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Old 06-23-2010, 07:15 PM   #15
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On some trucks, and I assume some RV's the inner and outer and /or the front (Steering) rims may be different. On trucks the tires often are different between the FRONT (No Recaps Allowed) and rear.

On others, they use the same rim all the way around.. My Workhorse for example came with half a dozen identical tires and rims only difference was the serial numbers.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:53 AM   #16
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Joe: 2008 Itasco on XCS has steel wheels, all should be the same. Your FTL chassis spec sheet is here:
http://freightlinerchassis.com/image...S0304-2008.pdf


If you consider carrying a mounted spare, the tire and rim together weigh 175-200 lbs. Lug nut torque is about 400-450 footpounds. Not easy to change on your own. If you call road service anyway to change a tire, they can easily mount an unmounted spare.
My lug nut torque is 475 foot pounds. you need a ''commercial provider'' to mount your unmounted spare on your rim. good sam and others do not always provide this.
that is the reason i switched to AAA+ rv road service. i also have state farm road service.
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OK, maybe I'm wrong. Was just reporting what I've read elsewhere and that isn't always reliable..
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:52 PM   #18
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Thought I posted in this thread.. The answer is "Anything is possible"

On my coach, for example, the only difference between one tire and rim, and another, when it shipped, was the serial number.. All tires were the same size, make, model, and so on, only the serial numbers were different.

All rims were identical (And still are) save for the serial number

On another wokhorse I helped change a flat on... same thing

However.. This does not guarantee that another rig won't have different tires front and rear.

What is the difference between the inner and outer dual and the steering wheels?

Simple

(inside dual and steering wheels)
)Outside Duals(

Note the pren's ")(" (by the way that one in quotes.. That is a Dual, right or left don't matter)


So much for the rims.. They may or may not be different.

On many TRUCKS (This is not recommended for RV's) the front (Steering) and rear tires are different.. The reason is a law that says no recaps on the front axle.
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My Journey has four aluminum wheels - the inside duals are steel. I suspect most motorhome with aluminum wheels are that way, no?
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Is there any reason why a steel wheel would not fit where an aluminum is? Other than cosmetic, of course.
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They should be interchangeable. If not then there would be tire wear problems, no?
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I went like six months w/o a flat... And the tire store had one in stock.

Actually.. Tires that are used often can last 5-10 years but should be replaced after around 7

Spares, which never contact the road.. Perhaps 3 - 4 years if you are lucky.
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On my Safari with Magnum chassis, I have 3 different type wheels (rims). The front are aluminum, and the outside rear are aluminum, but totally different type, style of wheel, and certainly not interchangable. Finally, the third type wheel is the inner rear dual, which is steel. So if you carried a mounted spare, you would only have a 33 1/3% chance of having the correct tire/wheel combo. Tire size is same for all wheels.
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dajudge is correct.

A spare rim would be steel and will work in any wheel position. Just wont be all shiney and polished. All 6 (or 8 with a tag) are dimensionlally the same.

Get a spare rim, mount a proper tire on it so WHEN (not if) you have a flat, a simple tire change will have you on your way and not sitting on the side of an interstate waiting.....
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This is a dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway.

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joe,
the only ''dumb'' question is the question you don't ask...
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