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Old 07-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Looking for tires to fit 1973 Winabago Indian
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Looking for tires to fit 1973 Winabago Indian
Tire shop?

What size??

Where are you?

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Old 07-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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Thanks!!!

We went to Fountain Tire and they said that they dont make them anymore!
Tire size: 7.50 - R47 - Tube Type PR8 on a split 5 post rim....wondering if there is a nontube tire substiitute, or if we can get different rims for it, or if someone is getting rid of some that we could purchase.

We are from Alberta, Canda!
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As I understand it the split rims are no longer used or serviced here in the US, not sure about Canadian laws.
I think you need to replace the rims with ones designed for tubeless tires as the beads and diam are different.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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Thanks!!!

We went to Fountain Tire and they said that they dont make them anymore!
Tire size: 7.50 - R47 - Tube Type PR8 on a split 5 post rim....wondering if there is a nontube tire substiitute, or if we can get different rims for it, or if someone is getting rid of some that we could purchase.

We are from Alberta, Canda!
Don't know if this helps but here it is:

R47 | Ronal Light Alloy Wheels

Make contact with sites such as this:

Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels

Ask them your questions. They might be able to help.

You might contact these folks too:

Save at Pacific RV Parts - RV Parts and Supply

We Have Your Part…*|*Colaw RV Parts and Salvage

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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I had 7.50 R 17 split rim and now have 8 R 19.5 tires 5 lug rims Just put on last week. the dia is allmost the same.
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Our 1990 hs 19" since the split rims are illegal now. Truck tire shop did replacement and was least expensive since the truck size is 95% or more of their business
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #8
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The Motorhome I put the 8 R 19.5 Tires on is a 1973 Superior 2500 and it had the 7.5 R 17 split rims and it is on a dodge frame. I found the 19.5 wheels that are 5 lug on craigs list.
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Oh My Mickdingo,

If I recall, Winnebago was buying Dodge chassis at that time.
Why does that matter? Because the front and rear wheels may not be the same. This also afflicts some other coaches of the period.

I think you would do well to:
A - Dig around the Winnebago forums
B - Post notes on other forums - Like RV.net Vintage heading
C - Contact wheel suppliers like Southwest Wheel and Allied Wheel - both have great websites.
(if you set up a Skype account, this count be made cost effective)
If you can tell them what chassis, they may know what wheels fit. If not, you will have to measure bolt circle, hub diameter and offset and know what diameter and width rim will work. Do you know what the axle weights are??

BTDT - I have a 73 coach too (not Winnie), first I had to change all 7 rims to radial capable and now I have to replace those with 16x6 since 16.5 tires can be tough to come by.

Be ready for a long hard ride, but be sure you write down everything you learn so you can send it to the next poor fool.

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