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Old 09-16-2011, 08:39 AM   #11
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My 08 has 15" wheels on it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:53 AM   #12
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Thanks Lady and Joe for the replies.

Looks like the wheels on my RV are not the correct ones. Oh well, life is as it is.
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Sounds like someone did the old switcharoo on your trailer Ironman as you suspected. Wow.
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My 2008 Jayco Jay Flight 26BH didn't come with a spare; at least none that I can find. I wish to order a wheel for the spare and don't know what size I should order. I found a website that has travel trailer wheels and it has a wheel that seems right, but I haven't been able to find any definite information on what my travel trailer takes. The website lists an 8 spoke 15" x 6" - 5 Lug - 4 1/2" bolt pattern wheel that seems to be correct. Is this correct for my travel trailer?
A safety question would be whether or not the wheels and the tires on your trailer are rated to carry the weight of your trailer. Of course, this is easy to figure out for the tires. For the wheels, I suggest that you look for the brand and a model number on the wheels, and double check their weight and tire pressure capacity at the manufacturer's web site.
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A safety question would be whether or not the wheels and the tires on your trailer are rated to carry the weight of your trailer. Of course, this is easy to figure out for the tires. For the wheels, I suggest that you look for the brand and a model number on the wheels, and double check their weight and tire pressure capacity at the manufacturer's web site.
I agree, this will undoubtedly reduce the GVWR of the unit and lower it slightly to the ground. One thing going for the 26 BH is that it has a rather large CCC of 2640 lbs. with of course the original tires and wheels.
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A safety question would be whether or not the wheels and the tires on your trailer are rated to carry the weight of your trailer. Of course, this is easy to figure out for the tires. For the wheels, I suggest that you look for the brand and a model number on the wheels, and double check their weight and tire pressure capacity at the manufacturer's web site.
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I agree, this will undoubtedly reduce the GVWR of the unit and lower it slightly to the ground. One thing going for the 26 BH is that it has a rather large CCC of 2640 lbs. with of course the original tires and wheels.
The tires are rated to 1760 lbs, but the wheels I could not find anything on them. I can see where there used to be a label, but there is nothing but the glue left.
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Wheels I'm familiar with have ID numbers stamped into them. If these numbers aren't obvious, perhaps removing a wheel and looking at it carefully, on both sides, would be helpful.

Although we have no idea what wheels are on your trailer, Dexter makes a lot of wheels for trailers. Here is their website: Dexter Wheels Don't go just by appearance, try to find a number on the wheel that tells you for sure what your rims are, whether Dexter or something else. If there aren't some sort of identification numbers on the wheels, maybe if you took a wheel to a reputable tire shop they could tell you for sure.

Kudos to you for being careful about your wheels and tires.
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Wheels I'm familiar with have ID numbers stamped into them. If these numbers aren't obvious, perhaps removing a wheel and looking at it carefully, on both sides, would be helpful.

Although we have no idea what wheels are on your trailer, Dexter makes a lot of wheels for trailers. Here is their website: Dexter Wheels Don't go just by appearance, try to find a number on the wheel that tells you for sure what your rims are, whether Dexter or something else. If there aren't some sort of identification numbers on the wheels, maybe if you took a wheel to a reputable tire shop they could tell you for sure.

Kudos to you for being careful about your wheels and tires.
Thanks RVHIKER for the reply and the info

Learned from my dad who insisted on over loading those little utility trailers. He had several tires literaly come off and had one where the tire valve popped out of the wheel. Eventually he got himself a better utility trailer and we wielded on a couple spare tire holders. From that point on we were very concerned about the tires and loading. I do admit that I didn't know that the wheels had a pressure rating as well. I always thought the metal was so much stronger than the rubber that there was no need, but I was wrong. Live and learn.
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Look at the trailer id sticker at the left front corner of the trailer. It will have the tire size and the recomended tire pressure for your trailer when it left the factory. I believe some do have the wheel size also. I have been looking at what came on my trailer. I think it came with barely enough to cover GVWR. The first blow out or problem with tires I will replace all with E rated tires.
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Look at the trailer id sticker at the left front corner of the trailer. It will have the tire size and the recomended tire pressure for your trailer when it left the factory. I believe some do have the wheel size also. I have been looking at what came on my trailer. I think it came with barely enough to cover GVWR. The first blow out or problem with tires I will replace all with E rated tires.
Thanks for the info dlfeather.

According to that sticker I have the correct wheels and tires for my TT. I don't know if I should be relieved, confused, or both.

Just to be sure, where would the VIN number be located? Was there a particular year that carried 14" wheels? There was a piece of paper that was located inside of the cabinet door under the sink that showed that this trailer was a 26 BH and had the UVW, CCC and GVWR on it. However it didn't indicate a year.
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