Post by chickeymama on Apr 21, 2013 23:55:49 GMT -5
Hello Friends -
I need some help. I have the opportunity to score a FREE field find Shasta - i believe it is a 67 or 68 airflyte. this trailer is located on some recreational property a few hundred miles form me - the kicker is that it is on an island and only accessible by ferry. the owner also lives quite a distance from the trailer, so is unable to help much for info. The owner has advised that the trailer has been on jack stands since '83, statng that the tires are probably shot. i am wanting to get a set of rims/tires to take to the trailer to bolt on and go, but i am not sure what size i am needing. i don't have much room for error here and am a little nervous. can anyone advise?
A 15" rim with a 5 bolt on 4.5 inch pattern is probably what it takes.
If you have a Northern Tool or Tractor supply nearby, you could get the tire and rim together for about $135 apiece. ST205/75D-15 This is just a guess on my part, because I don't have a 67 airflyte. Hopefully someone with one will jump in and verify or correct me.
Post by chickeymama on Apr 22, 2013 11:02:17 GMT -5
thank you SO much for the spec sheet and advice - you all are life savers!
ok - so, after looking thru my shasta stuff, i have decided for sure that this particular shasta is a 1500. originally i thought it was an airflyte but based on the front windows i'm steering towards the 1500. obviously the spec sheet specifies two very different tires depending on model, so that's definitely not where i want to screw this up. advice?
A 5 bolt on 4.5" pattern should still fit. You could get a ST175/80D-13 tire and rim for about $95 apiece: www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200330250_200330250 Or... get a couple of temporary spares and pull it slow and easy back to civilization and find a tire shop to get you set up with a tire to match the original rims.