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How To Find The Correct Replacement Wheel Rim For Your Trailer

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I looking for a replacement spare tire rim for my Starcraft tent trailer. I have questions about which rim is the one I need.

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To find the correct replacement wheel you'll need to first know the bolt pattern. The first step in determining your wheel bolt pattern is counting how many bolts (or lugs) your wheel has. Typically this will be 4, 5, 6, or 8. Next, you'll measure how many inches apart the bolt holes are. These two steps together will give you your bolt hole pattern. For example, if you have a wheel with 5 bolt holes and they form a circle with a 5-1/2" diameter, you have a wheel with a 5 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern.

Now that you have the bolt pattern you'll want to measure one of the other rims for the diameter and width. You can also just simply look at the code on the sidewall of one of your other tires.

For example, if you have a 205/75R15 tire then the 205 would be your tire's width in millimeters. The 75 is the aspect ratio for the height of the sidewall. This means the sidewall height is 75% of 205mm. The R15 is the diameter of the rim in inches.

The Dexstar Steel Spoke Trailer Wheel # AM20535 you referenced has a 15" diameter with a 6" width and a 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern. If you can provide me with the bolt pattern and the code from the sidewall of one of your tires I can find the correct replacement for you.

How To Determine Wheel Bolt Hole Pattern
How To Determine Wheel Bolt Hole Pattern
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Tire Sidewall Code
Tire Sidewall Code
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Thanks, bolt pattern 6 0n 5-1/2 Tire is LT235/75R15

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Expert Reply:

Perfect, for your 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern and LT235/75R15 we have quite a few options so I've attached page to let you see all the different styles and colors. The Dexstar Steel Spoke Trailer Wheel - 15" x 6" Rim - 6 on 5-1/2 - Silver Powder Coat # AM20535 that you originally referenced is a compatible fit for your bolt pattern and tire size if that is the style wheel rim you would prefer.

How To Determine Wheel Bolt Hole Pattern
How To Determine Wheel Bolt Hole Pattern
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Tire Sidewall Code
Tire Sidewall Code
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