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  • Weight Capacity Difference Between 6-Lug and 8-Lug Wheels
  • A 6-lug wheel can be on a trailer that has an axle capacity of 3,500 lbs, 4,400 lbs, 5,200 lbs and 6,000 lbs. The 8-lug wheels on a trailer can fit a trailer with axle capacities of 5,200 lbs, 6,000 lbs, and 7000 lbs, and higher. An individual 15-inch, 6-lug wheel will have a capacity of 2,830 lbs at 80 psi. An individual 16-inch, 6-lug wheel has a capacity of 3,050 lbs at 90 psi, and an individual 16.5-inch, 6-lug wheel has a capacity of 3,040 lbs at 80 psi. A 8-lug wheel will...
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  • Can You Run 110 psi Tires on Wheels with an 80 psi Rating
  • I spoke with one of the engineers at HWT and he told me that the psi rating for an HWT wheel and tire assembly is only limited by the valve stem and tire. If your current wheels or new wheels have a psi rating under 110 psi, it is okay to use tires with a 110 psi rating as long as you are using a metal valve stem that can handle 110 psi. We offer the Americana Metal Valve Stem, # AM20906. It is 1-1/4 inches long and it will fit a .625 inch (5/8 inch) rim hole diameter. You will want...
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  • Replacement Wheel To Match Maximum Weight Capacity of ST225/75R15 Load Range E Tires on Trailer
  • I would recommend to check the sidewall of your ST225/75R15 Load Range E tires to verify what the maximum load capacity is and at what maximum psi. Most of the load range E tires in that size are a 2,830 lbs at 80 psi. The HWT Aluminum Star Mag Trailer Wheel, part # TTWAL04156655, that you have referenced is a 15 x 6 inch wheel with a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. It has a maximum load capacity of 2,830 lbs at 80 psi. The center hole, or pilot hole diameter is 4.25 inches. This wheel...
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  • Can Trailer Wheels With Positive Offsets Replace Trailer Wheels With Zero Offsets
  • Most trailer wheels do have a zero offset to evenly distribute the weight of the trailer on the wheels, however, that does not mean all trailer wheels must have a zero offset. As long as there is enough clearance between the inside of your tire and your trailer frame to accommodate for a negative offset, then you will have no problem using a wheel with a negative offset. The best way to determine if you will have room is to take the first number of your tire size, which is the width...
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  • What Aluminum Wheels for a Forest River Cardinal 30TS 5th Wheel Can Handle 110 psi Pressure
  • We do offer the Americana # AM20906 bolt-in steel valve stem for 100-psi-and-above pressure applications. I suggest contacting Forest River with your trailer VIN number to confirm if the stock rims can safely be fitted with these valves. The Forest River website does not indicate specifications for their 2009 Cardinal 30TS 5th wheel, however the wheel/tire size on all of their current Cardinal Series RVs is 235/80R16E, and the stock hubs and rims are all 8-on-6-1/2 bolt pattern types. I...
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  • What Wheels do you Have Available with 110 PSI Load Rating
  • We do have a couple 16x6 wheels with a 110 psi rating. These wheels have an 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern. If the Goodyear tires are size 235/85-16, they will fit a 16x6 wheel. You will have to see if the bolt pattern matches the hubs on your trailer.
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  • Capacity of Trailer Axle With 5-Lug Hubs
  • I'd be a little suspicious. 5 lug hubs would typically be used on a 3500 lb axle, while a 5200 or 6000 lb axle would use a 6-on-5-1/2 or 8-on-6-1/2 inch bolt pattern. It's possible that the current owner might have upgraded the suspension using higher rated leaf springs, but the capacity of the trailer will always be limited to the capacity of its lowest rated component. Which means that if the trailer has 6000 lb rated leaf springs on it, but a 3500 lb axle, the capacity of the trailer...
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  • Replacement 5 Spoke Aluminum Trailer Wheel for Aluma Trailer
  • We have an aluminum 5 spoke 14 inch trailer wheel that looks pretty close to the wheel in the picture you sent us, but it's not an exact match. For that you would want the part # TTWAL0414545 for just the wheel or the part # AM32151 for a wheel and tire mounted with a 205/75R14 tire, or part # AM32195 if you need a 215/75R14 tire.
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  • Weight Comparison Between Aluminum And Steel 15 Inch Trailer Wheels
  • I pulled 3 different wheels from our warehouse and weighed them on our scale for you. The Aluminum HWT Mod Trailer Wheel, part # AM22646 weighs 15.8 lbs. This has a pilot hole that measures 4.25 inches. I pulled a couple steel wheels as well. The Taskmaster Steel Modular Trailer Wheel, part # TTW660655SM1 weighs 16.2 lbs. This also has a pilot hole that measures 4.25 inches. The Dexstar Steel Spoke Trailer Wheel, part # AM20532 weighs 17.15 lbs. This wheel has a pilot hole that...
