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Old 05-17-2023, 10:04 AM   #1
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1970ís Chieftain Tube Type Tire Conundrum

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Attempting to get a 1970ís Chieftain back on the road.

Tires seem to be the first hurdle that I need to overcome.

Currently has well wore(out) 7.50 r 17 Tube Type which, from my understanding, no longer in production.

What options do I have to get things rolling again?

Is there a modern tubeless replacement?

Are there replacement rims with matching bolt pattern?

Will this require axle replacement?
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Old 05-17-2023, 09:27 PM   #2
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We donít have many members with experience with 50+ year old RVs even if they are Winnebagos.

Iíd start looking for Vintage RV forums and see what others say. Also, try the largest and oldest RV forums. Certainly www.irv2.com and www.rv.net
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Old 05-17-2023, 10:43 PM   #3
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Greetings Retro,
Summit Racing has these:
Coker Vintage Truck and Military Tires 71016 $274
Coker Tubes 86255 $39
You might contact Coker Tire directly:
https://www.cokertire.com/
Les Schwab will work on Split Rim tires, or at least they did at one time.
I only changed a couple of split rims back in the day. After they are changed, they must be inflated inside a cage!
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