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Old 03-14-2020, 06:35 PM   #1
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Good Day. I would like to buy some extra new steel wheels so I can just take them to Sam's Club and have them mount and balance some new Endurance tires on them. That way I don't need to let someone else touch our precious 19 ft condo. Does anyone know where ETI gets their steel rims. We live in California but I guess now a days with shipping that doesn't mater.
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:42 PM   #2
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They just generic, standard white steel wheels for trailers. Where you're getting the tires probably have them in stock. And if not in stock, they can probably order them. No sweat.
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I suggest you contact the factory for best source of information....
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although a quick search at Walmart found this https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mounted-T...ed37b8fc0975d9
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If you search for them you’ll need the tire size for the width and the bolt pattern which is 5 on 4 1/2. ( 5 holes Four and a half inches on center.) assuming your trailer has 15 inch wheels. Early ones were 14s. Note if they have pinstriping
or not if you want that. When you buy the tires I would pay the extra for steel stems at the tire shop and if you’re going to use a tire Monitoring system, screw the tire sensors on the new stems before balancing the tire and wheel. Tell the guy you don’t want the rims dinged up when he drops them on the mounting machine and if he does a good job all around, tip him. Take it or leave it, free advice from:
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Old 03-14-2020, 10:15 PM   #6
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Just a couple of weeks ago I replaced two outdated tires on my 2009 19 using the original factory installed wheels--which are white, pin striped and made in the USA.

To my surprise I found when remounting them on the axles (I had removed them from the trailer to take them to the shop) that one of the five bolt holes on each wheel was about an eighth of an inch out of alignment with the other four bolt holes! Or perhaps one of the studs on each of the brake drums was not concentric. Either way, I am being VERY careful about checking the lug nut torque on all wheels because until I get this fixed, I have a potential problem just waiting to happen.

Inexpensive can sometimes be a good buy, and sometimes its just shoddy merchandise, even with Escapes. Make sure you get a warranty, and check things over before accepting the product.
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Old 03-14-2020, 10:15 PM   #7
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My wheels on my 2018 17b are Dexstar made in the US. I don’t know of any other wheels the same size made in the US.
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Old 03-14-2020, 11:15 PM   #8
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Great advice and thanks for all the responses. I see a lot of Dexter trailer wheels. My original tires (Rainier) from ETI are ST205/75R15 My wheel size is 15 X 6 inch and I believe they are 0 offset. The bolt pattern is 5 X 4.5. When searching on line for new wheels it seems that the style of holes that decorate the wheel are all triangular which is fine but I thought it would be nice to match the round holes that came with the trailer. If the're not round I guess it would not kill me. I will definitely get steel stems.

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Great advice and thanks for all the responses. I see a lot of Dexter trailer wheels. My original tires (Rainier) from ETI are ST205/75R15 My wheel size is 15 X 6 inch and I believe they are 0 offset. The bolt pattern is 5 X 4.5. When searching on line for new wheels it seems that the style of holes that decorate the wheel are all triangular which is fine but I thought it would be nice to match the round holes that came with the trailer. If the're not round I guess it would not kill me. I will definitely get steel stems.

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These are what you want.
https://recstuff.com/trailer-tires-w...ailer-wheel-1/
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Old 03-14-2020, 11:31 PM   #10
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...and the bolt pattern which is 5 on 4 1/2. ( 5 holes Four and a half inches on center.)
Yes, but not measured hole to hole. On odd number of lugs like our trailers one has to measure from the center of a hole to halfway between the two holes directly across. The good news is nobody has to measure...they are all 5 on 4-1/2.
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Old 03-14-2020, 11:57 PM   #11
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Thanks Rubicon... That wheel is what i'm looking for and I think the're made in the US. Also appreciate the review on measurements. I'll take a closer look and place an order along with some steel stems and thanks to ALL for the great advice.
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Good Day. I would like to buy some extra new steel wheels so I can just take them to Sam's Club and have them mount and balance some new Endurance tires on them. That way I don't need to let someone else touch our precious 19 ft condo. Does anyone know where ETI gets their steel rims. We live in California but I guess now a days with shipping that doesn't mater.
🤔why not just jack it up and put it on blocks, get new tires mounted on original wheels. Be a lot cheaper 😁
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That wheel is what i'm looking for and I think the're made in the US.
Yes, they are made in the USA 🇺🇸
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🤔why not just jack it up and put it on blocks, get new tires mounted on original wheels. Be a lot cheaper 😁
I believe I detailed this process in a previous post with a typical Iowa Dave twist.
1. Jack up and jack stand one side and remove two wheels
2. Deliver to the tire dealer about 11am
3. Go two blocks and by a huge hamburger and fries not on the approved lunch list. (Five Guys)
4. Pickup tires, return home and mount.
5. Lower trailer and jack other side (See #1)
6. Repeat step 2 at 2pm
7. Repeat step 3 but insert Dairy Queen and ice cream
8. Repeat step 4.
9. Have a celebratory beer for each side when torquing is done
10. Return to the house and announce completion of an important job and asK what is for dinner. Get sweet kiss from wife.
Mission accomplished , a good day.
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I believe I detailed this process in a previous post with a typical Iowa Dave twist.
1. Jack up and jack stand one side and remove two wheels
2. Deliver to the tire dealer about 11am
3. Go two blocks and by a huge hamburger and fries not on the approved lunch list. (Five Guys)
4. Pickup tires, return home and mount.
5. Lower trailer and jack other side (See #1)
6. Repeat step 2 at 2pm
7. Repeat step 3 but insert Dairy Queen and ice cream
8. Repeat step 4.
9. Have a celebratory beer for each side when torquing is done
10. Return to the house and announce completion of an important job and asK what is for dinner. Get sweet kiss from wife.
Mission accomplished , a good day.
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That sounds like a very good day.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:59 PM   #16
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I believe I detailed this process in a previous post with a typical Iowa Dave twist.
1. Jack up and jack stand one side and remove two wheels
2. Deliver to the tire dealer about 11am
3. Go two blocks and by a huge hamburger and fries not on the approved lunch list. (Five Guys)
4. Pickup tires, return home and mount.
5. Lower trailer and jack other side (See #1)
6. Repeat step 2 at 2pm
7. Repeat step 3 but insert Dairy Queen and ice cream
8. Repeat step 4.
9. Have a celebratory beer for each side when torquing is done
10. Return to the house and announce completion of an important job and asK what is for dinner. Get sweet kiss from wife.
Mission accomplished , a good day.
Iowa Dave
Brilliant! I do have a couple of badly scratched wheels and one of them is slightly bent so still need to get at least 1 or 2 replacements. A Scotch Whisky on the rocks or at least an IPA would be in order. (or both)
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Be sure the tire shop does a lug centric balance.
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:19 PM   #18
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I like learning new things. So could someone explain what a "lug centric balance" is? I have not heard the term used before. Thanks. -Tom
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