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shepherd
02-07-2007, 02:19 PM
My trailer is at the shop now waiting to be sandblasted. My existing wheels are in very rough shape - they used to be chrome. Should I go ahead and get the old wheels blasted and powder coated (probably white) or should I replace them with some new chrome rims?

Anybody know a good source for nice chrome trailer rims? Is this something the local Pep Boys or Goodyear tire store would sell?

east tx skier
02-07-2007, 02:32 PM
I got some good info here (http://tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=5747), Shep.

TMCNo1
02-07-2007, 04:28 PM
Google, Boat trailer wheels/distributors/manufacturers etc. and there is a world of info for you to investigate.

east tx skier
02-07-2007, 04:30 PM
www.trailersbydorsey.com has rims in their online catalog. Just ordered a few parts from them today.

MarkP
02-07-2007, 04:33 PM
I agree with the others… Put new ones on.http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/images/icons/icon14.gif.

Sodar
02-07-2007, 04:42 PM
Definitely do not go with white. Go with new chrome ones. You can also find mag wheels that look similar to the 5 spoke star design. Like these:
http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/trailerparts/starwheel.jpg

This is the company I bought all my parts through for my trailer refurb... they are about 15 minutes from my house and they are really nice and easy to work with. http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/trailer_wheels.htm

Monte
02-07-2007, 05:00 PM
I agree with SS73 no white.. Aluminum would get my vote.. Chrome will eventually rust.

shepherd
02-07-2007, 05:30 PM
Thanks guys, and thanks for the links. Good idea on the aluminum Monte.
I'm gonna add new wheels to the shopping list. Let's see...:

new wheels
new wood for bunks
bunk carpet
LED lights
winch
trailer jack
boat buddy
boat guide pole covers

TMCNo1
02-07-2007, 07:26 PM
Thems is purdy!
http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/trailer_wheels.htm

Doug G
02-07-2007, 08:00 PM
I would happily spend your money on those wheels for my trailer.

Sodar
02-07-2007, 08:25 PM
Thems is purdy!
http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/trailerparts/s02wheel.jpg

Yeah, I thought those were really nice looking too

92 190 PS
02-07-2007, 08:41 PM
My trailer is at the shop now waiting to be sandblasted. My existing wheels are in very rough shape - they used to be chrome. Should I go ahead and get the old wheels blasted and powder coated (probably white) or should I replace them with some new chrome rims?

Anybody know a good source for nice chrome trailer rims? Is this something the local Pep Boys or Goodyear tire store would sell?


http://shop.easternmarine.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.prodInfo&productID=6258&categoryID=162

milkmania
02-07-2007, 09:58 PM
mine look like this from dorsey, but they need replaced

http://www.trailersbydorsey.com/images/trailer29.jpg

TMCNo1
02-08-2007, 09:13 AM
18 years ago I went with the American Wagon Wheel (SEMA approved for trailer use) on both the van and the trailer 15' x 8", 3 15/16" backspacing with 22570R15 Mastercrafts @ 44psi. Keep them clean and waxed and the backside clean and there will be no rust. They fill out the trailer wheelwells and don't rub due to 2" longer/1/8' thicker spring shackles.

TMCNo1
02-08-2007, 09:18 AM
Spare tire,,,,,,,,,,,,,

TMCNo1
02-08-2007, 09:33 AM
Better shots....................

TMCNo1
02-08-2007, 09:34 AM
The other direction,

shepherd
02-08-2007, 10:11 AM
Nice shots Harold! Love that shine!
I have to ask: Is that a blankie over your engine?

TMCNo1
02-08-2007, 10:28 AM
Nice shots Harold! Love that shine!
I have to ask: Is that a blankie over your engine?


Just a sheet covering it to keep any dust off the engine and out of the bilge, yes I'm anal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :rolleyes: 8p
It's unbelievable how much dust there is in the wintertime in a closed basement where work is going on. I take a California Car Duster to the boat about once a week for everything else. Thanks!

Sodar
02-08-2007, 10:32 AM
Just a sheet covering it to keep any dust off the engine and out of the bilge, yes I'm anal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :rolleyes: 8p

Why don't you cover the boat in the garage? If I leave mine uncovered, everything gets very dusty... especially on the 303ed seats, because dust seems to attract to that stuff.

shepherd
02-08-2007, 11:06 AM
Just a sheet covering it to keep any dust off the engine and out of the bilge, yes I'm anal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :rolleyes: 8p


LOL! I'm just jealous. My engine isn't clean enough to deserve that kind of treatment.

I do get a lot of dust on my boat in the garage. I have the cover on it now to keep the dust off.

TMCNo1
02-08-2007, 11:11 AM
Why don't you cover the boat in the garage? If I leave mine uncovered, everything gets very dusty... especially on the 303ed seats, because dust seems to attract to that stuff.


Been there, done that. I found, having the boat in the basement with the cover on, there tends to be a collection of gasoline fumes from the carb bowl vents and the gas tank vent that build up under the cover, plus the battery is on a maintainer and I don't want any battery fumes to build up either. I don't want a explosion in my house!

Sodar
02-08-2007, 11:14 AM
Been there, done that. I found, having the boat in the basement with the cover on, there tends to be a collection of gasoline fumes from the carb bowl vents and the gas tank vent that build up under the cover, plus the battery is on a maintainer and I don't want any battery fumes to build up either. I don't want a explosion in my house!

Jeez! And here I thought you were anal! I would have thought you would take the risk of explosion over having the boat dirty! Just Kidding! Makes good sense... ;)

TMCNo1
02-08-2007, 11:47 AM
Jeez! And here I thought you were anal! I would have thought you would take the risk of explosion over having the boat dirty! Just Kidding! Makes good sense...

:uglyhamme :uglyhamme :uglyhamme There you go and a full tank of 89 octane, battery fumes and me with gas is a volatile combination!:eek: