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Old 05-04-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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Wheels: Aluminum or Steel

For Seneca owners; I know the outer dual wheel is aluminum, but is that also true for the inner dual on the 2015 Seneca. They appear to be as they don't appear to be painted.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:39 PM   #2
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I don't know about '15 wheels, but all 6 of my '14 wheels are aluminum.
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My 14 has all alum rims.
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Thanks.
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I can't imagine anyone in their right mind would put a steel and aluminum rim together... That's galvanic corrosion in the making!
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My 14 has all aluminum wheels
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I can't imagine anyone in their right mind would put a steel and aluminum rim together... That's galvanic corrosion in the making!
I get you point but there are tens of thousands of rigs on the road with steel inner wheels on the rear axels. If I had to guess the Seneca uses alum rims on the inside to save the weight.
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Most inner duallys are steel for cost saving and that they are thinner than aluminum wheels. When rotating, the inner wheels usually only go side to side on the rear. If the Seneca has 6 aluminum wheels, it is not for weight savings.

I have 4 aluminum wheels that I am redoing to replace the steel ones on my Greyhawk. I will definitely be keeping the inner steel wheels. I'm not sure if I would have to replace studs for longer ones if I went with 6 aluminum ones. I haven't measured.

As for the two dissimilar metals, it's a non issue. Every aluminum wheel is bolted to a steel hub. It makes no difference if it's a steel hub or steel wheel it's bolted to.
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I checked with Jayco Customer Sevice and was told the 2015 Seneca has aluminum outer and steel inner duallys.
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As for the two dissimilar metals, it's a non issue. Every aluminum wheel is bolted to a steel hub. It makes no difference if it's a steel hub or steel wheel it's bolted to.
A lot of commercial operators will use a spacer between the hub and the rim (front) or between two rims (rear) like one of these :

Amazon.com: Accuride Wheel-Guard Separator Plate 10 hole 285.75mm: Automotive

If we had Aluminum wheels on our Greyhawk we would definitely be using them.
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