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Becky in Maine

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Posted: 03/19/12 11:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What size and code do I need to buy tires for a 1973 Holiday Rambler 32' 3000 series 6000lbs 4 lugs...tire has on it 8.55 15st on them and need to be replaced..Flat and weatherd with cracks...I have called all over and no one seems to have any idea about this year trailer..Having great problems finding out and would appreciate any help..Thank You!!!!

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I hate to assume anything, but are there tires on it now? can you determine what the weight of the TT is? weight is the factor here. look in the cupboards for the weight list and go to a tire store and they should be able to tell you the tire you need.

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Loaded weight of the trailer is the key factor in selecting tires.
Had a 32' HR trailer with 16" rims and used Good Year tires with an "E"
Rating. IMHO, the brand of tire is not as critical as it's weight capacity , structure and rating.


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Posted: 03/19/12 03:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tires of approximately the same size would be…

These are all P rated sizes, your problem would be the load you need in a tire close to these sizes, so you will be looking fo ST or LT tires for the trailer…

8.85-15 - 225R15 - P225/75R15 - 235/70R15 - 265/60R15

Your 4 bolt rim would be either Dezter or Fayette rims…

Fayette rims...



Or the Dexter star wheel…



The lug bolts are left handed thread on one side and right handed on the other…

They are hard to find but they are still around and while slightly different Fayette wheels will fit Dexter axles but i am not sure the Dexter rims will mount on the Fayette axle, but i think they will...

the bolts may be harder to find than anything when needed…

The best place to fine them are around areas with a big lake… there are usually some old storage areas with plenty of abandon old campers, many with the star or Fayette style wheels…

Dexter Wheels-Star Pattern

Part No. ------size ----Load

017-029-00 -----13x4.5 ----1450

017-119-00 -----14x5.5 ----1860

017-121-00 -----15x6 ----2330 load rating

15 inch rims will be the easiest to find and they can be found new even…


Most people end up replacing the axle stubs and hubs with some from tractor supply and using Ford 5 bolt wheels...

Fayette-Dayton 3500 pound axles



* This post was edited 03/19/12 03:38pm by JJBIRISH *


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Posted: 03/19/12 04:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It sounds like we have the same trailer (or almost).
I just went out and checked my tires. they are Denman Express ST tires. The size is ST225/75015. I have the Dexter wheels. Don't know if that is helpful at all.

That being said, my tires are also ready to be replaced simply due to age. We haven't pulled it except for about 20 miles to bring it home, and I know the previous owner didn't move it much at all either. I can't say if they are any good or not-I doubt it.

Don't want to hi-jack your thread, but DH is thinking of having tubes put in these old tires instead of replacing them. The only time we will be moving our trailer is when we take it to our camp in the U.P. (600 mile trip). After that she may never see the road again. What does anyone think of that idea?
Martha

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