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  • What is the Offset of a Trailer Wheel
  • Trailer or automotive wheels can have a positive or negative offset. The offset refers to the distance between the mounting surface of the wheel that touches the hub and the center line of the wheel, as shown in the diagram I have edited for you. A positive offset will move the tire closer to the trailer, while a negative offset will push the tire further away. Most of the trailer wheels we offer, including the Americana Aluminum Mod wheel you referenced, part # AM22327, have a zero...
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  • What Size Rim will Fit a 245/75 R16 Light Truck Tire
  • The Dexstar # AM20741 isn't going be wide enough for your tires. A 245/75 R16 sized tire is going to need at least a 6-1/2 inch wide rim. We carry a few wheels that are that wide, such as # AM22657 and # TTWAL04167655. You may be better off going with a 235/80 R16, like # AC16R6WS, which is basically the same diameter as the 245/75 R16 size. You will also have the benefit of a trailer tire with a thicker sidewall instead of the LT truck tires.
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  • Can I Use Passenger Car Rims On A Travel Trailer?
  • Trailer wheel/rims are different than passenger rims and are tested for different purposes. Trailer wheel manufacturers are more concerned with vertical load limit and offset over everything else. I don't recommend using trailer wheels for vehicles as that is not safe, however you can use vehicle rims on a trailer if they fit properly. The issue you may run into is that vehicle wheel/rims normally have a wide range of offset depending on the wheel style, where most trailer wheels...
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  • Confirmation of Weight Capacity of Americana Aluminum Mod Trailer Wheel # AM22646
  • The Americana Aluminum Mod Trailer Wheel # AM22646 is specified to have a 2830-lb capacity at 80 psi inflation. To make certain for you I pulled a sample from our warehouse and inspected the wheel for casting marks. There is indeed an indication on the interior side of this wheel showing its 2830-lb weight capacity. This wheel measures 15 x 6 inches, has a 4-1/4-inch pilot hole diameter, zero offset and a 6-on-5-1/2-inch bolt pattern. It meets DOT specifications. For reference I have...
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  • Lug Nut Torque for Aluminum HWT Mod 15 Inch Trailer Wheel # AM22646
  • I have attached a chart that gives the torque specs for trailer lugs based on stud size, wheel size, and wheel material. For your Aluminum HWT Mod 15 Inch Trailer Wheel, # AM22646, and 1/2 inch stud size, the proper torque is 90 to 100 ft lbs. Please keep in mind that lug nuts should be re-torqued after 10 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles and then monthly after that.
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  • Is Stud Length on Dexter Axle be Long Enough for Aluminum HWT Mod Trailer Wheel 15" x 6"- 6 on 5-1/2
  • The pictures of aluminum trailer wheel # AM22646 make it look like the mounting surface of the wheel is really thick but its tapered so much more of the hub studs will stick through then you would think. For lug nuts I recommend # AM90054 which are sold individually.
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  • Does the HWT Aluminum Wheel # AM22646 Have a Max psi Capacity
  • Wheels, like the Aluminum HWT Hi-Spec Series 03 Mod Trailer Wheel # AM22646 that you referenced, actually have a weight rating as opposed to a psi rating. Tires have a psi rating because it corresponds to the weight rating for the tire. For example, the Kenda Karrier # AM10303 is a load range E tire meaning that it has a max load of 2,830 lbs at 80 psi. The aluminum wheel that you referenced, part # AM22646, has a weight capacity of 2,830 lbs. Since you will always be limited by your...
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  • Replacement Wheels That Do Not Rust For Ranger Boat Trailer
  • Many of the wheels used on trailers like your Ranger Trail trailer are constructed of steel and will eventually rust. We offer wheels that are made of steel as well but we also offer trailer wheels constructed of aluminum which is rustproof. I have attached a link to our product page of aluminum wheels we offer that may work for your trailer. I have also attached a link to our product page for galvanized steel wheels that are also excellent wheels that resist rust. If you prefer,...
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  • Valve Stem Recommendation for Aluminum HWT Hi-Spec Series 03 Mod Trailer Wheel
  • I spoke to my contact at HWT and she informed me that the proper valve stem to use with the HWT rim # AM22646 is the part # AM20906.
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  • Calculating Available Back Spacing of Trailer Wheels with Negative and Positive Offsets
  • The Americana Star Mag Trailer Wheel, # AM22691, has a positive offset of 5 mm. This means the mounting surface of the wheel is set 5 mm to the outside of the wheel from the zero offset mark or moves the tire closer to the center of the trailer. This wheel has 3-1/2 inches of back spacing at the zero offset mark which translates to 88.9 mm. Because it has a 5 mm positive offset you will add 5 to 88.9 which is 93.5 or 3.68 inches.
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  • Series 06 Replacement Center Caps for 15 Inch Wheels
  • The Replacement Center Cap for 15" Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 06 Wheels - Black # C425CL are the confirmed fit for your 15 inch 06 series wheels. If you want the cover without the black accent, then you will want # CAP15AL06S. The # AM90091B and # AM90091 are the same product from a different manufacturer. All of which are confirmed to fit your wheels. The 3.19 is the diameter of the pilot hole on the wheel itself were it fits over the hub for future reference.
