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Old 09-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Wheel size

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?
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Tire size

I checked my tire size and it is an ST205/75 D-14. That's a 14 inch tire, but specifications I found on the internet for my trailer say it is suppose to have 15 inch rims. The only size wheel that website has besides the 15 inch is for a 13 inch. Aaaagggghhh! :lightning:
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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Did you check the specs on a 2008 or the current 2012 models? They may have changed the size since 2008. I know the 2010`s had 15" tires on them.
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Thanks for the reply Crabman.

I did check for the 2008 on this website:

http://www.rvguide.com/specs/jayco/t...ght/26-bh.html

So frustrating.

I found a website that has that tire with a 5 lug wheel for 124 dollars, but I still cannot tell for sure if it will fit my travel trailer.

I bought the travel trailer used so it's possible they may have reduced the wheel size for some reason
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That is strange, I cannot imagine what would be gained by switching out for smaller wheels/tires by a previous owner. It would reduce the CCC and GVWR of the trailer, and make it lower to the ground as well. Perhaps a dealer needed them and switched them out? Far fetched but I`m just guessing here.
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That is strange, I cannot imagine what would be gained by switching out for smaller wheels/tires by a previous owner. It would reduce the CCC and GVWR of the trailer, and make it lower to the ground as well. Perhaps a dealer needed them and switched them out? Far fetched but I`m just guessing here.
I checked another website and the spec's still indicated 15 inch rims. I looked at a 26BHS and it also showed 15 inch rims. Does Jayco have a website that lists the spec's for their older models?
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I found this, which is their product archive site. You can look up prior years models. Not sure if wheel size will be found though. I `m thinking your trailer was supposed to have 15" wheels on it. Is the GVWR rating 7500 lbs like the newer ones?


http://www.jayco.com/php/products/archive.php
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From what I have been able to find about the trailer, the GVWR is suppose to be 7500. It is too late to check the trailer, but I'll see what the trailer itself has on it in the morning.

Thanks Crabman for the assistance.
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I just checked the archive and it is 7500 lbs for 2008, the same as other years which have the 15" rims. Perhaps another owner with a 2008 will confirm the rim size. My money is on 15" rims for that much GVWR.
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That is strange, I cannot imagine what would be gained by switching out for smaller wheels/tires by a previous owner. It would reduce the CCC and GVWR of the trailer, and make it lower to the ground as well. Perhaps a dealer needed them and switched them out? Far fetched but I`m just guessing here.
Actually, that is not so far fetched. A lot of stuff like that goes on at dealers. When I traded my first Ranger in for a later model, I had the dealer transfer the bedliner and shell from the older truck to the new one. I also had them swap the monster chrome rims and tires (aka theft bait) on the new truck for some stock ones on another truck in the lot. When I was about to take delivery on the truck, I noticed the third brake light on the shell wasn't working. Turned out it wasn't there. It turned up on a mechanic's work bench. Apparently, he had stolen it.
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