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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • What Is The Max PSI Of The HWT Aluminum Series 06 Wheel?
  • The Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 06 Trailer Wheel - 16" x 7" Rim - 6 on 5-1/2 - Silver # TTWAL0667655S does not have a rating for maximum psi. That would be based on tire and valve stem not on the wheel itself. For instance, if you use the Taskmaster ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range E # TTWTRTM2358016E tire with this wheel, you would have a max psi of 80 that would work just fine with a valve stem like the Americana High Pressure Rubber Snap-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long - Up...
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  • Do Wheel Center Caps Come with HWT Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 04 Star Mag Wheels TTWAL04167655
  • HWT Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 04 Star Mag Wheel # TTWAL04167655 does not include a center cap for its 4.25-inch pilot hole. We offer two options in 4.25-inch center caps for this wheel, chrome-finish cap # 425EZ and polished stainless steel cap # 425EZ-SS.
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  • Will Load Capacity Of Aluminum HWT 07 Series 6 Spoke Trailer Wheel Handle Trailer Weight of 4500 lbs
  • Yes, the Aluminum HWT 07 Series 6 Spoke Trailer Wheel - 15" x 6" - 6 on 5-1/2 # AM20458 has a weight capacity of 2,830 lbs. That is per wheel, so when you use it on a single axle, you would double that capacity giving you a max capacity for your trailer of 5660 lbs. You will be limited by the tires you choose as well as the capacity of the axle itself. For a matched tire rating to the wheel, I recommend the Westlake ST225/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range E # LHWL304. This...
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  • Hi-Spec Series 6 Aluminum Trailer Wheel Size 16 x 7 Inches with 6 on 5-1/2 Bolt Pattern
  • We have wheel # TTWAL0667655S which is a Series 6, 16x7 inch wheel with 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern. It comes with the center cap. I have linked a video review of this wheel for you.
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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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  • Valve Stem Recommendation for the Aluminum HWT Series S5 Trailer Wheel # TTWALS514545B
  • If you take the Aluminum HWT Series S5 Trailer Wheel # TTWALS514545B and the Taskmaster ST215/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire part # TTWTRTM2157514D to a place that can mount tires they will have valve stems there that they can install in the rims. Or, you can bring with you the part # AM20903 and they will use these for the install. We don't currently mount tires on to wheels here.
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  • Recommended Wheel Size for LT245/75R16 Tires on Trailer
  • A 245/75R16 sized tire will fit 16 inch wheels that have at least a 6-1/2 inch width. For your tires, I recommend looking at the HWT Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 03 # AM22657 for a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern or # TTWAL0316865HD for a 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern. With this in mind, I recommend thinking about switching to a 235/80R16 tire like the Westlake # LHAW251. This tire will essentially have the same overall diameter as your current set but is designed specifically for trailers....
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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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  • How to Find the Load Range or Weight Capacity for Wheels and Tires
  • On the back side of your aluminum wheels, either on one of the spokes or near the bolt pattern, there will be a weight rating for your wheel stamped somewhere. You might have to clean it really well to be able to see it, but it will be on the reverse side of the wheel. One thing you might want to look out for is that once in a while an aluminum wheel might be stamped for two different bolt patterns, for instance, it might have a rating stamped for a 5 bolt pattern AND a different rating...
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  • Does the Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 6 Trailer Wheel # AM22698B Include the Center Cap
  • Yes, the Aluminum Hi-Spec Series 6 Trailer Wheel # AM20455B that you referenced does include the center cap. Like most trailer wheels this wheel has a zero offset.
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  • Compatibility of HWT Hi-Spec Wheel on a Travel Trailer with a 15 Inch 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern
  • Yes the center caps do come with the HWT High-Spec # AM20455 Wheels. Depending on your weight capacity and wheel bolt size, these wheels do match up with your 15 inch and 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. This wheel has a load capacity of 1,820lbs, has a pilot diameter of 3.19 inches, a wheel bolt size of 1/2 inch-20. If all these specifications will work for your trailers and its capacity then this wheel will be a great fit for you. If you get different measurements or need another load...
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  • Replacement Wheels for a 2003 Coleman Utah Pop Up Trailer
  • Replacing the rims with larger ones will not necessarily decrease sway. If you're looking to reduce sway you may interested in the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660. For brackets you'll need either # RP26005 if you have 1-1/4 inch ball mount or # RP26003 if you have a 2 inch ball mount. You currently have 13 inch rims. The reason your measuring is off is probably because you're measuring the overall diameter. A wheel is actually measured from where the bead of the tire...
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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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  • 13x4.5 Wheel Compatibility Compared To 13x5 Inch Wheels On Trailer
  • I don't know what "calls for" means but using a 13x4.5 wheel instead of a 13x5 inch wheel will give you 1/4 inch more clearance on either side regarding just the wheel portion, but they will both fit the same sizes of tire. We have 175/80-13 tires that fit both wheel sizes as well as 185/80-13 tires that fit both wheel sizes. Most of our 13x5 wheels are the aluminum wheels like # TTWALS51354B where the 13x4.5 wheels offer all the options.
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  • Recommended Replacement Wheel for 2013 Chaparral 5th Wheel Camper
  • You are wise to be careful and look at all the specs when replacing one wheel hub. I spoke with our wheel expert and we contacted the manufacturer to ensure we gave you proper info. The difference between the HWT Aluminum Hi-Spec Series S5 Trailer Wheel, # TTWALS5167865HD, and the HWT Aluminum Split Spoke Trailer Wheel # AM22659HWT is that they have a light duty and a heavy duty wheel. The Heavy Duty wheel, # TTWALS5167865HD, has the higher load capacity based on being tested. The #...
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