luckily found the intact tire and wheel leaning up against the guard rail. Wheel was ruined, and all 6 lug bolts had snapped off. Able to find and install new lug bolts and install spare and come on home. Dexter 5200# axles, but Dexter quit making wheels along about the time this unit was built. Would like to find a wheel that matched the rest. Where do I start looking
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:26 PM   #2
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Try eTrailer and Southwest Tire & Wheel. You may get lucky or have to replace all 4 wheels. Also Google "RV salvage" and make some phone calls.
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Old 09-23-2016, 02:23 PM   #3
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2001 Alumascape 5th wheel. Installed 4 new tires in Springfield Mo. Evidently one of them didn't get torqued properly, and in Tennessee, had a lady pull up along side and indicate "window down". told us we had lost a tire back a ways.
Dropped the trailer and went back, luckily found the intact tire and wheel leaning up against the guard rail. Wheel was ruined, and all 6 lug bolts had snapped off. Able to find and install new lug bolts and install spare and come on home. Dexter 5200# axles, but Dexter quit making wheels along about the time this unit was built. Would like to find a wheel that matched the rest. Where do I start looking
That is why most tire companies want you to come back after driving 50kms to get your wheels retorqued
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:39 AM   #4
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Try Colaw Salvage. Its in MO also.

http://colawrvsalvage.com/
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Can't help you with sourcing the wheel. I ALWAYS check the torque on all wheel nuts before I hit the road every day. I never trust what a tire store may have done. I've ridden in trucks that had nuts about to come off the studs.

I also check the tire pressure at the same time. Yes, I do have a TPMS, but if a tire need a little pressure boost, I like to get it done while still in camp and not somewhere on down the road. I carry a 150 psi CO2 tank system for topping off the tires, works great.

A little time spent in pre-departure checks can pay-off many times.
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Try these guys:
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:52 PM   #7
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so there is a snap on cap for lug nuts with a simple arrow on the cap... this cap when viewed during a walk around will immediately tell you if one of the lug nuts are loose... I look at mine at every rest stop...

As you install the caps, you index the pointer and you can see when they have moved... they come in a variety of sizes based on the socket that fits your lug nuts...

I went to a commercial Good Year dealer and he had them on the shelf... if you look closely at most school buses... they have them for the driver to tell if there is a problem... here is a link to one of the brands.... Loose Wheel Nuts Identified On Sight with Checkpoint | IMI
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Can you post a picture of the wheel you want?
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