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Old 09-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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1985 minnie winnie rims and tires

i have a minnie winnie 8.5 x16 tires , not made anymore and i cant seem to find anyone to help me including winnebago, and chevy. anyone have any ideas on tires , or what size tires and what rims i can change to , to get new tires on this motorhome?


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Old 09-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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16.5 tires

We have an old 1975 Winnebago Minnie Winnie with the same wheels. The only thing we could find were Firestone Transforce HT (8.75/R16.5LT). I have seen them from $120.00 to $295.00 each; so shop around. Firestone did NOT have the best deal.

We bought 7 and have had them for over a year and love 'em. There is talk about converting to 16" wheels, but they are almost $100 per wheel if not more (if you can find them). And the conversion requires modifications.

We just decided to go with the Firestones.

Here's one site:
http://simpletire.com/firestone-8.75...t-189803-tires

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #3
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OP: do you have 16 or 16.5" rims?
You say 16 but the next poster says they had 16.5's.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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8 x 16.5 actually
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Would you not just drop down to 16" rims?
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:58 AM   #6
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Lots of experience with this issue here: Classic Winnebagos & Vintage RVs!
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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if i drop to 16 , what rims do i get and where. i have no knowledge of this
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #8
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Your wheels are real special on your RV. They fit 1974-1993 Dodge and 1974-1988 Ford trucks. They are "coined" or "dimpled", i.e. every other mounting hole is raised around the edge. My Winnie is older than yours and I have locating pins on the rear axles. There is a corresponding hole in each wheel to aid in mounting. ALSO, there is an inner and outer on the dual wheels (to align the valve stems).

I looked for over a year here in the NW (pickups galore) to find 16" wheels for my rig and found only two; neither of which had the alignment hole. I did find 4 in Wyoming, but the fellow wanted $100 each PLUS SHIPPING! ($35 each).
It is easy to say "just get some 16" wheels and put them on". It is a little more complicated than that on these vintage motor homes.

I refer you to my original post on this matter. The Firestone Transforce HT (8.75/R16.5) are trusted 10 ply radial tires, fit great, readily available and can be found at a decent price.

No, I don't work for Firestone

I believe this is a much less expensive route than buying different wheels AND new tires; especially if your 16.5 wheels are in good shape. I know it saved me over $600 by staying with the 16.5s and just getting tires.

Good luck in your endeavor.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #9
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i am all good with the firestones, what about the size difference needing 8.00 x 16.5, and they are 8.75 x 16.5?

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:30 PM   #10
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Our 1975 Winnie originally came with 8.00x16.5 bias-ply tires. The replacement 8.75x16.5 radial Firestones fit very nicely.
The 8.00 and 8.75 refer to the tire width. I can easily slide my hand between the mounted 8.75 duals with room to spare.
PLUS much better ride and handling with them.

We are very pleased with ours.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #11
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:17 PM   #12
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the link didnt seem to work can you please email me the link
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