Another cracked original rim

Tires, shocks, sway bars, air bags... What crosswind?
Post Reply
Reddeer
Seasoned Traveler
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:40 pm
B190 Year: 1993
WBCCI: 0
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Another cracked original rim

Post by Reddeer »

Hello all,

After finding a cracked original alloy rim in 2014, I replaced the back two wheels with steel wheels. I have a cracked front rim today and will replace the two fronts, again with steel wheels.

My rig is a 1993. On a search I have not found a mention of this problem since my 2014 post.

User avatar
Oldbagpipe
Weekend Camper
Posts: 95
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:05 pm
B190 Year: 1989
WBCCI: 0
Location: PNW

Re: Another cracked original rim

Post by Oldbagpipe »

Where did it crack? Did the two rims both crack in the same place?

User avatar
skater
Site Admin
Posts: 2253
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:00 am
B190 Year: 1991
WBCCI: 13270
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Another cracked original rim

Post by skater »

Yikes, that's scary. I guess it is getting near 30 years old, but still...
1991 Airstream B190 - bought, 2005; sold, 2011; bought 2017
1995 Airstream Excella 30' trailer

WBCCI #13270, Washington, DC Unit

Reddeer
Seasoned Traveler
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:40 pm
B190 Year: 1993
WBCCI: 0
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Re: Another cracked original rim

Post by Reddeer »

Hey there,

The first cracked in 2014 - a rear one. The last was a front - 2020. They both cracked "inside" the rim where a spoke meets the outer rim. Maybe related to severe hot and cold cycles in NM. First crack was at 79,000 miles, second at !35,000.

Post Reply