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Posted: 06/29/21 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have 97 F53 I'd like to do away with the 16" wheel & move up to a 19.5 wheel has anybody done this & where did they find there new wheels at.
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Posted: 06/29/21 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check the max wheel weight carefully for whatever you choose.

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Posted: 06/29/21 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rickson Wheels has the conversion wheels for $261.87 each:

19.5” WHEEL & TIRE UPGRADES FOR MOTORHOMES ON 1997-Back FORD F-53 CHASSIS


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Posted: 06/29/21 08:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try here Hi Spec Wheel


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The biggest obstruction might be the front end wheel-well. Do a clock-to-clock turn, having someone make sure there is room for the taller tire.

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Once you consider the cost of 19.5 tires and wheels. Think about the best 235/85R16 tire for your MH. Michelin XPS is the tire Ford picked as OEM, for a reason. The XPS has all steel cord construction and that helps eliminate tire side wall flex. I run nothing but Michelin XPS tires on my coach with never a problem. The drive and handling is good.
You current 235/85R16 tires are 32" in diameter. Try and maintain the diameter if you insist on changing wheel size.

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Posted: 06/30/21 07:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might check boar wheels. Not sure they are for your application but they are awesome on trailers.


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A larger wheel will take a larger tire so expect your speedometer and odometer to be off considerably. You could use a good GPS to monitor speed


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