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RE: Are 16" tires still common? South america.. And disk brakes

What does a Ford van rim have to do with this? E350 rims fall within Dexter's guidelines of no more than 1/2" positive offset. Meaning I could run eight of them and interchange them, trailer to truck if needed.
rerod 04/17/21 10:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are 16" tires still common? South america.. And disk brakes

Ive learned a couple things. E350 rims have 1/4" positive offset and 17" tires are hard to find in mexico and the americas.. Reading that airstream are selling their trailers with LT tires on some has turned me into a believer.. I'm stuck trying to decide if I can run a aggressive 16" AT tread on the truck like a KO2, yet run a more trailer like same size LT spare like the rib or R250 if the truck gets a flat..
rerod 04/16/21 08:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need new tires

I recently learned new air steams were being delivered with michelin tires.. That did it for me. I've already run some R250's on my first TH with good results. But reading that air stream is selling their trailers with LT tires on some has turned me into a believer.. But what I would like to know is why michelin? They make some great tires that Ive ran on my trucks, but why did air steam pick the LTX MS2 225/75 r16? Does it have the most rigid side wall? Wouldn't a A/T or the Rib be more rigid? And why do they say trailers don't exert the same forces to tires as trucks do? Braking is probably more grueling on tires than acceleration. I wish someone on youtube would chop up a bunch of LT tires to compare sidewall thickness's. But sometimes I wonder if the common knowledge "ST's having stiffer sidewalls" was untrue.
rerod 04/15/21 07:08pm Toy Haulers
RE: Are 16" tires still common? South america.. And disk brakes

The OPs question ?? I didn't see what year model Dodge the OP was using but my '03 was the first year model new designed 3rd gen Dodge truck came with 17" wheels..... larger diameter brakes. My set of OEM size off road tires mounted on 16" OEM wheels on my previous '01 Dodge would not work on the new '03 truck. It's a 12 valve with 3rd gen wheels.. https://i.servimg.com/u/f59/14/97/22/52/th/1997cu10.jpg
rerod 04/08/21 07:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are 16" tires still common? South america.. And disk brakes

After a little research I found 265/70/17's were actually the most popular truck tire, in 2018, and that's the size on the dodge already.. So let me circle back for a minute and consider adapters or spacers on the trailer, so that I could run truck 17'x8 truck rims. Before I can do that, I need to figure out the offset for the third gen 17" ram rims and search if spacers are available for the given offset. And before I become public enemy number one for running LT tires AND spacers, keep in mind I'm using two 7K axles for a 7x16 cargo that might weigh 8K loaded. To me running stock 17's with adapters the thickness of the offset minus 1/4" makes just as much sense..
rerod 04/07/21 05:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many TT are 7' wide?

Aaaand we’re off again. This discussion and the originator of the thread seem like Deja vu... I will say, there is likely not a vehicle, nor trailer, as crazy as that seems that meets all your personal particular needs or wishes. Sounds crazy, as there are soooo many different types of vehicles and trailers available in virtually every configuration. But based on your current and past posts regarding this, I’ll go out on a limb and say that nothing will be acceptable compared to the ultimate rerod package that you are imagining or wanting. That's pretty good Grit dog. Probably very accurate and yep I do stop by once in a while and ask about narrow track campers.. If nobo(IBEX) made a shorter 16' version, Id buy that. If the sportsman had azdel and aluminum, I'd buy that.. If some trailers didn't have big goofy fenders, I'd already be on the road. But no, Ive been flagging scammers for years.. Seriously, there's a order to my madness, and with lumber prices doubling, that has postponed my garage project out on the farm and the garage needs to be built before I buy a new trailer.. Id take a used one if I could find one right now though.
rerod 04/06/21 04:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: How many TT are 7' wide?

Yeah the mini's are 7' wide, but the R-pods are 8' because they use external fenders instead of wheel wells. Easier to make.. Thanks everyone for all the information.
rerod 04/05/21 04:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: How many TT are 7' wide?

The Nobo and IBEX are 88" wide.. Or 7'4", But the 19' length plus the tongue make it almost 25' long, which is just to dang long forest river! Funny how similar the IBEX and Nobo TH's look.. And who needs that goofy ramp railing?
rerod 04/04/21 02:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are 16" tires still common? South america.. And disk brakes

16s are a great choice IMO. See you found the “right” trailer finally. Congrats. But are disk brakes “worth it” on what? Trailer presume? If you’re down for doing a e over h conversion, then I suppose. But ain’t nuthin wrong with drum brakes. Cheap simple, work well. No, I never found my used narrow track trailer yet, and probably will have the trailer custom made, so why not disk brakes? The tires.. I have a old chevy farm truck with numerous problems with almost new 16" Michelin tires I want to swap to my dodge diesel.. And also the fact I want to run eight identical tires all around and trailer rims don't come in 17". Thanks!
rerod 04/04/21 12:26pm General RVing Issues
How many TT are 7' wide?

I must admit I didn't like pulling my old 8.5' wide TT. Just wondering, which TT's are only 7' wide other than the Jayco SLX 7? I know there's a few and maybe I'm posting this to ask or let manufactures know "we want narrow travel trailers.." And a well built 7' wide toyhauler would be welcome too! Thanks!
rerod 04/04/21 11:18am Travel Trailers
Are 16" tires still common? South america.. And disk brakes

Ive got the old school diesel truck that will run on waste and cooking oil to pull my mini toyhauler, but I'm indecisive on the tire's I want to run.. I'm currently running 17" tires, but I'm considering going back to 16" tires/rims so that I can run the same tires trailer and truck. The trailer will have 8 lug hubs so that I can use a trailer spare as the truck spare even though it has less offset.. Anyway.. What tires are easy to get in mexico and south america? Is 16" still a good choice for me? And a bit off topic.. Are disk brakes worth the expense?
rerod 04/04/21 11:06am General RVing Issues
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