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Old 09-13-2018, 02:41 PM   #1
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What size rims does the 2013 19' take? I know it is 205 75 r14 ,5 hole but is that 4.5" between lug holes and what size center hole, where is the best place and best aluminum rim to buy?
My original steel rims are quite rusty and I would like to replace them with I think aluminum.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:00 PM   #2
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The rims on our 2010 are 14" diameter x 5.5" wide. The bolt pattern is 5 on a 4.5" bolt circle. Zero offset. Center hole is a 3.19" bore.

I am looking to replace as well.

Just so you know, ETI has told me that the larger 205/75R15 will fit on all years of the classic 19's without issue. That's a 15x6 rim with a little more load capacity, but otherwise the same as the 14" rim. Disadvantage is you need to get tires too even if you don't need them yet and you have to address the spare too.

This is the wheel Escape uses when the aluminum rim upgrade is selected. It shows all sizes, but Escape only uses the 15" now.
Series 03 - HiSpec Wheel & Tire, Inc. - The Safety Wheel

Hi Spec has a bunch of nice wheels if you want something different.
Specialty Trailer Wheels - HiSpec Wheel & Tire, Inc. - The Safety Wheel

Once you know what you want you can search Hi Spec wheels and there are several vendors.
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Another option would be to have your existing wheels media blasted and powdercoated. It cost me about $75-100 a rim to have it done. Just another option.
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Another option would be to have your existing wheels media blasted and powdercoated. It cost me about $75-100 a rim to have it done. Just another option.
That sounds kinda expensive when a new powdercoated rim is only about $30.

https://www.amazon.com/Taskmaster-WH...70_&dpSrc=srch
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you can get the ETI original aluminum ones mentioned above off Amazon for $112 each. Just so you know, mine are showing filiform trails after just 4 years.
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you can get the ETI original aluminum ones mentioned above off Amazon for $112 each. Just so you know, mine are showing filiform trails after just 4 years.
Must be parked near an Airstream......
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That sounds kinda expensive when a new powdercoated rim is only about $30.

https://www.amazon.com/Taskmaster-WH...70_&dpSrc=srch
I'm pretty sure the Taskmaster wheel you linked is not powdercoated. It's just painted steel, and will eventually rust. Even with powdercoating over steel, the wheel can rust if the coating gets chipped.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:07 PM   #8
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... a new powdercoated rim is only about $30.

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I'm pretty sure the Taskmaster wheel you linked is not powdercoated. It's just painted steel, and will eventually rust.
I initially had the same thought, but the Amazon page includes this description:
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White coating begin with a zinc phosphate bath, e-coat, and baked DuPont powder paint.
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I dunno. They seem to rust within a few years.
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Even with powdercoating over steel, the wheel can rust if the coating gets chipped.
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I dunno. They seem to rust within a few years.
Yes, coating failure on steel means substantial rust, while on aluminum it typically means more tolerable corrosion. It doesn't help steel wheels that they flex substantially, making it more difficult for the coating (whether conventional paint or powder coat) to remain intact. Chrome plating is probably a more durable option for steel, but even that fails (and peels) and we used to see on bumpers (when they were chrome-plated steel). Galvanized (zinc-coated) should work well, and galvanized trailer wheels are available for a few dollars per wheel more than painted; however, I don't think many people like the appearance.

I think the hitch receiver on my van was powder coated. Road debris (gravel) went through the coating, which then peeled away. Powder coating is good, but certainly not indestructible.
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