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  • Can I Install Trailer Wheels on my Truck to Match my Trailer
  • You could use the Americana Aluminum Split Spoke Trailer Wheels, # AM22659HWT, on your Silverado as long as the wheel will fit your tires and hubs and assuming everything remains under the weight capacities of your towing setup. This would include all components including tires, suspension, axle and hitch. This is a 16 inch wheel that is 6-1/2 inches wide with an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern and a zero offset. It has a weight rating of 3,640 lbs at 80 psi, but you will still be limited...
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  • Replacement Wheels for 2013 Jayco 267 Camper
  • If the existing rims are 15x6 and have a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern, a 3.19 inch pilot diameter and fit 1/2 inch wheel studs, the HWT aluminum rim you mentioned, part # TTWAL06156545B would be a suitable replacement. You can determine your wheel bolt pattern by taking a look at the FAQ article I linked you to.
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  • Recommended D Rating 205 75 14 Boat Trailer Tires and Aluminum Wheels
  • Since your boat trailer is exclusively in salt water, it is definitely a good idea to stick with aluminum wheels. Check out our complete list below that will work for your application. These wheels are all similar in price, so you're choice just depends on the 14" x 5-1/2" - 5 on 4/12 aluminum style that you prefer. I like the HWT Hi-Spec Series because of the lifetime warranty against structural defects. # TTWALS514545B - Hi-Spec S5 Trailer Wheel in Black # TTWALS514545 - Hi-Spec...
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  • How to Choose Replacement Wheels for a 2013 Jayco 267 bhs Trailer
  • To determine if the Hi-Spec Aluminum HWT Series S5 Trailer Wheel, # TTWALS5156545B, will fit on your 2013 Jayco 267 bhs, we will need to verify a few measurements on your current wheels. First, we will need to know the width and diameter of your current wheels. The Americana wheel is a 15 inch wheel and it is 6 inches wide. Next, you will need to check the bolt pattern. I have included a link to an FAQ article that shows how to measure for bolt pattern. This wheel has a bolt pattern...
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  • Aluminum 16 inch Trailer Wheel with 8 on 6-1/2 inch Bolt Pattern Rated for up to 110 PSI
  • First I would recommend you determine if the capacity for your wheels is the actual wheel pressure capacity or if it's just the valve stem as that is typically the limiting factor. The HWT wheels like the part # TTWAL0316865HD are rated for up to 200 psi with the valve stem being the limiting factor. The valve stem that comes with it is rated for 110 psi.
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  • How to Choose Trailer Wheels for a 10000 lb Triple Axle Avion Travel Trailer
  • When choosing wheels for your Avion triple axle travel trailer, you will need to know the weight capacity of your axles, the bolt pattern of your hubs and the size of the original wheels. You should choose a wheel with a load rating that is equal to or higher than half of the weight capacity of each axle, so two wheels should have the same or higher weight rating as one axle. Keep in mind that you will be limited to the capacity of your axles if you choose wheels that have a higher load...
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  • Wheels to go With 205/75R15 Tires
  • Tires with a size of 205/75R15 go with wheels that have a width between 5 and 6-1/2 inches. Generally the tires should fit the wheels you have, though if you want to get wheels based off of 205/75R15 tires, you'll need to know the bolt pattern you need; I've attached a link to a help article on determining bolt pattern which you may find useful. 205/75R15 tires are going to fit wheels with a 15 inch diameter, so I've added a link to our page with each of our 15 inch wheels for you.
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  • Will HWT Trailer Wheels Handle 110 PSI
  • The HWT wheels are rated for up to 200 psi, the limiting factor will be the valve stems though. When you have the tires mounted to the rims be sure to have the tire shop install valve stems rated high enough for the psi. The valve stem part # AM20906 would work as it can handle 110 psi.
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  • What is Torque Rating for Lug Nuts Used on Americana Aluminum Hi-Spec Wheel 13 x 5 # AM20281
  • The Americana Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 6 Trailer Wheel 13 x 5, part # AM20281, uses a 1/2 inch x 20 lug nut size, like the Americana Trailer Wheel Lug Nut - Stainless Steel, part # AM90054. This lug nut will have a torque rating of 75 to 85 ft. lbs.
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  • Are Longer Wheel Studs Required When Switching from Steel to Aluminum Trailer Wheels
  • It is not usually necessary to change wheel studs when switching from stamped steel trailer wheels to machined aluminum wheels like the HWT # TTWALS514545B but I went to our warehouse to measure the thickness of the material at this wheel's hub, in the center where the hub's 1/2-20 studs will pass through. The total thickness of the wheel material at this center point is 1/2-inch but since the stud holes are tapered to accept a 60-degree coned lug nut like # AM90054 the actual thickness...
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